MixTape Pro: beat matched mixes for everyone
By Atomic Droplet
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MixTape is a simple, beautiful and easy to learn application for making beat matched mixes.
By simply drag dropping the music you already have in iTunes (or from the finder), MixTape adds detected tempo and beats. Tracks are then dragged onto a workspace where they now "snap to grid" along their beats and play in sync. Precisely in sync. The live UI means you can always hear what's underneath the playhead as if it were recorded on magnetic tape and waveform images mean you can see the music in front of you (yes, it looks great on retina). Finally automated volume and HiLo controls add that all important final polish to your creations.
Mixes can then be exported at a configurable bitrate back into iTunes to play on your Mac, iPod or iPhone; exported losslessly; or published directly onto the web with no additional accounts, services or software.
You can even compose your mixes live - simply cue up your first track, start the live stream then continue to use your headphones to mix as usual. The live stream will also emit midi so lighting or VJ rigs can be kept in sync with the music as it is played.
Far simpler than either an audio workstation or a DJ app, MixTape embraces the Mac aesthetic to blend in perfectly with your desktop - including Yosemite. Finally a short series of video tutorials emphasise 'show' over 'tell' and creative commons licensed demo mixes both show what can be done and how.
Used by DJ's, gym instructors and just ordinary people... we mix our own music and you can too.
What's New in Version 1.3.0
Waveforms instead of spectral images (big bump in resolution, too).
Yosemite style UI.
Responsive (smooth) scrolling.
Fast scrubbing over large areas works better.
Now a 64 bit application.
Track size now fixed.
What went so badly wrong
What I had a year ago when I purchased this app, was something that worked really well and allowed me to create some really fun mixes. I especially liked the option to drag and drop songs directly from iTunes. What we have now since the recent update is software which no longer functions at all. Very annoyed, I really don’t know what has happened but the software I loved and used often has gone.
An expensive product to start with which is now unusable.