We didn’t have the chance to go
convenient hands over, but a performance video on YouTube by DJ Ravine gives you a pretty good visual presentation of the possibilities of gesture control. he looks like fun, but I’m curious to see how it works in the real world outside of controlled environments. That said, it seems like a great addition to Algoriddim. to shiver of updates which continue to arrive in tandem with Apple’s technological advancements.
The possibilities are wide open, but luckily the gesture control tools are reduced to a respectable minimum. To trigger the control interface, you need to place two hands on the camera area of the iPad where you will see tracking markers on the screen corresponding to your hands. You can select three feature icons by hovering over them and clenching your fist to “ grab ” them.
Activating the FX tool allows you to sift through your filter options and create sweeps in the target area of the parameters using a closed fist and extended finger, similar to the experiment touchpad. Opening with a tight hand releases the filter.
Likewise, you can loop segments from a track or scratch with similar hand movements. And if you want the AI to take control of the fader, a clap will trigger an automatic transition between tracks. While all of this is happening, you can also take advantage of the Neural Mix tools to remove audio from a track on the fly – if you have your hands free, that is.
One of the cool things here is that you don’t need new hardware, but you gain an interface. This assumes you have a djay Pro AI subscription ($ 7 per month) and an iPad Pro (11in, 12.9in 3rd gen or later or iPad Air 4th gen or later) running iOS 14. The kernel djay for iOS The app is free in the App Store, but extremely limited.
For those who don’t have the right software and equipment for gesture control (or “ Air DJing ” as they pitched), but have a Pro AI djay subscription, other updates include improved MIDI control and easy access to your files stored on Dropbox or Google Drive. You can also keep a viewer window open next to your virtual decks and choose to stream live photos, TIDAL video clips, or your own filmstrip videos.