Now you can buy and organize all your music within a single free application built by DJs for DJs. Experience complete flexibility and creative freedom with the all-new Beatport Pro for Mac.
Import and organize your music collection. Create and manage playlists. Add extended metadata to your entire collection, and use advanced filtering to view your music collection in new ways. Organize your audio by tracks, mixes, stems, parts, loops, oneshots, and sound effects.
With advanced filtering tools, the new Beatport Pro simplifies the experience of discovering new music on the Beatport store and in your collection while digging for that perfect track.
Tag your music collection with attributes such as "venue," "mood," "instruments," and "processing." No more hacking your comments or genre tags. Sync your entire music collection with the extensive Beatport catalog to make sure your metadata is complete. Transform your music collection in ways you never imagined possible.
Use multiple carts as a flexible categorization system while you shop. Separate your carts by genre or energy, or create carts for each gig that you've got coming up. The possibilities are truly endless.
The tagging system, once refined a bit, could change the way we categorize digital music. Up until now, it was all about cumbersome iTunes workarounds.
Syncing certain tracks to Beatport's library saves a lot of time. (If those tracks are sold by Beatport, that is.)
Searching: the way it currently works, you can really only find one track at a time. (That track pops up beneath the search window, and you click on it.) You can't just narrow down your tracks to search for all that contain "Frankie Knuckles" in either the artist or tile field.
Filtering: To be honest, i don't even understand how this is supposed to be useful. It's missing the ability to add an "matches this-and-that / matches this-or-that" type selection. (Think of how smart playlists work in iTunes- you can specify "matches all criteria, or matches any criteria." To me, this seems super cumbersome so far, and I never use it.
Only works for Beatport tracks: and not even all of them. There are certain releases that I've purchased elsewhere, where when I click "sync with Beatport," one track on that release will be available, but not other tracks on that same release. Also, not much customizability of how the info is written to the tracks.
This software came as a big surprise, and a pleasant one. There's definitely a need for a master preparation environment for DJ tracks (any serious digital DJ will tell you about the hassle created by bouncing from iTunes, to Mixed in Key, to Traktor.)
That said, it's got a few major releases to go before really being the savior of the DJ.