Pacemaker Pocket-Sized DJ Tonium P666
I love music and used to DJ at a local college radio station (WKDU) in Stockton, New Jersey. Unlike my fellow DJ’s I never liked carrying around luggage of records and CDs. I love the iPod and iPhone but even their interface is limited in how you interact with the music. When I went to CES 2009 I got to demo the Pacemaker Pocket-Sized DJ Tonium P666
It functions basically like 2 micro digital turn tables so you can mix and scratch your downloaded music (legally right?). The Pacemaker has two seperate audio channels so you can play two tracks by side. I was never good at beatmatching. If you aren’t either, you’re in luck, the beatmatching is easily done by the click of a button. The Pocket DJ also comes with world class audio effects and crossfader to spice up your mixes.
You can even save your mixes and edit them with their free desktop software Pacemaker Editor. Once you’re done, you can upload them to their online community and share it with everyone. Doesn’t everyone have their own social network these days?
The price to DJ ultra-portability doesn’t come cheap though. I was a bit shocked of the price the $499.99 price. But if you are a professional DJ, the Pacemaker will pay for itself. No more bad beatmatching that breaks people’s legs while they dance on the floor unless you plan on playing NSYNC on a Goth/Industrial night.
- Auto beatmatch – Instantly sync tempo and phase of two loaded tracks by the click of a button.
- Timestretch – Alter and set the tempo of a track +/- 100% without affecting pitch/key.
- Pitch speed – Alter and set track tempo +/- 100% and pitch/key +/- one octave in parallel.
- Bend speed – Nudge a track into phase.
- Beat graph – Visually monitor relative drifting in tempo and/or sync.
- Loop – Create synchronized loops on the fly; set and adjust in-point and/or end-point, split from in-point or end-point, double from in-point or end-point, exit loop and re-loop. One loop per track will be permanently saved until altered.
- Reverse – Flip playback direction
- Cue play – Play track from cue point and revert to cue point when releasing cue button.
- Cue control
- Vinyl pause – Track is halted in a vinyl-like pause letting you scrub, search and define cue point.
- Headphones crossfader – Dynamically adjust what channel blend to listen to in the headphones.
- Effects control – Hi-cut/Lo-cut, Wah and Crush, to +/- 1.0.
- Beat FX – Add and adjust two-parameter audio effects Echo, Delay, Trans and Roll to dry/wet + 0-100% and Time at 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 3/2, 2, 4, 8, and Reverb to dry/wet + 0-100% and size to + 0-100%.
- Key – Temporarily adjust the two-parameter function Key; transpose a track key +/- one octave in increments of halftones, and/or tune a track pitch +/- 100% one halftone.
- Kill-all – Instantly mute or re-engage activated audio effects.
- Effects crossfader – Optionally incorporate +/- 100% Bass or +/- 1.0 Filter effects into the crossfader.