Algoriddim has today replaced their IOS offering with one single app: djay for IOS. This version will remain free and contains all the basic features you need for djing, such as different view modes, FX, EQ, filter, AI-driven Automix, I-tunes, and Spotify integration.
Next to that, there is now also a subscription based Pro version, that costs USD 4.99. For that price, you get a lot of extra features: additional deck views, access to a vast library of loops and samples, Video mixing, Advanced midi learn system, and the possibility to use an external midi controller with the built-in looper and sequencer.
Moving to a subscription model
So is moving to a subscription model a good thing? for Algoriddim, it certainly is. Collecting USD 4.99 a month means 60 dollars per user per year, and that can add up quickly considering djay’s user base across all solutions. Beats a one-time payment in every aspect.
On the other hand, users always get the latest version with the latest features and don’t have to buy the new version every time it comes out. In the end, it might be more expensive for the user, when used over the years, but the benefit of always getting the latest updates, both in content (samples, loops…) as in software is a great thing.
And if you don’t want to pay for it, you can always use the free version, as long as you can manage all the call to actions Algoriddim will throw at you trying to get you to upgrade to the Pro version, that is.
This new version of djay is also optimized to take full advantage of Apple’s new iPad Pro line:
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.
If you still have older versions of djay and djay Pro on your IOS device, no need to panic: as long as you have the app on your iPhone and/or iPad, it will remain usable. Just make sure you regularly backup your devices so you can restore all your apps in case of disaster.
DJ Controller support
- The two-deck Classic Mode, with vinyl control, a mixer, scrolling waveforms, looping, EQ, filter, and five FX.
- Automix AI driven mixing: Choose a starting track and trigger AI based DJ transitions.
- iTunes integration, with filtering by Artist, Album, Genre.
- Ableton Link tempo syncing.
- Plug-n-play with support for five official djay controllers: Reloop Mixon 4, Beatpad and Beatpad 2, Mixtour, and Pioneer DDJ-WeGO4.
- Most importantly, access to the full Spotify library and playlists with a Spotify Premium membership.
All the features of the free version, with additionally:
- Custom playlists, including smart playlist filtering.
- 2 decks Pro view: view decks and library side by side.
- 4 decks Pro view: mix up to four music tracks at once with full control and library.
- Single deck preparation view.
- VJ video mixing view with support for external monitors.
- Advanced MIDI learn system to map each control on users’ hardware individually.
- MIDI over Bluetooth.
- Support for 50 controllers from Pioneer DJ, Reloop, Numark, Denon DJ, and others out-of-the-box.
- Multi-channel audio interface, for up to four decks of music with a club mixer.
- Advanced Automix.
- NEW Looper music performance mode lets you play up to eight quantized audio and video loops out of a possible 48 loaded
- PLUS, over 1 GB of high-quality samples, loops, FX and visuals
Pricing and Availability
Available now for USD 4.99 for the Pro version. More info here.