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waverboy
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Member since 2007

Posted Wed 21 Dec 11 @ 1:53 pm
Just wondering if VirtualDJ was slated (pun intended) for the iPad or Android in the near future. I know that the iPad doesn't currently support multiple stereo audio channels, which prevents being able to pre-cue with an external soundcard and still have your master mix in stereo, and is therefore a dealbreaker, but I'm hoping Apple will rectify that in a future model. I have no idea if any Android tablets support multiple stereo channels. At any rate, it would be great to be able to DJ using VirtualDJ all self-contained in a tablet, without having to use a laptop plus a mixer. I just love touchscreen interfaces, as well as travelling light with the gear. Thoughts, anyone?

kradcliffe
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Member since 2008

Posted Wed 21 Dec 11 @ 2:24 pm
Virtual DJ can not work standalone at present without a PC. The only app I know of to do what you currently want is djplayer (http://djplayer.net/)

It can use the iPad headphone socket as PFL then send the stereo output to another Apple device which you can then plug in to your mixer. You can also do it the other way round and cue from the second device and have the iPad plugged in to your sound system. DJ player has various config options and really is a great program if a bit fiddly to use. The quality of the wireless link is dependant on your router and bandwidth. it also does not work in ad-hoc mode between the two devices at present.

I have used it at a couple of gigs and it does not replace VDJ with a midi controller in any way. Good for parties and playing about though :)

P.S. There are splitter cables available which allow you to use one side for PFL and the other for mono output. They can be used with djplayer and the Algoriddim Djay app as well.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Griffin-Cable-iPad-iPhone-Touch/dp/B0056XAWOU

Keith

MAGAGAR80
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Member since 2008

Posted Wed 21 Dec 11 @ 3:23 pm
You do not have to use a mixer if you don't want to, you will however still need your laptop to run VDJ Pro and use the virtual DJ Iremote app to control VDJ with an Ipad. You will also need a sound card plugged into your computer, I used a native instruments audio 2. Plug it up to your headphones and PA system.

I love androids, my cell phone is an android but when I bought my tablets I went with Ipads due to the quality of apps available to them.

kradcliffe
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Member since 2008

Posted Wed 21 Dec 11 @ 3:31 pm
I am the same, Android phone (SE Arc S) but the ipad is the better tablet. Best of both worlds!

Keith

neoob
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Member since 2006

Posted Sun 23 Mar 14 @ 7:56 pm
I don't know if VirtualDJ it's going to be available on a "tablet" version. But if you want to take a look at some "tablet" options, you should consider one of the 3 options that I found.

1. iPad with TraktorDJ. I was DJing on a birthday party 2 weeks ago, with VirtualDJ of course. All of the sudden a guy comes to me asking me about my setup and stuff. He mentioned if I've tried DJing with an iPad to which I reply "No" of course. Then, all of the sudden he pulls his iPad out with TraktorDJ on it. Aside for the fact that I like playing mostly videos AND the fact that I am not very fond of the "i" devices or ecosystem, I have to say I was impressed by the capabilities of the thing. If you like minimalistic setups, this might be a choice to consider. All your music can be stored on the iPad. No more heavy laptop!

2. Android CrossDJ. Of course that after seeing the iPad/TracktorDJ combo, I immediately started looking for the "android version" of that. I found CrossDJ an app by MixVibes which it was close to what I saw on the ipad, but not as complete. It only made me daydream about ATOMIX buying MixVibes in order to add more features to the software. I know, it probably would never happen. But if does, I thought about it first. ;)

3. iPad with CrossDJ. Now, this option it's only for those of you that might not like (maybe even hate) TraktorDJ much, but that still own an iPad.

Like I said, I just wish that Atomix came up with their own "tablet" version of the software. Might be wishful thinking, but remember, we are going mobile more and more every time.

Thoughts?

kradcliffe
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Member since 2008

Posted Mon 24 Mar 14 @ 3:58 am
VirtualDJ 8 will be cross platform and will support iOS.

No word on Android, although I agree Cross DJ by Mixvibes is excellent.

Keith

kinley520
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Member since 2012

Posted Mon 24 Mar 14 @ 5:23 pm
Cross dj is sweet, I have it on samsung galaxy 10.1, if it had key lock it would be killer.

iansharp
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Member since 2010

Posted Mon 24 Mar 14 @ 7:34 pm
neoob wrote :


1. iPad with TraktorDJ. I was DJing on a birthday party 2 weeks ago...................Aside for the fact that I like playing mostly videos AND the fact that I am not very fond of the "i" devices or ecosystem, I have to say I was impressed by the capabilities of the thing. If you like minimalistic setups, this might be a choice to consider. All your music can be stored on the iPad. No more heavy laptop!

Thoughts?



You mix video but laptops are heavy?