Tonium Pacemaker Video
Tonium Pacemaker Video Transcript
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>> Hey I'm Donald Bell, Senior editor for Digital Audio and MP3, and today, we're taking a First Look at the Tonium Pacemaker. In the past decade, I've seen many DJs trading in their vinyl for laptops and while laptop-based DJ raves-off for many advantages over vinyl, most DJs are still breaking their backs with all the good they had to lag around. If you want a truly portable DJ system, the Tonium Pacemaker packs an impressive digital DJ system into your pocket. Shrink something like this into this. The folks at Tonium had to throw-in a lot of design tricks. On the face of the Pacemaker, you got a 1.8-inch screen, buttons for selecting between the two decks, skip buttons, Play, Pause and cue buttons, a touch strip crossfader from mixing between the two decks, and a track pad with gesture control. The real trick to the Pacemaker is this multi-function button on the side, which depending on its position it assigns different functions to the buttons and the track pad. For instance, if you want to use the track pad to change headphone volume, you need to hold the switch down. The same gesture with the switch up, it changes the tempo and the pitch of the song and with the switch in the middle, you're just nudging the pitch up and down temporarily. It's confusing at first, but just like learning the button combinations of your favorite video game, you can master it after a day of playing around. That's said, if it's 3 am and if you've just had a few complimentary drinks from the bar, the Pacemaker's all-black interface and multi-purpose buttons could bring the party to an unexpected stop. Other interesting features of the Pacemaker include a 120 gigabyte hard drive, the ability to have line output mix unique from the headphone mix, track-sorting by BPM and a headphone jack making me switch between low and high impedance settings, but the Pacemakers most unique feature is the ability to record any mix you make on the device. The recorded mixes can be exported directly as long audio files, both the Mac PC compatible Pacemaker software, you can refine it, edit your mixes and legally share them on Pacemaker's Web site. The Pacemaker's battery lasts for about 5 hours of active mixing or 18 hours of playback and it can be charged over USB or the included power adaptor. I'm Donald Bell, and that was a First Look of the Tonium Pacemaker.
From CES 2008, Donald Bell takes a look at the Tonium Pacemaker, a 120GB MP3 player that also serves as a DJ mix device.
At CES 2009, Donald Bell takes a look at the Tonium Pacemaker, an all-in-one MP3 player for DJs.
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