I just got turned on to Logic Remote app on iPhones and iPads. It’s a game-changing, contextually-aware, secondary touch interface for GarageBand and Logic Pro. It’s revolutionary actually and offers so much for a dozens of different music production uses and workflows (see video tutorial: https://youtu.be/ZJueGWaYFCE).
This immediately got me thinking: why doesn’t djay have this capability? I can think of more than a few excellent uses for this as a companion touch interface for djay when using MacOS. Examples are:
Dedicate iOS device to loops and samples and have enough room on iPad screen for all loop/sample toggles plus faders for levels.
All effects buttons, knobs, sliders plus all Neural controls on one touch screen.
Full screen track selection and sorting interface with easy track preview activation so finding the right track doesn’t pull you out of mixing controls on laptop screen during a live set.
An so many more if it was modular and configurable so a DJ can mix and match controls similar to how djay on MacOS squeezes controls in now when you de/activate areas.
Logic Remote on GarageBand is contextual so that areas selected on laptop app causes relevant interfaces to appear on the iPad such as entering a keyboard synth track on the laptop brings up a playable virtual keyboard and synthesis controls knobs on the iPad or a drum sequencer brings up a grid of buttons for percussion sounds.
djay could have a mode like this to so that maybe different interfaces are offered to match selections elsewhere (though I could see this causing controls to change when you wouldn’t want them to as well).
I don’t use Windows or Android, but maybe this tech could work in that system too. Obviously, this is a huge programming and testing project for Algoriddim devs and a major change to the software suite. But I would jump on this is a heartbeat if available. I can hardly imagine a more useful tool set and it’s so available to so may with iOS device adoption.
FLEXIBLE FOR PROS & BEGINNERS
Another useful aspect of this is it’s great for people to immediately expand their DJ controller rig but also helps beginners without dedicated DJ hardware have a versatile setup right away with only a laptop and iPad.