Major publisher and developer Eidos has anounced that is will publish Definitive Studios’ Traxxpad, a PSP application that allows users to create, mix and sample their own tracks at home or on-the-go. The application will ship this spring in North America.
The key to Traxxpad is its utilization of different high-end, music-making modules which focus on different aspects of music making such as sequencing, song assembly, and melody creation. Sounds can be assigned to specific buttons, and inputted into a sequence by rhythmical button presses. In addition, in order to make the game accessible to persons of various skill levels, if a sound is off-beat, Traxxpad automatically associates the sound to the nearest 16th note.
Equipped with over 1000 stock sounds which range from drum samples to more exotic instruments, the sound library will offer a variety of choices. However, if more are needed, Traxxpad can also be utilized as a sampler, utilizing its compatibility with the PSP system microphone. Traxxpad also allows users to export their songs to .wav or .mp3 files, enabling production to be as easy as burning to a disc or transferring to a MP3 player.
“The PSP system is so much more than a gaming platform,” said Eidos’ sales and marketing executive VP Robert Lindsey. “Traxxpad utilizes the PSP system hardware to its fullest. It produces professional music, and makes it easy to do, providing an end result that is more fun and satisfying than completing a pre-defined task in a game.”