Every once in a while you see a new product out there that is really exciting and new, and so here is something that I am looking to pickup and enjoy. Algoriddim, which is a leader in next-generation music software for the Mac, today announced the release of djay 3, the completely revamped version of its fun and innovative music software application for Mac and iTunes. A host of unprecedented new features, including an Automatic Tempo & Beat Detection, Auto-Cut Scratching and extensive MIDI Support, combined with the program's redesigned user interface, make djay 3 the perfect tool for beginners and pros alike.
Previous djay editions have given iTunes users access to a brand new skill set, providing them with the tools to play live, create and record mixes at home, or during parties and events. Now, with djay 3's sophisticated on-the-fly tempo and beat detection, users can easily match the playback speed of two songs for a perfect transition. In addition, Auto-Cut, a breakthrough in digital scratching, allows the user to scratch music like a pro, completely in sync with the song's beat and rhythm. These, alongside djay 3's many other innovations, are straightforward enough to enable a total novice to discover the world of DJing and a professional artist to take their mixes to new heights - all without the need for additional external equipment.
With the click of a single button, djay 3's enhanced Automix lets users sit back and enjoy their own parties while the software mixes the music on its own - non-stop and fully-automatic. If users prefer a hands-on approach, they can step in any time to showcase their creativity and produce cutting-edge musical experiences using djay 3's versatile and easy-to-use FX tools. Combined with its innovative support of Multi-Touch gestures on a notebook's trackpad, djay 3's immersive interface recreates the feeling of a real turntable DJ setup.
"Feedback from our previous djay releases has proved that music fans at any level embrace the idea of adding their own creative touch to their favorite tunes," said Karim Morsy, CEO of algoriddim. "With this newest version of djay, we've taken the effects that professionals take years to learn and simplified them into easy, intuitive maneuvers. Even the best performers will be able to appreciate djay 3's ease-of-use and high-quality sound, and we're sure that iTunes users everywhere will recognize just how fun and easy it can be to mix and scratch their own music collection."
djay 3's Top New Features Include:
- Automatic Tempo & Beat Detection: Easily matches two songs for a perfect transition;
- Auto-Gain: Automatically adjusts the volume of two songs to the same level;
- Beat-matched Looping and Audio FX: Spices up your mix with new stunning, high-quality effects;
- Auto-Cut Scratching: Lets you scratch like a pro in sync with the song's beat and rhythm;
- Enhanced Automix: Let's you queue up your favorite tracks in advance; and
- MIDI Learn: Allows you to plug in your favorite MIDI controller and easily map all features in djay.
djay 3's Improved and Updated Features Include:
- Multi-Touch Trackpad Scratching: Lets you use a mouse or two-fingered gesture on a notebook trackpad to mix and scratch songs with pristine sound quality;
- Automix: Automatically mixes playlists with seamless DJ-style transitions that require no supervision;
- Seamless iTunes Integration: Automatically pulls songs, cover art and playlists from iTunes when launched; and
- Drag & Drop Mixing: Lets you easily mix tracks from iTunes that are dragged and dropped onto the virtual turntables.
djay 3 is available for a free 15-day trial or for purchase from http://www.djay-software.com/. It is also available for purchase from Apple retail locations for $49.95 or EUR 39.95 (+ VAT).
Created exclusively for the Mac, djay seamlessly integrates with your iTunes library and makes it easy to mix your favorite music. Perform live, create and record mixes at home, or let djay mix any playlist automatically with seamless, professional transitions. Unprecedented ease-of-use, combined with powerful and innovative features like Drag & Drop mixing, Automatic Tempo & Beat Detection and Multi-Touch Trackpad Scratching, make djay the perfect tool for beginners and seasoned pros alike. djay supports all major audio formats, including MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD and DRM-protected songs from the iTunes Music Store.