While you’d be forgiven for thinking that algoriddim had all but forgotten their roots and were focussing on the big wide wonderful world of iOS, it seems that the place where it all started for them, namely djay for Mac, is still getting the update attention it so richly deserves. Djay 4.2 is out now, with some important additions, improvements and fixes.
Here’s the official word from Munich:
djay 4.2 for Mac released
Today we released djay for Mac 4.2, a free update for existing users of djay 4 with new features and a lot of improvements.
The changes include:
Added AirPlay panel in main window (visible when AirPlay device is available)
Added ability to send mix to multiple AirPlay devices
Added new audio setup panel when connecting multi-channel audio devices (e.g. Vestax Spin 2)
Added native support for more MIDI controllers:
Reloop Terminal Mix 2/4, Reloop Beatmix, Reloop Mixage IE, Denon DN-SC2000,Hercules DJ Control Air
Added MIDI mapping actions
Changed non touch-sensitive MIDI jog wheels to scratch during playback (the previouspitch-bend behavior can be enabled using “Jog Pitch Bend Mode” in the MIDI options menu)
Changed MIDI jog wheel pitch-bend to scratch while record is paused
Changed “Move Library Selection” MIDI actions to not wrap around at beginning/end of song list
Improved iTunes library loading performance
Improved VoiceOver accessibility for song list and Automix Queue
Fixed artwork loading and export to iTunes issues on OS X 10.8.2
Fixed library access issue with songs on multiple external partitions
Fixed cue pause issue
Fixed gain being reset when “Reset EQ/Effects/Controls” preference is off
Fixed MIDI mappings for certain controllers not being saved
Fixed selected samples folder always reverting to “djay Sample Pack”
Further stability and performance improvements
I’m patiently waiting for what could be on the djay roadmap. I look at the iOS development of algoriddim products and begin to theorise about where they could go on the Mac. I actually don’t know what’s coming, but I suspect that great things are afoot. I guess I’ll find out when I have to bust out the cameras to make their videos again.
If you haven’t got it already, the djay upgrade is available in the App Store now.