In addition to transforming the Apple Watch into the world’s first wearable DJ controller with djay for Apple Watch, German developer Algoriddim also refreshed its Mac app this morning.
Djay Pro 1.1 for Mac, the company’s flagship product, includes major new features such as real-time video mixing, native support for Pioneer’s CDJ and XDJ line-up of professional digital decks used by the likes of David Guetta, high-quality Spotify streaming with up to 320 kbps and a host of other advanced features and capabilities.
Support for the Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus, CDJ-900nexus and XDJ-1000 decks isn’t half-baked, Algoriddim’s co-founder and CEO Karim Morsy told me over a Skype chat. In had, they worked extensively with Pioneer on bringing native, rock solid CDJ/XDJ controls to the Mac app.
This lets aspiring DJs access Spotify and iTunes playlists directly from the CDJ and XDJ screens, including displaying waveforms, song information and cue points. Here’s scratching in djay Pro for Mac with Pioneer’s CDJ-2000Nexus.
This edition also marks the first time the desktop app has gained Spotify’s high-quality bit rate with up to 320 kbps control. Also a first in djay for Mac: motion graphics and titles synced to the beat and generated in real-time.
The newly added video mode, as seen in the demo video above, lets you apply visualizers to your music and mix videos in real-time, all with great looking transitions, visual effects, titles, image overlays and live A/V recording.
The app comes with extensive pre-bundled video content, with a one-time $9.99 Complete FX Pack available through In-App Purchase.
djay Pro 1.1 for Mac highlights:
Mix Audio + Video (HD)
- Video library with pre-bundled content
- Video mixing and scratching
- Transitions (including split a/v crossfader mode) – Audio reactive visualizers
- Audio Visual FX / Visual FX (chain-able)
- Live title & image overlays
- Cue Points & Looping
- A/V recording
- External displays / Airplay
Pioneer CDJ/XDJ integration
- Native support for Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus, CDJ-900nexus, and XDJ-1000
- Guided plug & play setup
- Full hardware control including slip mode, scratching, pitch bending, looping, cueing and master tempo
- Full library navigation including Spotify, song information, waveform and cue point display on the CDJ/XDJ screens
Advanced media library
- iTunes + Spotify
- New cover collection view
- Song recommendations
- Finder integration for local file system, external HDs, etc. – Video library
- Up to 8 cue points (synchronized via iCloud across Mac, iPad, iPhone) – External mixer mode
- History sessions export as CSV, iTunes, or Spotify playlist
- Support for high-quality bit rate (320 kb/s) when using Spotify
- Enhanced MIDI support including Numark Mixtrack Quad and Mixtrack Edge, and Denon MC6000, MC6000MK2 and MC2000
Point your browser to the Algoriddim website to learn more about the app.
Note that a Spotify Premium subscription is required to access the Spotify music catalog. Algoriddim is providing a 30-day free trial of Spotify Premium to all djay users here.
In addition to djay Pro 1.1 for Mac, Algoriddim also refreshed its iPhone app with a very cool Apple Watch remote functionality. As a bonus, djay 2 for iPhone and djay 2 for iPad have gone free for a week in the App Store as part of the Watch app launch.
￼djay Pro 1.1 is a free update for existing users and works on any Mac running OS X ￼10.9 or later. A free trial is available for download through Algoriddim.