Ministry of Sound, Europe’s most successful independent record company, club trailblazer and Hi-Fi innovator are set to prove that they are, once again, ahead of their peers by launching a groundbreaking new product, The Ministry of Sound STIKAX at Las Vegas CES 2005.
Set to appear instore during early 2005, the Ministry of Sound STIKAX is an easy-to-use, handheld music and movie mixer that allows the user to create their own compositions, remixes, sound collages, music videos and home movies in real time using simple click, drag and drop techniques. Put simply –it’s a handheld studio that can be used by anyone without the need for any music or video mixing experience at all!
The Ministry of Sound STIKAX uses straightforward plug and play technology and comes complete with all the necessary, easy-to-install TRAKAX software that the user needs to start creating their own music and movies in real time within minutes of unpacking the box. Also included are 450 free dance/techno/rock/hip-hop CD-quality music loops allowing the user to instantly incorporate a variety of musical styles in their own compositions.
A highly functional device, The Ministry of Sound STIKAX uses a system of 10 buttons and a LED light beam to trigger any combination of music or videos on screen, the computer’s keyboard doesn’t need to be touched! From absolute beginners through to advanced users there is a level to suit everyone.
The Ministry of Sound STIKAX also has a multi-user function allowing several Ministry of Sound STIKAX devices to be used simultaneously on the same computer so that friends can create, remix and play together without arguing about whose turn it is to use the keyboard.
Lucy Salisbury of Ministry of Sound said, “The Ministry of Sound STIKAX is an exciting and addictive product, there really is nothing like it on the market. It’s ease of use and affordability will empower and enable even the most technophobic user to create their own music and video compositions.”
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Ministry of Sound STIKAX technical Specifications
System Requirements and Information:
The Ministry of Sound STIKAX is a plug and play device.
The Ministry of Sound STIKAX conforms to all international safety and radiation regulations.
The Ministry of Sound STIKAX comes with a limited warranty and is CE and FCC compliant.
CD Rom/DVD Drive
Minimum: Pentium 4, 1.3 Ghz, 256 MBRam
The StikAx and TrakAx software comes with a user guide and electronic documentation.
There are also fully interactive tutorials available from the product website with downloadable demos, to get the user up and running in the shortest possible time.
About Ministry of Sound
Ministry of Sound is a global multimillion dollar music entertainment brand and has business interests spanning clubs, events, licensing, radio stations, hi-fi equipment and the Internet and is the UK’s largest independent record label, selling over 30 million albums to date. Ministry of Sound is based in the UK and has interests across the world. The Ministry’s hand can also be found in pretty much anything that has to do with clubbing, youth culture and dance music, including clubbing guidebooks, staggeringly large New Year’s Eve parties and regular events around the world, including Ibiza, Miami and Madrid. And, of course, www.ministryofsound.com, the brand’s superb website, is much what one would expect to find — music links, club links, entertainment links, celebrity news links etc. Partnerships include Pepsi-Cola, Coca-Cola, Heineken, MTV, Marlboro, Sony, 3i, Bacardi-Martini, HarperCollins, Guardian Newspapers and Virgin Airlines (where Ministry has its own channel).