Native Instruments and Beatport Unveil Beatport SYNC
(Native Instruments | Posted 2007-11-16)
Native Instruments and Beatport today
unveiled Beatport SYNC, a free music playback software for Mac and
Windows that provides a unique feature set for modern listening habits.
Based on the groundbreaking TRAKTOR DJ software, Beatport SYNC
combines powerful music management capabilities with basic DJ mixing
functions and full integration of the Beatport online store in one easy-touse
Equipped with two playback decks and a crossfader section, Beatport
SYNC allows everybody to easily mix and match individual tracks into one
consistent flow of music. Aspects like beat detection, tempo
synchronization and loudness optimization are all handled automatically
and intelligently by the software. This makes Beatport SYNC perfect for
getting a feel for the basics of DJing, for effortlessly providing a creative
party mix, or for preparing the track list of a professional DJ set.
The comprehensive track management functions in Beatport SYNC also
make it an ideal tool to handle today's evergrowing digital music
collections, complete with extensive tag editing options, sophisticated
archiving features and seamless iTunes and iPod integration. Beatport
SYNC can directly play, browse, catalogue and backup music files from
practically any kind of connected storage device, including MP3 players,
PDAs, USB sticks and cell phones.
The underlying technology from Native Instruments' professional
TRAKTOR DJ software equips Beatport SYNC with studio-grade playback
quality, advanced time-stretching technology and support for a multitude
of compressed and uncompressed digital audio formats.
The seamlessly integrated online store in Beatport SYNC allows users to
conveniently pre-listen, download and play tracks from Beatport's
unrivalled repertoire of electronic music releases within a single interface.
Tracks from Beatport can even be previewed in-sync with each other as
well as with any track in a user's music collection.
"Our alliance with Beatport is about making music performance and music
distribution come together with all our combined expertise," says Daniel
Haver, CEO of Native Instruments. "After the successful integration of
Beatport and Traktor, Beatport Sync marks the next important step in this
direction, and one that should introduce even more music fans to the
creative gratification of DJing."
"Beatport Sync is a great example of how our partnership makes
technologies connect," says Beatport CEO Jonas Tempel. "It offers a great
option for people to conveniently discover the latest in electronic music
and instantly be creative with it."
Beatport SYNC is available as a free download both on the Native
Instruments and Beatport website.
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