Review: Pacemaker now for BlackBerry 10 & PlayBook

Pacemaker for BlackBerry 10

After waiting in line at BlackBerry World 2012 (now BlackBerry Live) many lucky fans were treated to an early beta version of the ultimate DJ application by Pacemaker AB. Originally built for the PlayBook tablet, Pacemaker has come through this time for pocket rockers! If you already own the full PlayBook version then you can go a head and download the Z10 version at no cost. Granted you’re using the same BB ID. Find the PlayBook/Z10 version in BlackBerry World here at $9.99 (one time purchase only). Or grab the full Z10 version here:

Check out the Features

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. Smart Track Search Find the track you need instantly with our smart filters. Search the track by adding filters for specific Artists, Albums, Genres, BPM or Key

I grew up loving hip-hop like I love technology now. I felt like I  was the only kid in Reno in ’89 who knew and owned cassette tapes from EPMD, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B & Rakim and so on. There was just something about hearing an EPMD track get cut-up on In Living Color while the fly girls taught me that chivalry would never die with me. It was all the part of a culture, one that would never lose me. Hip-hop then and music now lights a fire in many of us.

Rocking some Tecnics SL 1200’s was a fantasy that a below middle class kid could only imagine. The protect vinyl movement was huge in many of the big cites, but who knew record stores would become a thing of the past too? When I first heard that Pioneer had come out with some CDJ turntable I thought wow, this I could save up for! It never occurred to me that one day analogue music could be controlled through CD’s and recreate what being a DJ was.

The moment I heard about this app was one of those seconds in life where I thought, you go BlackBerry! Many will argue that they’d rather use a computer application or something else. But until you start using this app on PlayBook or the BlackBerry Z10 your opinion means very little to me. The price is incredibly low for something of this magnitude. I’d recommend getting the version for both PlayBook and Z10, but if you only have a Z10 then check Pacemaker out!

Get For $4.99 purchase Pacemaker for your BlackBerry Z10 here

PlayBook or those who prefer P.M. on both devices Z10 & PlayBook is found here

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