HOT OUT OF GERMANY'S OVEN (Hypebot) – Now in public beta, the new Muffin player sorts music libraries by sound and recommends songs using audio fingerprinting technology originated at the Fraunhofer Institute, the inventor of the MP3. Mufin creates a fingerprint for each song based on 40 characteristics including tempo, instruments, sound density, and rhythm.
Mufin’s "soundsort" leverages these audio fingerprints to organize music by sound rather than the typical sorts by artist or title. Playlists are quickly created to match any mood. Users select a track and Mufin automatically builds a playlist with songs that match musically; often uncovering forgotten tracks in the music collection.
The mufin player can also be connected to mufin.com's sound-based recommendation engine and database of 5 million songs. Users can preview, buy and download any recommended track. In addition the beta release includes: