Pioneer have today announced the launch of their new STEEZ range of portable music dance systems, which have been designed to help dancers practice and perfecting techniques. There are three models in the new STEEZ range the Solo, Duo and Crew which are equipped with essential dance features including temporal control, 8 beat skip, dance cue and an auto DJ mode.
All 3 systems also incorporate an “auto battle mode” that enables you to create a battle sequence complete with a countdown timer which is displayed on the player’s LCD screen. Which then provides prompts by both voice and homes to indicate when there are 10 seconds left of music, before the next user needs to jump in.
Tempo Control – All three STEEZ music systems let users change the tempo of the music without changing the pitch. Song tracks can play at slower or faster speeds, enabling dancers to follow along with the pace of the music without distorting the song’s characteristics.
8-Beat Skip – A standard for choreography, music analyzed by the free PC Software is divided into eight counts, allowing users to skip forward and back by eight counts with the push of a button.
Dance Cue – Eliminating the need to find a particular point in a track, users can set cue points to make playback begin at a desired spot in a piece of music extremely fast and easy.
Auto DJ Mode – Each player offers non-stop music mix playback based on the genre organized by free PC Software. An entire music library is automatically categorized and grouped according to BPM, genre, etc., creating a mix based on the style of dance picked by the user.
Dance Boost – The Dance Boost feature emphasizes specific instruments in a track such as the hi-hat and bass drum to make the beats more pronounced and easier to hear. This is ideal for training or teaching when used at low volume levels or in noisy (outdoor) environments.
Remote Control – Each player also comes with an ultra-thin credit card-sized wireless remote that eliminates the need for users to run back and forth to the player.
All three STEEZ models will be arriving in November and will be priced at STZ-D10S-L Solo, $299, STZ-D10T-G Duo $349 and STZ-D10Z-R Crew $499.