• Dec 10th 2011 at 4:03PM
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Pioneer is set to introduce a new functionality to a few of its stereos – including the much-hyped AppRadio – that mixes the songs on your iPhone, iPod or USB drive on the fly.

By measuring beats per minute and other data, MIXTRAX can supposedly beat-match and add effects and transitions into songs to create a seamless mix, all while animating the cover art to match the tempo. If you want to leave the mixing to yourself, Pioneer plans to offer a PC version of the mixing software that lets you save mixes to a USB drive or SD card, along with an iPhone app that lets you interact with the software and port your club masterpieces directly into your AppRadio.

MIXTRAX will be available this January on the aforementioned AppRadio and DEH-P7400HD, DEH-P8400BH and AVH-P8400BH AV receivers. You can get a taste of the system in action in the cheesetastic videos after the break.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Its not mediocre really. Its cool. A portable Artificial intelligence mix DJ. Very cool idea.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It would have been nice to see a demo with different genres.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It would, but it is much easier for them to show off the technology with generic 120 BPM house music, because that is the easiest to beat match, for the most part.
      50 AKA Ferrari
      • 3 Years Ago
      LMAO!!! We all know this will be showing up in every popular ricer car across America: Acura Integras Honda Civics Scion TC's Hyundai's Ford Focus etc.
        Evan McMiller
        • 3 Years Ago
        @50 AKA Ferrari
        Uh...so? Breaking news: People Who Buy Cheap Cars Replace Shitty Stock Head Units With New Ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. Good one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm more concerned about why is everyone dancing off beat? The dancers aren't even dancing to the song playing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It better be able to measure the track's key and mix with compatible keys or there's going to be some massive train-wrecking. Also how does it know the part of the song that would be best to mix in/out? Does it loop beats and bring them in slow or just fade in/out real quick? However I bet Pioneer could pull this off better than anyone else.
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      That sounds cool, should be great for a long drive!
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