5 of the very best DJ apps for iOS. DJ on your phone or iPad with these great apps!
Do you want to rock your house party set but only have your phone or iPad to hand? We have got you covered here are the best DJ Apps for 2017!
Check out our list of the latest and greatest apps for DJ’ing on the go! If you want to pick up a sweet pair of headphones to take your set to the next level check out our list of the best DJ Headphones or if you want to get really serious check out our rundown of the best DJ Controllers 2017.
The 5 Best DJ Apps 2017
Traktor DJ App
The Traktor DJ App has been around for the iPad (there is also an iphone version) since 2013. Since it first launched, the brilliant team at Native Instruments have continued to improve the apps and stay ahead of the competition with professional standard features and a brilliant, intuitive interface.
NI have gone against the grain with this app and instead of creating virtual turntables or job wheels, users interact directly with the waveforms of the track. Not only does it work better than most of the other apps we have tried, it’s also super-fun to use!
by NATIVE INSTRUMENTS GmbH
The world’s #1 pro DJ software brings high-impact DJing to iPad. Touch your tracks and create stunning mixes in seconds.
"Incredibly well designed and packed with great features." (WIRED)
"It's wonderfully tactile and a lot of fun." (The Guardian)
"Traktor DJ brings real DJ tools to the masses." (The Verge)
"They worked on every little detail to get the app just right." (Loop Insight)
///ABOUT TRAKTOR DJ
- Revolutionary DJ app by Native Instruments – makers of the leading pro DJ software
- Touch the groove using familiar iOS swipe and pinch gestures
- Familiar DJ mixer layout with crossfader, 3-band EQ, and filter on each channel
- Direct access to your iTunes music library from TRAKTOR DJ
- Stylish waveform display allows for simple looping and ultra-tight scratching
- Intelligent browser recommends songs based on compatible tempo and key
- Automatic tempo and key detection plus BPM sync for super-smooth mixing
- Notification Center gives you in-app access to tips and undiscovered techniques
- 8 built-in pro DJ effects including Reverb, Delay, and dramatic glitch effects like BeatMasher
- Audiobus integration allows two-way control of TRAKTOR DJ with other compatible apps
- Inter-app audio support allows TRAKTOR DJ to stream audio to other apps for further processing
- Plug-and-play integration with hardware controllers TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1, TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 and S4
- External mixer mode for sending individual deck outputs to separate mixer channels (if used with TRAKTOR hardware or splitter cable)
- Enhanced time-stretching, powered by élastique efficient V2 engine by zplane.development
- Flux mode – remix your tracks live, then drop back in at exactly the right moment
- Record your mixes live in high-quality on the iPad and share with your friends
Please note: The Metadata sync feature has been removed from TRAKTOR PRO 2. It’s still possible though, to sync metadata between two instances of TRAKTOR DJ.
///HARDWARE AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum requirements are iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation) or higher, and iOS 7.0 or higher. iPad 4 recommended.
///VIDEOS AND MORE
Watch the TRAKTOR DJ intro video:
Check out the TRAKTOR DJ Knowledge Base for support information:
///ELEVATE YOUR MIX
Want to get physical with TRAKTOR DJ? Check out the 2-channel mixer, controller, and soundcard TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1:
Want total physical control for TRAKTOR DJ? Try TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 or S4. These pro-grade, all-in-one DJ systems combine with TRAKTOR DJ to unlock additional features like Beatjumps, chained effects, and Classic DJ mode with jog-wheel tempo bending (sync and keylock off).
Cross DJ Pro
Cross DJ Pro isn’t the slickest app of this list, but it does have one HUGE advantage over most of the other best DJ Apps in the market, you can mix music directly from Soundcloud.
We also love all the filters and effects on this app, it’s a great fun app and works on both phones and tablets.
Cross DJ Pro
Cross DJ Pro
The best pro DJ app on iPad & iPhone, downloaded by millions worldwide. Mix tracks in perfect sync on a powerful audio engine. Engineered & designed by Mixvibes, digital DJing pioneer for 15 years.
FULL VERSION, ALL FX - NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASES, NO POP-UPS
***Due to copyright reasons, recording mixes with streamed tracks from SoundCloud is not possible.
"Loved the sleek interface & functionality" - Digital DJ Tips
"Killer keylock" - DJ WORX
"A full-featured quality mixing app" - About.com
"Clean, simple & professional look & feel" - Best-dj-software.com
/// MIX IN PERFECT SYNC
• Accurate BPM detection of your music, down to the last decimal
• Stable sync: one-press & the 2 tracks never go out of phase
• Quantize mode: hot cues & loops are automatically set on the beat
• Ableton Link: jam in sync with other Link-compatible apps (Remixlive, another Cross DJ Pro, Ableton Live, etc.).
• Inter-App Audio (node) & Audiobus (input master): send Cross DJ Pro's audio to other compatible apps.
• Customizable, manual pitch range (4 to 100%). Progressive, manual pitch bend.
• Waveform view: parallel waveforms for pitch-bending
• Accurate beat-grid editing: make any track sync properly (iPad only)
• Split audio: pre-listen tracks in your headphones before mixing them
• Automix: Cross DJ mixes your tracks & play music automatically, from any sources (playlist, album, etc.)
/// OUTSTANDING AUDIO PERFORMANCE
• Realistic scratch sound - as on real turntables
• Audio FX: Hi & Low-Pass, Echo, Delay, Flanger, Chopper, Roll, Phaser, Brake & much more
• Loops (16 to 1/32), slip loops, 16 large hot-cues pads
• Sampler: 72 samples, synced to the main player
• Record your mix & share it to SoundCloud, Facebook & Twitter
• Keylock mode: change BPM without affecting the tone
• Key detection: detect the key of the songs & know which tracks sound good together
• Autogain: automatically equalizes the levels of 2 tracks + Autosync
• External mixer: control EQs & crossfader with hardware mixers
• MIDI control with Pioneer DDJ-WeGO1&2, Mixvibes U-Mix Control Pro I & II, Numark Mixtrack Pro I & II, Numark iDJ Live I & II, Hercules DJ Console RMX 2, Hercules DJ Control Instinct, Hercules DJ Control AIR, Vestax Spin2
• Multichannel audio for USB compliant multichannel soundcard
/// INTUITIVE INTERFACE
• Industry standard DJ setup: 2 decks, crossfader, Cue/Play/Sync buttons
• 3-band mixer with DJM EQ preset
• iTunes integration: sort tracks by BPM, title, artist, album or genre
• Mix SoundCloud: your SC account in Cross DJ for free. Fast loading of tracks
• Sort your music library by title, artist, album, BPM or length
• History pane: display previously mixed tracks
• Play MP3, AAC, WAV & AIFF
• Separate tabs: swipe to display different panels on each side
• Big waveform view: scratch & see the music + set cue accurately
• Portrait mode: big single player
• Change each deck’s color: blue, orange, red, yellow, green, purple, pink
• Large pads & controls
/// FOLLOW MIXVIBES
Check out Cross DJ for laptop: www.mixvibes.com/crossdjmacpc
EDJ – (CDJ Alternative)
Got a mixer but no CDJ’s, this could be the solution. Plug your iPad in and turn it into a fully function CDJ with WAV form displays, jog wheels, cue buttons and more!
EDJ - DJ CDJ Mixer & DJing Scratch Turntable
by 8 Beats Softwares Inc
EDJ - DJ CDJ Mixer & DJing Scratch Turntable
Electronic-DJ transforms your IPad into a full–featured and powerful DJ system like all the CDJ available on the market. You'll have direct access to your iTunes songs and playlists. EDJ was created for professional DJ or beginners who want to learn mixing art with a powerful Deejay system, without buying an expensive CDJ.
To understand, see E-DJ in real life : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mYPiaQcRUk
Electronic-DJ is an scalable application who will receive new features in order to provide in the future the same experience than the best CDJ in the market.
Watch E-DJ with our movies:
House Mix : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjff60-BBec
Basics functions : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD4HfnDo2Lw
Features available :
- (NEW) tempo control (switch between mode CDJ or Turntable)
- Effects (Echo, phazer)
- Full iTunes library access with custom sort and search
- Advanced track search and fast play
- Auto BPM detection
- CDJ mode with stutter mode
- Fast forward and Reverse
- Full queue management
- Vinyl mode
- Full Pitch bend control (with button or JOG Dial)
- Full Tempo Control and detection tools
- Loops management
- Jumps management
- Backup and transfert settings to other iPads by iCloud
- Reverse Mode
- Lock Mode
- Full Waveform Control
- Complete help
Website / community
Serarto Pyro (Automatically Mix Your Music from Spotify!)
So you have spent hours making perfect Spotify Playlists but if your having a party, the last thing you want is gaps between songs. Serarto Pyro is like having a DJ in your pocket.
Import your music from Spotify and let the app do all the heavy lifting. Your music in the mix! the app will event make suggestions of new music that you might like based on your song choices! This free app is a perfect party starter.
Serato Pyro - automatically mix your music
by Serato Limited
Serato Pyro - automatically mix your music
Serato Pyro automatically plays and mixes your music and never skips a beat.
“Serato Pyro helps set fire to your aux cord” - Hypebeast.com
Pyro is the perfect music player for parties, road trips and working out.
To get started, simply create a playlist from music in your device's Spotify, iTunes or iCloud Music library. Pyro will automatically mix between songs, bringing you a continuous flow of music.
When your playlist runs out of music, Pyro will automatically select and play the next song based on your recent plays. The party never ends!
A PERFECT MIX
There’s no silence between songs and no bad crossfades, because Pyro uses an advanced algorithm to perfectly align the beats of the current song with the next.
Drag the playlist down to reveal the “Mix-up” feature, which rearranges your playlist based on tempo for the smoothest mix.
Our smart seek feature lets you jump to anywhere in the song while staying in time, so you can jump to your favourite part without disrupting the music.
ARRANGE AND REARRANGE
Whether you like to prepare your playlists in advance or switch it up as you go, Pyro makes it easy to arrange your music just how you want it. Move songs around the list or by nudging it left or right, dragging and dropping, or send it to the top of the queue by swiping right.
CREATE A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Recall every great party, workout or road trip you’ve had by checking out every Pyro session in your History. You can also rearrange and combine them, as well as rename them and save to your favourites.
• Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch
• Create playlists and mix songs from your iTunes library
• Stream over 30 million songs with Spotify Premium
• Transition engine: mixes songs together beautifully
• Recommendations: Pyro suggests songs based on your previous selections
• Mix Up - Let Pyro shuffle your songs into a smoother sequence for a better mix
• Non-stop music: Suggestions are automatically played when your selections run out
• Simple, intuitive design:
• Swipe left to remove a song
• Swipe right to play a song next
• Nudge left or right to drag a song to a new spot
• Smart Seek: stay perfectly on beat when skipping to any part of the song
Please visit our website www.seratopyro.com for more information or drop us a line at [email protected] if you have any comments or questions we can help with.
All the best, the Pyro team.
edjing Pro DJ music Mixer
Last but by no means list we have one of our favourite DJ apps. The edjing Pro, this great app is packed full of features. It’s a little bit more complicated than the rest but offers more control and features than pretty much any other DJ app around.
Import your music or stream tracks from Deezer or Soundcloud and get into the mix. This is probably the best app to choose if you want to get a little more serious about your mixing skills!
edjing Pro - dj mixer
edjing Pro - dj mixer
NEW: After edjing, the #1 DJ app with its +25 million downloads, discover edjing Pro, the track-mixing application that turns you into a professional DJ! No more need for over-sized DJ turntables: edjing Pro has been designed to reach the same level of features as a professional DJ controller, while keeping the iPhone or iPad ease of use.
WORLD-PREMIERE: edjing Pro is compatible with the Apple Watch!
Focus on your mix, edjing Pro does the rest!
Thanks to a brand new audio system, developed by DJIT’s engineers, result of five years of R&D, edjing pro redefines the boundaries of the mix experience. Access:
- Brand new audio effects, essential for experienced DJs – like the Slip and the Roll – coming directly from professional DJ hardware
- An automated audio effects synchronization on the BPM, the beats and the audio sequences of the tracks to obtain the best sound rendering
- A manual audio system settings for purists who prefer a total control of their set like the Pitch setting mode or the choice of the crossfader curve
- The most complete music library with an access to +50 million tracks (mp3, SoundCloud, Deezer,…)
- Two large audio spectrums for an optimal BPM tracking and beat matching
- An interchangeable interface with a turntable view mode for turntablists
- A ‘Record’ function in .aiff format to save your mixes in HD
- An ‘Edit BPM’ function to manually adjust the BPM of your tracks, with the possibility to modify it by ear thanks to the ‘Tap BPM’ or by eyesight with the dedicated spectrum adjustment
- A new ‘Freeze’ function to freeze one of the spectrum and play or replay the best instants
- A ‘Pre-Cueing’ feature that enables to prepare the next track on your headphones
- A smart mini spectrum that enables you to browse through the track
- Incredible color effects to add more texture to your mixes like the Super Filter, the Reverb, the Delay or the Echo Out
- Perfectly synchronized rhythmic effects on your tracks beats like the Beatgrid, the Roll or the Roll Filter
- A three-band frequency equalizer
- A brand new ‘Sync’ feature for a perfect synchronization
- An unlimited access to your SoundCloud music library
- A Deezer access with more than 30 million tracks available (for Deezer Premium Plus members)
- An access to your whole iTunes library
- A smart search feature to find any track in one click on multiple music libraries at once
- A ‘Queue’ function to prepare your DJ set in advance
- An ‘Automix’ function that automatically plays the tracks listed in the queue
- Airplay compatibility
- Apple Watch compatibility
- The application is not optimized for iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPad 1
YOUR CREATIVITY IS NOW LIMITLESS.
Let your imagination run free! edjing Pro enables you to explore your creativity without worrying about technical constraints by proposing the best sound rendering ever developed on iPhone and iPad. Realize unrivalled structure and rhythmic effects, synchronized on your beats tracks for an optimum result. Imagine. Mix.
Control edjing Pro with the world's first wireless crossfader: Mixfader.
More information on themixfader.com
Contact: [email protected]
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