Wireless DJ is a wireless multi-touch controller for Traktor Pro, Mixxx or any other MIDI-enabled DJ software. Connect it to a wireless network shared with your computer and use it as a low-latency MIDI-controller for your DJ software of choice.
Faders, EQ, FX, headphone and playback controls, needle search and pitch bend — it’s all there.
We have a better idea than simulating a jog dial: Magic Strips. One finger for pitch bending, two for ultra-precise tempo adjustment.
No additional software to install on a Mac, no hassle with IP addresses, no controller mapping nightmare with supported Traktor Pro and Mixxx — get the configuration files.
In addition to using provided mappings for Traktor Pro and Mixxx, map Wireless DJ’s controls the way you like to any MIDI-enabled DJ software.
The free version is completely functional, but only has one deck. Use it to set things up and make sure everything fits you, and then buy the second deck.
If you own two iPads or can borrow an extra one from a friend, use Wireless DJ Free on both for mixing.
Run Wireless DJ, press “?” and follow the instructions. You will need to get your iPad on the same network with your Mac, then use Audio MIDI Setup to connect.
Use third-party software, like rtpMIDI, to establish connection.
Wireless DJ tries to reconnect when you launch it, but in some situations this may not work. Just run Audio MIDI Setup to reconnect to your existing session. Also, it may help to go to the MIDI Network Setup window and select “Anyone” from “Who can connect to me” box.
Open the Traktor Preferences. The go to “Controller Manager”, select “Generic MIDI”, press “Add...”, then “Import”, and select the downloaded file. All Wireless DJ controls should be now mapped to Traktor controls.
This is covered in more detail in the built-in connect guide, just press “?” in the app.
Supported out of the box
Starting with version 1.10.0, Mixxx already includes the mapping for Wireless DJ.
Go to the network MIDI controllers list in Mixxx preferences and select Wireless DJ.
You will have to setup the mapping manually. Please refer to your software’s user manual.
If you have a working configuration file that you’ve created for your software of choice we will be pleased to publish it here. Thank you!
You will need multi-channel soundcard or an additional stereo soundcard, so that your computer could output two separate audio streams.
Fortunately, this isn’t a huge problem: just get an SB Play USB soundcard. It’s small (like a thumb drive), cheap (about 30 bucks) and works like a charm.
On a Mac, it’s easy to create one virtual soundcard from two. Just run Audio MIDI Setup, then in Audio Devices add a new one and select which physical devices should be used in your new virtual device.
If you manage to get your iPad on the same network with your Mac Pro, then yes. For example, if your Mac is connected to a Wi-Fi router via cable, and your iPad is connected to the same router via Wi-Fi, Wireless DJ will be able to connect.
Wireless DJ is just a controller, like your keyboard or mouse, but much more suitable for DJing. It does not do any processing. While there are some iPad apps that work independently, they cannot be used in real life because iPad has only one stereo output, so there’s no way to preview your next track in headphones.