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tagtraum Industries Releases beaTunes 2.0

tagtraum Industries Releases beaTunes 2.0

Posted February 25, 2009 at 11:58am by iClarified
tagtraum industries has announced beaTunes 2.0, a major update to their popular iTunes library management utility for Mac OS X and Windows. Working in parallel with iTunes, beaTunes can analyze any music library, fill in missing and fix existing information to generate better playlists. It can even help find the titles of tracks that have no artist or title associated with them.

Build better iTunes and iPod playlists. By analyzing the songs in an existing library and using customizable rulesets, beaTunes is capable of building playlists of similar sounding music. It can analyze any number of tracks, and detect various types of metadata, such as beats-per-minute (BPM), missing artist or album information, detect language of the lyrics, musical key, as well as song color.

Feature Highlights Include:
* Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute) and store the result in iTunes
* Automatically detect the musical key songs are in
* Create matchlists - playlists based on one or more sample songs and a set of rules
* Browse songs that match the currently selected song
* Customize the way matching songs are found
* Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
* Discover albums that aren't in a music collection, but would complement it
* Automatically set start and end times of songs based on their volume
* Categorize songs by their sound color

Version 2 is a major update and features many improvements. beaTunes is much more efficient with memory, and able to deal with bigger libraries (analysis on Windows machines is much faster). Particularly important for common users and music collectors alike, beaTunes sports additional inspections for fixing up library metadata. It also features a totally new musical key detection, which - along with BPM detection - is essential for harmonic mixing, a popular DJ technique.

* Completely rewritten internal database
* Ability to deal with very large libraries
* Ability to recognize multiple iTunes libraries
* Analysis on Windows OS is much faster
* Tonal/musical key detection
* Second BPM detection algorithm
* New inspections (compilation, duplicates, rare genres, different ratings, sort issues)
* More accurate typo inspections
* Support for sort names
* Ability to specify filters when creating Matchlists
* Matchlists can now be refreshed
* Ability to embed non-iTunes fields into audio files
* Search by artist/album/etc.
* German localization
* Updated UI
* Usability improvements
* Plugin API

beaTunes takes the guesswork out of creating great party or workout mixes. It's perfectly suited for making mixes tailor-made for a particular mood or activity. And with its ability to directly control iTunes, beaTunes is an excellent compliment to any DJ's tool chest.

Language support:
U.S. English and German

Pricing and Availability:
beaTunes 2.0 is available for $31.95 (USD). An upgrade license for beaTunes 1.x users is offered for $11.95 (USD). A 14 day trial demo is available. The trial version does not allow users to apply one-click solutions to inspection issues. NFR licenses are available for media reviewers.

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