Infinite Music Lets You Channel Your Inner DJ

Apr 11, 2017

New hobbies can not only pose physical and mental challenges, but financial ones too. This rings true with most forms of music, be it having to fork out for a brand new fender or grand piano. One area of music which has moved from music venues to bedrooms over the last decade or so is DJ’ing, the subject of the app Infinite Music. It attempts to give anyone the chance of mixing their own soundtracks without the need to purchase the expensive equipment, and succeeds in letting any aspiring musician channel their inner DJ.

On a basic level, Infinite Music takes the music library from your phone or tablet and allows you to play it. A drop down list on the left hand side will separate your music between playlists, artists, albums, songs, and genres. Play any particular song and its information will appear over the majority of the screen, and this is where things become detailed. Surrounding the song’s image is a circle, filled in with visual details about the music and at which point it’s currently playing at. Below this the apps tells you the beats per minute, and even further down is a bar which gives you the standard music player features such as pause and play, but also gives you the options of infinite play and remix. In order to try your hand at the DJ’ing side of things, there are two buttons on the top and bottom right hand side: one which makes song transitions active or inactive, and another which lets you decide how long to leave it until the next song is played, whether it be every 30 seconds or every hour. Once this is all set up, it’s time to pick your playlist of songs to mix, which is as easy as picking your own made one, songs by activity, or songs by tempo – by tempo results in a nicer sounding mix.

Infinite Music sounds like an incredibly complex app, but after a short time playing around with its features you realise it’s a complex idea within a simple app. A question mark on the top right-hand corner does wonders at teaching you the ins and outs of how to build a remix, acting as a constant tutorial should you need reminding of anything. The overall layout isn’t too dissimilar to a standard media player, and the whole thing feels spacious, not like every feature is bundled all on one area of the screen to confuse things more. Then there’s the actual ease of picking a song or playlist and trying to mix everything together. The aforementioned question mark helps a lot, but every feature is simple and easy to understand. The fact that the app recognises a song’s tempo and can pick out moments that would mix well is genius, and makes you feel like the ultimate product is something you’ve concocted yourself. There are few other apps which provide such a depth of experience.

The fact that the app recognises a song’s tempo and can pick out moments that would mix well is genius

If you fancy yourself to be the next Tiesto, then Infinite Music is the place to start. Not only does it give people a taste of what’s involved in mixing music, but it’s incredibly fun even for those who aren’t interested in DJ’ing. It gives you another way of looking at your music library, even introducing you to songs you haven’t paid much attention to before, or old classics that you’ve forgotten about.

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