Algoriddim’s award-winning djay apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac have long offered integration with both Spotify and Apple Music, the two most popular music-streaming services, but now customers can take advantage of the newly-added SoundCloud and Tidal integration, too.
SloundCloud and Tidal come to djay
According to Algoriddim’s press release, you must first sign in with your SoundCloud or Tidal account within your djay Pro app before you can use content from those services. These are important service additions because SoundCloud is the de facto go-to audio distribution platform for user-uploaded content, especially DJ mixes and the like.
If you use djay apps to entertain your guests, or perhaps you even mix music for a living, the ability to access SoundCloud’s extensive music catalog from within djay, as well as mix both underground and premium tracks, will make you a true star of every party.
djay’s Match feature has also been extended to SoundCloud’s music catalogue, bringing useful song recommendations that help users find the perfect next track for their queue.
SoundCloud integration requires a paid SoundCloud Go+ subscription.
Tidal, on the other hand, for the first time brings high-quality sound to djay users.
Like with SoundCloud, you must have a Premium or HiFi subscription on Tidal in order to enjoy high-quality sound in djay apps. And for the first time, you can stream and mix music videos from Tidal live, right from within djay Pro.
This pioneering feature opens up a new chapter for DJs and VJs, providing unlimited possibilities for video output, allowing users to mix between music videos the same way they would between songs. Djay users will also be able to receive an upcoming free three-month Tidal trial, which will be available to redeem within Algoriddim’s apps.
Tidal’s collections, including Top Tracks, Rising, Featured and Genre, can be added into your mix with just a few clicks. Conversely, users can now add songs or videos to their Tidal favorites while mixing in djay.
For those who use Ableton Link, they can now seamlessly sync the beats of djay Pro running on their Mac with djay running on an iOS device.
What’s new in djay 2.1
Here’s everything new in djay 2.1 for iOS and macOS:
- Added Tidal integration: million of tracks, music videos, high quality sound (Tidal Premium or HiFi).
- Added SoundCloud integration: millions of underground and premium tracks (SoundCloud Go+).
- Added Ableton Link integration: play in time with other Link-enabled apps on the same network (available via advanced preferences).
- Exclusively curated selection of DJ friendly songs available for free through SoundCloud.
- Video Streaming through Tidal.
- New improved beat sync engine.
- New improved graphics engine using Metal rendering.
- Lots of fixes and improvements under the hood.
The update is free to all existing djay Pro 2 users.
To celebrate the launch and make it easier than ever to get started with DJing, Algoriddim and SoundCloud are offering access to a selection of featured tracks for free via the updated djay app, no login required whatsoever.
Pricing and availability
An optional upgrade to djay Pro unlocks access to advanced professional features and an extensive library of sounds and visuals. djay Pro is available as a subscription via in-app-purchase for $4.99 per month. A 7-day free trial of the Pro subscription is available for all users, including full access to all content and features of djay Pro.