12 Dec 18
Algoriddim is releasing a major new version of djay for iOS today with loads of new features and a new business model that makes it easier to use and support the music-mixing app.
The new djay for iOS is a single universal app that you can download and use on both iPhone and iPad — no more paid upfront versions for different iOS devices. The new djay update is also enhanced for the latest iPad Pros and includes support for working with DJ hardware over USB-C.
After nearly a decade of selling paid versions of djay, Algoriddim is taking the move to subscriptions seriously with a very considered approach. You can read about Algoriddim’s thinking in their ‘Why We’re Moving to Subscriptions’ blog post.
The new djay for iOS includes loads of free features including classic mixing and Spotify integration without unlocking Pro features through the monthly subscription. Want to do more with djay? You can unlock loads of additional capabilities for $4.99/month after a 7-day free trial.
That means you can use tons of consumer features totally free and even try more advanced features for a week without paying, then subscribe to djay Pro if you need to unlock features for professional use.
As a thanks to paying customers over the years, Algoriddim is also offering a special upgrade price for the first year of a subscription for existing customers.
Users can upgrade to djay Pro, including access to advanced professional features and an extensive library of sounds and visuals, as a subscription via in-app-purchase for just $4.99 per month. A 7-day free trial of the Pro subscription is available for all users, including full access to all content and features of djay Pro.
Existing customers who have previously purchased any djay version on iOS are eligible for a special upgrade price of $9.99 for the first year. This is a discount of $30 or 83% off the standard price, which is a reward for previous customers’ loyalty and support.
Going forward, paid upgrades will be replaced with new features being added through the subscription model which should be better for customers and Algoriddim alike.
See the new djay for iOS in action below:
djay for iOS is available today on the App Store. Read the official press release to learn more about all the latest features in the all-new djay for iOS:
Algoriddim Unveils the New djay App for iOS
The Next Generation of the Apple Design Award Winning App djay for iOS is now free, Offering Enhanced Spotify Integration, and New Optional Pro Features Including Music Production Tools, Live Video Remixing, and More.
MUNICH, Germany, December 12, 2018 – Algoriddim, winner of multiple Apple Design Awards for its acclaimed music apps, today released an all-new unified djay for iOS that builds on eight years of industry leading DJ technology for mobile platforms. Available as a free download on the App Store, this new version provides everything users need to get started with DJing. Using their Spotify Premium account, users get instant access to mix millions of songs right from within djay.
In addition, djay introduces a new live performance audio and video looper, beat-matched sequencing of drums and samples, a streamlined touch friendly interface, and a massive library of audio & video loops and effects, all available via an optional Pro subscription.
The new djay is designed from the ground up to fully leverage Apple’s new cutting-edge iPad Pro and pushes the A12 Bionic processor in ways that are unprecedented. Users can now mix up to 48 loops with up to 10 videos rendered simultaneously and in real-time.
“Our mission has always been to make DJing accessible to everyone, anywhere, at any time,” said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. “Continuing this mission, we are now making live music production tools available by bridging the gap between music mixing and music creation. We can’t wait to get this into the hands of everyone who loves music.”
Get it for free
With one, unified version of djay, anyone can now download the app for free. Spin some tunes on the wheels of steel using djay’s iconic Classic Mode, mix millions of songs through Spotify, or just let djay’s machine learning based Automix AI engine do the transitions for you with the simple tap of the “Next” button.
Classic Mode – turntable view
Just two turntables and a mixer, with spinning discs that react just like vinyl does. Virtual grooves are individually rendered for every song on djay’s virtual records. It allows to quickly identify breaks within a song, as if it was real vinyl fresh off the press. Load two tracks and fade between the two, and apply one of five free FX to the music on each deck.
Automix Mode – simple mix view
The new Automix view allows you to mix your favorite music with the simple tap of a button. djay creates perfect sounding mixes from one song to the next and finds optimal transition points through its machine learning based Automix AI engine. Mixing songs has never been easier.
Seamless Spotify Integration – mix millions of songs
Use the free version of djay with a Spotify Premium account to mix millions of songs instantly. Using Match, an innovative feature that recommends songs that go well with what the DJ is currently playing, Spotify integration in djay provides a list of matching songs based on danceability, BPM, key, and music style. This allows you to find the perfect next song to mix, as well as to discover new music based on your personal taste. And thanks to the new djay’s enhanced integration, you can now save songs to your Spotify collection or playlists right from within djay. Using Automix AI users can trigger automatic, beat-matched transitions between their favorite songs on Spotify with the simple tap of a button.
Hardware Integration – enhanced control
Connect one of the official djay controllers (Reloop Mixon 4, Beatpad and Beatpad 2, Mixtour, and Pioneer DJ WeGO4) for enhanced control of djay or upgrade to djay Pro from within the same app to use any class-compliant MIDI controller.
Go ‘PRO’ with a monthly subscription
With the monthly djay Pro subscription, users have all the features they know and love from previous mobile and desktop versions, along with some cutting-edge new tools and a massive library of high quality samples, loops, effects, and visuals.
Top features of the Pro subscription include:
Unlimited access to an extensive library of samples, loops, FX, and visuals (content provided by Loopmasters, Future Loops, DocOptic, Sugar Bytes, and others)
Looper & Sequencer
Support for over 50 MIDI controllers from Pioneer DJ, Reloop, Numark, Denon DJ, and others out-of-the-box
Advanced MIDI learn system to map each control on users’ hardware individually
Support for Bluetooth MIDI
Video mixing with support for external displays
Single Deck preparation mode
Support for multi-channel audio interfaces
Advanced media library: playlist editing and management, smart filters, drag and drop integration via Files app and Dropbox
Subscribe once, access unlimited djay Pro content and features across all of your iOS devices
7-day free trial: free access to all djay Pro content and features for one week, cancel anytime
Hundreds of samples and loops
The djay Pro subscription opens up access to over 1GB of audio loops from Loopmasters, samples from Future Loops, and video clips from DocOptic, along with 40+ professional audio FX from Sugar Bytes and various video FX. Get loops and sound packs from a wide range of popular genres such as Hip Hop, Deep House, EDM, and Trance, as well as more eclectic sounds from Ambient House, Electro Swing, or Jazz…. with more content to come for subscribed users.
Multiple screens and peripherals
Thanks to the USB-C port, users can now connect multiple devices to their iPad Pro. This allows users to output the visual mix to their big screen while jamming with an external controller – an essential feature for DJs and performing artists.
Live performance and remixing
DJs wanting to spice up their sets can use the new sampler to record and sequence their loops during the mix. Those wanting to dive deeper into unique musical performance can load up the grid-based Looper with up to 48 loops, all time-stretched and perfectly matched to the beat in real-time.
The power of the A12 Bionic processor
Every sample in the new looper can be assigned a video clip that plays in time with the audio. And thus, with the power of the A12 Bionic chip, you can now mix up to ten videos in real-time. DJs and VJs can finally leave the laptop at home, and mix videos and visual loops, in real-time, right on their mobile device.
Advanced Automix AI
The advanced Automix mode allows users to automate their sets in advance with stunning transitions. Using machine learning and training sets from human DJs, Automix AI intelligently identifies rhythmic patterns and the best intro and outro sections of songs. Automix AI calculates optimal fade durations and automatically applies parameter changes to EQs and filters for a seamless transition. Users can fully customize their preferred mix settings and start the automix with a single tap.
Powerful Audio and Graphics Technology
djay’s audio, graphics, and sync engines were rebuilt from the ground up to include support for Post-Fader FX, high resolution colored waveforms at a silky smooth 60 fps (120 fps on iPad Pro), beat-locked Sync Mode, sequenced playback of samples, advanced video mixing, and ultra-low latency.
djay now has industry-standard Ableton Link for syncing tempo across compatible apps and devices on a shared network. Whether jamming with friends using desktop setups, or linking with other mobile apps, your tempo will be locked and flawless, even over Wi-Fi.
Algoriddim’s djay is now available as a free download on the App Store. Users can upgrade to djay Pro, including access to advanced professional features and an extensive library of sounds and visuals, as a subscription via in-app-purchase for just $4.99 per month. A 7-day free trial of the Pro subscription is available for all users, including full access to all content and features of djay Pro. Existing customers who have previously purchased any djay version on iOS are eligible for a special upgrade price of $9.99 for the first year. This is a discount of $30 or 83% off the standard price, which is a reward for previous customers’ loyalty and support.
djay for iOS is compatible with any iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.2 or later.
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