-- Now mobile disc jockeys can travel lighter than
ever, thanks to the new Pro Mix Professional Dual MP3 Player from
American Audio. A complete MP3 player/software system, the Pro
Mix eliminates the need for DJs to lug around cases of vinyl records
or CDs. All thats required to have a limitless library of music
at your fingertips is the Pro Mix controller and your laptop computer!
exclusive proprietary software from American Audio, the Pro Mix will
play MP3 files directly from a computer. It will also play CD files
(WAV files) that are stored on the hard drive.
Not only does the
Pro Mix play music, the systems revolutionary
software also allows DJs to mix, scratch, and produce a variety of
effects. A dual system, the Pro Mix is equipped with a built-in
crossfader, which gives it mixing capabilities.
cutting-edge feature of the Pro Mix is Digital Scratching. The
system features a platter-like wheel on top of the unit, which can be
used to produce authentic analog-style scratching sounds.
The disk-shaped platter has grooves and a finger indention, providing
DJs with the feel, as well as the sound, of a genuine
vinyl turntable. The Digital Scratching system is
similar to that on American Audios revolutionary Pro-Scratch 1
The Pro Mix also
includes a number of other features and effects found on the Pro
Scratch 1 CD player, such as Seamless Loop, Reverse Play, Cue Start,
six Flash Buttons (three per side) for recalling stored samples, and
a Bop Effect. Another useful feature is Key Lock, which allows
DJs to speed up the music on a track without affecting the pitch of
"With the Pro
Mix, DJs can do basically all the things that can be done on a
cutting-edge professional dual CD player, including one
equipped with digital scratching, said John Brown, sales
manager at American Audio. The only difference is that
they dont have to carry around the actual CDs. So they
can travel much lighter, while actually having a larger selection of music.
dont have to worry about packing different assortments of CDs
when they go to different gigs, added Brown. By
taking along just the compact Pro Mix unit and their laptop, they
have the convenience of being able to keep all of their music with
them at all times.
In addition to
being very convenient, the Pro Mix is also highly affordable.
The complete system, including software, is priced at just $799.95
The Pro Mix is
designed to work with Windows software. Minimum system
requirements are: 128 MB RAM memory, 400 MHz processor, Windows 98
operating system, and 1 sound card. Optimal system requirements
are: 256 MB RAM memory, above-400 MHz processor, Windows 2000
operating system, and 2 sound cards. The second sound card will
allow disc jockeys to hear the mix through headphones
mobile use, the Pro Mix is extremely compact and portable. A
19-inch rack mount unit, it takes 3 rack spaces and weighs just 2.5
lbs. (without power adapter).