Today, the creators of the world's best-selling iOS DJ software, Algoriddim, release djay 2 optimized for iOS 7, adding fresh UI elements, enhanced audio features, and exclusive "Artist Packs." Unveiling a whole new interface, while still retaining the award winning design of djay, Algoriddim introduces a new music library, which has been graphically updated to reflect the new iOS 7 design language.
This update for djay 2 also brings support for enhanced audio features in iOS 7, including Inter-App Audio, allowing djay 2 to be used from within other music apps. With this update, users will now be able to add an input track from their mixes directly into other audio apps to get even more creative.
"We are very excited about the design and audio enhancements introduced to iOS 7," said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. "With iOS 7, djay 2 can now easily connect with other apps using Inter-App Audio, making it an open and flexible tool for musicians and DJs. The new modern design elements of iOS 7 integrate beautifully with our award winning interface making this the most polished version of djay ever."
Moreover, Algoriddim introduces "Artist Packs", a collection of 12 exclusive audio and vocal samples that can be loaded to the integrated drum pad sampler, allowing the user to trigger beats and vocal samples from their favorite artist in their live performances. As innovators and trendsetters in the music industry, prolific artist Snoop Dogg and scratch master DJ Qbert are the first artists to have exclusive sound packs included into djay 2. Fans will be able to mix in notable Qbert beat samples as part of his "Beat Kit", as well as classic West Coast Snoop Dogg sounds, including his infamous phrases like "Fo Shizzle."
"I'm lookin' forward to giving my fans that classic West Coast Snoop sound to mix and match in their original DJ sets. You know, some of my favorite sayings like 'Fo Shizzle Dizzle,'" said Snoop Dogg. "As an artist, I want to keep innovating and giving my fans content in ways no one has ever done before."
In addition to the "Artist Packs," djay 2 also introduces an exclusive "Skratch Tools" feature, a collection of unique Qbert sounds that users can load onto the deck to scratch. Created by scratch grand master DJ Qbert, this is the first time djay 2 users will be able to scratch over their music using hand crafted sounds that are ideal for creating an amazing scratch performance. Users can easily access these exclusive sounds by tapping and holding the library button, which will present a new pop-up interface to access DJ Qbert's "Skratch Tools," instantly loading it onto the djay turntables or HD Waveforms.
"I'm very excited to have my sounds built into djay 2's Skratch Tools," said DJ Qbert. "One of my passions is to teach the art of DJing, whether it's with djay 2 or my Skratch University online classes. The tools we've added to djay 2 are going to open the doors on what fans can do with scratching using the iPad and iPhone...and it's just the start!"
djay 2 is available on the App Store for $1.99 on iPhone and $9.99 on iPad.
djay 2 for iPhone supports iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 4th and 5th generation running iOS 6 or later.
djay 2 for iPad supports iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3 and the new iPad 4 running iOS 6 or later.
Algoriddim's flagship product djay is popular with an international audience of millions of users, from consumers and music lovers to professional DJs and renowned artists. It has won prestigious awards including the 2011 Apple Design Award and was named App of the Year by Apple in more than 100 countries as part of App Store Rewind 2011. Over the past years it has maintained its high-ranking as the #1 DJ app on the App Store and has launched partnerships with renowned artists including David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, and Far East Movement. It is fully compatible with dedicated DJ controllers from leading hardware partners including Vestax, Numark, and Pioneer.
Algoriddim, founded in 2006, creates state-of-the-art music and video applications for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Combining sophisticated technology with intuitive design, Algoriddim eliminates the boundaries between consumer and professional-level software. Algoriddim's goal is to create a world where every person can be an artist and bring their digital media to life.
About Snoop Dogg:
An entertainment icon and with more than 20 years in the business, Snoop continues to pave the way for everyone in the hip-hop and entertainment industry, serving as a mentor to many new and established artists. Being the trendsetter he is, Snoop stands at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning and multi-platinum albums and songs, critically acclaimed films and television shows, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series "GGN News."
About DJ Qbert and DJ Qbert Skratch University:
Richard Quitevis was born October 7, 1969, in San Francisco, California. Known by his stage name DJ Qbert or Grandmixer Qbert, is a Filipino-American Turntablist and composer. He grew up in the golden age of the San Francisco Bay Area DJ battle scene of the late 1980's. Battling and training in the art-form is what sets DJ Qbert apart from the rest. He is relentless in unlocking the sounds and systems of scratching. It is Qbert who is credited for championing the turntable as a musical instrument. He is often referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the turntables, known to make them sing in complex and unimaginable ways. He has invented more scratching techniques and musical innovations than any DJ in history. Qbert is credited for being the world ambassador of the DJ as a musician and turning the turntable into a respected musical instrument.