A free trial version is available now from the Algoriddim website
Algoriddim's ultra-affordable DJ package djay has been around in various forms for over a decade, but until now it's always been the exclusive province of Mac, iOS and Android users. That changed today, with the arrival of djay Pro for Windows 10.
Once thought of as a 'toe in the water' app for beginners and casual users, the arrival of the Pro version of djay in 2014 marked a shift in strategy, as Algoriddim took aim at the likes of Serato and Traktor. The ace up their sleeve was to take the software's already super-smooth integration with iTunes and add full Spotify integration, meaning djay Pro users had access to Spotify's vast catalogue of streaming music for mixing and blending purposes. And today that functionality becomes available to Windows users for the first time.
“We’re thrilled to unveil djay Pro for Windows,” says Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. “Our mission has been to open up DJing to everyone. By introducing our app to Windows users for the first time, djay Pro has become a truly universal, cross-platform solution for all DJs. With direct access to Spotify and a native Windows 10 look and feel, djay Pro is the ultimate performance tool to mix music on Windows.”
djay Pro for Windows is optimised for use with Microsoft's own Surface range of tablets and hybrids, which means (apart from anything else) that Surface Dial owners can assign their multipurpose rotary switch to be a volume control or pitch fader. It's also compatible out of the box with over 60 popular DJ controllers from the likes of Pioneer, Numark and Reloop.
The video below gives you a look at some of the software's capabilities...
The full version of dJay Pro for Windows costs $49.99 (£40 approx) and is available in the Windows store, but you can download a free 15-day trial version from Algoriddim's own website.