We've reviewed a number of DJ programs, and generally we're not too impressed with them; they're often either too difficult to figure out or lacking in features. djay for Mac, however, was a pleasant surprise. With an attractive, intuitive interface and an impressive array of features, this program is a great choice for both experienced DJs and users who are just getting started.
djay for Mac integrates seamlessly with iTunes, maintaining the iTunes layout on the bottom-half of the screen and showing the program's two turntables on top. djay for Mac's graphics are top notch, depicting the turntables in a beautifully realistic way. Click a song in your iTunes list and a record will fly onto the turntable and start spinning, displaying the album art once it gets going. Better yet, the turntable interface is actually functional; yes, you really can scratch records or move the needle to a particular location in a song! The interface also features a crossfade slider, knobs that allow you to adjust the EQ in three bands, and tools that allow you to easily beat-match and pitch-match songs for seamless transitions. Best of all, djay for Mac comes with a well-written, comprehensive Help file that explains its many features in easy-to-understand language. Overall, we were quite impressed with every aspect of djay for Mac, and we highly recommend it.
Experienced DJs will be pleased with its full set of features, and those who are just getting started will find the program to be intuitive and fun to experiment with. djay for Mac installs and uninstalls without issues. The trial version includes a 15-day free trial period.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of djay for Mac 4.2.