Billed as a technology designed to “deconstruct and mix music” based on artificial intelligence, Neural Mix is able to isolate vocals, drums and instrumentals — and it’s all happening in real-time with on-device processing.
Not only that, but you can also see those isolated vocals, drums and instruments side by side in multi-track waveforms. And while we’re at it, Algoriddim is also touting an enhanced Automix AI feature that now uses Neural Mix transition.
Other changes in djay Pro AI’s 3.5 update include a refreshed user interface along with a new dark mode for waveforms in two-deck mode, enhanced support for the Magic Keyboard, Accessibility and VoiceOver integration for the Neural Mix feature.
Here’s Neural Mix in action.
The Sequence Recorder feature is now accessible via the app’s Classic mode. Lastly, you’ll notice new fullscreen waveforms in two-deck mode and expanded screen in video mode. You can toggle the library/mixer icon to show large high-definition waveforms and video.
Because Neural Mix relies on resource-heavy machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms, you will need to have a newer iOS device that features Apple’s dedicated Neural engine hardware that speeds up those tasks in hardware.
Concretely, for the best experience using Neural Mix developers recommend using an iPhone or iPad with an Apple A12 Bionic chip or later, which includes the iPhone XS or later, 2020 iPhone SE, 11-inch iPad Pro, third-generation 12.9‑inch iPad Pro, third-generation iPad Air and iPad mini 5.
Although Neural Mix is also supported on older devices like the iPhone 7 or later and the seventh-generation iPod Touch or newer, your experience may not be as smooth as on newer devices powered by the latest Apple chip.
Advanced features require a subscription. Keep in mind that Neural Mix requires a djay Pro subscription ($5 per month or $40 per year). The feature is provided at no addition charge to all existing subscribers.