Beatport DJ is a FREE online DJ app for Beatport LINK subscribers
In a move that may (or may not) irk the big players in the DJ app market, Beatport have announced Beatport DJ, a FREE DJ app.
Beatport DJ is currently in public beta but it seems to work quite well in a web browser.
Beatport DJ interfaces directly with Beatport LINK, which is Beatport’s proprietary music streaming service, so if you are a subscriber to LINK you have access to millions of tracks straight off the bat.
It seems to have mainly been released to enhance the offering of Beatport LINK subscriptions.
So, if you build a playlist online in Beatport’s DJ app, which allows one to play full tracks, mix them, create crates/playlist etc. these playlists will show immediately in your own LINK compatible DJ software if you are a subscriber.
Cue points and loops created in the FREE online DJ app will also show up in your DJ app, which actually makes Beatport DJ a great tool to both discover music as well as do all the prep work as you preview tunes for your next set.
More than just a set previewer/player
Although it’s not designed to replace your existing DJ software, Beatport’s FREE online DJ app is pretty featured packed.
You get zoomable waveforms, key lock, effects, cues, loops, beat jump, Midi mapping, audio interface support, beatgridding and more.
Automix will no doubt be a popular feature as you can take any Beatport LINK playlist, including ones you’ve created yourself from within the app, and it mixed them pretty well.
The automix feature actually allows one to shuffle, skip, and jump around among tunes when it is automixing, and any time you want you can take over the mixing.
What Beatport had to say…
“BEATPORT DJ is a very powerful tool for all DJs and a must have for LINK subscribers.
We designed the software to solve the cumbersome workflow challenges of music discovery and building LINK playlists. On top of that, we know our customers need to audition the tracks to make sure the song fits in their sets.
“Our solution combines a host of advanced web-based technologies to give users a truly effortless experience that you would expect from dedicated desktop software. To take it even further, we made it possible to connect select midi controllers via USB and Bluetooth from our LINK hardware partners. In every way possible, we have exceeded our goals with this project.”
Try Beatport DJ out, there’s a FREE trial period if you don’t subscribe to Beatport LINK.