Back in July, we reviewed IK Multimedia's iOS-centric DJ hardware, the iRig Mix. While there's plenty to love about the sturdy, portable mixer, the lack of an iPad app to work in congress with the device seemed like a bit of a misstep. Thankfully, the new DJ Rig for iPad will finally provide a bit more breathing room when you're laying down tracks.
In the pre–App Store days, performing as a DJ for pals and parties meant hauling around turntables and mixing equipment—or at least a trunk full of expensive digital counterparts. Nowadays, anyone with an iPad or iPhone and an app like Djay can scratch and mash up tracks with ease using their own digital music library, though there’s a world of difference between swiping a touchscreen and having physical knobs and switches to twiddle while dishing out beats.