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.
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.
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
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.