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iPad vs iPhone features

Pe Tho Aug 03, 2018 11:10PM CEST

Hi,
I'm abit confused about the different versions and how the features differ. Please can you confirm the following:

- Does the iPhone version allow more mixing options through the studio feature (which isn't on the ipad version)?
- We can save mixes on iPhone but not on iPad?
- We can reorder a spotify playlist on the iPad but not on the iPhone (it resets the order)?

Also, what is pacemaker+? I can't see it's features anywhere. Thanks.

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Phillip Munn Aug 05, 2018 09:18PM CEST

Hello!

Allow me to explain the differences between the iPhone and iPad versions of Pacemaker.

iPad:
- iPad offers a more manual mixing experience with a larger screen. You can add tracks to each deck and mix them manually like a DJ would. As each song ends, you can then add new tracks to the deck.
- You can record your mix if you use iTunes tracks (music held on your iPad) but for copyright reasons we cannot let you record mixes which use Spotify tracks.
- We also have autopilot on iPad which lets you leave the device and it will mix for you. This is perfect if you need a short break or just want music to play whilst you do other things. You can maually add tracks to autopilot, drag them around to change the order, or select an existing playlist and autopilot will make a mix for you. As soon as you close autopilot though, you're back to the manual mixing experience. The autopilot mix cannot be saved currently.


iPhone:
- iPhone offers a style of mixing closer to the autopilot feature we originally launched on iPad, but you can save each session so you can play it back whenever you like. You can also share your mix with other Pacemaker users.
- We currently do not allow you to record any mix made with Pacemaker for iPhone and share them outside of Pacemaker, but mixes made from Spotify tracks can be published so other Pacemaker users can hear them.
- iPhone also has the Pacemaker studio which lets you crop tracks and manually adjust the volume of transitions in the mix. We give you a number of these studio sessions for free. Once you have used them, you'll need to get a Pacemaker+ subscription to continue to crop tracks or adjust transition volumes. You can still make basic mixes and share them though without purchasing Pacemaker+.

Hope this helps!

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Phillip Munn Best Answer Aug 05, 2018 09:18PM CEST Pacemaker Agent
Hello!

Allow me to explain the differences between the iPhone and iPad versions of Pacemaker.

iPad:
- iPad offers a more manual mixing experience with a larger screen. You can add tracks to each deck and mix them manually like a DJ would. As each song ends, you can then add new tracks to the deck.
- You can record your mix if you use iTunes tracks (music held on your iPad) but for copyright reasons we cannot let you record mixes which use Spotify tracks.
- We also have autopilot on iPad which lets you leave the device and it will mix for you. This is perfect if you need a short break or just want music to play whilst you do other things. You can maually add tracks to autopilot, drag them around to change the order, or select an existing playlist and autopilot will make a mix for you. As soon as you close autopilot though, you're back to the manual mixing experience. The autopilot mix cannot be saved currently.


iPhone:
- iPhone offers a style of mixing closer to the autopilot feature we originally launched on iPad, but you can save each session so you can play it back whenever you like. You can also share your mix with other Pacemaker users.
- We currently do not allow you to record any mix made with Pacemaker for iPhone and share them outside of Pacemaker, but mixes made from Spotify tracks can be published so other Pacemaker users can hear them.
- iPhone also has the Pacemaker studio which lets you crop tracks and manually adjust the volume of transitions in the mix. We give you a number of these studio sessions for free. Once you have used them, you'll need to get a Pacemaker+ subscription to continue to crop tracks or adjust transition volumes. You can still make basic mixes and share them though without purchasing Pacemaker+.

Hope this helps!
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Pe Tho Aug 06, 2018 10:30PM CEST
What is the spotify quality, 320kb? and is there a difference between the two apps?
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Phillip Munn Aug 07, 2018 08:55PM CEST Pacemaker Agent
The quality depends on a number of factors including your network connection. It's effectively managed by Spotify based on network conditions and licencing restrictions. I don't actually know the exact bitrate, but it will be the same on both iPad and iPhone as we use the same technology on each device.
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Dave Leong Aug 16, 2018 05:12PM CEST
Thanks for answering this - any timeline on when saving will be available on the iPad? I have a lot of saved mixes on my iPhone and I just bought an iPad so that I don't keep burning through my phone battery and only just realized that they're not the same app =(
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Phillip Munn Aug 20, 2018 09:41PM CEST Pacemaker Agent
Hey Dave,

We'd LOVE for one day mixes made on Pacemaker for iPhone to be both playable and editable on iPad. Unfortunately though the apps were originally designed as two very different things. Pacemaker for iPad came first where the emphasis was more on live creation and iPhone followed later where we seen an explosion in mix creation and consumption. We have two different groups of users therefore and like most companies we're limited with what we can do time wise with a small team. Our focus has recently been on iPhone and honestly due to a larger user base we're likely to spend more time there, but we do have some updates planned for iPad! I'm personally really excited to see what people will do with new iPad features....
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Johnny can Oct 03, 2018 12:29AM CEST
How come I can’t connect iTunes to this on my IPhone? Is it just Spotify? If so, will that be changing soon? I only subscribe to iTunes.

Thx
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Phillip Munn Oct 03, 2018 09:19AM CEST Pacemaker Agent
Hey Johnny,

We'd love to have Apple Music support but right now the tools released by Apple do not support "DJ style applications". We hope this will change in the future. For now we can only suggest you contact Apple and ask them about their plans.
Today you can mix Spotify tracks with a Spotify Premium subscription or local tracks (iTunes tracks) held on your device.

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