Is there is an app for iPad that will emulate basic CD deck functionality using iTunes tracks? All the DJ software I've seen (or bought) seems to include mixer/deck/additional features I don't require (I have a vinyl-based DJ set-up and just need an additional player for music I only have digital copies of).

To clarify - I'm looking for a software version of something like this. I just need basic cue/jog controls and a speed control.

Update: please see this video for an overview of the sort of thing I'm looking for (NB. basic bpm adjustment and cueing controls is really all I need - hotstarts and looping would be great but I can live without them.)

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    What's wrong with the Music app set to shuffle by album or with DJ Mode?
    – Cajunluke
    Aug 1, 2012 at 21:02
  • What exactly is a CD deck? Is that a equal to a multidisk changer?
    – MrDaniel
    Aug 1, 2012 at 21:52
  • See above. It's for a dj setup - I need an equivalent to dj turntables. with speed controls and jog/cue. It's for mixing.
    – 5arx
    Aug 1, 2012 at 23:13

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Let me see if I understand your concerns. You want an app with a single deck interface that takes up the entire screen, but all the DJ apps out there all use a split-screen dual-deck interface with no single deck option. Is that right?

How about this? It's the only DJ app with a single deck interface I can find so far. Got cue points, loops, effect, the whole shebang.


Homepage: http://www.mixmodj.com/

App Store links:

Youtube Videos:

Here's a review from a trust source, Digital DJ Tips:


IK Multimedia's DJ Rig also has a single deck interface but it's for iPhone, so it might not look great on iPad but it still does what you want..

  • That looks pretty decent. Will give it a spin when I get home from work. Thanks much!
    – 5arx
    Aug 7, 2012 at 16:16

Traxpad has been my virtual turntable for two years. While not in active development it seems, it is absolutely the most multi-touch friendly and reliable single turntable app I've used. It's pricey, but I install it on two iPads and use it every week on the radio and in the club.

I've also used iRig in single-deck mode, blown up to iPad screen dimensions, and my only complaint is that the UI requires careful touching on tiny areas to bring up essential functions that should be exposed and easy to use full-time. The sound quality and price are great, but only Traxpad Gets It when it comes to replacing a Technics 1200.


Yep! There is a really cool app called Tonetable which turns your ipad into a virtual cdj that you can plug straight into a mixer, provided you have the right connection etc, and use as if it was a cdj, or you can use it with apps like Serato. Check it out at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tonetable/id322367764?mt=8 or google tonetable for videos of people using it.

  • Thanks for posting. But I'm not sure this does what I need - it looks like it is an interface that sends control signals to software like Serato, not an actual player. I want an iPad app that outputs the audio itself and allows the pitch and bmp to be modified. A software version of a simple CD DJ deck.
    – 5arx
    Aug 2, 2012 at 10:03
  • This app allows you to adjust the pitch, allows you to scratch, rewind, loop, works like a basic cdj. Check out this video to see some of those features in action youtube.com/watch?v=8gbpgjU9yXY - it's in spanish but you'll get the idea when you see the guy adjusting the pitch.
    – JamiePatt
    Aug 2, 2012 at 10:12
  • I don't think so - it is controlling another piece of software which is outputting the audio. I want the iPad app to output the AUDIO itself without me having to buy Serato or whatever. This itunes.apple.com/us/app/tempo-magic-pro/id390593407?mt=8 is more like what i need.
    – 5arx
    Aug 2, 2012 at 10:22
  • No, I have the app myself, it outputs audio itself. Check this video which shows someone using it on an iphone by itself and adjusting the pitch youtu.be/cs1zi5tNCJI Serato is just one way of interfacing the software with the rest of your equipment.
    – JamiePatt
    Aug 2, 2012 at 12:21
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    I've sent you a test message....
    – ICL1901
    Aug 6, 2012 at 13:01

How about DJ for iPad, it's not cd decks but its the same principle??

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