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Virtual DJ Please!?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by deejayskitt, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. deejayskitt

    deejayskitt Member
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    I thought it would be really cool if someone could make an application that resembles the program "Virtual DJ". Like, imagine syncing songs to the right beat, scratching, some effects, pitch changer... etc. all on Android. :)
     

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  2. snowburner

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    Although I'm totally new to Android-dev'ing..I really like it so far, and I'm willing to try this, also been thinking about some new ideas to 'DJ'.. Like shaking the device (using Accelerometer) to scratch, using the touchscreen/gestures for different commands (like switching track / FX) and so on. :)
     
  3. six41

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    my kids would freak out for this app. they are battle DJs in training (although they don't know it yet)
     
  4. Lugh9.0

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    Right on that would be a sick program. Its got my vote. And I am a graphic and web designer (as well as DJ and show promoter) so if anyone is interested in doing this project I will totally throw down some art and other stuff.
     
  5. Travis

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    For someone who's not familiar with the musical terms present (I.E., scratching), and other features that would be requested by people similar to you all, is there a program existing already (GNU/Linux or Windows compiled) that would be helpful for devs to look at?
     
  6. Wishyoudefeat

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    ya check out traktor dj studio
     
  7. blinkerz

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    i'm thrilled to hear that you are interested in this kind of application. i can't wait for your release :)
     
  8. jhern87

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    Still waiting for a program like this on the G1...

    My bro has the iphone and everytime i see him I gotta grab his phone and mess with the beat making program on that thing... Is anything like this being developed.. I NEED THIS!!!!
     
  9. homemade-jam

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  10. Jamalsi

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    Would pay for this app myself. :eek:
     
  11. homemade-jam

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    and I would write it with the incentive of money...started the UI and then got stuck :)
     
  12. mrmangos02

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    Any movement on this? best thing i found that doesnt FC is party mix. jsut a simple cross fader.
     
  13. bassl1ne

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  14. sezaro21

    sezaro21 Well-Known Member
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    I would love to have this app on my Droid X. If ypou could make this happen, that would be great. Please keep us updated with any progress.
     
  15. droid416

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    I'd be happy with just being able to play one song at a time, but have pitch control.

    Awesome app though bassl1ne.
     
  16. yodroid

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    hey everyone. i saw this in youtube! it's really cool..... i'm a dj also. it would be great if this app would run in android. please keep us updated!
     
  17. sezaro21

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    So what is the word on this app. Any update?
     
  18. b18c195

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    Virtual DJ would be so awesome on the phone i have this on my labtop love it
     
  19. alostpacket

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    Just FYI the amount of work creating an app like this is immense to put it lightly.

    Especially if you expect something like Traktor by Native Instruments. That app was written for exponetially more powerfull machines with better audio support and by a team of well paid developers.

    I'm sure DJ apps will pop up and there are a few cheesy ones out there but give it about a year or 6 months or so, and you'll see some really nice ones for Honeycomb (just my prediction).
     
  20. Draiko

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    There are two DJ apps that I know of... one is DJ studio and I don't remember the name of the other one.
     
  21. bassl1ne

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    Tried I think all Android DJ apps and they are all far from perfect, there are a few that are close by main problem seems to be lag/sticking etc. Think we need to work on an API first that can handle all mp3 functions, play, pitch etc and make it super optimised before even considering a complete application.
     
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  23. alostpacket

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    You dont pitch shift mp3s, as that would add the decoding overhead. Even Ableton Live decodes all the mp3s to wav format first.

    Anyways, I sorta forgot about this thread, but I found this NDK library that looks promising for those willing to take a dive into actually writing and app like this.

    libpd: Put Pure Data in Your App, On an iPhone or Android, and Everywhere, Free
     
  24. bassl1ne

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    Converting to wav is slow and must use a lot of memory. Using the same hardware I created a similar app on Windows mobile which can easily pitch shift 2 mp3s and use the device at the same time without any glitches. Maybe android api's have more restrictions making this not so easy.
     
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  25. rhodmod

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    i produce for some friends on the underground scene and would like to be apart of this project. anybody have skype? lets put a team together n make this happen
     

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