June 4, 2009 in Music (F)
[prMac.com] Melbourne, Australia - Bjango has announced Beats 1.0, DJ helper app for iPhone and iPod Touch. Beats combines a BPM counter, an advanced DJ metronome and a key-mixing aid designed to assist DJs create smooth, harmonically matched mixes. Working out the BPM (beats per minute) of a song couldn't be simpler - just tap along with the song. Beats uses intelligent averaging that hones in on the correct BPM the more you tap.
The metronome in Beats supports beat, duple and triplet timing, and can be "pushed" and "pulled" to get it in sync with songs in the same way DJs beatmix with CDJs or Technics 1200s. Four metronome sound sets are included: click, 808, 909 and live drums. Beats also includes a piano keyboard, specifically designed for keying records. It displays the chromatic mixing options for the last key pressed, letting you know which other records will mix harmonically.
"A great little app for helping you find the BPM and key of your records. I also use it in the studio when writing and sampling. Definitely one for DJs and producers." Luc Wiesman, Duosseudo
"I love the key mixing feature, having a portable reference when I'm at a gig is indispensable! Nice work Bjango folks!" Timothy Allan, remixer and producer
* US English
* iPhone or iPod Touch 2.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Beats 1.0 for iPhone is only $1.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's App Store.
Located in sunny Melbourne, Australia, Bjango is a privately funded company founded in 2008 by Marc Edwards. Bjango (pronounced be-jan-go) is a new venture from part of the team that created iStat pro, iStat menus, Organized and quite a few other successful donationware apps and widgets under the moniker of iSlayer. Bjango currently has 4 iPhone apps on the App Store, with many more to come. iSlayer was formed in early June 2005. Bjango has been working on iPhone apps since the release of the iPhone SDK. Copyright 2009 Bjango. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.