How to use BeatPad

BeatPad is an iOS controller that lets you make music conveniently on your iPad or iPhone. It is a full-size DJ controller designed for the DJAY app.

With growing technological advancements, making music at the comfort of your own home through your phone or iPad is becoming a popular option.

BeatPad is an iOS controller that has been optimized and developed for the popular iOS app DJAY by Algoriddim. It was designed to offer a new and mind-blowing mixing experience with your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Slicer, loop, dynamic multi-effect and sampler are now some of the few exciting remixing possibilities that can now be controlled via BeatPad.

The integration into the DJAY app is seamless and completely stress-free. You can set up to 4 hot cue points per deck, while the bounce loop mode allows you to cut the loaded track into single loop sequences on the fly.

We shall now take a look on how some of the features on BeatPad are used.

Spotify Integration

Due to the Spotify integration, you can now have all of your suitable playlists, current charts and favorite artists with the DJAY 2.5 version update. This enables you to instantly mix millions of tracks with BeatPad as if they were on your regular iOS device. Big storage drives for your music are not necessary anymore.

Also, a new innovative feature called Match was incorporated to help you find the perfect next track to mix in the easiest way. It recommends tracks that go hand in hand with what the DJ is currently playing. Therefore users of any skill, from professional to amateur, can now create professional sound mixes.

The Match feature provides recommendations based on the following:

  • BPM
  • How well the song mixes with the song that is currently playing
  • Danceability
  • Music style
  • Key harmony

 

Compatibility with the DJAY App

BeatPad is the only controller that is able to fully utilize the features and control elements from the DJAY App such as:

  1. Push encoders for effects and loops.
  2. The multi-functional drum pad section with performance mode.
  3. Dedicated filters per channel.
  4. It charges your device using the 30-pin and 8-pin lightning adaptors (via USB for iPhone/iPad).
  5. It can also be used as a high-quality MIDI controller for your DJ software of choice, either on your Mac or PC e.g. DJAY for Mac or Traktor
  6. Can directly control DJAY 2’s Slice and Slice Loop mode.

Compatible with Android Software

BeatPad is the first controller that can be used by Android users. It is now regarded as high-quality hardware for the DJAY App, giving unmatched low latency audio performance on all popular Android smart phones.

Spotify is also fully incorporated in the Android version giving you access to millions of tracks.

Multicolored LED JOG WHEEL

Due to the high-grade aluminum Trax Encoder on the BeatPad, you can now browse through your iTunes playlist while the jog wheels and vinyl grip surface cry out for you to immensely perform scratching sessions.

The multicolored jog wheel borders give the user visual feedback on the positioning of the virtual needle and their current effect and loop modulations.

Also, the 100mm pitchfaders make manual beatmatching very easy for the user.

Instant FX Mode

In instant FX mode the 4 drum pads help trigger macro effects at the mere push of a button. You can also use the sampler that turns performance mode into a full blown DJ Sampler to accommodate and trigger single samples in a mix that is playing.

Also, the drum pads have multicolored RGB LEDs that give visual feedback for the mode you have selected so that you know exactly what you are doing. Matching the colors of the software, 6 samples per deck and 8 cue points can be triggered straight from BeatPad’s control surface.

EQ Preset switch

Each channel can now be adjusted to the DJ’s individual needs thanks to this flexible EQ Preset switch that is found on the rear side of the BeatPad.

Connections

There are two headphone connections on the front side, an aux input for iPod, CD player or turntable at the back of the device and two master outputs (XLR, RCA).

A summary on how to use BeatPad

FEATURE
HOW IT IS USED
Spotify Integration

 

Enables you to instantly mix millions of tracks with BeatPad.
Compatibility with the DJAY App

 

Only controller that is able to fully utilize the features and control elements from the DJAY App.
Compatible with Android Software

 

Gives an unmatched low latency audio performance on all popular Android smart phones.
Multicolored LED JOG WHEEL

 

Keeps you on alert to immensely perform scratching sessions.
 
Gives the user visual feedback.
 
Make manual beatmatching very easy for the user.
Instant FX Mode

 

Helps you to accommodate and trigger single samples in a mix that is playing.

 

 
Gives visual feedback for the mode you have selected so that you know exactly what you are doing.
EQ Preset switch

 

Help DJ adjust the channel to their individual needs.
Connections

Present inputs and outputs for connections.

 

Conclusion

When a controller has been designed specifically to work with a particular piece of software you know the results are going to be exceptionally excellent. BeatPad is very easy to use and its overall performance is amazing. You adjust to all the features and modes with time.

If you are looking to get a controller that is compatible with the DJAY app and iOS, BeatPad is undoubtedly the way to go.

FAQs

Which app was the BeatPad controller designed to be compatible with?

BeatPad is an iOS controller that has been optimized and developed for the popular iOS app DJAY by Algoriddim.

How do you use BeatPad?

It was designed to offer a new and mind-blowing mixing experience with your iPhone, iPad or iPod. The integration into the DJAY app is seamless and completely stress-free. You can set up to 4 hot cue points per deck, while the bounce loop mode allows you to cut the loaded track into single loop sequences on the fly.

 

 

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