Waves Audio and Musicsoft Arts join forces to bring you Mashup, the first DJ app to bring Waves studio-quality processing to the iPad.
Sure, you could spend thousands of dollars on gear, and lug around records, turntables, and mixers. Or, you could fire up Mashup, a complete mobile DJ booth, with studio-quality EQ and analog-style resonant filters, Vinyl Touch glitch-free scratching, and independent time-stretch and pitch-shift for each of its two stereo decks.
• Dual stereo decks with studio-quality EQ and FX
• Independent time-stretch and pitch-shift for each deck
• Analog-style resonant high pass/low pass filters with exclusive touch ribbon control
• Free downloadable music from top DJs and producers
• Vinyl Touch glitch-free scratching
• iPhone and iPod Touch support in remote headphones mode
• Fully optimized for the new iPad with Retina screen
It's available in the iTunes app store for $ 39.99
|Anonymous Coward||04/09/2012 04:42|
Before I explain why I rated this app so low, please understand that i have been an International Dj for over 20 years, along a Music Producer for 18 years and worked with numerous famous artist from the industry in my life. I am more than savvy with technology and tried many apps for testing purposes and do a lot of reviews for brands like Pioneer and Native Instruments.
So you'll understand i got very excited when I saw that Waves, which reputation for excellency in plugins business has gone worldwide many years ago, was involved in a Dj software project. Specially as we are talking about an app working on an iPad or iPhone without a decent audio interface, knowing that the audio signal going out is processed by the MAXXX Technology would be ? a very important factor in your decision of buying Mashup.
Well unfortunately, even though the developper is insisting on this fact that the Waves processor alone should make a difference with the other apps available on the market, this app then totally lacks in doing what it is supposed to do : be a Dj software and not just another fancy MP3 player.
The fact is that honestly, the interface looks really good, specially if you have a retina display, and the access to the different layers is rather smart and easy. But as fast as the rush raised when i launched the app, then even faster did my enthousiasm crashed and faded away when i tried to just mix a couple of songs from my library. A total fiasco if you'd ask me ! I quickly started to be upset, got aggrevated as all my attempts to try basic things you are supposed to do with this kind of software ended in a succession of failures and desapointments.
As a summary of this terrible and expensive experience ( $35.00 for the app + $5.00 for the Waves Maxxx ) the sync engine is one of the worst i ever tried or beta tested in the last 2 years. I COULD NOT EVEN SYNC THE EXACT SAME TRACK LOADED IN BOTH DECKS !!! ?After a couple of seconds the sync is lost and you have no way to nudge nor bend manually so the mix stay put ... only solution then is to stop the player, seriously ??? can you afford this when you are actually in front of 500 people or more ??? ?
This app is not for you if you are a professional Dj as all your expectations will be turned down by this pathetic attempt of a Dj Software. Don't get fooled by the whole Waves gimmick as they only provided an audio process for the audio output, period.
Stay away and look for much more cheaper apps that will do a much better job overall.
Peace out !!!