APP OF THE DAY
Become an instant DJ
Djay, the audio-mixing app, will rock your next party.
djay - DJ App & Mixer
Mix Music & Remix Songs
Like all art forms, becoming a DJ requires skill, attention to craft and hours of practice. But djay can help expedite that.
It teaches and simplifies the process of audio mixing through a visual interface that’s slick enough to have earned an Apple Design Award.
The app opens to a classic two-turntable setup. To begin, pick two songs to mix, preferably with roughly the same beats per minute (bpm).
Here’s where the fun starts: you and djay need to match the beat. Adjust the bpm by speeding up or slowing down the records using the sliders at each edge of the screen. Or tap Sync and let djay do the heavy lifting.
To get your bearings, move the volume slider at the bottom of the screen left or right to focus on one song. And don’t be discouraged if this process takes a while – it’s tricky.
Once you’ve got the basics sorted you can take advantage of the fun shortcuts djay offers. Use your finger to scratch the record. Loop four or eight or 16 bars to create your own breakbeat. With the app’s haptic feedback capabilities, you can actually feel the beat while you’re editing waveforms.
Add extra bass or a sea of spacey sound effects. Or activate the Automix feature to let djay handle the transitions between songs. You can even control your decks from your Apple Watch.
Professional DJs make filling a dance floor look easy. It’s not, but with your patience and diligence djay makes it easier.