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Algoriddim releases djay Pro for iPad

djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for performing DJs. Built exclusively for iPad, djay Pro seamlessly integrates with your media library and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of tracks. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, and video mixing give you endless creative flexibility to take your sets to new heights.

FEATURES OVERVIEW

Powerful DJ Interface

  • Jog Wheels
  • Waveforms
  • Four Decks
  • Sampler
  • Video
  • Landscape & Portrait Modes

Spotify Integration

  • Instant access to over 20 million songs
  • Playlists, Songs, Charts, Browse
  • Match: cloud-based song recommendations powered by The Echo Nest
  • Instant access to BPM and Key information through the cloud
  • On-the-fly playlist editing and song saving
  • Drag & Drop from Spotify app
  • Powerful audio streaming technology: ultra-low latency, advanced effects, on-the-fly analysis
  • Video Integration
  • Video library with pre-bundled content
  • Video mixing and scratching
  • Transitions
  • Music Visualizers
  • Visual FX
  • Title & image overlays
  • A/V recording
  • Support for external displays and Airplay

Four Deck Mixing

  • Horizontal / vertical layouts
  • Crossfader assignments (left, right, thru)

Music Library

  • Spotify + iTunes
  • Video library
  • History and Queue
  • Instant preview
  • Light / dark mode
  • Expanded mode

Waveform Layouts

  • Horizontal / vertical
  • Two deck / four deck
  • Variable zoom level

Sampler

  • Live sampling and preset editing
  • Pre-bundled content by Loopmasters
  • Pre-bundled samples by DJQbert

Recording

  • Live Audio Recording
  • Live Video Recording

Automix

  • Automatic, beat-matched mixes
  • Queue and Playlist automation
  • Automatic transitions
  • Automix Radio powered by The Echo Nest

Advanced DJ Tools

  • Sync
  • Cue Points
  • Looping
  • Skipping
  • Scrubbing
  • Slip Mode
  • Beat grid editing

Audio FX

  • Over 30 state-of-the-art audio effects powered by Sugar Bytes (available via In-App Purchase)
  • Up to three chain-able audio effects per deck
  • XY-Pad and Instant FX

Audio Processing

  • Advanced time-stretching (up to +- 75%)
  • Pitch shifting (up to +- 1 octave)
  • Audio mixing with adjustable crossfader curves
  • EQ, panning, and highpass/lowpass filtering
  • Audio Limiter

Audio Analysis

  • BPM and beat detection
  • Flexible beat grids with support for dynamic tempo
  • Frequency-based colored waveforms
  • Key detection
  • Auto-gain / Normalize
  • Multi-core batch analysis

Hardware Integration

  • Native support for DJ controllers including Reloop Beatpad, Pioneer DDJ-WeGO, Numark Mixdeck Quad, Numark iDJ Pro
  • Support for multi-channel USB audio interfaces

Optimized for iPad Pro

  • Smart Keyboard integration (over 70 keyboard shortcuts)
  • Advanced iOS 9 Multitasking integration (Slide Over, Split view, and Portrait modes)
  • Full HD video capture and rendering (1080p)
  • Support for 4K videos
  • AirPlay Integration
  • iPad camera integration
  • 60 frames per second graphics rendering
  • iCloud integration: syncs cue points, grid edits, and metadata with iOS and Mac versions of djay

djay Pro is compatible with any iPad running iOS 8 or later.

A Spotify Premium subscription and an internet connection is required to access the Spotify music catalog from djay Pro. A free trial of Spotify Premium is available to all djay Pro users.

To use songs from iCloud in djay Pro please download them first via the Music app. No support for DRM protected songs.

30% OFF LAUNCH SALE – FOR A LIMITED TIME. djay Pro is available now for $19.99.

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Propellerheads bring Figure to Windows 10

Video description:

“Create beats in seconds and collaborate with others using Figure, the universally acclaimed music-making app for instant inspiration—now for Windows 10. Download from the Windows Store:
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh1zk3p

Some thoughts about Figure moving to Windows 10 …

Well this did come as a surprise. Not a huge one and it is a great thing for the somewhat beleaguered Windows Phone users who haven’t had the most prolific of app stores when it comes to music making apps. So this will be a welcome addition. I did get a friend to look on the UK Windows Phone store but couldn’t find anything sadly. I’ll get him to look again in the next day or so. Let’s face it, there aren’t that many people who actually have Windows Phones anyway.

What I do find interesting is that Propellerheads decided to go to Windows first and not Android. Perhaps Android is coming too. However, Android always seems to be the natural next choice for mobile music, and not Windows Phone.

However, irrespective of the next platform, this shows that there’s life in Figure yet, there’ll be lots of people very pleased with that anyway.

One final thought, who is that at around 22 seconds in? Anyone you recognise?

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Auria Pro, How To Score A Film Or Video, Tutorial For iPad (video)

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I have to post this, you should see it

Video description:

“This week’s Archivist Presents slot features a genius of electronic music, Daphne Oram.

This converted oast-house in Kent is really a kind of studio where Miss Daphne Oram is engaged in scientific research into electronic music. Thanks to a Gulbenkian Foundation grant, she’s surrounded by very expensive equipment. With it, she can compose the sound and music of the future.”

I have to post these, I’m a big Oram fan and was actually a little sad when the exhibit at the Science Museum went. It’s nice to see a little more of what she did though.

If you’re interested there is an iOS version of her Oramics machine. Not sure that this app has been updated in a long time though. So be warned.

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Kickstarter Creator Basics for Technology

I know that there are a number of people who read this and are involved in start ups or building new products so I thought it might be useful to post these videos from Kickstarter.

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Particle Player looks kind of interesting

Another app that appears to have slipped through my net. It sounds quite interesting and really worth a try out. Here’s what the app’s description says …

Particle Play is an interactive music creation app that uses “particles” to produce rhythmic cadences and harmonies. You can add effects to each drum sound individually and create a wide variety of sequences.

Oh yes, it’s free too.

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Audio Damage Odio and IOS Apps: Ep6 – Sugar Bytes Effectrix (Wired Stuff !)

Video description:

“Video number 6 about Audio Damage Eurorack Module Odio and IOS Stuff. In this video, I connected my iPad with Sugar Bytes Effectrix App to the Audio Damage Odio Module. I want to show you how easy IOS Effects integrates into EuroRack Modular Synthesizers.

Odio is a 2-in 2-out USB audio interface that runs at modular audio levels, designed primarily for use with iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone. Easily integrate iPad effects and instruments in to your modular rig for live performance or sketchpad recording, or use a Microsoft Surface Pro or netbook and a simple host to use VST plug-in effects as inserts in your modular.”