DJM-REC lets you mix and record straight from your mixer.
You'll need a digital send/return style mixer, like Pioneer's DJM-TOUR1, DJM-900NXS2, DJM-750MK2 and DJM-450 models. There's a firmware update you'll need to apply to your mixer so it can work with the new app. Once you connect your iPhone or iPad to your mixer via the same lightning/USB cable you use to power your iOS device, the DJ-REC app is ready to go.
Full disclosure* This isn't so much 'news' as a reminder that it's often the simple ideas that turn out to be the best. Also it's a lot of fun. Back in 2007 a person/genius created a website called The Magic iPod that lets you mash up classic songs from the 2000s that are world's apart in terms of genre but actually sound excellent when you put them together…See more
Mash-ups, two songs remixed into one, can produce truly transcendent new music synthesized into more than the sum of its parts. Or they make hilariously dumb juxtapositions. Sometimes mash-ups can be both at once. I already went into my love mash-ups while awarding the magnificent mash-up rhythm game DJ Hero (along with the miraculous mash-up album Mouth Moo…See more
I made this haiku in three minutes, and it perfectly describes the charm of T he Magic iPod, a simple website with a few choice compatible songs from the iPod generation that lovers of mash-ups will enjoy.