djay Pro 2 for Mac, from software development house Algoriddim, uses machine learning to automate your mixes, effectively taking the hassle (and effort) out of melding two or more tracks together.
The news is likely to be divisive across a dance music community already locked in terminal (and, often, insufferable) arguments as to what constitutes a real DJ. You only need to Google phrases like ‘sync button‘ for evidence.
The last version of the programme had already taken major steps towards allowing anyone to mix singles seamlessly, proving popular thanks to support from Spotify and the way it uses the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, one of the biggest changes in the Apple laptop portfolio for some time. This new update can now scan tracks to find the perfect intro and outro based on what's already playing, advising on ideal fade timings while filtering and EQing to suit, and can even search your library to make recommendations as to what will sound best next.
The news comes not long after we wrote about the world's first machine learning producer arriving, SKYGGE, two months after Saudi Arabia gave a 'female' robot citizenship (despite the fact women in the country can't vote) and Burning Man revealed its theme for next year's festival will be Artificial Intelligence, and in the wake of Facebook pulling the plug on developing computers that can write their own code after a language was created that nobody, aside from the machines, could understand.
Anyway, here's the video that shows what djay Pro 2 is all about.