Australian EDM artist and dance music veteran Andy Van has built a crafty sampler app for DJs and producers.
Andy Van has had a No. 1 in the U.K., a booming international touring career with his current group Vandalism, and the label he co-founded (Vicious Recordings) has had more than 500 releases. Andy Van became one of Australia’s first bona-fide electronic music superstars when his act Madison Avenue scored a U.K. No. 1 in 2000 with “Don’t Call Me Baby.” The follow-up “Who the Hell Are You” also cracked the U.K. top 10 and reached No. 1 in Australia.
Now he’s got another type of hit on his hands–a new app. The iPro.DJSampler app’s features include an XY pad, trigger pads and DJ effects, and there’s an in-app store where users can purchase licensed sample packs. These sample packs include stems, vocal cuts, beats and chopped-up tracks which can be reconstructed at the press of a button.
The artist admits he developed the software out of “frustration” — he “couldn’t find an app on the iPad that could do what I wanted.”
Launched through Andy Van’s iThirtySeven company, the app carries licensed content from the likes of Skrillex’s OWSLA label, Nick Thayer and Steve Aoki’s label Dimmak.
The iPro.DJSampler is a free download in the Apple App store and can be found here. Additional sample content, effects and features are available via in-app purchases.