iPhone 4 App of the Week – Tap DJ

By on March 9, 2011
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“Hey, Mr DJ put a record on I wanna dance with my baby!”

Good: Nano turntable at your disposal, Million dollar signing contract waits if done right.
Bad: People with bigger thumbs and Nora the Piano Cat should have a problem with mixing.
Price: AED 8
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Say what you may about the short comings of digital music, but its been reviving the music industry since 98, steering the course of what maybe the oldest form of entertainment known to man.

It has introduced many new artists who started off as a garage band to eventually see them perform to a packed audience at the Garden, Wembly, Coachella and Glastonburry.

Countless record labels have been saved from the brink of bankruptcy purely on a bad calling of theirs when it came to signing overpriced artists that just ran out of steam and got lost in the transition somewhere with the sudden shift of dynamics to the digital era of techno,lounge,progressive, Drum N Bass and Dubstep.

There has been another leap which has been in the creation or dissection of music, insteps our aural Savior the DJ (disc jockey) they come in many shapes and forms some are tubby like a baby panda others skinny and rakish like the missing link between man and insecta if ever there was such a distinction in genealogy, on the upside there has been an influx of female DJs “So good on you ladies finally some eye candy woo-hoo!”.

Tap DJ is an app that lets you fulfill you dreams at being a disc jockey its simple to wrap your head around, a pretty mirror of an actual mixing deck complete with bells and whistles; retailing for a meager two dollars it smashes scratched vinyls in the face of other desktop apps that can retail for around fifty dollars or so. You can tell attention to detail was taken here for even the apps Icon art is a tiny turntable that’s dare I say it “sweeeeet” to look at its rendered in 3D giving you the illusion of depth and honestly should win a mac design award purely on app art as nothing comes close to it.

Its fully integrated with your iPod library thus neatly displaying your library according to artists, songs playlists, albums,uploads and does far better a job then the native iPod app, apple should surely learn a thing or two from these guys. Tracks can be procured using USB and WiFi transfer also.

Of course DJ-ing would be nothing without sampling so under this tab you’ll find the usual array of bits and bobs such as blow horns, countdowns, sirens, drum loops of all manner ranging form Arabic to funky, cheesy one liners and even the deep throat sound offs from a Issac Hayes a.k.a. Chef (south park) knock off.

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