Pioneer Electronics has introduced MIXTRAX, a proprietary technology which creates a nonstop mix of an entire music library to simulate the atmosphere in a club. Designed for music lovers and the club-going audience, MIXTRAX takes the music from an iPhone/iPod or USB/SD device and plays it back with added transitions and effects like a DJ does in a club.
Using Pioneer’s free MIXTRAX music management software, the user’s entire music collection is analyzed and various musical attributes including tempo and beats per minute (BPM) are identified. The software then tags each song and creates an assortment of playlists categorized in different genres and musical styles such as Beat, Chill, and Thump. The advanced analysis of the software identifies the best transition points of each song in the music library, mixes and blends the tracks together, much like a DJ.
Additionally, the Mix Style can be selected between Active, Standard and Simple, adjusting the intensity of the effects and transitions used, and the duration of each track within the mix. The custom MIXTRAX playlists can be transferred to a USB/SD memory device (not included) and played through an assortment of Pioneer in-car Audio Video products.
To easily and quickly enjoy nonstop mix of music, a simpler version of the technology called MIXTRAX EZ is built-in to several Pioneer in-dash products for both in-car CD receivers and in-car Audio Video receivers. Featured in new in-car CD receivers, three types of DJ-style transitions (Flanger, Echo and Crossfade) and six sound effects (Backspin 1 and 2, Echo, Trans, Roll and Scratch) are automatically added between songs for a nonstop, continuous listening experience.
To further enhance the “dance club in your car” atmosphere, the illumination buttons and display of the in-car CD receivers pulsates and changes color. Two modes of illumination (defeatable), each with six color patterns, create different light effects to give users a cool and fun experience.
“This intuitive technology can also be experienced on your desktop. The software can be downloaded from Pioneer India Facebook page from mid of December” said Mr. Gaurav Kulshrestha, Marketing Manager, Pioneer India.
Pioneer India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. will introduce the new models with the MIXTRAX technology in India at the 11th Auto Expo in January, 2012 in New Delhi. “We would be introducing the Indian models featuring the MIXTARX technology at AutoExpo 2012 in New Delhi” says Mr. Shingo Ikeuchi, General Manager, Pioneer India