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. Emphasised markers show where musical phrases start and a simple envelope adds that all important final polish to your mixes. MixTape Pro adds a "HiLo" control, dropping the bass or treble for cleaner mixes; A "live" UI where you can hear what is under the playhead at all times and a spectrogram visualises beats and phrases with better clarity then traditional waveform displays.
Mixes can then be exported at a configurable bitrate back into iTunes to play on your Mac, iPod or iPhone; or published directly onto the web with no additional accounts, services or software.
MixTape Pro adds the ability to play your mixes live through a second audio interface - simply cue up your first track, start the live stream then continue to use your headphone 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. Pro can use a 'night' colour scheme to reduce glare when playing in dark environments.
Far simpler than either an audio workstation or a DJ app, MixTape embraces the Mac aesthetic to blend in perfectly with your desktop. 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.
What's New in Version 1.2.12
Much more energy (and cpu) efficient.
Tested on Mavericks.
Dropping of uncompressed files on icon now works.
Problems with new timing tabs fixed.
Re-importing a tune shows it in the library.
Easy way to make long mixes
I use MixTape Pro to make long party mixes. I was able to make a 3 hour mix for a party I was having, and it worked great. I mostly like it because it allows me to change the BPM which makes it possible to beatmatch, and adjust volume levels to easily fade in and fade out songs. I recommend watching the tutorial videos before getting started.