djay and Tangerine

I’ve been playing with the newly released djay for iPad app from algoriddim. It’s quite fun and you can make competant mixes with it. It’s getting rave reviews on the app store for good reason. As you can see in the screenshot above I was able to grab Absolute Body Control and Alien Sex Fiend directly from the iPads library. It’s nice that the artwork populates the virtual platters. I did have a few crashes which makes the app a no go for anything in front of an audience. However, if they can get the stability up they have a home run.

My biggest issue was not knowing the BPM of many of my songs. Instead of tapping my finger on a BPM iPhone app I found a great Mac application called Tangerine from Potion Factory that did the work for me. It took about 15 minutes to analyze my entire iTunes library which is about 90 gigabytes. It automatically put the BPM info into the iTunes BPM field.

The only thing I need now if for the djay app to display the BPM field when searching for songs in it’s browser. Pretty please?

“Plus, I’m writing this review with automix on and it’s still playing! A new song just came on and the transition was flawless! It crashed once at the beginning, but after a hard reset it was fine. Hey, another song is playing now!” – YourRadioFriend (iTunes review)

For more info: algoriddim.com and potionfactory.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 3, 2010 at 6:08 am, filed under DJ, iPad and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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4 Responses to “djay and Tangerine”

  1. Filch says:

    I’ve always used itunes as a song browser when DJ’ing with Ableton Live. This Tangerine would have saved me so much time had I found it a long time ago….

    oh, and if I wasn’t a PC user… damn

  2. D07N01R says:

    agreed on all points… djay is awesome. I love that you can tap on waveform once rendered and it jumps in time like ableton. awesome remix on the fly capabilities.

  3. Phil Morse says:

    It’s the iOS4.2 interaction with iTunes that ultimately we really liked… this is good enough to DJ at parties on and how cool would it be to just pull it out and play a set in a completely spontaneous genre from your full iTunes collection? Here is the review we just published:

    http://www.digitaldjtips.com/2010/12/djay-for-ipad-review/

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