Pioneer DJ has been active on so many fronts now that it’s hard to keep up. Today they released the Android version of their new WeDJ application.
WeDJ for IOS devices was released a while ago and it’s a first attempt from Pioneer DJ at IOS djing. While not as powerful as Algoriddim’s djay Pro, it’s a brave first attempt at mobile DJing and it’s a given that in time, as mobile devices grow more and more in importance, the lines between desktop DJ software and mobile DJ software will start to blur more and more.
Android has been notoriously unpopular as a platform for music production and DJ applications in the past due to its inferior audio stack compared to IOS, but this is 2017 and surely those problems have been largely sorted out.
COLOURFUL ANIMATED USER INTERFACE FOR EASY AND FUN MUSIC
It’s easy to start mixing music with WeDJ, even if you have no experience. The display’s colourful, intuitive layout gives you visual feedback, making it easy to learn the basics of DJing. When you tap each button or scratch with the jog, you’ll see the corresponding animation. Plus, the colour of the waveforms and jog wheels change according to the colour of the album cover image, so you can easily keep track of what’s playing on each deck.
PERFORMANCE FEATURES ENABLE ENDLESS CREATIVITY
Make your sets unique with WeDJ’s EQs, Hot Cues, loops and sampler. You can add more texture to the music by tapping on the Pad FX pads, and with Combo FX you can blend two effects by tracing your finger on the x and y axes on the display. Two of these features can be displayed at the same time on each deck, so you can create different sounds without switching performance panels. You can display these two functions simultaneously on one deck, and can add a variety of arrangements without switching the screen2.
DDJ-WEGO4 SUPPORT FOR TACTILE CONTROL
The DDJ-WeGO4 controller is the ideal partner to WeDJ. When connected, the WeDJ display changes to a dedicated interface that’s optimised for use with the hardware. You can enjoy tactile control of WeDJ’s features by touching the DDJ-WeGO4’s jog wheels, faders and knobs. Everything you control, as well as waveforms and track information, will be shown on the screen of your Android device.
Choose your preferred layout from the three options:
- Two jog wheels
- Enlarged horizontal waveforms
- Enlarged vertical waveforms
- Automix – Tap the Automix button and WeDJ will automatically mix in the next track before the end of the track that’s playing
- Record – Capture your performances within the WeDJ app
- On-board Loopmasters samples
- Layout choice – Select the screen size most suitable for your Android device
WEDJ SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Version Android 4.4 or after 3
Pricing and Availability
WeDJ for Android is available less than 1 dollar @ the Google Play store. Grab it here!