Touch DJ

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.

Product: Touch DJ

Company: Adimo

List Price: $19.99

Pros:

Easy to learn, can record your own samples, supports importing MP3 files.

Cons:

Controls sometimes difficult to touch, missing BPM and auto-mixing features.

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DJ Darren

I purchased the TouchDJ app a few days ago. Overall I’m dissappointed with it but optimistic that the developers will improve it’s functionality. The lack of a functioning BPM Counter is disgraceful and leads me to ask WTF were they thinking when setting out to develop this? Who TF are they? Certainly not DJs! And also as previously mentioned a simple “sync” button would also greatly improve the usability of TouchDJ.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been waiting for an app like this to come out for a long time and it is a welcome development but there are some serious issues that need to be addressed before this app will earn any credit from any type of DJ. This is not for professionals, this isn’t even suitable to use at a house party. It’s a toy, and until the formentioned issues are addressed, that’s all it ever will be.
I expect to see more big players coming into the market now that the bar has been set, pity the bar isn’t already higher though!

DJ Darren

David
You forgot to demo the crossfader in the video above?
But I must admit, it took me a while to find it!

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