Soundswitch and DJay - is it possible???

This may be true but it points more to this software/app being for the bedroom dj and amateur. Djay has so many cool features but is always lagging the “industry standard” platforms in a few essential features while knocking your socks off with others. Apple Steaming and Stems.

The app makes it easy to Dj, period. If that means amateurs are coming into the space, newbs are calling themselves DJs…well, good. It’ll fight off the impending tsunami of autonomous AI playing music. (I’m already warming up my shaking fist and practicing my “get off my lawn!” Voice)

Better people ask for what they want than have extraneous and/or esoteric options foisted on them. But if that’s not how you see it, I’m sure you can find what you’re lookin. for elsewhere, unless you’ve the chops to build it

Continuing the discussion from dmx lighting control Support:

This is the main feature that is causing me not to transition to DJay Pro as my go to DJ Software. I’m a working mobile DJ. 2-4 events/week. I am Serato based. I will use Virtual DJ on occasion. I spin mostly video. Mac Book Pro. Simply clicking a button in Soundswitch ( Control One user) between the two is nice.
I have used DJay Pro/Algoriddim for at least 10 years as an IOS app for a backup and remote wedding ceremonies or as a backup should main system go down. Serato has been rock solid and only times i have ever had to use Djay Pro is when power was an issue.
The recent Apple Music addition
got me to download on my Macbook Pro and start to look at Djay as my main software. The DMX lighting control is my main hangup. If i have to reprogram or revert to a separate control software or controller it defeats the purpose.
This will be my main hesitance in converting and or purchasing a control product with Algoriddim in mind.

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SS used to advertise comparability with djay through Ableton Link, until it didn’t. The change happened quietly. But I suspect there may still be a way to have it work, because what’s happening behind the curtain is quite similar to a DAW/midi editing platform. We need some folk around here (other than @Slak_Jaw ) who are willing to dig into OSC. I suspect it’s not as daunting and unapproachable as a lot of folks tend to think.

Hi @Nathan_Baker, I’ve merged your other topic with this existing one to keep the conversation organized. Thanks!

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Im not happy to say I’m seriously considering switching to Serato simply because it works natively with Soundswitch. I’ve tried the Ableton Link “work around” that is terrible at best. I just can’t think of a good reason that Algoriddim would let this, from what I understand, open source protocol not work with their otherwise FANTASTIC software. I genuinely dislike using Serato.

This has been a source of discussion for years with no real answer. ABLETON IS NOT THE SOLUTION. IF Djay could tell Soundswitch what the BPM for the active deck is automatically, I might could get by. Ive never been able to get even that to work though. So unreliable I would NEVER trust it in a live situation, since some how Soundswitch tells Djay what the BPM is…

Algoriddim… You seem to really care for your users. IT’S BEEN LONG ENOUGH!!! PLEASE GIVE US FULL SUPPORT FOR SOUND SWITCH ASAP!!! Or tell us it will never happen so I can go complain to Serato that they don’t have the UI and features of DJAY PRO AI.

Your humble user,
DJ Beaver.


Hi @djbeaver, I’ve merged your topic with the existing Soundswitch topic to keep the discussion organized. In the future please use the search tool and refrain from creating multiple topics for the same discussion. Please also refrain from YELLING on this forum. This is not productive or helpful for anyone.

Thank you for the additional input. I will share this with the dev team for further consideration. We value all suggestions and consider them carefully. However, please understand that not all user suggestions can be implemented for various reasons. Also, as a policy we do not share product development roadmaps or timelines due to the nature of the development process. Please refer to this discussion on how our voting system works. Thanks for understanding.

Hi Algoriddim,

I also purchased and converted to Serato purely because of SoudSwitch compatibility. But I much prefer DJay in every other way. For me, the need for customizable lighting shows outweighs all the other benefits that DJay brings to the table. What’s needed to make this a reality?


I have also purchased Serato to use at my bigger gigs so I can have a professional light show… it’s a real bummer because DJay Pro is superior in practically every other way. Serato feels like running with ankle weights. I love this program but leveling my production up limits my usage of it. Seems to be the case with most folks here :frowning:


I still have this hope of using Soundswitch in Djay Pro, I’m still stuck with Virtual DJ for light shows.

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