More time and more Pacemaker x Spotify

Spotify has agreed to allow the  Pacemaker app to keep working with Spotify as it does now, while we transition into the new experience where music will come directly via our own licenses.

Some time ago, it was announced that third-party DJ applications will no longer have access to music via Spotify from July 1st. At Pacemaker we’ve been working on bringing music directly to the app via our own licenses, which will remove the need for a Spotify Premium subscription, making the Pacemaker experience better than ever.

Unfortunately licensing music is a mammoth task and it takes time. Spotify has kindly enough given us more time and so the Pacemaker app will keep working with Spotify as it does now while we transition into the new experience with music coming directly via our own licenses.

Once we transition to the new experience, if you’re a Spotify user, you’ll still be able to sync your playlists to Pacemaker so that you can easily mix with the music you love. Apple Music users will also be able to sync their playlists, which is the most requested feature to date. We’ll work to add support for more music streaming services post launch.

We’ll update you again as we get closer to our launch.

Jonas Norberg
CEO and Co-founder of Pacemaker

The Next Step for Pacemaker

It was recently announced that third-party DJ applications will no longer have access to music via Spotify. This decision will affect Pacemaker but we’re working on bringing music directly to the app via our own licenses, making the Pacemaker experience better than ever.

Pacemaker was the first DJ app to partner with Spotify when we launched Pacemaker for iPad back in February 2014. Since then we put millions of tracks at the fingertips of users, removing another big barrier and making it possible for more people to experience the joys of djing – creating hundreds of thousands of DJ mixes in the process.

Spotify has been a great partner and we’re saddened by the news, but we of course respect their business decision.

For a long time we’ve been looking at how to bring the Pacemaker experience to more users, and it’s now clear that the only viable way forward is by licensing music directly into Pacemaker. We haven’t started music licensing before now as it is a daunting task for even the most well versed and something that needs absolute commitment, but we’ve now been given the perfect reason to do so!

We’re working on licensing a deep catalogue based on the tracks that are used in Pacemaker mixtapes. This will ensure that the majority of the hundreds of thousands of mixtapes in Pacemaker that our users have invested so much time and energy into will continue to work. There will be a few tracks missing occasionally, but should this happen, our AI will step in and mix the neighbouring tracks together, smoothing the experience. And we’re going to continue our licensing efforts, filling the gaps.

When crafting new mixtapes or listening to existing ones, no music streaming service will be required. Instead everybody will be able to listen to or create mixes based on the millions of tracks that we’re licensing, as long as they’re either a Pacemaker+ subscriber or using a free trial.

If you’re a Spotify user, you’ll still be able to sync your playlists to Pacemaker so that you can easily mix with the music you love. For Apple Music users, we plan to add support for you too, matching your playlists to our catalogue – with the possibility for us to add more services after launch.

We’re still working on the finer details so stay tuned for more information.

Jonas Norberg
CEO and Co-founder of Pacemaker

Pacemaker 2.5.6: Loop Longer

 

Your regular dosage of improvements with a few new features!

Pacemaker 2.5.6

Here’s what’s new!

– iPad: Longer Loop Lengths
Loop beats in a track like a pro using the new 2 beat, 16 and 32 beat options on iPad. 🔁

– iPhone: Explicit Songs Filter
You can now turn off the playback of explicit tracks in Pacemaker for iPhone. Switched on, we’ll mix over tracks containing explicit content 🎧 – toggle this in the settings screen.

– Minor and major bug fixes
We’ve squished other bugs throughout the app.

 

Update now in App Store!

Pacemaker 2.3.2: Major Facelift 😎

 

We’ve revamped some vital features so you will enjoy mixing even more.

 

Pacemaker 2.3.2

Here’s what’s new!

– Match Machine in the Mix View
Get instant track recommendations while you’re creating your mix. Match Machine now also available when you’re adding the next track to your mix.

– Pre-listen in Tracklist
You can now pre-listen tracks in the tracklist without having to add them to the mix – just press on 🎧 to play.

– Art Covers in Tracklist
No more gloomy, boring lists. From now on, each track in the tracklist has a nice little thumbnail with its original album cover.

– Minor and major bug fixes
That feeling when bugs are gone and the app is lit again.

 

Update now in App Store!

Create mashups with 30 million tracks! 💥

We got MASSIVE news! Crop tracks, refine your mix and create unique mashups. Update now in App Store – you’re in for a treat!

 

Jay-Z’s legendary audio engineer, Young Guru and his Era of the Engineer team supports what Pacemaker embodies: “At Era, our mission is to empower the builder and Pacemaker gives everyday people a tool to be creative with music. Since it’s a mobile app, anyone can now create an incredible professional sounding mixtape or mashup from anywhere in the world.” – says Jerald Cooper, co-founder of Era of The Engineer.

Check out Young Guru’s first Pacemaker+ mixtape

 

Young Guru

 

Pacemaker+ includes:

– Studio ✂️
Crop the beginning and end of tracks, set your mix on more precise levels – phrase, bar and beat. You get 500 sessions for free to get a taste of the Studio. 

– Profile Badge 💎
Be cooler than anyone else with a fancy Pacemaker+ badge.

Cool new features:

– Undo Your Mixtakes 🔧
Everyone makes misteaks but not everyone can fix them. You can now fix it all with Undo.

– New Play-Marker  ▶️
The new play-marker jumps exactly where you want it to. Finally!

– New Waveforms 🌊
Pretty, nifty and more functional!

If you have any questions or just want to say hi, send us an e-mail! (hi@pacemakerapp.com)

Pacemaker is more social than ever! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

 

Check out what’s new on the latest Pacemaker and download / upgrade in the App Store.

 

 

– Notification Center 🔔
Keep up with your network in the notification center! Here you can see your new followers, comments or if someone remixed your mixtape.

– New Comments Layout 💬
The comments got a nice little facelift, so now you can see all the previous comments when you are writing your own.

– New Discovery Icon 🌎
Explore the world of mixtapes through the new discovery icon.

– Pause Button ⏸
Unsure if your mixtape is playing or not? The revolutionary pause button will make it super obvious!

– New Creation Onboarding 🎨
Learn how to use the app with our new kickass onboarding.