Are there any incompatibilities with Djay and OS X 10.11 El Capitan?

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Thinking about upgrading my MacBook Pro to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Just need to know if there are any issues with Djay.
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Sergio

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Adrian (Official Rep) 3 hours ago
djay Pro is compatible with El Capitan, as well.
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Chris Scheer

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ok.. Djay Pro is what i use.
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Rolands MrDjs

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After upgrading to El Capitan i have problems with my Djay Pro + Terminal mix 4. There is problem with master output. After reconfiguration Master Output it just resets all the time to internal MacBook speakers.... :(
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Daniel Amezquita

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I'm having the same issue with my Terminal Mix 4. Did you ever find a fix for it?
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Rolands MrDjs

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No, i don't know any fix for now... I'm vaiting for elCapitan & DjayPro updates. Hope one of them will fix this bug.
http://www.reloop.com/news/os-x-el-ca...
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Olivier Revillon

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Same problem with DJAY + Hercules MK4
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Rolands MrDjs

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Heiko Schiemann

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14 hour stresstest with El Capitan and DJ Pro.
Changing between Itunes,ext.Drive and Spotify.
Different controls via VMS 4 - NO PROBLEMS !
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Quique Miana

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could you help me with vns4 mapping for djay pro on macbook air...?
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DeeJay Black

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what about the original version of day
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DJ Ivan

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2010 macbook core duo, 8gb El Capitan Latest DJ pro, no problems so far.
Denon MC6000 (1st gen).
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DeeJay Black

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I have the original version of DJAY (v3.1.4) trying to decide if I need to upgrade to pro, but would like to keep my old version for the cleaner display.

I run djay 2 with a beat pad on my iPad.

Since loading El Capitan DJAY is not responding. Wondering if there are other issues, or if algoriddim has just given up on the original. I have been a user since the software came out.

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Date/Time: 2015-10-04 10:48:30 -0400
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.11 (Build 15A284)
Architecture: x86_64
Report Version: 22

Command: djay
Path: /Applications/djay.app/Contents/MacOS/djay
Version: ??? (3.1.4)
Parent: launchd [1]
PID: 1491

Event: hang
Duration: 0.87s (process was unresponsive for 222 seconds before sampling)
Steps: 9 (100ms sampling interval)

Hardware model: MacBookPro8,2
Active cpus: 8
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djmagicmoments

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Looks like you found your answer...

Upgrade and it works fine.
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DJ Ivan

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Can't you run them both?
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DeeJay Black

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Also I am still rocking Vestax Spin as my laptop controller. It is, of course, not connecting since DJAY is not responding.
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Koichi Tsunoda

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I'm having issues with the audio gets staticky once in a while, which seems to be correlated with CPU usage going above a certain threshold. I've turned almost everything off, and it's still happening.

Before upgrading, this used to not happen.
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Hey Koichi, I have the same problem, so does my fellow Sac WCS DJ. It's been going on for awhile for us, even without upgrading to El Capitan. Unfortunately, their tech support ran out of ideas of how to correct it or fix it. - Christina Parker
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Koichi Tsunoda

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Christina, what specific issues are you having? I believe I resolved one of my issues by simply logging off of Spotify. Are you by any chance logged into Spotify within djay Pro?
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I'm not logged into Spotify. Basically the BPM drops (slows dramatically) for 3 or so seconds, and then speeds back up. Sounds like I grabbed the table and held and then let go. The tech folks couldn't duplicate it and just said it's my Mac Performance, but I've found others with the same problem with much newer computers than mine.
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Koichi Tsunoda

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I've had that problem with Yosemite while staying logged into djay Pro. It happened 6 times (6 times!!) at BTS in 2 days. It used to happen on occasion, but it seems like the djay Pro's newest update (from August) made it worse. If I DJ for < 3 hours or so, it seems to be okay.

I think the problem is related to a high CPU usage still. For unknown reason(s) to me, the idle CPU of djay Pro is really high at around 20-30%. djay on the other hand idles (still decently high for an app that should be doing nothing) at around 8% or so.

*and* my computer spec is really good/new, as mentioned here: http://community.algoriddim.com/algor...
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Christina Parker

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Thanks for the info Koichi! That CPU usage doesn't make any sense, and it's rather embarrassing when it happens (6 times?! Bummer!)
I upgraded to that latest version of djay pro hoping that it would have a fix but it didn't seem to make any difference. I'll hold off on El Capitan until it seems like there's a solution.
I've gotten into the habit of closing pretty much every other app (except iTunes) when I DJ, but that doesn't seem to make any difference. As a note, I did have this problem in regular djay as well (started several years after I'd been using it without problems). That was when I upgraded to Pro on Algoriddim's suggestion. Unfortunately, it didn't fix the problem.
I'm going to check with my Apple resource on the off chance he has any ideas from the Mac side (even though it seems clear that it's from the app side). I'll let you know if I find out anything.
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Koichi Tsunoda

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In general, it's probably due to djay Pro (and djay to some extent) being a resource hog. :(
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Christina Parker

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Unfortunately, if they don't fix it somehow, I'll eventually have no choice but to abandon this software and look for something else.
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djmagicmoments

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It's not a resource hog in my system. Works great.
What are your specs?
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Koichi Tsunoda

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My spec is listed here: http://community.algoriddim.com/algor...

What does your djay Pro idle at when you're doing nothing?
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djmagicmoments

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My Djay Pro indicates no CPU usage no matter what I am doing.
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djmagicmoments

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May I suggest that you try DJPro WITHOUT the sound card attached and see where the CPU Usage is. Then, try it with the sound card/controller hooked up.

It may be that your device is simply not compatible.
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Koichi Tsunoda

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I've disconnected my sound card, and put my computer in the same usual state (no wi-fi, bluetooth, etc.), and it's idling at 25%. I wonder if there's an easy way to find out what it's actually doing.
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Koichi Tsunoda

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I've updated my other post with the info, but in short, the issue goes away if I use Apple's soundcard as my main output, and the USB soundcard as my prequeing. Well, the prequeing then will have audio issues, but that's okay compared to my main output having audio issues. At the best, I'd call this a workaround.
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I'm having similar issue with djay pro and mix deck quad , i can't seem to get the dam due audio settings right , I've been asking for help everywhere and nobody seems to respond to me
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Hey Koichi, have you had any joy with the issue? I've had similar experiences/issues over the last 12 months. Older MBP '11, running 10.10.1 and Djay Pro. Have had audio quality issue, skipping and hi CPU loading. It's def a bummer as Djay2 ran well and I do like the software. Could be time to look elsewhere.
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Koichi Tsunoda

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I started to use VirtualDJ. It's free and it's great :)
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ehoa warewhare

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Update looks promising so far. Loaded and testing at tonights gig.
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ehoa warewhare

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Almost went to VDJ and the released dropped here so I'm hanging in!
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Solving the momentary freezes:
1st ask yourself is the bottom casing on your laptop very Hot?
If the answer is YES , , , then your Hard-Drive has been running excessively too long and needs to cool off for about 4-6 hrs. Shut it down Now ! ! !

Then Restart your laptop after 4-6 hrs of rest (Cool-down) and you will not have the momentary freezes anymore until it gets hot again.

Note:
Don't leave your laptop on night and day because it will get Hot and create problems with it's functionality.
(Djay Pro and Mac El Capitan)

Hopefully this will work out for everyone,,,,It worked for me.

One more thing this also works if your MagSafe charger is not charging your laptop , , , Let it cool down for 4-6 hrs. and it will begin charging again.
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Hi there,

I also am a user of the older Djay version.

Since the upgrade the only reaction you get is a window letting you send an error message, before the app shuts down.

Is there / will there be an update or is it sink or swim and only the Pro version will work?
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i need help , i am having an issue getting the audio from my cueing right using mixdeck quad from numark , i called them and they have no answer for me, it doesn't give me a normal audio cue sound on my headphones , i have to split them one side has one channel the other has channel 2 on headphones and its annoying
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Hi Guys,

djay Pro is compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
Please note that some controller's drivers are not yet compatible with the new operating system.
Make sure that your controller is compatible with Mac OS 10.11 before upgrading.

Best Regards,
Lukas
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does djay pro work for vestax spin?
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I recently purchased a Vestax Spin to use as a spare car . Should I upgrade the controller firmware to do better interact with Djay Pro 1.2.1 ? Known delays when using the gain to increase the volume and pitch ( slider ) occasionally enchant . Thank you for any advice about .
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Viola Langhagen

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I just hope that the old Vestax Spin (3 years old) will work with the new OS Sierra.......
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I like the Djay free version not just because its free but the interface is simpler and easier to use. I upgraded to El Capitan and now I can't it to work, the turntable will spin but no sound and then if I click anywhere it freezes, color wheel spins endlessly.
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Hey there,

can you contact us via support@algoriddim.com?

That would help us a lot.

Cheers,Lukas E.
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Did you ever got the mapping for VMS4? If you did, do you wanna share then?