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    Default Apple's patent suggests DJ beat matching

    As the title states, Apple patent application points to DJ-like beat matching, pairs iTunes with fist pumps

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    http://m.engadget.com/default/articl...sic&postPage=1

    What do u guys think, future?

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    until itunes can chop, blend, scratch, have spectacular music choice, use loops, mix with several decks, use sample decks, or quite frankly do anything creative, I don't think we have anything to be concerned about
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    Traktor has a hard enough time finding the BPMs on some songs, and Apple's software is going to do better then Pro DJ software? I'm an Apple fan, but unless there is going to be beatgridding in iTunes (yea, right) then I think it is just a really long shot as to how well iTunes would mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelan View Post
    Traktor has a hard enough time finding the BPMs on some songs, and Apple's software is going to do better then Pro DJ software? I'm an Apple fan, but unless there is going to be beatgridding in iTunes (yea, right) then I think it is just a really long shot as to how well iTunes would mix.
    You'd be surprised what large companies with extremely talented programmers and boatloads of cash can do that might be outside of their core competencies. Apple has like 40 billion or so sitting in cash, I'm sure they can find a few guys who know how to create some top notch detection algorithms. Just sayin.

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    A fair point you make, though I'd still be surprised if it turns out that great. A software or app that beatmatches or analyzes better then Traktor would seem to definitely be a competitor with NI and Rane.

    I know there is more to software then analyzing tracks, but it would seem if they got that right they could easily build from there especially with the $ they have - like u wrote.

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    Apple trying to do everything. Jump on the DJ bandwagon - cue the fanboys.
    I will stick to Traktor.
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    I think there might be trouble if Apple gets a patent on this... Software patents are usually ridiculously ambigious, and Apple are not known for being "careful" with their patents.
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    Spotify just came out with crossfade. I can see Apple wanting to do something with iTunes DJ that picks songs close to the same BPM and plays them for you.
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    I wait with baited breath for the day that songs can be auto warped/beat-gridded.

    Warping/beat-gridding is time consuming, and takes all of teh fun out of DJ'ing.

    And beat matching is EASY once you know how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybertrash View Post
    I think there might be trouble if Apple gets a patent on this... Software patents are usually ridiculously ambigious, and Apple are not known for being "careful" with their patents.
    +1 - this is yet another stupid patent by apple trying to patent software thats already been around for aaaages

    Btw looks like the patent was filed in 2010

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