Music apps firm Algoriddim has updated its djay app, both the desktop and smartphone versions, to allow integration with Tidal and SoundCloud for both live audio and video mixing. Users do, however, need to either be Tidal subscribers or have a SoundCloud Go+ premium subscription to avail of the new features.
The VJ side of it comes from plugging into Tidal’s catalogue of music videos. “The integration of music video streaming through Tidal and free to access hand-curated content from SoundCloud is unprecedented and continues to push the boundaries of streaming and DJ technology,” said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. “By providing DJ friendly songs when you launch the app, we are not just providing users the tools to DJ, we are giving them the perfect tracks to start mixing right away.”
The djay app is free to download but the Pro version costs $4.99 a month (with the desktop version costing $49.99 for Mac or PC). This is not the first app to sit on top of DSPs to allow users to DJ. Pacemaker was doing it with Spotify back in 2014 and edjing worked with both Spotify and Deezer on something similar.