Ask the DJ
Ask the DJ
2.0.3

4.0

Ask the DJ free download for Mac

Ask the DJ

2.0.3
23 July 2010

DJ/mix engine.

Overview

Ask the DJ is a DJ/mix engine which:
  • searches your mp3 library
  • analyses tracks
  • optimizes your play-list
  • skips intros and outros
  • matches and mixes beats
  • levels volume
  • all this automatically!
You just ask the DJ... and dance!

What's new in Ask the DJ

Version 2.0.3:
  • fixes an issue that prevented tracks from being dropped from iTunes 9.2.

13 Ask the DJ Reviews

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Anonymous
19 April 2003

Most helpful

Very unstable, crashes all the time. Seems to have trouble playing my mp3s, it kinda skips sometimes. Can't really use it. Nice attempt though.
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Version 1.0
Maxkdev
11 October 2010
Love this app, happy to just find the update from a few months ago. I've trusted Ask the DJ with any number of weddings and events I've been ask to play music at. Only once has it ever missed a beat and crashed. The simplicity is great and the interface is fun, my only request would be to have a list view to manage the playlist - it can be a little tricky rearranging tracks in the middle of DJing an event.
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Version 2.0.3
Key-Loreb
05 November 2006
Since I got my MacBookPro and installed a fresh version of AsktheDJ, it no longer works. The songs load,bpm is displayed, when I start playing song they are garbeld and then just stop. I sent several e-mails 7 crash logs to "wildbits" w/o a reply, also on Apple's Support/Discussion site w/o any reply. I'm not using protected songs from iTune store. If aanyone has a suggestion, advise.
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
13 October 2005
this program worked ok when i had a smaller library. it labeled a percentage of the libraries bpm tags with results were (correct, half and double). i realize this is a very tricky thing to make work correctly. also it doesn't export the readings to itunes with tags over 2.2 also i have had my lacie drives do the same thing as reported above, chugging and clicking, even after the app has stopped reading tracks. all in all i say this is a piece of junk, slightly novel at best. the interface sucks, i can't believe i am going to say this but, couldn't you have made it a bit more standardized guys? for useabilities sake? sadly this seems to be the best app on the market for inputing bpm tags to itunes. someone could make a small fortune off of developing an itunes plug in that read tracks in the library and auto-filled in the bpm. even i would buy it.
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Version 1.6
Ben Haldenby
01 April 2005
I am stunned at how this awful application has trashed my iTunes library. I ran it a few times and dragged and dropped a few tunes from iTunes into it, it sussed out the tempo correctly for a few songs and wrote the BPM tag back to iTunes nicely. Great! Then it started slowing down and I could hear my Lacie FireWire drive start to make weird noises. It was chugging and make a 'chk, chk, chk, chk' noise like a ticking clock. Next time I opened iTunes it was all screwed up, permanent beach ball, ticking clock again from the FW drive. So I ran Disk Utility and Repair Disk on the FW drive and it seemed to fix the drive okay. But now a good percentage of my 23,000 track iTunes database has been wiped out, and many, many more have had their database links broken. The files are all in a folder called lost+found and though I've been able to salvage a lot, a lot more are permanently wrecked. How dare they make such bold claims about this app. Christ I am so mad, I could spit. It's taken me nearly six years to build up that library and Ask the DJ has wiped half of it out in about 10 mins. These people have a lot to answer for. I am still awaiting a reply from their support department. Ben Haldenby
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Version 1.6
cjkowalsky
25 July 2004
The cartoon should be gotten rid of. I have never used this and never would for that reason alone. There are plenty of cheap and free DJ apps out there whose developers didn't stoop to this level to market their product. This product is disturbing and should be removed from availability by MacUpdate until they get their heads into this century. Very poor guys, very very poor.
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
13 February 2004
Yea I don't like the cartoon either. It would be cool if there were several options for how you can have the dancer look. For example, instead of a girl dancing, a guy break dancing.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
10 October 2003
Very basic interface that can get the job done if you are trying to avoid someone messing up your iTunes settings/playlists (ie. set it up running on it's own as a self serve jukebox at a party). However, am I the only one that finds the cartoon girl on the interface really ugly/disturbing/vaguely racist? Dave
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
28 June 2003
Unstable and too expensive. Just a toy to make noise.
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
28 June 2003
there once was a time in dance music when intros and outros were not the providence of the Devil... and a skillful DJ knew when to use them in a set then again.... this was with vinyl, not mp3's where everything is formulaicly sequenced and a constant beat is considered High Art Sad (and I have nothing against "new" media applications -- it's the user that's the issue
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
21 June 2003
Fat App! No crashes, no big calculation smooth running: iMac 1GHz / 1G-RAM. A little bit overpriced for shareware. BTW how to switch of the dancer, I'll do it now myself ;-)
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Version 1.1
$29.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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