Scratch Disc Offers 12 Turntables & A Microphone

scratch-discKristin Graffagnino has released Scratch Disc – a new performance oriented app that lets you ‘scratch’ sounds, using 12 virtual turntables.

Scratch Disc features 12 turntables spread out on the iOS screen, each with their own sound fragment that can be scratched in a “random access” manner. The benefit is that the performer gets a wider sound palette and can make performances that would be difficult or impossible with a standard DJ setup.

Developer Kristin Graffagnino (aka DJ BlondieK), says “When designing this app, the intent was not to realistically emulate a real turntable on a touch screen.”

“Any attempt at that would fail because analog equipment like turntables will always be more responsive than their computer recreations. Scratch Disc instead provides a new way to perform the sounds of scratching a record.” Continue reading

Algoriddim DJay 2 + Spotify Put 20 Million Songs In Your DJ Crate

Algoriddim has partnered with Spotify to put 20 million songs in your DJ crate.

The latest version of DJay 2 adds Spotify integration, a new audio FX section, UI improvements and more. The combination of a near infinite music library, support for hardware controllers, Audiobus support and integrated effects make Djay a compelling alternative to traditional DJ systems.

Check out the details and let us know what you think! Continue reading

Pacemaker Mobile DJ Device Reincarnated As An iPad App, But Gimp Suits Left Behind

pacemaker-gimp-suitIn 2007, the Tonium Pacemaker – described as the “world’s first portable DJ system’ – was introduced at the 2007 Sónar music festival in Barcelona.

It was an interesting device – it offered a 120 GB hard drive, dedicated jacks for line out and headphones and support for most digital DJing techniques.

But the Pacemaker also had two strikes against it: Continue reading

Mixvibes Cross 3 – Video DJing Reinvented

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Mixvibes has introduced Mixvibes Cross 3, an update to their Mac + Windows DJ software that brings major new video features, frequency colored waveforms & more.

Cross now offers the full package of modern DJ software: colored waveforms, 4 decks, sampler, key detection, effects, MIDI, CDJ & Vinyl control, iOS remote and more.

Here’s a preview of the new version in action: Continue reading