For music lovers of today, many forgo the clutter of CDs for the cumbersome jungle of digital music libraries such as I-Tunes or Windows Media Player.
TuneUp Media is software that cleans and organizes your mp3s, videos, album covers and anything else piled into the digital library, whether you’ve ripped it from a CD or downloaded it online.
As TuneUp Media puts it, the software “listens intelligently to your tracks by analyzing the audio waveforms and using characteristics like beats per minute (tempo), frequency range, average power in each frequency band (spectral flatness), and acoustic resonances to fix your metadata.”
You use the program by dragging and dropping the songs you want cleaned, and TuneUp attempts to identify the songs and album of each artist. The songs will be organized by album and shows the track order and the other tracks in the album if you're missing any.
The software even rates how confident it is in its matches, indicating whether its a confident match, likely match or unknown.
TuneUp also has a blog that keeps users up to date on its latest features.
The program was originally created for iTunes, but now it supports other major media players such as Windows Media Player. A tool like this is rather handy, considering it could take hours to manually make the changes on your own, depending on how many items you’ve downloaded.
When TuneUp is opened, a sidebar should appear at the right side of your music library, and it will list the different operations it performs.
There is also a “Tuniverse” feature, which allows iTunes users to share their favorite songs.
There are competitor music organizers out there, such as TidySongs, that can do things like remove duplicate song titles, something TuneUp doesn't do.
Tidy Songs can also organize iTunes genres. However, it is not compatible with Windows Media Player and it does not provide additional information such as concert alerts for your favorite bands.
The free version of TuneUp allows a 100 song cleanups and 50 cover art finds. To remove these limits you will have to purchase the program. It’s $20 for the TuneUp Annual version which provides a year of song clean-ups and cover art on one computer, and a $30 TuneUp Gold version includes a lifetime license for a single computer.
There is a Youtube video review below to illustrate how the software works.
Here’s to technology that simplifies your life!
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