Pulselocker Service Review. Pulselocker is an revolutionary online hybrid Spofity'ish streaming and DJ mixing platform with tons of amazing features for electronics musicians.
The rate in which users consume music has vastly exceeded all expectations over the last decade. The industry has had to adapt and re-
After a painless download from the Pulselocker website, a simple install wizard guides you through an installation set up, standard of any program. On first boot you are greeted with a welcome login window. You are given the option, as a growing number of services do, to login using Facebook, or through an unconnected stand-
The sign of a great UI is when there is a zero learning curve, Pulselocker has all the features you would expect from a media player and more, so straight away you’re comfortable in use. First, down the left hand side is a ‘Discover’ column, the host navigation tools for the user. The ‘New For You’ tab has been the central hub for me and is where I believe the genius of this program lies. Social is at the centre of this service and the ‘New For You’ tab shows you your profile, of which you can edit photo, name, social links etc in the applications settings. It also shows who you are following and in turn who is following you. So as you can tell social plays a major role, connecting DJ’s together, sharing playlists, tracks and being able to see what’s trending at the moment, so you can keep your set fresh and up to date. Underneath this is the ‘Just In’ tab which is self-
The next section is your ‘Locker’ for storing music off line. Your Locker size is determined by what package you have subscribed to. The pricing goes from $9.99 -
The player controls are generic and nothing to wow the user here, the track counter does show a wave form which is always great to see, but it’s been a feature for many applications past and present -
When purchased, the tracks are able to be download at 320Kbps AAC/M4A and more importantly DRM free, which means transfers to other devices will be painless. The connection between the user and the Pulselocker team is well devised too, with users being able to click the ‘Talk to Us/Request Music’ button and a clean request form pops up, allowing feedback and track recommendations to the staff. Features such as this display the Pulselocker team’s eagerness for your feedback and to channel the application as easily as possible into the users hands.Now DJ’s don’t worry, Pulselocker boasts compatibility with Tracktor and Serato, so this application will slip into your set up with as minimal fuss and frustration as possible.
This is not a product for everyone, it is streamlined and set up for DJ’s and the specific features and workflow of this program will be a valuable asset to them. Finding a new revenue stream in the music industry is no easy task and I have to say the crew over at Pulselocker have something quite promising! Getting easy, quick and painless access to high quality tracks is a lifesaving tool for any DJ and I will certainly be recommending this service to some of my colleges and peers. Even better is this is just a beta, yes it still needs to grow it’s music catalogue and there is still a vast amount of ground to cover with user base community, but Pulselocker have hit the ground running, and will be closely watched by us and I am sure, competitors too. So down to the rating... Here at The Pro Audio Web Blog we give Pulselocker (Beta -