Be a DJ for the night with these free Android apps

The advent of virtual mixing tables has opened up DJing to anyone who feels like slinging together a few tracks. First on PC and now on almost any mobile device, it’s easier than ever to get stuck into this little world and lots of people have made genius mixes without ever touching a physical table. As a fan of amateur DJing myself, I’m always excited to find smartphones and tablet apps that can get the job done, so today we’ve put together a list of the best free DJ apps for Android.

DJ app Android

djay FREE

This app turns your Android into the life of any party and is a must-have for any aspiring DJ. The interface is easy as pie to use and in no time you’ll have your hands on the virtual sound plates. It’s got all the standard options you’d expect from a virtual DJ table: flanger, phaser, pitch-bender, EQ controls, cue points…. And on top of that you can do your sessions over Spotify (if you’ve got a premium account). You can’t save these mixes but you’ll have a huge online catalogue available to toy around with. [Download]

djay FREE

Cross DJ Free

This virtual mixing board has the nicest interface of all the apps on this list. The simplicity and clarity of each sound plate is essential for not losing track of the many options available for each record. The problem is that access to most of the “top” options costs money, which isn’t the case for any of the other apps here…. Still, Cross DJ lets you mess around with the plates as desired so you can get familiar with the interface. [Download]

Cross DJ Free

DJ Studio 5 – Free music mixer

It’s hard to highlight the differences between the various virtual mixers for Android as almost all of them have basically the same features, so picking one app over another usually is due to the details that make each one shine. In the case of DJ Studio 5 the cherry on top is its set of 10 fully customizable pads to which you can add whatever sounds you want. You’ll thank your stars endlessly for this extra and how it gives a higher level of customization to your mixes. For the rest, we’re looking at a tool with almost everything you’d want from an app like this. [Download]

DJ Studio 5 - Free music mixer

Edjing Mezcladora DJ

One of the most comprehensive track-mixing apps. Getting around all its many options is a silky smooth experience and browsing the sections on each side of the table is agile and simple. A great app for taking your first steps as an amateur DJ, but even better for people who know how to get around the interface. Plus the quality of the files from your sessions is tremendous. Without a doubt the preferred choice of experts. [Download]

Edjing Mezcladora DJ

Virtual DJ Mixer

Virtual DJ Mixer is the perfect app for people who want the simplest-possible mixing table. Though it skips a lot of the options that the other options on this list have, Virtual Mixer is ideal to start mixing songs and get familiarized with the concept of cross-fade. Mixing music has never been easier than with this app. [Download]

Virtual DJ Mixer

Dj Mix Pads

This sound pad is a good way to entertain yourself for a while pressing buttons to see what sounds they make – and then trying to come up with an interesting production with them. The problem is that it feels a bit awkward due to an interface that appears imported from a bygone era and lacks a lot of options. But for playing with beats it’s not bad at all thanks to how simple it is, meaning it could be a great option for rookie DJs. [Download]

Dj Mix Pads

Drum Pad Machine

The popularity of these drum pads is owed to how impressive they are for creating live music. This app is a great stand-in for the real thing. You’ve got a huge bag of presets available to put together the music you like best in whatever style you want: Dupstep, House, Trap, EDM, Techno… you can even make a chiptune-based hit. The sample quality is as high as can be and you’ll also have the chance to create beats thanks to its sequencer. A must-have app for musical types interested in electronic sound. [Download]

Drum Pad Machine

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