Fidelity Media has released a free 2.0.1 update to their recently released MegaSeg 2 DJ software. The update adds some features, including a recently played songs report, as well as bug fixes and other interface improvements, according to Jason Cox, president of Fidelity.
MegaSeg is a DJ and radio automation program. Among other things, it features a “Voice-Over” option, which overrides the automatic fade out when a track is segued, allowing for play of prerecorded voice tracks or a QuickTime video over the next song in the Playlist.
Real-time beat mixing is MegaSeg 2.0.1’s headline feature. The mixer interface allows users to mix using automatic or manual cross-fades. An Auto Beat Match button adjusts the next song’s pitch to match the tempo of the current song. Multiple sound output devices are fully supported, for independent main output and headphone cue monitoring, including USB solutions like the Griffin iMic, Roland UA-30, or PowerBook cards such as Digigram’s VXPocket for professional balanced XLR outputs. Beat mixing can also be accomplished using a single stereo output by splitting the left and right channels into two mono channels.
MegaSeg 2.0.1 isn’t limited to audio. It also works as a video automation system for mixing all QuickTime supported video and Flash animations similar to TV stations. MegaSeg allows you to set custom cue-in and out times for media elements, preventing “dead air.” Teamed with Sorenson Broadcaster on a second Mac, and QuickTime Streaming Server software, you can create your own professional online radio or video station, said Cox.
An updated demo of MegaSeg 2 DJ is available at the product Web site. The product is US$149. Current 1.x users can upgrade for $49.