Algoriddim's Mac App of the Year djay 4 trades iOS and Mac features
Algoriddim is back in a booth at CES 2012 this week in Las Vegas, and TUAW stopped by to chat with the company as well as congratulate them on winning Mac App of the Year for its turntable music app, djay 4. We got to see the app early before it was released, and since then, Algoriddim's CTO Frederik Seiffert says things have been going well. The app is selling more copies all the time, and obviously, with the award and the holiday season, the end of 2011 was very lucrative for Algoriddim.
One of the reasons the app has done so well, says Seiffert, is because Algoriddim took a lot of what it learned about making apps for iOS, and brought that knowledge back to the Mac. The latest version of djay takes a lot of cues from the iOS apps, including the two big visual turntables, and even things like using the multitouch trackpad for gestures and the FX audio. Effects in general came back to the main app from the iOS world, and of course djay 4 has plenty of bells and whistles like beat matching, the ability to pull in music directly from your iTunes library, and Harmonic Matching, which will not only detect the keys of all your songs, but match them up as you mix.
Algoriddim's not sitting on its laurels to enjoy the award, though -- the company is working on future updates to all of its apps, most of which we couldn't hear about just yet. We were told that there's an update in the works to the djay Remote app, which allows the iPad or iPhone to control the djay 4 app, but we don't know what the update will bring. That update should be out in another week or two.
After that, Algoriddim is planning to go back to iOS and update those apps, and of course it has other ideas for a Mac-based djay as well. Seiffert says winning Mac App of the Year from Apple has lit a fire under Algoriddim's developers, and the company is eager to continue to earn its growing reputation.