There are plenty of apps available at the moment that allow users to mix songs like they would if they were a DJ standing in front of actual consoles. Unfortunately the small-ish screens means that mixing songs can feel a little cramped, so if you’re looking for something a bit bigger but don’t want to spend money on buying actual turntables, perhaps Openmix might be an accessory worth checking out.
As you can see in the image above, Openmix is an accessory that basically connects two audio sources together, and in this case it seems to pair two smartphones together, although we reckon it could work with other devices like tablets. That being said, the accessory will also come with a crossfader that allows users to make smooth transitions when moving in between songs.
In terms of input and output, the Openmix device will feature two 3.5mm male stereo jacks as well as a 3.5mm female stereo socket for audio input, and another 3.5mm female socket for audio output. This means that you could connect the device to multiple sources. One of the examples the creators provided show how you could connect Openmix to a tablet where you could add extra effects to your mix, as well as connecting to a set of speakers or headphones.
Unfortunately Openmix isn’t available yet as it is a Kickstarter project seeking funding. The device was priced at $29 for early birds, but right now it looks like the $34 option is only available, so if you’d like to get in on the funding, head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.