Building upon Beatport’s longstanding mission of empowering professional DJs with new and innovative technology, while also inspiring newcomers, Beatport DJ was released today to all LINK subscribers.
Beatport DJ is a browser-based, MIDI compatible DJ application that revolutionizes the set-creation workflow for serious DJs and enables beginning DJs to quickly learn the basics and start building their library of playlists.
Currently available as a public beta, it will be available as an entry level, stand-alone subscription tier within the LINK offering by mid-April.
“BEATPORT DJ is a very powerful tool for all DJs and a must have for LINK subscribers,” said Jonas Tempel, Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Beatport.
“We designed the software to solve the cumbersome workflow challenges of music discovery and building LINK playlists. On top of that, we know our customers need to audition the tracks to make sure the song fits in their sets. Our solution combines a host of advanced web-based technologies to give users a truly effortless experience that you would expect from dedicated desktop software. To take it even further, we made it possible to connect select midi controllers via USB and bluetooth from our LINK hardware partners. In every way possible, we have exceeded our goals with this project.”
The new web app has all of the essential tools required to mix tracks and simultaneously gives users the ability to search and browse the entire Beatport library to find their next song. With standard DJ controls like Filters, EQs, Cue Points, Effects, Tempo Adjustment, and Looping, new DJs can learn the necessary skills before making a more considerable investment in professional performance software.
For newcomers to DJing, there are quick onboarding tutorials that will quickly get them up to speed on the core features. The app also includes a unique automix feature that allows users to listen to playlists with the flip of a switch while the software does all the track-to-track mixing further enhancing the music discovery journey.
“BEATPORT DJ will build tremendous value across the entire LINK ecosystem and open up new discovery possibilities to DJs of any skill level,” said Beatport Senior Vice President, Romain Pouillon.
“It will be beneficial to music creators and record labels as it fuels increased streaming royalties as well as accelerate the mass-adoption of our LINK subscription service which will also benefit our trusted DJ software and hardware partners. It is a one of a kind tool for inspiring a generation of new DJs who can start mixing right from their laptops web browser at dj.beatport.com on day one.”
Beatport is currently offering a free 30-day trial of any LINK subscription tier.
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