Thursday, January 10, 2008

Next Gen DJ Gear On The Way

Meet the Pacemaker. Something so dope it might actually give DJs heartattacks, not prevent them.

Tonium's Pacemaker is a handheld, 120Gb DJ-oriented music device with track-pad crossfader, cue, headphone jack, stereo-outs, looping and effects. An iPod with a crossfader? Pretty much, but more.

From the website: "Music files can be transferred to Pacemaker device via Pacemaker Editor (our free to download cross-platform computer application) in the following formats: MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, FLAC, WAV, AAC (8 to 256 Kbps) and Ogg-Vorbis."

Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin and others have all had a first look, and you can even pre-order the 520-Euro device now.

I guess the street wisdom is true: don't hate – innovate.