During BlackBerry World 2012 we posted that the Pacemaker DJ app would be available soon and that time has come. I have seen Pacemaker in action a few times on the PlayBook and if you enjoy that DJ expierience then you will love Pacemaker. You can see a cool demo video at our other post Here.
Details: Mix the music you love with automatic beat matching, loops and effects. Pacemaker® makes it easy and fun to DJ and with a full set of playback features, pro level audio effects and a crossfader, you have unlimited creative influence over your music!
Auto beatmatch – Instantly sync tempo and phase of two tracks by clicking the Sync button.
Scratch – Put the needle on the record and scratch like the Grandmaster.
Time stretch – Alter and set the tempo of a track ± 100% without affecting pitch/key.
Pitch speed – Alter track tempo ± 100% and pitch/key ± one octave in parallel.
Pitch bend – Nudge a track into phase.
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.
Loop travel – Turn on Loop travel and hear the funky sound of a small loop traveling along the sound wave.
Reverse – Flip playback direction
Cue play – Play track from cue point and revert to cue point when releasing cue button.
Set cue point – Search and define starting point of a track with precise control.
DJ pause – A stuttering micro loop lets you listen, search and set cue point.
FX – Add and adjust single parameter audio effect Hi-cut/Lo-cut ± 1.0.
Beat FX – Add and adjust two-parameter audio effects Echo and Roll to dry/wet + 0–100% and Beat at 1/8-8, and Reverb to dry/wet and size to + 0–100%.
Kill-all – Instantly mute or re-engage activated audio effects.
Track EQ – Temporarily adjust equalization of loaded tracks.
Crossfader – Dynamically adjust the output blend between the two channels.
Split output – Split output and listen to one track in the headphones while another track is playing in the speakers. All you need is the Griffin DJ Cable.
Headphones crossfader – Dynamically adjust what channel blend to listen to in the phones.
Halt – Pause everything and continue when ready.
Master headphones volume – Adjust volume for headphones output.
Gain – Temporarily adjust gain level of loaded track.
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Price 19.99 with a lite version available for 4.99
Press Release Excerpts: Pacemaker Device, the world’s first mobile DJ system, was launched with a bang in the spring of 2008. It showed that anyone could be the DJ, anytime, anywhere. Now the technology has been ported into an app for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, making Pacemaker into a touch based experience, more accessible than ever before!
Developing Pacemaker® for the BlackBerry PlayBook means that the internationally awarded user interface has been revamped to fit a touch interface.
“We understood that with the abilities of a touch interface, we could raise the user experience and usability to new levels,” says Jonas Norberg the inventor of Pacemaker Device and CEO of Pacemaker. “We took the original Pacemaker idea and combined it with the powers of a touch platform. I must say that I am very happy with the result!”
When launched, Pacemaker Device was priced at USD $850.00, now the same functionality is available in Pacemaker app for only USD $19.99.
“There were a lot of people who wanted the Pacemaker Device, but because it was expensive, few could afford it. Launching Pacemaker as an app makes it is possible for us to make it much more affordable. We believe everybody is a DJ; we want to make it possible for anyone to create mixes and have fun with their music. So having a price point around twenty dollars instead of hundreds is obviously the way to go,” says Jonas.
The decision to launch Pacemaker App on the BlackBerry PlayBook was made after carefully evaluating the tablets available on the market.
“PlayBook is based upon QNX, the only true real-time operating system running on a mobile device. When developing a DJ system it is very important to have the kind of control that the BlackBerry PlayBook delivers,” says Jonas.
“The Pacemaker App on the BlackBerry PlayBook is fluid, alive and fun. It not only serves the needs of professional DJs, but will appeal to anyone wanting to create their own amazing content,“ says Martyn Mallick, VP, Global Alliances & Business Development at RIM.
“There is a need for a proper DJ app and the reincarnated Pacemaker, which actually invented mobile DJ-ing, may be just that. Can’t wait to get it”, says John Acquaviva, an internationally known DJ.
On the June 14th, Pacemaker is launching at the Sonar music festival in Barcelona, and will be available for download on BlackBerry App World™ for USD $19.99 (price varies by country and currency).