Djay Neural Mix technology Separate vocal and Instrumental
Neural Mix works on all the modes inside Djay, allowing DJ’s to mix and combine elements from up to four tracks at once. The elements of these tracks can also be mixed with the inbuilt sequencer (looper). All the Neural Mix controls can also be MIDI mapped onto a controller. We particularly enjoyed having the solo buttons added to the performance pads, allowing for a vocal solo at the press of a button.
Creating mashups has never been easier, no longer are DJ’s reliant on the availability of finding instrumentals and acapellas. The Neural Mix will create those edits for the DJ on the fly. The DJ can then EQ, Key Shift, apply effects and perform with the tracks live with no lag or drop in quality.
Using Algorddims sequencer to trigger the inbuilt sample packs allow a DJ to make a remix on the fly. Don’t like the drums on a track you’re playing? Silence them and record your own custom drum pattern in with the sampler. The creative possibilities are endless.
Algoriddim is adding an impressive new feature to its Djay app for iOS: a set of sliders that let you instantly fade out certain portions of whatever track you’re playing, letting you highlight just the drums, the vocal track, or all the instruments in between. Algoriddim says the feature works well with just about any genre of music you throw at it.
“Heavy metal maybe wasn’t the greatest,” Karim Morsy, Algoriddim’s CEO, told The Verge. “But I would say everything else is pretty spot on.”
There are already ways that DJs can attempt to isolate different portions of a song, but they aren’t particularly reliable. The best option is still to have the official stems from a track, giving DJs the isolated vocals, drums, and so on.
If you don’t have those files, Djay can now attempt to isolate different parts of a song using a mix of traditional filters and AI. Morsy said the problem with just filtering out specific audio frequencies is that every song is different. By training Algoriddim’s filtering system — which it calls NeuralMix — on different songs, Morsy said the app is able to better identify where the vocals or drums are in any given track and figure out how to isolate them.
Algoriddim is also confident enough that the company has retooled its Automix algorithm — a fun feature that automatically transitions between different songs in a playlist using a variety of effects — to take advantage of NeuralMix. It fades out the vocals on the current song before fading in the vocals on the next song so that they don’t clash, creating a smoother transition.
The feature works best on the latest iOS devices, Algoriddim said, but it’s still supposed to run fine on any iPhone or iPad with an A12 chip or later, which would include the iPhone XS. Djay is free to download, but access to “pro” features, including NeuralMix, require a $5-per-month paid subscription.
HOW DO I ACCESS NEURAL MIX?
djay for iOS is available as a free download on the App Store. Users can upgrade to djay Pro AI, including access to Neural Mix ™ and an extensive library of sounds, loops, and visuals, as a subscription via in-app-purchase for $4.99 / €4.99 / £4.49 per month. A free trial of the full Pro subscription is available to trial the new features.
Neural Mix works best on the Bionic series of processors found in recent Apple Devices. Algoriddim recommends using an iOS device with an A12 Bionic chip or later. This includes iPhone XS or later, iPhone SE (2nd generation or later), iPad Pro 11‑inch, iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (3th generation or later), iPad Air (3rd generation or later), and iPad mini (5th generation or later).
Neural Mix is also supported on iPhone 7 or later, iPhone SE (2nd generation or later), iPad Pro, iPad (6th generation or later), iPad Air (3rd generation or later), iPad mini (5th generation or later), and iPod Touch (7th generation or later).