CuteDJ Pro Mac App Review
I’m not very experienced when it comes to mixing music. I’ve done my fair share of editing when creating videos, but haven’t really “mixed” music together. I do know that having a nice piece of mixing software makes all the difference and that it takes lots of practice to perfect the technique of music mixing. For these reasons, I was eager about taking a look at Cute DJ Pro.
CuteDJ Pro is the “easiest way to start mixing” according to their website. The app offers a wide variety of options including:
- Auto-Beat Matching and BPM Sync
- Looping and Cue Points
- Real-Time Sampler
- Automix Your Party
- Seamless iTunes Integration
- Record Your Performance
- Powerful Mixing Engine
- Harmonic Match
- DJ Midi Controller Support
CuteDJ Pro offers a lot of options and support for many different audio types. It seemed to be a nice options for testing out my mixing skills. So, I tried it out.
When I first opened the app, I was a little lost because the interface looks nothing like anything I’ve ever used before. There are two sides to the mixing board and a browser for your media. Importing tracks of music was easy. You simply drag and drop tracks into the media browser or go to “import” in the file menu. I happened to have two versions of the same piece of music in my iTunes library so I decided to play around with mixing them together.
Feeling a bit like Anna Kendrick’s character in Pitch Perfect, I started trying to match the starting points of the song so that the tracks would sync up. In my mind, I thought it would be a simple ‘mark in and play the tracks’ project, but after messing with the app for almost an hour, I still didn’t have a mixed track. What I found was that it is much more difficult to mix tracks together than just straight edit.
Now, as far as the interface goes on this app, I must admit that it’s not for the faint of heart. Someone who is familiar with music mixing apps might be much more in tune to the options available and they might feel right at home in the interface. But, for me, a novice, the UI just wasn’t very friendly. For anyone who is interested in giving this app a try, there is a free trial available and I would encourage anyone curious about the app to use that opportunity to discover if you like it enough to buy it.
Cute DJ Pro retails for $129.95 and can be purchased from http://www.cutedjpro.com/buy.html.
For more information, visit http://www.cutedjpro.com.
Originally published at www.macsources.com on July 3, 2015.