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SpinTools: Alternative to iTunes For DJs Coming Soon?


DJ Tech Tools' Dan White gives readers the rundown on a new independent project developed by Stoyvo called SpinTools, exploring whether it could be a potentially better solution for DJS than the iTunes.

This article originally appeared on DJ Tech Tools

Organizing your music as a digital DJs is an underwhelming and often frustrating experience. Many DJs have years of history in iTunes, others have organized their tracks within Serato, Traktor, or Rekordbox. No one has really built a good alternative to iTunes for DJs – so that’s team behind SpinTools hopes to do.

What’s Wrong With iTunes?

Because of convenience, price (free), and ubiquitousness, has historically been the most common music organization tool for DJs. Just because something is easy doesn’t mean it’s a good tool.

Anyone remember iTunes 1.0? (Screenshot via Ars Technica)

iTunes' development has bloated the software. It was once just an ID3 metadata editor, playlist organizer, CD burner, internet radio player, and mind-blowing visualizer (it had nothing on WinAmp). It was designed for music listeners (not DJs, since in 2001 there were very few digital DJs)...

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