First Professional DJ Software with Spotify Integration

December 18, 2014 by Mobile Beat

Algoriddim, creators of the the world’s best selling DJ app with over 15 million downloads, today released djay Pro, the first professional version of djay for the desktop. djay Pro includes a suite of sophisticated features and an innovative interface that allows DJs to take their performances to the next level. djay Pro is the first DJ software on the desktop with Spotify integration giving DJs access to over 20 million tracks instantly.

Built exclusively for OS X, djay Pro takes full advantage of the desktop’s computing power including 64-bit processing, multi-core track analysis, support for Retina and 5K displays, graphics rendering at 60 frames per second, and pristine sound quality. djay Pro combines rock-solid stability with unrivalled performance, delivering a powerful, dependable solution which performing DJs rely on.

“I’m thrilled to unveil the most sophisticated version of djay we have ever made,” said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. “djay Pro opens a new chapter for DJs, bringing Spotify to the desktop and offering the simplicity and stability of our platform to millions of professional and aspiring DJs alike.”

http://www.algoriddim.com/djay-mac

At the heart of djay Pro is an innovative, modern user interface that provides flexible layers of functionality alongside a powerful music library into a single window interface. It combines djay’s Apple Design Award winning turntable view that renders true record grooves on the virtual vinyl with more advanced modes including horizontal and vertical colored waveforms, live sampler and drum pads, FX racks, as well as a powerful four deck view that allows DJs to play, mix and synchronize up to four tracks simultaneously.

The all-new music library in djay Pro enables DJs to seamlessly combine their Spotify tracks from the cloud along with their local iTunes tracks into a single library. This provides unprecedented flexibility for song selection to DJs no matter where their music is located. Moreover, the new music library adds powerful features to help DJs work more efficiently, including persistent history and queue, inline search, instant preview, an innovative song recommendation engine powered by The Echo Nest, and versatile track sorting features. Users can even save and edit their Spotify playlists directly within djay Pro allowing them to manage their sets easily and efficiently.

Over 30 new state-of-the-art audio effects by Sugar Bytes are available via In-App Purchase. DJs can beat-synchronize and chain multiple effect units on up to four decks simultaneously allowing for unprecedented creative expression.

djay Pro integrates seamlessly with existing professional DJ hardware. In addition to supporting over 50 MIDI controllers by Pioneer, Numark, Reloop, and other manufacturers out of the box, djay Pro also includes an advanced MIDI Learn system. It enables users to map each hardware control on their device to individual actions in djay Pro and customize their setup to match their style and performance needs.

Cue Points, beat grid edits, meta data and FX purchases from iOS versions of djay will automatically sync over iCloud to djay Pro bridging the experience between mobile and desktop. DJs can now prepare for their DJ sets no matter where they are and no matter which device they are using.

Over the past 8 years, Algoriddim established itself as a leading innovator of DJ software winning the Apple Design Award in 2011. Working with top tier hardware brands, Algoriddim has made DJing accessible to millions of users around the globe. djay Pro opens a new chapter for professional DJs as the world’s first DJ solution on the desktop to offer a native Spotify integration.

FEATURES OVERVIEW

Powerful new interface
– Turntables
– Waveforms
– Four Decks
– Sampler

Spotify Integration
– Instant access to over 20 million songs
– Playlists, Songs, Charts, Browse
– Match: cloud-based song recommendations powered by The Echo Nest
– Instant access to BPM and Key information through the cloud
– On-the-fly playlist editing and song saving
– Drag & Drop from Spotify app
– Powerful audio streaming technology: ultra-low latency, advanced effects, on-the-fly analysis

Music Library
– Spotify + iTunes
– Persistent history and queue
– Instant preview
– Inline search
– Light / dark mode
– Expanded mode

Four Deck Mixing
– Horizontal / vertical layouts
– Custom crossfader assignments (left, right, thru)

Waveform Layouts
– Horizontal / vertical
– Two deck / four deck
– Variable zoom level

Sampler
– Live sampling and preset editing
– Pre-bundled content by Loopmasters
– Pre-bundled scratch samples by DJQbert

Recording
– AAC / WAV
– iTunes export

Automix
– Automatic, beat-matched mixes
– Queue and Playlist automation
– Variable automatic transitions (configurable duration, style, in- and out-points)
– Automix Radio powered by The Echo Nest

Advanced DJ Tools
– Sync
– Cue Points
– Looping
– Skipping
– Scrubbing
– Slip Mode
– Beat grid editing

Audio FX
– Over 30 state-of-the-art audio effects powered by Sugar Bytes
– Up to three chain-able audio effects per deck
– XY-Pad and Instant FX

Audio Processing
– Advanced time-stretching (up to +- 75%)
– Pitch shifting (up to +- 1 octave)
– Audio mixing with adjustable crossfader curves
– EQ, panning, and highpass/lowpass filtering
– Audio Limiter
– Support for Audio Unit plug-ins
Audio Analysis
– BPM and beat detection
– Flexible beat grids with support for dynamic tempo
– Frequency-based colored waveforms
– Key detection
– Auto-gain / Normalize
– Multi-core batch analysis

Hardware Integration
– Native support for over 50 MIDI controllers
– Advanced MIDI Learn
– Support for multi-channel USB audio interfaces
– Support for external audio input and microphones

Built for OS X
– Native 64-bit application
– 60 frames per second graphics engine
– Optimized for MacBook Pro with Retina Display
– Optimized for iMac with Retina 5K Display
– Multi-core analysis (up to 24 processing threads on 12-core Mac Pro)
– Extensive keyboard shortcuts
– Multi-touch trackpad control
– iCloud integration: syncs cue points, grid edits and meta data with iOS versions of djay

To see the official video of djay Pro go to:
http://www.algoriddim.com/djay-mac/intro-video

djay Pro works on any Mac running OS X 10.9 or later and is now available on the Mac App Store for a time-limited, introductory price of $49.99 (instead of its regular price of $79.99).
http://www.algoriddim.com/store/djay-mac

A Spotify Premium subscription is required to access the Spotify music catalog from djay Pro. A seven day free trial of Spotify Premium is available to all djay Pro users. To learn more about using Spotify with djay Pro visit http://www.algoriddim.com/spotify.
About djay
djay is the world’s best selling DJ app and winner of the coveted Apple Design Award. Available for desktop and mobile devices, it is used by millions of music enthusiasts and professional DJs around the globe. Seamlessly integrated with Spotify, djay gives users access to mix millions of songs instantly. djay also provides a rich hardware ecosystem from world-class partners enabling users to connect professional quality DJ controllers to the app.
About Algoriddim
Algoriddim, founded in 2006, creates state-of-the-art music and video applications for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Combining sophisticated technology with intuitive design, Algoriddim eliminates the boundaries between consumer and professional-level software. Algoriddim’s goal is to create a world where every person can be an artist and enable performing DJs with intuitive powerful tools.

For more information on djay Pro or any of Algoriddim’s award-winning products, please visit
Website: http://www.algoriddim.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/djaysoftware
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlgoriddimOfficial
Twitter: @algoriddim

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