German developer Algoriddim has refreshed its award-winning mixing and scratching application for DJs with support for force-sensing technology on Mac notebooks outfitted with Force Touch trackpad, tighter Apple Watch integration and many other perks mentioned below. In addition, djay 2 for iPhone and djay 2 for Mac both received support for the Reloop Beatpad 2 MIDI controller.
With support for force sensing in djay 2 for Mac, owners of the new 12-inch MacBook and 2015 MacBook Pros with the Force Touch trackpad can apply pressure to access hidden controls to preview tracks, active cue play, reset sliders and more.
Other enhancements in day 2 for Mac include a handy clock in full screen mode, the ability to activate slip mode by holding Cmd button when scratching or clicking play/pause, cue jump or loop buttons and other improvements listed below.
djay 2 for iPhone has also added support for the Reloop Beatpad 2 DJ controller, with automatic transitions now available on your wrist via enhanced Apple Watch integration.
djay apps feature Spotify and iTunes integration and are available across iOS, OS X and watchOS platforms. The Mac version has 4-deck support and other advanced features like high-definition waveforms, audio effects, support for professional DJ hardware such as Pioneer’s CDJ and XDJ line-up of professional digital decks and much more.
djay 2 for Mac 1.1.2 changelog:
- Introducing Force Touch trackpad support: use force click to trigger additional actions with a single click to preview tracks, activate cue play, kill EQs, engage high pass filter, or reset sliders (available on 2015 MacBooks with Force Touch trackpad)
- Added ability to activate slip mode by holding Cmd (⌘) button when scratching or clicking play/pause, cue jump, or loop buttons
- Added support for Reloop Beatpad 2 MIDI controller
- Added clock in full-screen mode
- Fixed tracks not being added to history when mixing with line faders only
- Fixed collaborative Spotify playlists not being shown in media library
- Fixed media library preview not working with split output and disregarding monitor volume
- Improved performance when using cue points with video
- Improved performance with large movie libraries and media library folders in “My Mac”
- Improved accessibility with VoiceOver
- Added support for mapping MIDI aftertouch messages
- Added support for mapping on/off buttons via MIDI
- Added MIDI mapping actions for slicer and to preview tracks
- Many bug fixes and performance improvements
djay 2 for iPhone 2.7.6 changelog:
- Enhanced Apple Watch integration: introducing automatic transitions
- Added support for Reloop Beatpad 2 DJ controller
- Fixed iBooks showing up in media library
- Improved accessibility with VoiceOver in the media library
- Bugfixes and performance improvements
Both updates are free for existing users.
djay 2 for iPad, a $9.99 download, received a small update yesterday fixing launch issue on iPads running iOS 7.
djay 2 for Mac is $49.99 in the Mac App Store.