Video: Pioneer Mixtrax
Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. Zak traces the roots of his interest in electronic gadgets to the Casio wristwatch with a built-in calculator he received as a gift one year as a child. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V team in 2007.
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Pioneer's MIXTRAX™ is a DJ function and software package included with some of the new Pioneer receivers. It brings the musical fun and excitement of a real DJ to your car. First, it analyzes the music in your iTunes® library (on your computer), based on the music's beats-per-minute, chord progressions, and other factors. Then it creates jazzed-up playlists that you can play in the car, as well as providing DJ-style audio transitions and a pulsing light show on the your receiver's face. Check out this video we shot at CES 2012 with one of Pioneer's best trainers, as he explains what makes MIXTRAX so cool.