Reader Tim Webb contacted us about the new iPad DJ app, Mashup, from Waves Audio and MusicSoft Arts and he didn’t mince words:
“I want to get the word out on this pernicious shit from Waves, before anyone else wastes $40.”
There’s all kinds of music apps coming out for the iPad, and while a lot of it’s great, a lot of it’s junk, too. Webb puts Mashup in the latter category.
He’s reviewed it and has some harsh words for the DJ app:
With a purchase of $40, you can own a two-deck DJ app that most people would sensibly charge $10-20 for. The premium price carries with it some very premium bugs!
This half-baked cluster-fuck will anger you almost immediately, as you load up your first track from your library. You’ll discover that the Beat Grid, available on the built-in songs, is not available on any of your own.
Webb goes on to suggest that ‘Waves should pull this from the App Store immediately.’ See Webb’s full Mashup review at his site, Discchord.com.
We have not tried out Mashup – so we’d welcome other perspectives, from the developers or readers. If you’ve tried Mashup, let us know if you’d agree with Webb’s perspective on it or not.
Note: We encourage reader feedback whenever we post a news item on a new app. If you have a great experience with a new app – or a terrible one – we encourage you to share it. Reader comments on posts give other readers context and perspective on new applications that would be hard to get, otherwise.