David Gallant set aside his turn tables to try out Amido's Touch DJ app for the iPhone. The app doesn't have him ready to throw out his regular gear, but it does offer some nice features for on-the-go mixing. Check out his TMO Video Review for more.
Touch DJ is a DJ music application that comes with its own sound samples, lets you record samples with the iPhone's built-in microphone, and can import your own MP3 files for mixing, too. It includes standard DJ mixing controls such as play, rewind, bump and pitch change, and sports EQ controls for each song.
The app is lag-free, which is important when you are trying to get you mix just right, but the controls can be hard to touch -- especially when adjusting EQ settings. Unfortunately, it's missing a couple critical features: BPM (beat per minute) controls and auto-mixing.
The Bottom Line
Touch DJ offers some great mixing features and doesn't require a steep learning curve. Skipping BPM and auto-mixing in the first version hurts, especially since those features are available in other apps, but Adimo promises they're on the way in a future update.