ClickBeatz Pro
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ClickBeatz Pro helps musicians to tag their music library with BPM values. Use it as clicker and save the detected BPMs into your library. ClickBeatz Pro 2 also browses your music library, plays your songs and fetches lyrics for the song that is playing. Since we have gone "Pro" ClickBeatz Pro 2 also shares your song lists with by using the integrated web service at port 11111. You can also allow and disallow download of the songs listed. ClickBeatz Pro 2 is also configurable by a generated .plist file in your library preferences folder.

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What's New
Version 2.1.1:
  • Changed RAM settings for JVM (fixes a problem with not showing song browser on huge libraries).
  • Don't forget to reconfigure your Library path: /Library/Preferences/com.inmedia.clickbeatz.plist (after first program start)!
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Java 1.5 or later



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Bdkennedy1 commented on 11 Oct 2013
Used to use a similar program. This process is very daunting considering many DJ apps automatically analyze the waveform now to get the BPM. Many DJ's have thousands of files.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Adreitz reviewed on 10 Feb 2013
I really don't understand how this is supposed to work. It doesn't seem to interface at all with iTunes, so exactly what "music library" is this supposed to work with? That reduces the usefulness significantly.

There are menu items that appear to do nothing, and I can't tell what the "set" button is supposed to do, though it does seem to realign the metronome to the time when you click the button. The use of Java to create this is another big negative, considering Java's recent security problems.

With these other issues, I couldn't be bothered to try to figure out how the sharing integration was supposed to work, but a cursory examination appeared to show that this feature also does nothing. The documentation for this program is almost nonexistent.

Finally, the bpm values out of the program seem to be reasonably accurate, but turning on the metronome function (command-m) seems to always run the metronome at a rate a few bpm slower than what was detected, so the clicks go out of sync with the music.

Ever since iTunes-bpm was abandoned and stopped working with new versions of OS X, I've been looking for a low-footprint, free bpm counter with iTunes integration and accurate results. There aren't many options on the Mac. The best I've found is a widget just called "bpm" by flyingcheeseburger.com (website no longer works), but it doesn't provide any visual feedback and its bpm results take much longer to stabilize than iTunes-bpm did. I'd still recommend that widget over this program, though.
[Version 2.0.5]

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INMEK replied on 10 Feb 2013
We have just fixed this behaviour. ClickBeatz Pro 2 contains a bug report feature. If you detect misbehaviour of your application please use this feature and copy paste the report to: info@in-media.de.

Version 2.0.5.1 is on the way. This is a BUGFIX-Release addressing the bug you have found. Thanks a lot for your reply.

To be able to react just in time, please always write to info@in-media.de. We hope your problem has been solved right now. If there are still no songs listed into the ClickBeatz Pro 2 song browser, please let us know.

Thanks a lot for your support!
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INMEK replied on 10 Feb 2013
Thanks a lot for your comment. Please download version 2.0.5.1 when published today. This should fix the problem you mentioned. If it works please rate our product again. If you like. Thanks a lot again.
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Adreitz replied on 10 Feb 2013
INMEK, I see no changes in the newest version, 2.0.7, from the version I tested. Hitting the Set or Copy buttons still does not put the bpm value into iTunes. I didn't even know that the program has a "browser" (you really need documentation!). But it's a moot point, because the browser doesn't work. Choosing that menu item does nothing.

But why do you even need a browser? If you're interfacing with iTunes, just modify the bpm field of the currently playing song. You don't need to reinvent iTunes. Further, iTunes includes its own sharing over the local network, so I don't understand what benefit your program provides in that regard. Also, choosing the webservice menu item opens a page in Safari (note: NOT the currently chosen default browser) that has the program logo, "download enabled:false", and a text box of some sort. I have no idea what I'm seeing.

My impression is that the program was developed in German. I think you should test it on an English system, and one that you haven't customized with any additional software that you might have on your main system. The program might have dependencies you didn't realize were there that are causing fundamental features to not work on most other systems.
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INMEK replied on 10 Feb 2013
@Adreitz: please contact us by email. There is documentation enough if you read the readme. We know, nobody does :) Actual version also links to the product page. If there are problems with your(!) system, please let us know about your system configuration. itunes version, mac os x version, language a.s.o. and please send us the clickbeatz.log from your console program. we can not support into this forum. we'd like to provide you the best user experience possible.
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Adreitz replied on 10 Feb 2013
INMEK, I'm writing these replies here because I think others need to know about the problems I've had with this program.

Yes, I DID read the readme. No, it didn't tell me what I needed to know, i.e. how the features are supposed to work. I just went to your website, which also didn't have any instructions, but I saw the link to the YouTube video walkthrough. Those are the instructions that should have been provided with the application, in text format.

Note, though, that the browser still does nothing. No new window. I tried it with iTunes running (all other bpm counters require iTunes to first be running), and then, after watching your video, with iTunes not running. No difference.

Question -- does ClickBeatz need to be playing a track for the bmp setting function to work? That is, if I play a track through iTunes, will ClickBeatz NOT be able to add the bpm to the correct file? Also, will this bpm show up in iTunes while it is running, or do I need to quit it and restart for it to show up?

I've got a 2008 Mac Pro running 10.8.2, iTunes 11.0.1, and the newest version of Java 7.
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INMEK replied on 17 Feb 2013
»Question -- does ClickBeatz need to be playing a track for the bmp setting function to work? That is, if I play a track through iTunes, will ClickBeatz NOT be able to add the bpm to the correct file? Also, will this bpm show up in iTunes while it is running, or do I need to quit it and restart for it to show up?«

a) no, it needs to play the song ITSELF (internal song browser)
b) it can only assign the BPM value if you have selected the song from the song browser before
c) if iTunes is running it will show the BPM directly once you've clicked COPY button (or menu)

I will need the logfile from the actual version running on your system. Please start the 2.0.9, click COMMAND + b and then use the bug report feature. copy paste the content and mail it to:

info@in-media.de (and please leave the content unchanged)
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INMEK replied on 20 Feb 2013
Hi Adreitz. Please give ClickBeatz Pro 2.0.11 another try. Let me know if it works better now.
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INMEK replied on 11 Oct 2013
Please give version 2.1.1 another try :) It seems your problems occur from a very huge song library. Raised RAM reservation and testet with more than 20.000 songs.
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INMEK had trouble on 10 Feb 2013
Version 2.0.5.1: We have fixed a problem with english localizations. ClickBeatz Pro 2 now should show up all your songs that you are using with iTunes.

But: Be sure that iTunes always copies your songs into it's own library folder. If not so, ClickBeatz Pro 2 will not show the songs.

Webservice: ClickBeatz Pro 2 contains it's own webserver inside. To activate it please use "Pro" -> "Webservice". Then use your web browser and test: http://localhost:11111. This should(!) work.
[Version 2.0.5]



INMEK rated on 27 Jun 2013

[Version 2.0.22]


Downloads:1,002
Version Downloads:114
Type:Home Personal : Music
License:Free
Date:11 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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ClickBeatz Pro helps musicians to tag their music library with BPM values. Use it as clicker and save the detected BPMs into your library. ClickBeatz Pro 2 also browses your music library, plays your songs and fetches lyrics for the song that is playing. Since we have gone "Pro" ClickBeatz Pro 2 also shares your song lists with by using the integrated web service at port 11111. You can also allow and disallow download of the songs listed. ClickBeatz Pro 2 is also configurable by a generated .plist file in your library preferences folder.

Do not miss our video tutorial on our ClickBeatz Pro product page!


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