Mixvibes Cross DJ for Android External mixer

For a number of reasons, Android has always been a tough nut to crack from a pro audio perspective. But having stolen quite a lead on their competitors, Mixvibes has redoubled its efforts on Cross DJ for Android. And with v1.2, new library options as well as advances on output have been made.

Some detailed words about what’s new with Cross DJ for Android 1.2:

Cross DJ for Android 1.2 update: Navigate folders & Mix externally

Mixvibes’ Cross DJ for Android 1.2 update brings in lots of new features: navigation by folder, external mixer, advanced pitch control, major graphic improvements, HTC One support, Autogain, DJM­modeled EQs and other important improvements.

Navigate folders

To fit the unique needs of Android users, Cross DJ for Android has now the possibility to navigate through folders, directly inside the collection. Plug a micro SD card to your device, and browse it within the app.

External mixer

Plug the device to an hardware mixer with 2 RCA cables. You can now control EQs, volume levels and crossfader manually. Add some effects from the mixer itself, and enjoy a more professional DJing experience. Watch this video to learn how to connect your Android device to an external mixer: http://youtu.be/oZnSzX_UnkE

Major graphic improvements

  • Collection tabs: similarly to Google Music, jump directly from one tab to another
  • Flat background: allowing for better performances ­ and HTC One support
  • Greater space allocated to crossfader control

Advanced pitch control

  • Progressive bend: touch sensitive bend for greater accuracy
  • Customizable pitch range: 4, 8, 16, 32 and 100% (tablet layout only)

Other improvements

  • Autogain: automatically equalizes the levels of 2 tracks
  • History pane in collection: display previously played tracks in current session
  • Classic club standard DJM EQ preset
  • Split mono mode: option to invert cue & master
  • Crossfader modes: cut, autofade, normal

MAIN FEATURES

  • Accurate BPM detection, down to the last decimal
  • Stable Sync: one­press, and the 2 tracks never run out of phase
  • Manual pitch & pitch bend
  • Progressive bend and customizable pitch range (4, 8, 16, 32, 100%)
  • Beat­grid editing, to make sure that your old tracks sync correctly
  • Parallel waveforms mode to visually check if your tracks are sync + set hot cues accurately
  • New Quantize mode: hot cues and loops are automatically set on the beat
  • Smart­seek: tap on the waveform to fast­forward & get a seamless jump
  • Automix: let Cross DJ mix your tracks automatically
  • Autogain: automatically equalizes the levels of 2 tracks
  • Split Mono: Pre­listen your tracks before mixing them
  • External mixer: control EQs and crossfader with hardware mixers
  • Low latency: music reacts instantly to your actions
  • Extremely realistic scratch sound
  • 15 effects (Bi­filter, Low­pass, Hi­Pass, Delay, Echo, Phaser, Flanger, Crush, Brake, Roll, etc.)
  • No load time when starting­up the app
  • 2 turntables, full­fledged 3­band EQ mixer ­ with DJM EQ preset
  • Crossfader with 3 modes: cut, autofade, normal
  • Direct access to your music: mix your device’s MP3s, AAC, FLAC and more
  • Sort library by title, artist, album, BPM or length
  • History pane: display previously played tracks
  • Navigation by folder
  • Large control pads: XY effect pad, 16 hot­cues pads
  • HQ live recording of your mixes
  • Display remaining time of your tracks

MINIMUM CONFIGURATION REQUIRED

  • Android 4.1
  • Android 4.3 compulsory for recording
  • 4″ screen, RAM 1GB, Dual­core processor

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

3.99 € / $4.99 / £3.29 for full version
Unlimited playtime, no ads, no additional in­app purchases
The app is optimized for multiple screen­sizes, and has a mobile and tablet layout

Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mixvibes.crossdjapp
Introduction video: http://youtu.be/Z4z9AZ0Gf7o
Learn more: http://www.mixvibes.com/products/cross­dj­android

This is quite a leap from where we were just a short time ago. Reading this list of features and updates,  Cross DJ for Android is a serious app, and one that leaves other Android apps in the dust. There are still some technological hurdles to leap of course, and given the sheer volume of diversity in hardware and versions of Android floating around, it’s not going to be fun for any developer in this field.

But hats off to Mixvibes for taking on the sticky issue of Android. I imagine that it’ll just be a matter of time before the other players will be announcing their versions too.