Vibe Music Mixer

Among a slew of free and cheap DJ tools available to the iPad user, Vibe Music Mixer is a solid, stable selection at a great price: free! Vibe offers tools for the beginning user through the more advanced user. Some key areas are ease of use, functionality, and performance features. [...]

By |2023-06-03T08:53:07-04:00June 8, 2012|

VirtualDJ iRemote iPad App Review

The team at Atomix Productions put their heads together to create VirtualDJ iRemote, hoping to grant DJs the ability to step away from the decks and still maintain basic control over the music through an iPad. The result is VirtualDJ iRemote, which works in concert with VirtualDJ’s computer-based software application [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:11:32-04:00August 31, 2011|

Go West, Young Man: TouchOSC & DJ Manifest Destiny

I've cycled through every locker room halftime speech I could think of in trying to give this review the aura it deserves, but in the end nothing seemed to fit quite right. Sure, I want to motivate. Sure I want you to take your practice more seriously. So why, then, [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:11:32-04:00August 17, 2011|

DJ iFad Hits the Club Scene!

I know what you want me to say. You want me to tell you that you can FINALLY write off that iPad you bought yourself last Christmas as a business expense. You want me to tell you that this wildly radical new app has hit the market, that it's going [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:11:34-04:00August 3, 2011|

DJay iPad App Review

With a flurry of IPad applications emerging as controllers to existing DAWs, DJay by Algoriddim attempts to provide its users with a self-contained DJ setup. Though this app touts that it can give everyone the opportunity to be a DJ, there are some features that can be useful to experienced [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:11:35-04:00July 21, 2011|

Mixvibes U-Mix Remote Review

Mixvibes aren’t alone in their attempts to tackle the titans of a vibrant DJ software industry, but by expanding into hardware and mobile apps so early in the venture, they do have something of a unique approach. Hot on the heals of the 1.6 release of their flagship Cross DJ [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:12:30-05:00July 18, 2011|

iXiMix LiveRemote Review

The awkwardly named iXiMix is a UK based development team specializing in iOS control interfaces for your favorite music software. At the time of writing, they’ve released touch controllers for Traktor, Access Virus and, of course, Ableton. This last one pits them against some increasingly stiff competition, but if there’s one [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:28:15-05:00July 14, 2011|

TrakProDJ Review

In the last month, we’ve taken a look at several iPad-based control surfaces for Ableton Live, which is proving a popular platform for developers thanks to its relatively open API and OSC-friendly architecture. It was only a matter of time before other software got the iDevice treatment, and UK-based iXiMix [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:11:36-04:00July 12, 2011|

Review – Griid Pro

Right from their earliest days, Apple's iDevices have been seen as potential tools for new media applications. Music apps were among the first available and, thanks to some runaway successes and great innovations, have grown in number and sophistication in the years since. It's no surprise, then, to see some [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:28:15-05:00June 29, 2011|

Review – touchAble

Live has offered native support of both proprietary third party hardware, and custom user scripts for generic controllers, for many generations. More recently we’ve seen Ableton partner with a handful of manufacturers to produce some long-awaited controllers dedicated to launching clips and handling channel and macro controls. Since opening up [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:28:16-05:00June 20, 2011|
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