Version Reviewed: 1.2
Device Reviewed On: iPhone
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Stumbling upon an iPhone app that one previously never would have thought to exist is always fun. Deadmau5 Remix is indeed one of those apps.
For those not familiar with the electronic music artist, Deadmau5 (pronounced "Dead Mouse"), Deadmau 5 Remix is an app that lets users create their very own mixes using clips from popular tracks by the artist.
Using a fairly intuitive interface, budding beat-masters can choose from a total of 72 different beats, songs and other effects – all pulled from actual Deadmau5 songs – and mix them together however they like. Essentially, Deadmau 5 Remix lets users step into the shoes of the iconic DJ himself, producing their very own take on his music.
As with any mixing app like this, players can save all their mixes and even upload them to Facebook, allowing them to share their creations with the Internet itself. There are also ongoing competitions hosted by Future Audio Workshop, the company responsible for the app (check out the website for more information on that). And they can check out the top-voted mixes by other users on Future Audio Workshop's website too, which is kind of cool, as there are some impressive uploads on there.
There are a lot of apps on the iTunes App Store that let you DJ, but the appeal of Deadmau 5 Remix is that it lets users mix beats using sound effects and clips from well-known songs by the electronica artist. In this sense, Deadmau 5 Remix immediately stands out in an overcrowded sea of DJ mixing app clones. What's more, the interface is very intuitive, and learning how to mix using the software is a straightforward process that shouldn't take anyone too long.
All in all, Deadmau5 Remix is a fun – though somewhat expensive app at $2.99 – iOS creation. For iOS users at all into mixing, they'll be able to have fun with this one.