Algoriddim's djay for iOS Goes Free With Optional Pro Subscription, Updated With New Live Performance Tools and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Algoriddim's djay apps for iOS and Mac have long been among Apple's favorite apps to show off at keynote events and in annual "best of" lists, with slick designs, demo-friendly interfaces, and utility that supports both fun and creativity with music and video.

    Given djay's visibility as a popular premium app, it's a significant development that with today's introduction of djay 3 for iOS, Algoriddim is shifting djay from a set of relatively premium-priced standalone apps to a freemium subscription model.

    With the release of the new djay, Algoriddim is consolidating a handful of previous iOS apps down to a single universal app available as a free download that includes features such as the Classic Mode turntable view, Automix Mode that uses Algoriddim's proprietary Automix AI engine to automatically identify optimal transition points and seamlessly transition between tracks with the touch of a button, iTunes and Spotify integration to pull from millions of available song titles, and hardware integration with select official controllers.


    While today's update brings some of djay's most popular features to users free of charge for the first time, those who want more can look to the djay Pro subscription, which unlocks unlimited access to libraries of samples and loops, the Looper feature Apple demoed at the iPad Pro event in October, support for dozens of MIDI controllers, and much more.


    With over 1 GB of audio and video loops and audio samples from a variety of genres available through the djay Pro subscription, the new Looper and sample pad functions allow DJs to build and sequence their own loops while mixing. The grid-based Looper supports up to 48 loops, automatically synchronized to the beat. And with new video loops, Algoriddim has brought its vjay app into djay, allowing users to mix synchronized video clips in real-time to add a visual aspect to their mixes.


    The new djay is also one of the first apps to really take advantage of the USB-C port on the new iPad Pro models, allowing for multiple peripherals such as an external display and a MIDI controller to be connected simultaneously.

    djay Pro is available with a seven-day free trial, after which it's priced at $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year. Existing djay users who previously purchased any version of djay are eligible for a discounted $9.99 djay Pro subscription for the first year. Algoriddim is far from the first company to shift a popular app from paid to subscription pricing, but it's certainly among the most prominent for those who have paid close attention to Apple's events, awards, and App Store features over the years.


    The freemium model opens up djay to many more potential users who previously might have balked at an upfront purchase price, and Algoriddim clearly hopes that some of those free-tier users will want access to more features and sign up for the Pro subscription plan. And shifting to a subscription model also gives Algoriddim greater flexibility such as the ability to offer free trials.

    The new version of djay is rolling out now [App Store] as a free download.

    Article Link: Algoriddim's djay for iOS Goes Free With Optional Pro Subscription, Updated With New Live Performance Tools and More
  2. HenrikWivel macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2016
    Nice. Love that app and the way it integrates so easily with my Wego04.
  3. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    Love this app, but not stoked on another subscription...
  4. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    So I’ve already paid for and bought the pro version years ago.

    I used it the other day and realized there were a ton of new features that cost money. The update was a while ago I think.
  5. Envo macrumors newbie


    Jun 9, 2015
  6. Starship67, Dec 12, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2018

    Starship67 Suspended


    Oct 28, 2017
    If these software companies keep up this subscription garbage, I’ll be able to get by on 32GB devices.
    Everyone of them that has gone to this model gets a negative review on the App Store and then deleted.

    They need me a heck of a lot more than I need them.
  7. matt_and_187_like_this macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2015
    I dont even bother opening the App Store anymore. Even simple notes apps are subscription based now.

    Without an option to filter out apps that require in app purchases I will never again browse for new apps in the app store...
  8. diego macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2003
    Canada & Mexico
    Exactly the same here. Impossible to find stuff, I just stay with the stock apps and a few basic ones like Telegram messenger.
  9. tsrail macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2011
    Could be a great app. BUT, it needs Apple Music integration first. C’mon Apple! Spotify has worked for years!
  10. mgauss7 macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2009
    Why do I get delays with the HomePod. Can it replace the internal iMac speakers? Seems the HomePod has a delay.
  11. McFreggle macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2001
    Dendermonde/Leuven, Belgium
  12. fourthtunz macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2002
    I wish I knew this before I bought the app!
    You purchase the DJ app thinking you can play apple files on it but sorry, so many are protected :(
    then you just up using iTunes.
  13. Starship67 Suspended


    Oct 28, 2017
    Pretty sure not even close to the same thing. I don’t think the App Store has an electoral college. But anyway.
    I vote with my wallet in the App Store and yes it makes me feel better and gives me peace of mind that I’m not contributing to them. If you feel different then so be it.
  14. Envo macrumors newbie


    Jun 9, 2015
    If someone can try:
    - Can you load custom loops into the looper section, or you "have" to use what algoriddim's provides?
  15. AndyDiamond macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2004
    The Black Lodge
    can you use other music streaming services apart from Spotify and Apple Music? I haven't stored any music on my phone since about 2011...
  16. travelsheep macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2013
    I'm a carpenter. I told my clients that from now on I also work on a subscription basis. This is to ensure that I may come by to check on their new garage once or twice a year, fix some stuff I didn't get right, maybe even install some new features too, or do a complete re-paint in two years from now. Provided that they keep up the subscription. If they stop sending payments I will remove their garage again.
  17. dingclancy23 macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2015
    I support subscriptions for continued development as long as it justifies your need to continually use the app. This app is used by professionals and if you are complaining with the business model then you are not the pro audience to be needing this app.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 12, 2018 ---
    If you are not a Djay then they don't need your subscription. It is made for a specific audience, and if you realize that the app is not good enough for your needs as a non-dj, then great. You can preach elsewhere.
  18. Starship67 Suspended


    Oct 28, 2017
    Gee your insight is so underwhelming. Thanks for playing though. Better luck next time.
  19. geekmee macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2012
    That’s it I’m done. Deleting the 2.0 version Maybe good for others... But not me.
    I am subscribing to Apple Music, now the player too!!?? Forget it.
  20. darkgoob, Dec 12, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 12, 2018

    darkgoob macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
    The best part was how Apple ignored it while all those “accidental subscription” scam apps raked in millions of dollars this summer while piling up thousands of 1-star reviews.

    Why can’t they just have trial software that expires, and then has paid major updates? Just give me the option to auto-update or manually update at paid versions.

    I hate the whole idea of “software as a service” for consumer apps. If I pay money for something, I should now own that copy forever, because I have many older iOS devices that I use as musical instruments. If all those apps were subscription-based, they would not work anymore because I don’t connect those devices to the internet or keep their OS’s updated.
  21. NMBob macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    New Mexico
  22. trainwrecka macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2007
    Great... another app that lets my subscription cost cover all the free users in hopes that it makes new users out of them. I would say it doesn't work, but it must. All of my favorite apps have gone subscription. I'm not subscribed to any of them, but I'm guessing other people are.
  23. cgs1xx macrumors newbie


    Jun 10, 2018
    London, UK
    I prefer the subscription based apps instead of "buy full price and if you don't like the app, bad luck" but I find nearly all monthly subscriptions exorbitant. Whether it's magazines, film, dating apps or whatever... same with djay, the monthly fee of £4.49 is ridiculous.
  24. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    So glad I stuck with the original and never bought this version. I'll never do app subscriptions.
  25. distemp macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
    I thought the addition of in-app purchases would be the worst thing to happen to the App Store but subscriptions seem to be giving them a run for their money.

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