A lot of DJ setups are going partially or fully digital, and frankly, we don't have a problem with the transition. We've been keeping our eyes on various new digital products for the DJ community, especially for the the iPad. Professional DJ's are showing up at shows armed with iPads, bringing technology front and center where turntables once ruled.
• iO Dock: the iO Dock is a pro audio dock for the iPad. Hook it up to microphones, instruments, professional speaker and PA systems, MIDI controllers, sound modules, video projectors and whatever else you'd like to create and produce your own music. If you're a DJ looking to do a little more than just spin records — add your own music into the mix.
• djay for iPad, $19.99: Turns your iPad into a full DJ system using the music from your iTunes library. Each song and album appears on the turntable, spinning as if you were actually spinning records. djay for iPad gives you direct access to your music library, automix for hands free djing and you can also record your performance. For those who like it easy; there's automatic beat and tempo detection, visual mixing with waveforms, auto-cut scratching and mixer and EQ controls. If you want to, you can even broadcast your mix.
• Novation Dicer: The Dicer gives you the ability to streamline the DJ process. The Dicer ships in pairs, so there's a dicer for each side of the equipment you're using (turntables, CDJs, mixer, laptop, etc). The Dicer can trigger samples, cue-points, loops and FX as well as browse through song selections and is optimized for use with Serato Scratch Live, Traktor Scratch Duo/Pro and Traktor Pro.
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