December 12, 2008 in Music and Recording (E)
[prMac.com] Starnberg, Germany - algoriddim's music player and DJ software "djay" has just been made even more attractive for all iTunes users who want to turn their Mac into an easy-to-use yet powerful DJ setup. djay 2.2 now lets users control almost all functions of its award-winning turntable-style user interface through intuitive Multi-Touch finger gestures on notebook trackpads, thereby significantly improving the user experience and superseding expensive DJ equipment with a simple all-in-one notebook setup.
"djay takes the Multi-Touch capabilities built into recent Mac notebooks to the next level," says Karim Morsy, CEO of algoriddim. "By fully leveraging the potential of Apple's cutting-edge trackpad technology, djay allows users to control almost all aspects of its user interface faster and more precisely than using the keyboard - similar to real physical devices, but much more versatile."
djay supports a variety of trackpad gestures. Similar to using the iPod's click-wheel, users can use rotate gestures on the trackpad to quickly browse djay's built-in iTunes library and throw a selected song on one of the turntables with an intuitive swipe gesture. Two-finger gestures allow scratching MP3s on the virtual turntables, crossfading between songs and adjusting speed, volume and equalizer sliders just like with a real turntable and mixer setup.
Two-finger gestures are supported on all Mac notebooks featuring two-finger scrolling, making the feature available to most users with iBook, PowerBook, MacBook or MacBook Pro computers. For even more control, users of the MacBook Air and the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro models can use the additional three-finger swipe and rotate gestures.
Pricing and Availability:
djay is available for $49.99 (USD) or €39.99 as an immediate download from the algoriddim website, or as a high-quality product box from the Apple Online Store and Apple Retail Stores worldwide. For more information and to download a free demo, please visit their website.
djay is a groundbreaking music player and DJ software. Turning your Mac into a full-blown DJ setup using your iTunes library, djay lets you mix your favorite music with two interactive virtual turntables. You can perform live, create and record your mixes at home, or let djay mix any playlist from iTunes automatically with seamless DJ-style transitions. Unprecedented ease of use combined with powerful and innovative mixing capabilities make it the perfect tool for every skill level.
algoriddim is a Germany-based software company that specializes in developing Mac audio and multimedia applications for the next generation. The company's mission is to develop software that is easy to use and accessible to the average consumer while offering the quality and power of professional level software.