Music-Centric Apps Auxy and djay Pro Win Apple Design Awards

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Two music apps were among the winners at this year’s Apple Design Awards. The winners were announced following the first day of the company’s developers conference, and include the audio creation app Auxy and the DJ toolkit djay Pro.

Apple singled out Auxy, which helps electronic music fans make music easily, for its minimalist style. "We loved this app because of its performance, non-intrusive on-boarding experience, satisfying touch feedback, modern appearance, and deep integration with Core Audio that allows the Auxy team to build a powerful custom sound engine."

dJay Pro was selected for the second time in five years "because it sets new benchmarks for performance, features, use of Apple technology, multi-device support, and accessibility," Apple said. "With over 70 iPad Pro keyboard shortcuts, advanced multi-tasking integration, and cloud syncing for content, the iOS version includes a suite of sophisticated desktop-class features including four decks, high definition waveforms, and mixing of up to four audio tracks plus two simultaneous 4K video streams."

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Other winners this year include puzzle adventure Lara Croft GO, pinball-like game INKS and list-maker Streaks.