What have I been up to?

I haven’t been writing much lately because I’ve been working on a few things. The new version of Bleezer is almost ready. And there are a few other toys I’ve been working on. But by far the coolest thing was something that I was under complete non-disclosure for. But now that it’s been officially announced I can talk about it.

Disney has just announced the Disney Mix Stick with Disney MixIt! technology:

Disney’s all-new "MixIt!" technology makes personalized playlists as simple as the click of a button. Based on patented technology from MusicIP, "MixIt!" uses a powerful algorithm to profile the sound of a listener’s music. While listening to a song on the Disney Mix Stick or Mix Max, a user can simply click the "MixIt!" button to instantly create a playlist of similar sounding songs. Because "MixIt!" is based on the sound of a listener’s music rather than its genre, it can create unique and often surprising playlists on-the-fly that pull from across the user’s entire music collection. "MixIt!" also lets users scan through their music library just as they might scan through radio stations to quickly find a song they like.

My job was to create the tools to process the music and make it mixable, so simply that kids and even their parents could use it. And to make it look just like a Disney product.

I’ve always been a huge Disney fan, and this was one of the coolest things I’ve ever worked on. MusicIP even gets their own button on the Mix Stick, one of Mickey’s ears.You can read more about it at Hear Here.

Once you’ve tried this you’re going to wish your iPod had the same technology.


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