Seriously, we could get used to getting an awesome review of djay every week. After last week’s great review in German, Macworld just published their own review of djay, where composer/musician, media artist, and technology writer Peter Kirn really got to the gist of djay:
Many people are just looking for a tool that combines iTunes’ playback library with the basic tools for mixing, scratching, effecting, looping, and sharing music. And for that purpose, you’ll have a tough time beating Algoriddim’s Djay. Surprisingly, more-serious users may want it in their arsenal, too.
The article contains lots of neat details about djay, taking you through most of djay’s more advanced features. It’s a great read even if you are already a djay user. You can read the full article on Macworld.com, giving djay a total rating of 4.5 out of 5 mice!
For beginners and music lovers, Djay is simply the friendliest way to have some fun with your music and start to explore DJing. […] The fifty-dollar price is reasonable and even makes the program appealing to advanced DJs as an addition to their setups.
The German magazine Macwelt, sister publication of Macworld USA and Macworld UK, just published a great review of djay. Just in case you don’t speak German: Macwelt called djay a “music software for home- and Pro-DJs with slick trackpad-control” and especially noted it’s “high addictiveness”:
With it’s easy operation, persistent Mac-style and a lot of functionality, a high fun factor is guranteed. […] Once you have familiarized yourself, the software won’t let you go.
The overall verdict brought djay the top rating of 1.1 on a scale from 1 to 6:
[djay] offers everything you need to sample and mix tracks from the iTunes library. The slick operation with the trackpad is easy and precise, and gets very close to a real turntable.
We had a great chat with Scott Sheppard on his show Inside Mac Radio talking about how djay makes the once-complicated world of professional DJing accessible to any Mac user, its intuitive multi-touch control and how you can also use it to record great mixes for videos and podcasts. The show was recorded a while back in November, so unlike said on the show, djay is in fact also available in the Apple Online Store.
Listen to the show below, or download the podcast episode on iTunes. We’re on at about 00:21:30 into the show.
Today we released djay 2.3, a great (free!) update to our favorite DJ software!
For this update, we worked closely with the guys from Rogue Amoeba to make djay integrate seamlessly with their Nicecast online radio broadcasting software. Now you can create your live set in djay and then broadcast the stream to the world with Nicecast. Setup couldn’t be any easier: After selecting djay as the music source in Nicecast, information about the current song from djay will be provided to listeners automatically. It’s the perfect solution for online radio DJs or anyone who wants to broadcast their favorite music.
djay 2.3 also features a new “Auto Select” feature for pre-cueing with headphones. With this, djay will automatically select the right turntable to play through the headphones, while the other is playing through the main speakers. Finally, a new power button for each turntable simulates how real turntables gradually slow down the record when being turning off — bringing djay one step closer to the acclaimed analoge world.
Use our automatic update check to update your copy of djay (free for all registered users!), or download our free trial version if you’re a new user.
In one word: Macworld Expo 2009 was amazing. From the very fist day we had so many people wanting to try out djay that we soon wished for a bigger booth. On the second day, we also received the O’Grady’s Best in Show Award for djay, which resulted in even more people hitting our booth. But showing a really great product to people and experiencing their excitement was a truly satisfying experience.
Apparently, this showed. Our user Chris B. from Sacramento sent us these very nice lines:
Saw [djay] demo’d at MacWorld 2009. The people at your booth were the most knowledgeable, friendly and helpful people in the WHOLE place!!! Most impressive was I went on the Friday, the last day and they were still as excited as if it was Tuesday.
And Tom D. from San Jose:
Saw djay touch you music at MacWorld and just loved it terrific.
Thank you guys! Glad you enjoyed it as much as we did.