Spotify-Compatible DJ App 'Pacemaker' Launches for iPad

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    DJ app Pacemaker has launched, bringing a minimalistic mixing interface with various features to the iPad. The app allows users to connect a Spotify account to access and mix any song from the music service's catalog, with the app also including support for tracks from an iTunes library. Once songs are loaded up, Pacemaker allows basic mixing effects including "Scratch", "Crossfade", and "Loop" to be performed with swipe and tap gestures, while extra effects such as "Reverb", "Echo", and "Roll" are available as in-app purchases.

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    Pacemaker is a free download for the iPad and can be downloaded through the App Store. [Direct Link]

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    I have the djay lite app that does a good job of auto playing a play list and traktor dj app which does a better job of recommending songs to mix with the currently playing song. Both have great interfaces. The spotify integration seems interesting but I don't use spotify so that is not really a selling point to me. Without using this app, the interface as shown in the picture does not look good however.
     
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    I also have the Djay app and Traktor DJ app which are both great. Pacemaker is, for the moment, simplier. It doesn't have as much functionality as the others but with all IAP you will get a lot functionality that is enough for many people. By using it for a couple of minutes I find it easier to get started than with Traktor DJ. I like the interface. It's made for a touch screen and it works really well. And to integrate your entire Spotify library is great. I have been waiting for an app like this one.
     
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    I wonder how long it takes before Spotify requests to pull it, or changes the API so it can't connect.
     
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    They won't because this time they worked with Spotify and it is a partnership!
     
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    Found that out after reading other news sites!

    This is good! Now I need to go buy another iPad
     
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    Okay, I have now downloaded the app and played with it for about an hour. The beat syncing is very good. Did not see any issues there. The selection from you iTunes playlist was straightforward and no issue. It did not have any recommendations and does not seem to auto play through a play list. And at least for my taste the color pallet is just not my thing (as in yuck). So even after going back at messing with this for a bit, i still think that other than spotify integration, this does not bring much to the table. As an ex-djay, I can also tell you that most places I worked in having a reliable internet connection for this to be useful would have been a deal breaker. For now this is good for a beginner that is messing around at home and that loves electric pink. I will probably mess with this for a little more and then go back to Djay and Traktor.
     
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    Using headphones. Do I need a dual adapter?

    I want to listen to a track before I mix it in. Does anyone know how? I turned on headphone split under settings, but do I need a dual jack, one for the line out and one for headphones?
     
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