"MP3 DJ ware" started life as simply a virtual copy of
a Technics 1200 turntable. When the MP3 wave hit, Derek Chung added
support for downloadable music formats and various DJ features.
He also gave the program a more original interface that was inspired
not by the "black boxes" of consumer electronics but by
furniture and video game consoles. The result is a "more colorful,
ergonomic and fun" look with features that would be impossible
in a physical hardware piece (e.g. curved sliders)