If you’re looking to DJ on your mobile device which app should you use? There’s a pretty cool app called Pacemaker for iPad that lets you pull music from Spotify and iTunes… But what if you don’t have an iPad or a Spotify Premium subscription?
Enter Edjing, a DJ app for tablets and phones. It is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and Kindle. In 2013 the app was named “Best App of the Year” by Google Play.
You can load up songs from your local music library, Deezer Premium, or SoundCloud (no Spotify).
There’s an automix feature that will automatically play through a list of songs. It’s pretty handy, but turning it off is a little confusing. Sometimes I think it’s off, but then it queues up an unwanted song.
There’s a variety of effects, but only gain levels and a couple of filters are free. If you want the full range of effects your best bet is buying Edjing Premium from the app store for $9.99.
You can easily record your mixes and share them via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, email, or text message.
The free version has great basic mixing tools for those who want to do it casually. If you’re interested in integrating a mixing app into a live setup I would recommend spending your $9.99 on Traktor DJ.
When Nina Ulloa isn’t writing for DMN she’s usually reviewing music or at a show. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u