July 31, 2014

Apps that Change your DJ Business

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What’s your most useful app?

 

When it comes to iPhone apps, Tim Raley of Kre8shuns Mobile DJ Service in Georgia says he uses Soundhound nearly every day.

“It’s very similar to Shazam, except I’m not limited to only five free songs per month,” he explains. “Even though I may know a song I hear on the radio, this app helps me remember it for much later after I get home.”

With so many downloadable DJ-useful apps these days—from Spring Navigation to Facebook to Tweet Deck to Xmarks to CalenGoo to Dropbox to Flipboard to Skype to Vonage to The Daily to Shazam to iCharts to Dead Later to Keynote to Evernote to Dragon Dictation to Penultimate to Prezi to Contacts XS—how in the world are mobile DJs deciding which apps to utilize the most?

“Remote is a free app that becomes a useful remote control for iTunes as long as the computer running iTunes and the iPhone/iPod is on the same WiFi connection,” Tim says. “The past several years I have DJ’d for a local college’s basketball team, and for pre-game I could turn on iTunes and walk around the arena and mingle with the team and fans.

“I would ask them, ‘What would you like to hear next?’ and without having to walk back to my booth I could change the music selections and volume. Remote has many more features, but this was the main way I use it.”