Today (Dec.9) Beatport -- a global digital music store with one of the largest collections of electronic music -- announced the launch of Mashbox, an iPad app that allows music fans to create custom mashups by combining tracks from some of the world's leading electronic artists including Moby, Tiësto, Tone-Loc and Diplo.
Following their expansion into an HTML5 version of their website this summer and the launch of Baseware, a new digital music distribution company, in October, Beatport continues to explore new digital markets with the release of this mobile Mashup Machine.
"Making music is a powerful form of self-expression and pathway for exploring creativity," Matthew Adell, CEO of Beatport, said in a statement. "Mashbox is the opportunity to mashup music that many fans have been waiting for. With Mashbox, all you need is an iPad and the curiosity to discover how elements of different songs fit together."
Founded in 2004, Beatport offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. Each week, Beatport's music library is refreshed with hundreds of exclusive tracks from the world's top dance music artists.
Beatport is privately held and headquartered in Denver, CO, USA. The company claims to have more than 3,500 direct relationships with suppliers who represent over 17,000 labels and artists.
Upon purchase, customers can use the Mashbox app immediately thanks to pre-loaded complementary music. A variety of pre-cut music packs from artists in the likes of Armand Van Helden, Claude VonStroke and Booka Shade, are also available in the Mashbox music store. Each week a new selection of packs will be available for $1.99.
Finally, the app features a sequencing engine that auto-adjusts beats, as well as professionally cut loops and original song elements from basslines to vocals. Mashbox is available to download from the iTunes App Store. The app is free for a limited time and will be available for $.99 after December 31, 2011.