Two Turntables And An iPhone: iDJ Live


Back in the day, DJ's needed to bring hundreds of CD's (or LP's, natch) along to a gig, because in the DJ game, one needs to be prepared. Nowadays, all a DJ needs is an iPhone and Numark's latest product, iDJ Live.

As seen in the video above, the rig hooks to your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch via the 30-pin dock connector and interfaces with Algoriddim's djay app:
iDJ Live features two large performance platters and a central mixer section with a crossfader, buttons and knobs to recreate the two-decks-and-a-mixer setup that professional DJs prefer. iDJ Live comes complete with an iPad DJ stand, custom audio cable for connecting to a sound system and headphones, and 30-pin dock connector for iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
iDJ Live is $99.95, locate a dealer for more info.

djay for iPhone/iPod Touch is on sale for $0.99. [iTunes]

djay for iPad is $19.99. [iTunes]

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112 months ago
Let me just make it clear that I embrace technology very much and make my living as a computer tech. It's only really DJing that I stay true to the old ways.

So I don't seem like a fraud I am including a snap shot of my setup. I spin mostly Reggae and Dub but also some Hip Hop and Trip Hop.:



Dual Tech 12's and a Stanton mixer.
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112 months ago

Then get two decks and spend £10/$10 per vinyl. Be my guest.

I spent £10,000 on my collection and it was fun at the time... But technology moves on. It's a great step in the right direction IMHO.

Joe (bored with vinyl purism)


Sounds to me like you were more a trendy type collector. You're certainly missing the whole point. You've devolved yourself. Is that wise? Is that fair to yourself to have such horrible devolved standards? I don't think so.

Not everything on earth needs to evolve. Also, how is it evolution when the end result sounds like garbage? Do you actually think this flimsy plastic piece of junk can legitimately replace the real thing with any level of quality?

It's truly sad how easily people accept 2nd or even 3rd rate junk as a legitimate answer to fill a need. I would hope that Mac people would have higher standards.
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112 months ago

Good observation. It does look a bit light/flimsy.
And the link to their site offers very little (eg: zero tech specs).
For $100, I expect more info and a better build (yes, I realize I have not seen/touched one in person).


You're not gonna be able to find any piece of gear with good build quality for $100.

Microwave DJs.


Yup
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112 months ago
It's a start at least, hopefully better thing pop up in the market

This is what all DJ's wanting to use a iPad for playing was waiting for
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112 months ago
I think people need to remember the purpose of a cheap $100 controller like this. It's an entry level product. No pro is ever going to use this... (unless it's as a portable mini rig for fun). This is for teenagers or people who are new to "DJ"ing. If I want an introduction to dj'ing and possible turntableism, am I going to spend thousands of dollars on a fancy rig and a collection of vinyl? Probably not. But getting this controller and and iphone or whatever allows someone to try it out and see what it's like. And maybe even (gasp!) have a little fun.

I've owned a lot of expensive instruments in my day, but I don't get mad at the cheap $100 guitar they sell at walmart. It's a basic guitar that's probably fairly crappy. But it works, and it allows people to get started in playing guitar. It's not meant to replace my fancy-pants custom ESP. Different purposes.
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112 months ago

society needs to come up with a different term for whatever you call that noise.


You sound like your parents. And their parents before them (damn hippy Beatles). And theirs before them (damn non-harpsichord music). Circle of life.
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112 months ago
In a place with some seriously powerful soundsystem, amazing bass and special speakers for the higher Hz sounds, in other words with the entire spectrum of sound at your fingertips, then the hypothetical DJ decides to play compressed mp3s through a mini-jack!

Perhaps if connected to some very basic speakers in one's room and one was holding a small gettogether and wanted to show off some DJing skillz, then sure.

Otherwise, this is the equivalent of plugging a 360p low bitrate Youtube video in a 1080p projector. Yes, we can hear the difference when you plug in your iPod and start iDJing. :p:cool:
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112 months ago
I agree 100%!



I'm sorry, but that noise gives respectable DJs a bad name.

DJs have been people who play music and host a show for years, society needs to come up with a different term for whatever you call that noise.


Wolffmann34

"A good DJ knows what you want to hear before you request it."

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112 months ago

Digital Vinyl System.

Now this is by far more interesting that that Numark Ion controller:

YouTube: video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=PAHhJQQw7dI)


That's pretty cool.
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112 months ago

Love the way the vinyl purists keep marking me down on here! :D

It's not as if I haven't spent a large portion of my life buying the stuff... :p


Ladies and gentlemen.. the winner for the most petty post in the thread.
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