Ask the DJ
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DJ/mix engine.   Shareware ($29.00)
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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
Version 2.0.3:
  • fixes an issue that prevented tracks from being dropped from iTunes 9.2.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Maxkdev reviewed on 11 Oct 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.
[Version 2.0.3]


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key-loreB commented on 05 Nov 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.
[Version 1.6]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 05 Nov 2006
MacBookPro = Intel

Ask the DJ = PPC only
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Oct 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.
[Version 1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Feb 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.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Oct 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
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Jun 2003
Unstable and too expensive. Just a toy to make noise.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jun 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
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 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 ;-)
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Apr 2003
Slow interface on my G4/400 & iBook 700. Transition calculation is painfull.

Neat app, and does do a fairly good job on the transitions - although they could be a tad longer.

As Guifa said "MP3s claimed by iTunes are not recognized, only those claimed by QuickTime player!". Too bad I rip everything with iTunes. (Drag and drop 'iTunes' mp3's does work however).

All in all, I'd buy this app if it was a *reasonable* price, around $15 maybe. $30 is too much for it.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Apr 2003
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.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:13,780
Version Downloads:1,007
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:22 Jul 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.00
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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!


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