It’s been interesting to watch the development of ‘DJ’ apps over the last decade.
This category started with apps mimicking physical two-deck systems, but through apps like Pacemaker and Serato Pyro, has evolved into a space where the apps are as likely to be suggesting songs and even mixing them for you.
The latest entrant certainly falls into the latter category. Vibble launched as a free iPhone app this week, promising to “turn listeners into creators”.
Those listeners can hook the app up to their SoundCloud account and/or iTunes collection – not Spotify or Apple Music for now – then mix songs together using Vibble’s range of transitions and a swipe-based multi-fader.
“Music shouldn’t just be played – music should be played with,” as its App Store listing puts it. While it’s early days for the business model, the inclusion of ‘sound packs’ hints at potential for in-app purchases.