Embrace is a music player for social partner dance DJs, designed to be used in combination with iTunes. Create a set list in Embrace, fine-tune it without worrying about interrupting playback, and play it to an external audio device.

Embrace focuses on providing a simple interface with only features needed for DJing social dance events. This greatly reduces the chance of accidental pauses, interruptions, or glitches during your set.

What’s New

Version 2.3.1

• Embrace now shows only vetted, verified-as-safe effects in the Effect windows. To enable third-party equalizers or other plugins, switch to the Advanced pane in Preferences and select "Allow addition of: All installed effects".

Other Changes:
• Embrace 2.3.1 fixes a rare crash which could occur in Embrace 2.3.
• Adds "Reset device volume to maximum" preference.
When enabled, Embrace resets the volume of an external device to maximum upon playback. This prevents a bug with some devices which initialize to a very quiet volume; however, it's incorrect behavior for other audio devices where "maximum volume" is too loud.
• Adds "Use highest-quality rate converters" preference.
When enabled, Embrace uses a sample rate converter intended for mastering purposes. In some situations, such as running Embrace on older/slower machines or on low battery, the user may wish to use the standard-quality converter to conserve energy.
• Adds AppleScript handler preference.
• Adds "Album Artist" option to "Track Attributes".
• Adds the ability to mark same or similar song titles as duplicates. To enable, use the "Duplicate Status" menu under "View".
• Adds additional AppleScript nouns and verbs.
• Enables "Mark as Played" when the selection contains both a played track and an unplayed track.
• Fixes a rare issue where stopping a track could mark the next track as played.
• Fixes various metadata issues with AIFF, FLAC, and VBR MP3 files.
• Changes the default settings to include a 10-band Graphic Equalizer (rather than no effects).

Ratings and Reviews

asteism ,

Best tango DJ app ever

The app is fabulous for the loudness control alone... I play tango songs and the recording volumes are scattered ;)
It also prevents accidental pauses and allows me to use third party plugins like the eqs and compressors from Waves

fatespinner ,

great simple dj app.

This app is designed to fill in the flaws of itunes and make djing low maitanance and difficult to screw up.
As a social dance dj i like to use this app alongside iTunes to make everything as easy as drag and drop.
It has :
-A simple dual viewer system to allow you to see the current track and your cued playlist
-Has a high quality complex equaliser that puts itunes’s to shame
-a bunch of fetures that prevent the current track from stopping unless you deliberatly try
—(who hasnt accedentaly switched tracks or paused and left a whole lot of awkwardness when djing)
-allows you to hog the current output allowing you to listen to tracks in another viewer before adding.
-autofills silence between tracks to a specified length.
-a lot of little fetures that subtly make things simple and easy to dj out of another player.

I got this to dj for social dancing, ballroom, blues, and i run my own swing venue. Has worked like a charm and i started using it to listen to casual music as the itunes dj system seems to be impossible to use effectively.
This is not for you if you
-want to crossfade
-want to showoff at your mixing skillz
might also drain the battery slightly faster but who djs off of battery anyways.

-any dj who djs for social dancing
-any dj who just wants to play the music and not showoff their mixing skills.
-any person who gets frustrated with itunes dj

Tealcosmo ,

A tool for Dance DJs

Do you play a playlist for Dances or other events? Do you want one of the easiest and best tools for Playlist DJing that you can get on the Mac? This is it. Built by a dance DJ for Dance DJs, it will finally give you access to multiple sound cards. You can preview songs in Itunes and then drag them over into Embrace to play next or anywhere else in your list. It will “Hog” the sound output of your chosen device so that no other blips, boings, dongs, or beeps happen. There are even features for customizing sounds output, like stereo/mono modes, graphic eq, and others.

It is simply awesome.


Ricci Adams
1.1 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014-2018, Ricci Adams


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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