updated 11:55 am EDT, Tue May 29, 2007
MoodMaker 3.5 released
NexTune today released MoodMaker 3.5, the latest release of the company's flagship digital music software that offers a slew of new features. MoodMaker 3.5 offers background profiling to retrieve song characteristics used to organize a playlist of songs based on tempo and flow. The digital music software is the first of its kind to playlist songs automatically based on characteristics of the specific song selections, according to NexTune, which offers its own song level online music recognition database exclusively for MoodMaker users. Membership is priced at $30 per year, and includes unlimited use of NexTune's MoodMaker software.
Whereas applications like Apple's iTunes rely on third-party CD recognition systems like GraceNote -- which offers little information regarding actual song recognition -- NexTune offers 11 specific fields of information about a particular song or album.