Best Free DJ Apps for Music Mixing on the iPad

Use online services like SoundCloud to create your own remixes

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 with your friends.

Most 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 from streaming music services such as Spotify, Deezer, SoundCloud, and others. 

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 Pro

DJ Player on iPad
What We Like
  • Powerful enough to be used by DJs in professional settings.

  • Clean interface.

  • Intuitive beatmatching.

What We Don't Like
  • Not for people who want a two-turntable interface.

  • Free to download but monthly subscription heavily promoted.

If you're looking for an app that offers pro-level tools, then DJ Player is worth a serious look. Along with 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 to Dropbox and Deezer. In both cases you 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 are accustomed to DJ Player's unique interface, it's a joy to use.

It has 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 the 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 Mix

Edjing App For iPad
What We Like
  • Free version contains mix basics.

  • Add multiple sound effects at the same time.

  • Crossfader supplies professional-sounding transitions.

What We Don't Like
  • Free app is restricted. Many features require a subscription.

  • 7-day free trial rolls into a weekly subscription unless cancelled before end of trial.

The free version of Edjing Mix 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.

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

Edjing Mix free version has a limited number of effects compared to the paid version, but it 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

Cross DJ Free HD on iPad
What We Like
  • Sleek, professional-looking user interface.

  • Realistic scratch sound.

  • Tracks kept in phase by stable-sync feature.

What We Don't Like
  • Free version has limited effects.

  • Ads are intrusive.

  • Recording requires an in-app purchase.

Cross DJ Free 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 remixes.

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 usable with some good options. For instance, you can use: slip modes, set up multiple cue points, adjust EQing, and change the beat gridding and tempo.

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