I was originally quite excited when I heard of the features of the new app. Many things I wished for since a long time. But I was hit by a number of issues I didn’t expect at all. A little background about me, I use djay since it’s first version and moved up to djay 2 and to djay pro. I used this setup first with a beatpad and then with a Mixon 4 as a resident dj every weekend. For me there are a few setbacks with the new app!
First I came across the fact that the 4 channel mode was stripped of so many functions like displaying the key of a track and the possibility to change the key. I can still use the button on my Mixon 4 but had no way of turning the key shift back on track 3 and 4, no go for me! The functions are still there but not accessible through the ui, In general the Infos and features djay pro offered were already good, which is why I don’t understand that they disappeared on the new app.
Next thing is that I wish the library as it is usable in the 2 track window would also be available on the 4 track window, and not only the small view. What comes on top, is that algoriddim hasn’t sorted the issues (like scrolling) with long track titles (important when you have a few different versions of the same track). Or am I missing something?
Another thing that I hate is, that the filter links withe the fx parameter and I couldn’t find a way to unlink them, so when ever I set up a delay on the fx and mess with the filter the delay parameter gets changed too. Really uncool if your trying to fade out something on the filter with a long delay but then it gets faster or slower with the filter…
I also found an issue with the scroll button, if you are in the library and scroll through your playlists you can’t access the playlist with the button push. Same goes for loading a track, I can’t load the track with the scrollbutton push.
One idea I have for the loop/producer section, please give that a master fader and link it to the sampler volume knob on the Mixon 4,so you can control the sample volume while you are in a different window (2 teack/4 track).
And one thing I would like to try but maybe someone has already tried it, I have an apc Mini from my desktop setup and want to connect it with a new camera connection kit plus the Mixon 4. Like iPad lightning goes into camera connection kit, apc mini goes to the USB connector of the cck and the Mixon 4 goes into the lightning port. And then I could use the apc mini to launch the loops and control their volume while using the Mixon 4 to dj. This way I could do alot more live remixing!
Another idea is to route the loopsection to one channel, like Channel 4, so I have 3 decks to djay and one to control the samples and apply fx to them.
There are more things I can’t remember atm. So I will update this as soon as I come across them.
Please algoriddim keep us in the loop, since you switched to a subscription base, you don’t have to hold information of new features and involve your user base more actively. Don’t only tell us you forwarded the problems but report what you guys are planning to do or not do. That would launch algoriddim/djay so much further and bring out even more potential this app surely has!
A patient and dedicated long term user