Starnberg, Germany – November 19, 2007: Today algoriddim released the next generation of djay, its successful DJing application for Mac OS X. With its completely redesigned user interface and audio engine, djay 2.0 delivers much improved performance as well as even more powerful mixing capabilities. New features include an innovative Automix mode for automatic visual music mixing, a built-in Sampler tool and a Live Microphone with real-time echo and voice pitch changing making way for unlimited mixing possibilities.
“djay 2.0 has been redesigned from the ground up for maximum performance building upon a stunning, intuitive user interface” says Karim Morsy, CEO of algoriddim. “And with our new Automix mode, djay becomes your very own DJ at your next birthday party. It’s great fun to watch djay automatically throw together an awesome mix for you using the new built-in transitions like Backspin, Echo, Reverse, and Brake. And it’s so simple, you won’t even have to put down your cocktail.”
Creativity Taken to the Next Level
With djay’s new Sampler tool, users can create, play and loop sound clips taken directly from one of the two turntables or a microphone. These snippets can be saved for later access or be immediately integrated into the current mix. And using the new Live Microphone feature, users can now speak into the mix or sing to the music, adding echo effects or changing their voice’s pitch in real-time. External microphones and audio-hardware such as USB headphones used for pre-cueing are now automatically detected by djay when connected in and configured accordingly.
Mixes can also be recorded or sent over the Bonjour network in real-time for collaborative live mixing. After a mixing session, djay can now export the song history as a playlist to iTunes or save it as a PDF.
Seamless Integration and Pro Features
Integrating with the user’s iTunes library, djay makes it easy to access all the users music and playlists for finding just the right song within mere seconds. With the manual tap and beat-syncing feature, songs can be adjusted for seamless, professional transitions and a powerful time-stretching algorithm makes it possible to adjust a song’s speed without changing its key. Additional sound transformations include pitch-shifting, reverse playback, equalizing, panning, reverb, echo and Audio Unit effect plug-ins. These transformations can also be combined with the new looping feature, where users can select a particular part of a song to replay continuously. Loop regions and cue points are visually highlighted on djay’s turntable interface.
Support for Songs from the iTunes Music Store
Extra effort has been put into supporting songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store. djay 2.0 allows these songs to be played side-by-side with any other of the more than 30 supported audio and media formats. (Recording or AU plug-ins are not supported with DRM protected songs).
Pricing and Availability
djay is available for EUR 39.99 or $49.99 from the algoriddim website, where users can also download a demo version of the software. For more information, please visit www.djay-software.com.
algoriddim is a Germany-based software company that focuses on developing high quality applications in the multimedia area, primarily on the Mac platform. With expertise in both the music and the software engineering field, algoriddim creates innovative tools with a stunning user experience.
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