Resident Advisor, one of the world's leading DJ, clubbing, events, music and gear sites has taken a close look at iRig MIX and DJ Rig together with iKlip Studio: "DJ Rig can beat sync between decks, and it does it very well."
Here are some of the comments from leading gear reviewer, Martin Delaney:
"It's easy to assign up to four cue points per song, and the auto looping, which snaps to the nearest beat, is tons of fun. DJ Rig can beat sync between decks, and does it very well."
"I synced DJ Rig on my iPhone to beats coming from iMS-20 and then BleepBox on my iPad; anything that's putting out a recognisable beat should work, as long as it's a good loud signal. I also got it working with Ableton Live on a Mac, just to see it happen."
"X-Sync worked great; DJ Rig's Sync button flashes, and it displays incoming BPM. This is a great way to add some sync value to an app that doesn't sync in any other way."
"The effects decks use an XY touch interface, and have a good range of latchable effects, including various filters, delay and compression. I got hypnotised playing with synced loops over two decks and then throwing some effects on top."
"The iPad sat securely on the iKlip Studio stand for our test time. It's plastic but it's solid and stable... it was immediately promoted to being my regular iPad stand."
"DJ Rig really perks up when you experiment with the view options, and use the digital decks and pads instead of the default "vinyl." The audio effects are very well chosen. iRig Mix makes a perfect iOS DJ mixer."
And Martins final conclusion was: "This is a fun, slick, little DJ rig for the money, however you look at it, and X-Sync is a really useful tool for iOS musicians."
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