Top Free DJ Apps: Use Your iPad to Remix iTunes Songs

Use online services like SoundCloud to create your own remixes

Mixing Music onThe iPad

With its large screen area, the iPad is undoubtedly the best iOS device for mixing digital music. DJ apps are a popular way to create professional sounding mixes that can be shared online or just with your friends if you prefer.

Most (if not all) DJ software for the iPad is capable of using the songs in your iTunes library. This means you don't have to buy anything to get started in the world of DJing.

What's more, some apps are also capable of using music tracks from online resources. Streaming music services such as Spotify, Deezer, SoundCloud, and others are typical examples. 

So with all this for free, what are you waiting for?

Get a free DJ app for your iPad today and started mixing like a pro!

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DJ Player (iOS 5.1.1+)

DJ Player on iPad
DJ Player's main screen. Image © Mark Harris - Licensed to About.com, Inc.

If you're looking for an app that offers pro level tools, then DJ Player is worth a serious look. As well as being MIDI capable, it offers pro features such as beat matching, tempo syncing, pitch bending, slip mode, and multiple effects per deck.

It enables you to use either your iTunes song library, or connect with Dropbox and Deezer. In both cases you'll need an account that DJ Player can connect to  -- for Deezer a premium subscription is required.

The app doesn't have the traditional two-turntable interface which may initially put you off, but don't let it. Once you have got accustomed to DJ Player's unique interface it is a joy to use.

Its got excellent control features for DJing and there's a good selection of effects too. You can record your mixes using the free version, but the audio is interrupted for about five seconds every time an upgrade reminder appears on-screen.

That said,  DJ Player is worth paying for if you want a pro-level DJ mixing app on your iPad.

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Edjing Free (iOS 7+)

Edjing App For iPad
Edjing main screen on iPad. Image © Mark Harris - Licensed to About.com, Inc.

The free version of Edjing comes with a decent set of options for mixing.  You get the familiar double turntable deck to mix your iTunes songs on. The app is also compatible with Deezer, SoundCloud and Vimeo too.

The interface is easy to use and doesn't require a steep learning curve. In fact, if you are already familiar with the usual DJ mixing environment, then it's instantly usable.

Edjing Free has a limited number of effects compared to the paid-for version, but still has options for EQing, syncing, fading, and recording.

You can share your recorded creations via social networking or send via email.

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Cross DJ Free HD (iOS 7+)

Cross DJ Free HD on iPad
Cross DJ Free HD interface. Image © Mark Harris - Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Like the other apps in this article, Cross DJ Free HD allows you to use the iTunes songs that are already on your iPad. The free version also gives you the option to search for millions of tracks on SoundCloud without needing an account. These are loaded into the app so you can create your own re-mixes.

Cross DJ HD has a nice modern looking interface which is easy to use. The main controls are arranged intelligently and are well spaced out.

As you might expect, the free version only has two effects, and you can't record your sessions. However, the app is still very usable with some good options. For instance you can use: slip modes, set up multiple cue points, adjust EQing, change the beat gridding and tempo.