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Djing with mobile device
I like to know everyone's thoughts on using mobile devices ( iPhone and iPad ) to dj with..

Over 4 to 5 weeks I been testing , using my iPad to dj with and on the weekend I did my first gig with my iPad
At the start of the night I got to the bar/club early so I could setup..there was some other dj there having a drink
So I went over to say Hi..
One of them asked if I was working that night ...I said "yes ...7.00 till 11.30 "
He said ." what are you using to Dj with "...so I pull out my two Serato midi controller from my bag ( a Akai AMX serato mixer and my Pioneer DDJ SP 1 midi pad controller )
He said " cool I use Serato to.".......
I said " I use Serato ...but not tonight "
...he said " What "....
I said " not laptop for me tonight " and pull out my iPad mini from my bag
And then the look he give was like ,I killed his mother and f**ked her dead body ....I said "what's that look for "
He said " I would never dj with a iPad "....I said "why not "
He said " because the iPad is not powerful enough to dj with and no time code vinyl control "
I said " billshit ...I can do anything on a iPad you can do on a laptop ....even Serato time code vinyl control "
He said " show me " ..
So I plugged the bars tec 1200 turntables into my Akai AMX and plunged the pioneer DDJ sp1 and the Akai AMX to my iPad by a USB hub ...then put two Serato vinyl on the 1200 and start mixing and scratching ....he was like "Wow ..I didn't know you can do that with a iPad "..... "But what if something happens to your iPad ...what's your plan B "
So I unplugged the iPad and plugged in my iPhone...and did a mix and a scratch to show him that you don't need a laptop to dj with

So what is everyone thoughts on using mobile devices to dj with
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Shit story aside, you weren't really DJing with an ipad now were you?
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Originally Posted by Mickstah View Post

Shit story aside, you weren't really DJing with an ipad now were you?

Only on that night ..needed to tested to see if it was fun to use and stable in a live situation
It was a easy night so I could get a way with it ...
Have been testing it a lot ...
Here's a test video I did 3 weeks ago ....testing Serato vinyl control using a vestax PDX 3000 turntable vs Serato C.D control using a Numark HDX for feel and pitch drift when in the mix
https://vimeo.com/135015325

And a scratch..
https://vimeo.com/133892181

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I've considered a Surface Pro for DJing out and about as part of a lightweight setup, but not sure if it'll run Traktor without any issues. Then again, there is Traktor DJ for the iPad itself, so shouldn't be too difficult to run on the Surface Pro.

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