Image-Line updates Deckadance to v1.8, DJ software gets Song Manager

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Image-Line has released version 1.8 of Deckadance, a DJ mixing application for Windows and Mac.

Deckadance is a DJ mixing application that works either as a standalone program OR as a VSTi inside your favourite host. Deckadance itself can also host any VST compliant softsynth or effect.

You can control Deckadance using most (if not all) existing midi controllers & timecoded vinyl and CD systems.

Deckadance Song Manager
New Song Manager, designed to help organize your songs easily and quickly.

Changes in Deckadance v1.8

  • New Song Manager:
    • Manage 50.000+ in your music collection without slow downs using a open format database (sqlite).
    • SM categorizes music files in your computer making them accessible through numerous search/sort features.
    • Importing tracks into Song Manager doesn’t copy music files.
    • Simple search and advanced search via subsets of metadata fields (filters).
    • Create playlist to organize effectively your tracks. Sort, re- order, reset original state, export to html/m3u and more.
    • Create smart playlist that auto-update based on ‘rules’. e.g.: “top 25 most played dance genre songs with bpm between 120 and 140″.
    • Fully customizable layouts: hide/show, re-arrange, (auto) resize of the metadata view columns.
    • Edit track tags/metadata (title, artist, name… etc.) via inline editing.
    • Cover art (resizable) display.
    • Supported formats: mp3, acc (m4a), wav, aiff, wma, flac and ogg.
    • Cross platform (win/mac) with full drag/drop external support.
  • New Recording engine with threaded streaming to disk.
  • Added SNAP to the closest beat in the waveform for loops, cues, waveform seek and start position.
  • Added DVS run-out protection with auto engage and visual feedback.
  • Added Lead In function in DVS section.
  • Improved DVS behaviour for large audio buffer sizes.
  • Incremented to 30 seconds the minimum playing time to mark a song like played.
  • Added right click over played state to reset it.
  • Removed clear played state of tracks when automix is enabled.
  • Updated minihost look and added song manager start button.
  • Added downbeat and start position keyboard shortcuts:
    • > DECK A->Downbeat: “ctrl+t”, Start Position: “ctrl+y”.
    • > DECK B->Downbeat: “ctrl+g”, Start Position: “ctrl+h”.
  • Added “key slider” and “key slider inverted” to the midi learn commands.
  • Incremented decks buffer size to 15 minutes.

Deckadance for Windows and Mac is available to purchase in a Club Edition (with full functionality) for $179 USD. Deckadance House Edition (excluding the timecoded vinyl/CDJ transport control functions) is $99 USD. New Image-Line customers buy with 10% discount.

More information: Deckadance

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