Atomic Droplet has released MixTape 1.2, an update for its beat matched mixing application. MixTape takes the music users already have (from iTunes or the finder) and gives them an environment where beat matched mixes can be created without the complexity associated with audio workstations or DJ apps. The resulting mixes can be published either back into iTunes, directly onto the web or (in the ‘Pro’ version) played live.
In the market for six months now, the current release is the first in the 1.2 series and brings a number of features requested by users as well as refinements of existing ones. This includes:
* New “Automix” controls quickly create a first draft mix between two tracks while respecting their tempos, beat structures and phrasing
* New “set in point” and “set out point” controls make trimming when zoomed in easier
* Overall track volume can now be set from the track parameters window
* New “Snap” button sets timing tabs to the start of a musical phrase quickly
* The ability to fine tune existing or predicted timings
* New video tutorials are clearer and cover specific techniques rather than being merely “beginner” or “advanced”
* Add missing or new album art by merely drag/dropping onto the library
* A preference to hide album art entirely
* VU meters and smoother scrolling in the workspace
The ‘new user’ experience has also (hopefully) been smoothed with the availability of a demo mix library and the triggering of relevant tutorial videos as the user experiments with the app.
Hardware Requirements: * OSX 10.4.11 or later, 512MB RAM * MixTape will run with any G4 processor or later but requires 1GHz to be comfortable
Pricing and Availability: Available now with the purchasing being entirely in-app, MixTape Lite is $39 and Pro is $69 (USD). NFR licenses and a press kit are available for qualified reviewers by contacting David Preece. Please specify the publication, website or blog you are representing when making your request.
Atomic Droplet is an independent software vendor and OSX development consultancy founded by David Preece and based in Wellington, New Zealand. It’s goal is to create applications that enable ordinary people to become creative. Copyright (C) 2010 Atomic Droplet. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.