Using only two iPads
, some applications and a standard mixer, Rana Sobhany claims to be the world's first iPad DJ
. That's right, she doesn't need any vinyl, synthesizers or laptops. All the music, sounds and effects she uses are pulled from iPad apps
-- like Groovemaker House, Looptastic HD, iDaft, AC-7 Pro, Pianist Pro and Sonosaurus Rex -- all of which are stored on the device. So, rather than carry clunky equipment to a gig, Sobhany just needs her tablets, which will fit easily inside a backpack. Not only does this system make getting to a show easier, but it's much cheaper than a typical DJ setup, too. Sobhany says she spent about $1,200, while she claims a laptop-based setup could cost about $3,500. "I'd say if you want to try DJing, this is the way to go," she said in a video, which you can see after the break.
We don't expect the iPad to revolutionize the beat-making business. After all, most of these apps come preloaded with standard sounds. But for somebody that wants to DJ as a hobby, or to throw a killer house party, Apple's "magical" tablet might be the best (and certainly the cheaper) option. [From: Gizmodo