tagtraum industries releases improved 64bit version of beaTunes

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Raleigh based tagtraum industries today announced beaTunes 2.1, an update to the popular iTunes library management and music analysis tool for Mac OS X and Windows. The new release features a 64Bit Mac version as well as increased speed, automatic lyrics import and improved duplicate detection. It can detect various types of metadata, such as beats-per-minute and musical key, as well as find and fix typos and inconsistencies such as misspelled artists and rarely used genres.

Raleigh, North Carolina - tagtraum industries today announced version 2.1 of beaTunes, the 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 in order to keep your library in shape and generate better playlists. It can even help find the titles of tracks that have no artist or title associated with them.

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, lyrics and their language, musical key, as well as song color - all of which are indispensable for DJs interested in beatmixing and harmonic mixing.

Feature Highlights Include:
* Sophisticated library inspection
* Automatic lookup of lyrics
* Duplicate detection
* 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
* Categorize songs by their sound color
* Tags
* Better integration with online data sources

Version 2.1 is an important update and features many small internal improvements - the biggest one being support for 64Bit on OS X. It’s also faster and sports additional or improved inspections for fixing up library metadata as well as integration of a new online database for BPM and key data.

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, German and French

Macintosh System Requirements:
* Intel processor
* At least 1GB RAM
* Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
* iTunes 9.0.2 or later
* Latest Java for OS version (use Apple Software Update)

Windows System Requirements:
* 2GHz Pentium 4 or better
* At least 1GB RAM
* Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32Bit)
* iTunes 9.0.2 or later
* Java 6.0 (included)

Pricing and Availability:
beaTunes 2.1 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.

beaTunes 2.1: http://www.beatunes.com/
Purchase beaTunes: http://www.beatunes.com/beatunes-buy.html
Download beaTunes: http://www.beatunes.com/beatunes-download.html
Screenshot: http://www.beatunes.com/images/inspection_dialog.png
Screenshot: http://www.beatunes.com/images/beatunes_screenshot_win.png

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, tagtraum industries incorporated is an independent microISV founded in 2004 by Hendrik Schreiber. Its main focus lies on Mac software, Java based solutions, architecture, implementation and optimization. Copyright 2004-2009 tagtraum industries Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.


Hendrik Schreiber

hs {at} tagtraum(.)com

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