In at this deep end, this old Apple block had to suffer the torment of spending two whole weeks making eight different Android devices dance for Algoriddim’s latest round of videos. But instead of sending them all to Algoriddim, they’ve said that we can give one away. And to win it, all you have to do is tell us why you think your DJ life will be better, and which device it’ll be.
Some may like to think that the Algoriddim people have had their fingers in their ears shouting “lalala I can’t hear you” when reading online comments about the lack of Android version to match the iOS and OS X versions of their djay software. Nothing could be further from the truth, and announced today is what many people wanted — djay 2 for Android.
With Android L and its promised low latency just around the corner, Mixvibes has been apply a little spit and polish to its groundbreaking Cross DJ for Android. Version 2 brings some interesting new features, but equally heaps the pressure on the rest of the market to bring out their own take on the Android platform.
When Google’s Eric Schmidt stopped by to see Native Instruments in Berlin, we’re pretty sure it wasn’t for Daniel Haver to discuss search engine results, or for Eric to get some insight into how the Kontrol S8 could improve his DJing. So why would NI make a huge and public deal of the Google visit?
It’s fair to say that Android is the runt of the OS litter when it comes to music and DJing. But that may be about to get a shot in the arm via the new Samsung Professional Audio software developer kit. Does this and the announcement of Android L means the platform is about to become a player?
Another week, another reason to talk about Cross DJ on Android… Mixvibes continue their march to dominate Android by working with French phone manufacturer Alcatel and providing a copy of Cross DJ preloaded on their new phone and tablet. Fun fact: My first mobile phone, back in 2001, was an Alcatel (I think mine was […]
Tablets are established within DJing, and their use is becoming more diverse too. While some use them for full-on DJing, their use as an accessory is growing all the time. TKFX runs on iOS and Android and is designed to give much greater control over Traktor’s effects.
While iOS DJing is totally established and flourishing, Android has been slow on the uptake. It’s mainly for technical reasons of course, but Mixvibes has been ploughing on tacking each hurdle and adding key features to Cross DJ for Android. This time it’s MIDI.
Android is the runt of the OS litter when it comes to the DJ world. But it looks like Google is stepping up, and with Android L should start to be a player.
Mixvibes Cross 1.3 for Android gets an incremental upgrade, but the added features are key to successful digital DJing.