2012 NAMM Show: IK Multimedia has introduced a pair of iOS DJ products:
iRig Mix; a new mobile DJ mixer for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; and
DJ Rig, a new iOS DJ app.
iRig MIX is the first mobile mixer for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad devices. iRig MIX offers the same controls you would expect from a professional DJ mixer (crossfader, cues, EQ and volume controls, etc.) in an ultra-compact mobile mixer that can be used with a variety of iOS DJ mixing and other apps.
2 stereo inputs with gain, bass, treble and volume controls, independent cue on each channel with LED indication and channel cross-fader
Instrument/microphone/extra input with volume control can be processed by iOS apps (such as AmpliTube, VocaLive)
Stereo output with RCA connectors, master level and LED meters
Headphone output for master or cue monitoring with independent volume control
Input switch splits Input 1 into dual-mono for use with DJ mixing apps on a single iOS device
?X-Sync? mode allows auto-sync with any audio source using the included DJ Rig free app
Can also be powered with battery packs and mobile chargers
Includes 4 free apps: DJ Rig, AmpliTube, VocaLive, GrooveMaker
Inklen has introduced eyeCanDJ – described as “a revolutionary new control technology for DJs,” that lets you DJ with your eyes:
Using the latest in cutting edge image processing and motion-tracking technology, eyeCanDJ enables you to control your mix using some of your body’s most finely tuned tools: your eyes! There is no need to cart around heavy turntables or expensive MIDI controllers – all you need is a computer and a webcam and you’re ready to mix with the best
eyeCanDJ is expected to become available online and from selected music retailers at the beginning of 2011. Our proprietary tracking technology is also available to be licensed for inclusion within current digital DJing solutions.
It looks like its going to be an unusually busy day for unique new music technologies.