If you’re like most DJs, you’ve got a hard drive or two jam-packed with audio tracks. You’ve likely accumulated them over many years, from various sources and at varied quality. If you want to produce the best quality mix set today it’s good to know the quality of the tracks you’re mixing.
Enter “Fakin’ The Funk“, a Windows-Only (Sorry MAC guy!) DJ tool that “helps you to detect the true quality of your audio files in one batch.”
In short, Fakin’ The Funk will allow you to import your entire loss and lossless audio collection (supported audio formats at this time are MP3, MP4/M4A, OGG, OPUS, FLAC, WMA, AAC, ALAC, MPC, SPX, SFX, TTA and WAV) and batch scan them to calculate and display bitrate and frequency. If the scan finds a wrong bitrate or lower peak-frequency, Fakin’ The Funk will show you the audio files actual bitrate.
Another nice feature is that Fakin’ The Funk can also detect upscaled files. So if an MP3 has been upscaled from say 128kbps to 320kbps, it will tell you that after you batch analyze.
After all your audio files have been analyzed you have the opportunity to then rename the lower-quality files, copy, move or send them to the recycle bin.
The totally free version of Fakin’ The Funk will detect up to 100 fake files but you can unlock the full version and reveal all results with a minimal donation of €9.99 ($10.75 USD). Well worth it to know you’re mixing only the highest quality audio files so you’re fans have the very best musical experience you can offer.
I think many DJs can benefit from this great utility. Weed out the bad and keep the good. If you find you have too many sub-par quality audio files Pulselocker is always an option; all files are 320kbps MP3.
Fakin’ The Funk Key-Features
- Easy-to-use interface
- Free (for the 1st 100 detected fake files)
- Lifetime updates (when donated to full version)
- Cannot be fooled by audio-optimizers like Platinum Notes
- Besides fake files, it detects corrupted and unreadable files as well
- Supports all popular lossy and lossless audio file formats
- Ultra-fast processing using multiple threads to speed up the analysis
- Drag-and-drop support e.g. to Mp3Tag or Explorer
- Shows frequency cut-off, using its built-in Spectrum analyzer
- Listen to audio files directly, using its built-in player
- Translated manually into English, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch (…more to come!)
Head on over to Fakin’ The Funk to download the software and give it a go. Then you can honestly say no…no I’m NOT Fakin’ The Funk – just high-quality audio here!
Have questions about using Fakin’ The Funk to detect the quality of your audio files? Please leave them in the comments section below!