There are already plenty of apps that mimic old-school turntablism, but Morpho DJ is an app that lets you mix tracks with your iPhone or iPod touch while keeping the analog turntables at your fingertips. Very cool.
Developed at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Nick Bryan and Ge Wang took a now-familiar concept and spun it into something novel. The way the apps works is you mount your iDevice onto the platter of your turntable, fire up the apps, and start scratching. The program reads the audio track you're mixing while also receiving accelerometer and gyro data from the iDevice to give really precise control of the music. It even show the waveform data on your iPhone or iPod so you can cue your mix up to the beat your need.
The two developers will be presenting the program at the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference in Norway late this month, after which the plan to release it to the rest of us. [DVICE]