Algoriddim has released djay Pro for Windows. The DJ software has been recreated from the ground up for Windows 10, specifically leveraging the capabilities of the Microsoft Surface lineup. djay Pro delivers an experience that bridges desktop and touch interaction while seamlessly integrating with iTunes and Spotify, allowing users to mix millions of songs instantly.
"We're thrilled to unveil djay Pro for Windows, " said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. "Our mission has been to open up DJing to everyone. By introducing our app to Windows users for the first time, djay Pro has become a truly universal, cross-platform solution for all DJs. With direct access to Spotify and a native Windows 10 look and feel, djay Pro is the ultimate performance tool to mix music on Windows."
"We are extremely delighted to see the award-winning djay Pro app come to the Windows Store, " said Adam Denning, Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft. "This app showcases the power available for developers to build beautiful and engaging apps with the Universal Windows Platform. For us on the Windows Bridge for iOS team, it has been amazing to work with the brilliant minds at Algoriddim. Just as Algoriddim will create a world where every person can be an artist and bring their digital media to life, the Windows 10 Creators Update will empower everyone to create and share their best work."
Surface Studio and Surface Dial Integration
djay Pro fully leverages Surface Studio with its PixelSense display and it's the first app to support location-aware Surface Dial integration, say Algoriddim. With Surface Dial users can browse their music library, scratch, scrub, loop, and precisely adjust knobs and filters on screen and for each deck individually.
Built for Windows 10
djay Pro is built from the ground up as a native Windows 10 app using the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Users will be able to install the app through the Windows Store with a single click, requiring no additional setup. It can seamlessly use all available input methods such as keyboard, mouse, touch, pen, MIDI controllers, and the new Surface Dial to give the best possible control of all of djay Pro's features.
Bridging Desktop and Touch
To take advantage of Algoriddim's existing technology for high-performance graphics, audio, and hardware integrations, djay Pro for Windows was built in collaboration with Microsoft using the Windows Bridge for iOS project. This enabled creating a cross-platform app that bridges desktop and touch devices, while at the same time feeling completely native on Windows 10. Its deep integration with the Windows platform delivers an immersive experience with low-latency audio, smooth graphics, and plug-and-play hardware support.
djay Pro has official Spotify integration. It allows DJs to directly access their Spotify accounts to find, play, and mix millions of songs in pristine sound quality with up to 320 kbps. Its integration with Spotify's Browse section provides curated playlists for DJs to instantly discover new music by mood, genre, and popularity. Using Match, a feature that recommends tracks that go well with what the DJ is currently playing, users get an instant selection of tracks based on danceability, BPM, key, music style, and how well the song mixes with the currently playing track.
djay Pro integrates seamlessly with existing professional DJ hardware. In addition to supporting over 60 MIDI controllers out of the box by manufacturers such as Pioneer DJ, Numark, Reloop, and others, djay Pro also includes an advanced MIDI Learn system. This enables users to map each hardware control on their device to individual actions in djay Pro and customize their setup to match their style and performance needs.
Official Video: youtu.be/-MTNAsv-ZuY
djay + Spotify
A Spotify Premium subscription is required to access the Spotify music catalog. A 30 day free trial of Spotify Premium is available to djay users: www.spotify.com/djay. To learn more about using djay with Spotify visit www.algoriddim.com/spotify.