Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Mac Music Making Gem for DJ's

"Dekstasy" has been around for quite some time, and hasn't seen any development since last year. That said, this app is very very useful, although I can't say its easy to use. It allows a DJ to perfectly beat-match mp3's and other music files. It has a rudimentary fx processor, and is capable of seamless looping.

For instance, it has a tabbed interface. It would benefit, instead, from multiple windows - the mixer/fx are on one tab, while the cueing, looping, and bpm controls are on others. This makes it painful to use, impacting the agility of a performer. That said, it can almost flawlessly sped up and slow down music without it sounding like its dragging or "chipmunked."

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