Auto-match beats in your mixes

Minimash is a DJ app that automatically matches beats from songs in your iTunes library, but it doesn't always produce great results.

Minimash is a DJ app that automatically matches beats from songs in your iTunes library, but it doesn't always produce great results. Immediately upon launching Minimash, you'll notice a unique artistic style to the interface. The hand-drawn-looking controls and bright colors are easy on the eyes, but it's difficult to know immediately what each control does. Fortunately, you can touch an information button that explains how to use each control and get your music up and running quickly.

The app has you start by "Preparing" your tracks--Minimash runs an analysis algorithm to scan each track's beat information. From there you can add songs from your library to each turntable on the play screen. Both songs will play at the same beats-per-minute, which can be great if you picked songs with similar rhythm, but will sound choppy and strange if the original songs differ too greatly. Also, Minimash will only let you use music you created as a playlist, so make sure to put together a list of similar rhythm songs beforehand in iTunes or on your iOS device before launching Minimash. You have the ability to create loops for more advanced mixes and Minimash offers tools for starting and stopping songs at specific points you control. The app also offers recording features so you can later play a mix made in Minimash from iTunes.

Overall, Minimash is a unique take on the DJ app genre allowing you to automatically match BPM between songs. With a little planning while making your playlist, you'll be able to create beat-matched mixes easily using a cool-looking interface.

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