The most innovative and creative DJ-friendly tech launches that are making us dance. 

Whether you reckon you’re a weekend warrior with hidden beat-making talents ready to be unleashed or are already quite the aficionado, the right digital DJ software raises the standards. 

1. AUXY

auxy.co

What it is:

A brand new app created by Soundcloud’s former VP of Platform that claims to offer ‘beat making without the distraction’. That basically means a simple app to create patterned-based electronic beats where complex technology doesn’t get in the way.

Why you need it:

Auxy offers an easy to use four-part music production based on two synth-lines, drums and bass. It also features a big-red button for recording and then exporting. Dance friendly and beginner friendly. 

Price:

Free

2. PACEMAKER

pacemaker.net

What it is:

Mix loops, skip beats and play around on the newbie-friendly iOS and Blackberry app. Easy mixing from tracks on iTunes and Spotify, there’s even how-to videos from their School of Mix to help you along the way. 

Why you need it:

Because you can leave the app on Pacemaker autopilot and it mixes your chosen tracks for you so you too can enjoy yourself. 

Price:

Free

3. POCKET OPERATOR SYNTH from TEENAGE ENGINEERING

teenageengineering.com

What it is:

Retro-inspired rhythm, bass and lead pocket synthesizers from Swedish synth-gurus, Teenage Engineering, our multidiscipline-talented friends who created the ground-breaking robotic choir for Absolut. This Synth venture was their plan to create a “Nintendo game and watch for the synth world”.

Why you need it:

Aside from the 80s chic animations on the black and white LCD display, the POS is great for the more in-the-know music makers who don’t have time for any BS. The thin, minimalist design is that minimal way because it’s only made of the sound parts that are truly necessary. 

Price:

$59