AccuBeatMix, the beat match & mix plugin for iTunes
- perfect beat-matching transitions
- Completely automatic
- switch tracks anytime without losing the beat
- seamless iTunes integration
- Free to try
- License package includes BPMer.
Download AccuBeatMix 1.2.1 for Mac OS X v10.5 or later (Intel 32/64 bits)
Accubeatmix is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and iTunes 11 (32/64 bits).
Note: in iTunes 10.4 and later versions the AccuBeatMix interface will appear as an "AccuBeatMix" menu, not as a check box.
New: Version 1.2.1 fixes a compatibility issue with iTunes 11.0.3
Revision history here.
PowerPC users: download version 1.1.7
AccuBeatMix does not support DRM-protected tracks formerly available on the iTunes Store. Please upgrade your "AAC protected" tracks to "iTunes Plus" for use with AccuBeatMix.
BPMer + AccuBeatMix = perfect parties
AccuBeatMix is the natural complement of BPMer, an automatic BPM detector.
Use BPMer to sort your tracks by BPM, optimize start/stop times and/or adjust track volumes automatically,
then mix your tracks in iTunes with AccuBeatMix.
Beat-Matching ≠ Crossfading
Cross-fading tracks with random start/stop times can be ugly, even if the tracks have the same BPM.
Trimming iTunes to Achieve proper beat-matching is a pain, but AccuBeatMix does it automatically for you. Check our demo below!
Tips & tricks
- Pre-process your play-list with BPMer (included in the license, download separately).
BPMer analyzes each track and optimizes start/stop times so the beat never fades.
- For best transitions, crossfade between tracks with matching or close tempos ("BPM").
BPM is not displayed by default in iTunes.
To display BPM information, check Beats Per Minute in View>View Options.
- Do not leave iTunes' track information window open while playing
- this would prevent AccuBeatMix from switching to the next track.
Questions & Answers
Q: I already own a license for Ask the DJ or BPMer. Do I need to pay for AccuBeatMix?
A: No. AccuBeatMix is already yours and will be activated automatically.
Q: How can I uninstall AccuBeatMix?
A: Remove the file named AccuBeatMix
from Macintosh HD → Library → iTunes → iTunes plug-ins.
Q: How can I use AccuBeatMix with AirTunes (AirPort Express)?
A: You can't use AccuBeatMix with AirTunes as such.
However, you can use AirFoil (from Rogue Amoeba, $25) to send AccuBeatMix's audio (or any other audio) to your AirPort express.
A note on "Digital Rights Management" (DRM) and iTunes Plus
Wildbits products are compatible with "iTunes Plus" tracks (".m4a" extension) bought on the iTunes Store.
Wildbits products are not compatible with DRM-protected tracks such as "AAC protected" tracks (".m4p" extension) formerly available on iTunes.
To use your "AAC protected" tracks with Wildbits products, you must upgrade them to "iTunes Plus".
Current software limitations
Users should be aware of the following limitations in the current version of AccuBeatMix.
Most of these limitations are due to iTunes' interfacing model.
- no iPod support (yet!)
- no CD support
- no support for m4p (AAC protected) or other DRM-protected files
- no equalizer support
- no "Radio" support
- no AirTunes support
- Transitions are blocked while any window (e.g. track information) is open in front of the player window in iTunes.
- not compatible with Volume Logic, SRS iWow, JoeSoft Hear
Intel 32/64 bits. Requires Mac OS X v10.5 or later