I’ve recently played around a bit with both the Android and the Mac app. I’m still waiting for a Pioneer Wego3 Controller to add some fun.
My last DJ experience was with a Denon DN 2000F and two Technics SL-1200 so please excuse any lack of experience with up to date DJ software.
But now that we have it we can do a lot more things. Great.
I put some ideas into one post rather than opening posts for every idea. I hope you can discuss them anyway. Thanks!
Jump to first beat after initial load of a song.
The first thing i do (and every DJ i saw in my life) is looking for the first beat (and cue it). Djay allows to jump to the first cue point after loading a song but there should be a setting to jump to the first beat (at least to best guess) if there is no cue point yet. For most tracks Djay knows it quite well after analyzing it.
Make SYNC Button more intuitive.
I needed some hours to find out the sync button is used for two things: initially set the pitch (speed) of the new track AND to sync-start the track. It would be great to know which of the two states the sync button is actually at. Another way could be to use the play button as “sync-start” button. Maybe this could be a setting. I used the play button for hours until i found out what the sync button is able to do (by accident).
Make CUE point (buttons) more intuitive.
When using a tablet (nexus 7) i mixed up the buttons “set cue point” and “go to cue point” even after i used the app for hours. The “set cue point” button looks more like a record button to me. You could also lock cue points. I think there is another topic already here.
With my Denon CD Player i used PLAY - CUE all the time. Which means: PLAY starts the song and CUE jumps back to cue point AND PAUSES THE TRACK.
That was the workflow.
When beatmixing i never want the the song to continue playing when jumping back to my first cue point.
When using Djay App my workflow is (after i initially SYNCed the new track, see 2.):
SYNC - PLAY (to pause the track) - CUE (see 3.)
After that i can start with SYNC-play again. Three different buttons. I see a use for DJ’s who kind of hot jump to cue points while playing the track but thats not my case. Maybe this could be a configuration setting as well (pause when jump to first cue point).
I would love to only use two buttons.
Make the setting for locking tone pitch permanent.
So one doesn’t need to enable it after every start of the app.
Thanks for reading through this post. I would be happy to push some features up your issue queue.