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Macworld 2011: Testing Algoriddim’s djay for iPad with Steve Sande

While cruising the floor of Macworld 2011 say stopped by the Algoriddim Booth to check out their “djay” product lineup. I have used the “djay” desktop app before an thought is was livable but not something i would used on a daily basis in my real-world djay gigs. I recently got wind of their new “djay” iPad application and was more than a bit curious.

The Ambush

While standing in line at the Algoriddim booth to get a crack at playing with the app and maybe do an interview with Fredric Seifert the demo guy from Algoriddim is got hoodwinked into testing this live on camera for TUAW by my now ex-friend TUAW Blogger and host of TUAW TV Live, Steve Sande. The iPad version of “djay” was impressive. I’m not going to replace a Serato setup with it any time soon; however, it is a load of fun and shows the promise of DJ applications on the touch interface of iOS devices.

The Future of DJing

Nice tag line for the applications but I have to say it is not quite ready for primetime but it is getting very close. Probably closer than many DJ’s will want it to. If you have an event and need a jock to keep the mood of the event flowing but have a limited budget the “djay by Algoriddim” products can save you some money of hiring a live DJ. Try the demo of the Mac application and see what you think

djay transforms your iPad into a full-fledged DJ system, allowing you to mix your iPod music library on a hyper-realistic turntable interface. Perform live, record mixes on-the-go, or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist automatically. With unprecedented ease-of-use and innovative multi-touch mixing features, djay for iPad takes DJing to the next level and offers a unique experience for beginners and professionals alike. –Algoriddim.com