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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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