Come on Algorithm. Now is the time to get those hardware partnerships sorted.
I know a ton of DJs who run djay Pro as a backup - and would switch today if they fixed these two problems:
- Library Management
- Hardware Compatibility
As someone in the YouTube comments has mentioned, the lack of iOS* drivers for certain products is the issue, and that’s down to Pioneer (etc) to develop and provide them - which they probably won’t, because so few users of their products want to use them with smartphones.
- Probably Android too, if it’s even possible.
Unless the hardware is designed to work on all platforms then support has to come from the equipment manufacturers, not Algoriddim.
[later] He’s saying it’s not a clickbait video, but in a way it is - because of the claim that he can’t use it, period. He COULD use it, with certain caveats.
Cleveland has a huge selection of kit at his disposal. Chances are, he has kit that would work cross platform e.g. Reloop controllers.
The Laidback Luke thing, with him carrying around a Mixtour, that he can plug into any mixer in any venue and DJ from his phone. Why not, Mr Terry?
As a 6000m, 5000m, FLX10 owner i agree with the video.
Apart from playing with it on my phone when taking a dump …i dont get much use out of it.
The other barrier for me is that Djay does not read serato crates stored on external drives. That needs to be sorted. I have no interest in jumping through the hoops of Apple Music (fka Itunes) to use my Serato crates.
I agree. At least get the screens working with Mac. Not all integrations have that. VDJ does in all if not most cases. As stated the new Hercules T7, controller of the year 2023. Come on we can do better.
Hardware compatibility is the weakest link for DJay Pro. I’m fortunate enough to have gear that works perfectly with DJay Pro but I wish I had more controller options. Hopefully Algoriddim has something in the works to address this.
If it’s a case of Algoriddim not having enough staff or resources to do all this mapping, maybe something could be introduced where user mappings could be downloaded from the Algoriddim site after being checked and approved.
Atomix have done this with VirtualDJ for a very long time, where users can upload maps for non native devices, which will be made available for download once they’re confirmed functional.
Excellent observation. I am one of those DJs who use djay Pro as a backup and I would change if they solved these two problems as you rightly say:
If they then added the possibility of exporting to a USB stick to be able to use it on CDJs it would be like the icing on the cake.
Yepp. The majority of deejays want to just plug in and things just work.
With @Slak_Jaw they have a really great mapper. Just the basics would work for each controller, then the user can learn to map more complexities.
I wrote to him the following and he keeps deleting
“Perfect your craft with your chosen equipment and software. If you’re a hardcore Serato user, embrace it fully. Forget about anything else.
If you’re frustrated with software compatibility in your reviews, consider using compatible hardware for a more accurate evaluation. Challenge yourself to use it exclusively for at least a 3-month period.
Since I started using Djay exclusively on iPad since 2013, I’ve never encountered issues at any event, large or small. The hard adjustment was worth it for what I believe is the future—a natural, fluid touchscreen software. Using iTunes Match for library storage, integrated with iTunes, and now with Apple Music streaming, it works flawlessly across devices. No hardware or software issues. Upgrading any iOS device is simple: sign in to Apple ID, download the library and Djay, sign in, and everything, including playlists and cue points, is there. Works seamlessly with Algoriddim’s recommended list, as simple as plug and play.
Your review is understandable, but it may have some flaws.”
I have not deleted a single post of yours, so let’s not start that rumor. There’s enough untrue rumors about me. I never delete posts. You are absolutely entitled to your opinion. The video was more than just about me. These are common complaints that I get on my podcast, in videos and on my DMs. I’m not sure what perfecting my controller has to do with the fact that many pieces of equipment either don’t work, or haven’t been updated to work, it’s very frustrating for people who’ve invested in gear. I’m just being their voice. Obviously, the easiest way is just to buy things already approved by djay but new gear comes out all the time and people like upgrading.
That may have been your intention, but there is an awful lot of first person talk in the video. “I can’t” is repeated a lot. “I want”, “I need”, “my equipment” etc.
Even in the preview image at the top of the thread. In big red letters it says “MY problem”.
Something to bear in mind for the future, perhaps?
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Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and interest in djay and its hardware integration.
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Yeah sure buddy
There is not such a thing as one controller fits all everything on that video applies to all software.
My technics 1200s don’t work with serato plug and play so that’s why I never liked it and serato has a big problem
I think it would a wise move to implement what’s hot right now and what most folk are using. That way you’re standing on top. Djay pro now I think is the best platform. I’ve pretty much used or certainly tried them all. With 5.1 the Algoriddim team have an opportunity to take advantage. Not sure what the issues are as to why you don’t implement natively more quickly, I am sure you have reasons for it. Just doesn’t make great business sense to me. I know Algoriddim is a relatively small company. Not sure how small but if you have the most cutting edge dj software that has really excelled then surely hardware native compatibility has to be really high priority now. Just my 2 cents. I love djay pro, just wanna see it progress.
I’m glad some one can agree with this. I’ve been saying this for years if they would fix the small stuff, they would be on top of the world, but they won’t @Cleveland_Terry you are 100% correct.
Rane 4 full compatibility and functionality with stems working off the pads with a slight echo as it fades out like they do in Serato would be nice. .
I would have deleted that comment also… disrespectful