Review: DJ Sound Effects and Ringtones offers an attractive soundboard

Listen to dozens of beats and mixes on your smartphone with this DJ app.

DJ Sound Effects and Ringtones is a fine soundboard app for songs, but it's missing actual sound effects. It's essentially just a collection of nice, if somewhat generic, songs you might hear in a club mixed with a healthy dose of advertisements. You can interact with the songs in several ways, though.

This app gives you approximately 50 tracks that sound like they were made for a steamy club or dance hall. You can listen to them one by one as well as turn them into a ringtone, notification tone, or alarm for your smartphone. You can even set them as a widget on your home screen. As you're browsing DJ Sound Effects and Ringtones, you'll run into several pop-up ads. We found one roughly every third song we tested. There are only songs in this app, no "sound effects," so you won't be able to use it to make your own beats. The app's layout adds some style to the traditional one-button sound board, and stays consistent whether you're looking at the app's widgets or the main menu, itself.

DJ Sound Effects and Ringtones gives you a good collection of songs, but the app's name seems a little misleading. If there were more traditional sound effects, the app would be much more useful. Still, it's a great way to find some new ringtones and alarm sounds. If you need those and enjoy hip hop tunes, this app will be right up your alley.

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