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Pacemaker For All Occasions

Author: TranZfusion
Thursday, 24 May 2007
We are living in, quite possibly, one of the most accessible times in the history of the world. Things that were once only available to a handful of people are now available at the touch of a button.

From ghetto-blaster, to Walkman, to iPod, we have seen a significant shift in technology that affords us the luxury of doing just about anything we want.

Enter Pacemaker, a new DJ-influenced concept from The Tonium Team. With a debut planned in June for Sonar, then a release to the world in October, Pacemaker is all about making DJing versatile, portable and "shareable".

We'll let some of their PR do the talking.

"You already know about the 120 GB, the SNR 103, the bend, pitch, cue, loop, EQ and sound-FX functionality, the separate line-out and headphones crossfaders, the separate line-out and headphones jacks and the two independent channels controlled via the same one interface - all elegantly wrapped in a peanut butter jelly sandwich (only prettier)!

In October the first Pacemakers will hit the stores. In June, we'll be at the Sonar Festival where the first devices will be available to play around with. But there's more! We're really excited about the developments within our beta community prototype. Also, our absolutely free downloadable Mac and PC compatible computer client, enabling advanced and user friendly offline mixing, is getting ready for beta release, and we'll shortly be able to make public our last remaining sock-dropping secret, and next is when the real fun begins!"

Yeah...we're kinda hanging to see what the big secret is. We'll be keeping our F5 button depressed.

Anyhoo, for all you geeks out there, check out the specs:


SIZE AND WEIGHT
• L/W/H: 164/69.6/22.8 mm.
• Weight: 200 g (aprox.)

CAPACITY
• 120 GB hard drive

INPUT AND OUTPUT
• Mini USB
• 2x3.5 mm stereo plug

POWER AND BATTERY
• Exchangeable rechargeable
battery; full-charge time; 2 h,
fast-charge time; about 1 h
• Music playback time: 18 h
• DJ operating time: 5 h

DISPLAY
• Dimensions: ø 45 mm
• Resolution: 0.153 mm dot pitch
• TFT display with 262 K colours

AUDIO
• Frequency response: 20-20.000Hz
(SNR: 100 dB)
• Audio formats supported: MP3
(8-320 Kbps), MP3, VBR, AAC, WMA
(128-320 Kbps), WMA Lossless, OGG
Vorbis (64-500 Kbps), FLAC, WAV

DJ FUNCTIONALITY
• Two output channels: headphones
and amplification
• Two crossfaders: headphones and
amplification
• Pitch control: ± 100%
• Equalizer: for adjusting treble, mid
and bass amplitudes.
• Mix saving: continuous caption to
hard drive.
• User Input latency: < 13 ms

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
• Mac with USB 2.0 port;
Pacemaker® music client installed
• Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later
WINDOWS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
• PC with USB 2.0 port; Pacemaker®
music client installed
• Windows XP Home or Professional
or Windows Vista

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
• Operating temperature: 0-55°C
• Storage temperature: -20-55°C

LANGUAGES
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish,
French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese,
Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and
Turkish. (Additional language support:
Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Serbian,
Slovak, Slovenian, and Ukrainian.)
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