Every one of us has had a desire to become a DJ at some point in time, as kids, as teenagers or even as adults. Trying out some DJ software on the desktop, making random tunes and spinning it up. But these software applications can be very complex and not exactly suited for your little ones (who might also be aspiring DJ’s). Enter Crayola DJ!
Leading mobile game developer Legacy Games has partnered with Crayola, famously known for making kids crayons, to develop a kid-friendly music production app called Crayola DJ. Made for kids aged 6-10, it’s a fun and simple music mixing app that will make your kids feel like they’re the next Calvin Harris.
"I wanted to design an app that gave kids creative control while also producing great sound"
Crayola DJ is very easy to operate and use. On opening the app, you are greeted with a tutorial that explains the basic workings of the app. There are two turntables on which you can make two separate tracks. There are 5 genres to choose from, Hip-Hop, Dance, Pop, Fusion, and Holiday. It even allows you to choose a rhythm, vocal, melody or fx track from each of the 5 genres.
It doesn’t require any special musical skill to make the tracks sound good. Crayola DJ is a very well designed app that turns all musical combinations into an absolute melody. There are real DJ controls as well like crossfaders, tempo slider, and a track mixer. Its fun is not just for kids though as adults can make some interesting beats as well. I ripped up several tunes for hours before I put it down. Crayola DJ also lets you record the tracks that you have made. It has a cool crowd play interface that will make you feel you are actually playing at a party. The controls are very simple to understand and kids can start playing DJ almost instantly.
To keep the interest of kids going in the app, there is also a two player option which brings up a turn based DJ game which your kids can play with their friends or siblings. There are hundreds of musical combinations that your kids can try out and have fun for hours.
Moving on to the cons. Well, there are none! The app is so well designed, my kid brother had no problem in understanding the interface and was spinning tunes in no time. What I would like to see in future updates is the option to purchase some additional tracks or maybe add some tracks of your own as well. I don’t think it can get complicated, however, even with the addition of these two features.
What we like
What needs improvement
Easy to understand and use, ideal for kids
Good quality graphics and sound
Option to purchase more tracks
Adding own tracks from phone
Crayola DJ is available for just $4.99 in the Google Play Store and is totally worth the buy! I would really recommend it for all parents to get it for their kids. A fun way to keep your kids busy for hours. Click on the Playboard link to download it and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.