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Pioneer Introduces STEEZ Dance Gears

For Dancers Around the World

From audio boombox, club-­style personal music players to matching headphones, STEEZ gears are everything

SINGAPORE - Pioneer has launched the STEEZ culture brand for street dancers and introduces the STEEZ AUDIO, STEEZ PORTABLE and STEEZ HEADPHONES, aiming at the street dance market, which is increasingly popular with youths.

With urban youth culture on the rise, Pioneer incorporated the opinions of celebrated street dancers during the development of the STEEZ products, so the products are loaded with functions that meet the needs of dancers all across the world.

STEEZ AUDIO: PORTABLE MUSIC SPEAKERS FOR ALL DANCERS

The STEEZ AUDIO comes with a 2.4 or 3.5 inch LCD display, internal storage of 4GB, support for different input devices (via USB, Auxiliary, iPod dock) and support for a wide range of audio formats (MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV). Powered by either AC or battery, the STEEZ AUDIO can be used both indoor and outdoor without restricting where dancers can perform.

With three models available to match one’s rehearsal space/environment: the compact Type S, which is easy to carry; the drip-proof Type T, which is equipped to protect against impact for active outdoor use; and the high-power output and dynamic 2.1 channel sound Type Z, to fill large rehearsal space, one will definitely be able to find the most suitable dance gear to get in step.

Main Features:

  • Auto Battle Mode makes it easier for dancers to enjoy dance battles by picking up tracks which fit the selected genre, playback a mix of similar tracks, keeps a countdown and signals the end of performance time.
  • DJ MIX Mode automatically chooses and playback tracks that match the selected dance genre, such as hip hop or break dance. Since it is possible to playback a succession of tracks of the same genre from your music library, you can rehearse your dance or enjoy dance performances with no interruption to the music.
  • Tempo Control Function for adjusting the tempo of songs allows adjustment to the playback speed without changing the key. This feature is especially useful when rehearsing for a dance.
  • Dance CUE Function enables playback from a preset point in a track with only a single touch for repeatedly rehearsing a part of the track. Also equipped with an Eight-beat Skip Function*1 for fast forwarding and reversing by the eight-beat units that makes up the choreography of a dance track.
  • Built-in iPod dock so you can connect and charge your iPod/iPhone while playing music through the STEEZ Audio.


STEEZ PORTABLE: NON-STOP MIX PLAYER CAPABLE OF MIXED PLAYBACK OF AUTOMATICALLY SELECTED TRACKS

THE STEEZ PORTABLE comes with a 4GB built-in memory and an easy-to-operate touch panel interface for stress-free navigation. You can now enjoy dance music without interruption with the Non-Stop Mix Play function which automatically selects tracks which are close in melody and tempo and automatically adjust beat timing during mixing with effects. Another interesting feature is the Tempo Control Search function which allows one to automatically select tracks with the same tempo so that you can continue to listen to tracks with a tempo that suits their mood. Other useful features include Tempo Control for adjusting playback speed of a song and Bookmarking function for adding your favorite tracks to your own playlist while listening with just a push of the button. When connected to the STEEZ AUDIO, you can rehearse dance routines using the playlist of your bookmarked favorites from your STEEZ Portable.

STEEZ HEADPHONES: OFFERING SOUND QUALITY SUITED TO DANCE MUSIC

The STEEZ HEADPHONES deliver crisp and rich low-pass sound with dynamic bass which is great for listening to dance music. While its foldable design allows easy storage, its compatibility with different monitoring styles due to the Housing Reversal and the Swivel Mechanism, the headphones can cater to your preferred listening style. In addition, the STEEZ HEADPHONES include additional colored ear pads so one can change the color of the ear pads according to one’s fashion style or mood for the day.

Pair up the STEEZ HEADPHONES with the STEEZ Portable for a complete listening experience on-the-go.

MIXTRAX: PIONEER PC MUSIC MANAGEMENT APPLICATION

Experience with the STEEZ AUDIO and STEEZ PORTABLE can be further enhanced by using Pioneer’s MIXTRAX PC Music Management application. This software boasts a unique music analyzing technology that not only analyzes dance music but many other genres of music as well. The MIXTRAX software gathers information on beat positions, melody, chorus and other blocks, analysis it and categorize it into relevant groups, which will enable the “Non-Stop Mix Play” and “Tempo Control” features on the STEEZ AUDIO and STEEZ PORTABLE. MIXTRAX has a user-friendly interface, so you can easily import personal music libraries to create MIXTRAX libraries and share music analysis information by uploading it to Pioneer Music Server to benefit other music enthusiasts. MIXTRAX is available as a free download at www.mixtraxnet.com.

With the introduction of the new range of STEEZ products, Pioneer aims to offer dancers with gears that are really useful for them to practice and enhance their dance steps, and to battle it out with their fellow dancers easily and conveniently. For more information on STEEZ, please visit www.pioneer-steez.com.

Pricing and Availability

The STEEZ AUDIO Type S, T and Z will be available in selected authorized Pioneer retail outlets from mid November onwards at a suggested retail price of S$399, S$499 and S$699 respectively. While the STEEZ PORTABLE and STEEZ HEADPHONES will be available from December onwards at a suggested retail price of S$199 and S$99 respectively.

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