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Pacemaker - AI DJ app
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Create amazing mixes and share them with friends! Choose your tracks from millions of songs included in Pacemaker, sync your Apple Music or Spotify library and let our AI DJ help you create a mixed masterpiece. **App Store Editor’s Choice** **Apple Design Award Winner** **App Store Best** “It’s not just a DJing app - it’s DJing reinvented for the touchscreen” – Wired “An excellent balance between simplicity and feature bloat” – The Verge “You’re likely to see Pacemaker at a house party near you” – DJ TechTools PACEMAKER FOR EVERY PLATFORM iPhone – Create amazing mixes and share them with friends! Pacemaker’s AI DJ technology empowers you to mix and mash the music you love. iPad – The complete live DJ tool with the epic Autopilot™ feature. Apple Watch – One-touch-mixing magic! Add live effects and mix tracks directly from your wrist. THE PACEMAKER SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS: – Millions of tracks included from major record labels. More content is added all the time. – Quick creation in the mix view, simply activate and move the waveforms. – Edit in detail in the Studio: Crop the beginning and the end of tracks, zoom in and set the mix on more precise levels – phrase, bar, and beat. – Share and consume thousands of mixes from fellow creators. Pacemaker offers an auto-renewable subscription: – You can cancel your subscription anytime - there is no cancellation fee. – Your App Store Account will be charged after the trial period. Manage your subscription in your Account Settings. Cancel at least 24h before the trial or current billing period ends to avoid renewal charges. Once you purchase the subscription, any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited. A community of music lovers! – Share your mixtape, so others can enjoy it too. – Search for your favorite artists, tracks, hashtags, and discover amazing mixtapes! – Follow users who create mixtapes just the way you like them. – Hot hot hot! Discover the most popular mixtapes on the Hot List! – Show some love and like your favorites to save them for later. – Comment and share your opinion if a mixtape impressed you! – Remix if you feel like someone else’s mixtape could use some pick-me-up! Live Effects: – Whitenoise, 8-Bit, ChopChop, Hi-Lo, Reverb for iPhone – Echo, Roll, Loop, Beatskip for iPad DATA & PRIVACY Learn more about our terms & privacy policy at http://pacemaker.net/legal GRANTED PATENTS SE 530,102 C2 SE 538,408 C2 US 10,078,488 B2 US 82,074,37 B2 US 10,146,867 B2 GET IN TOUCH! We’re based in Sweden and we’re always here for you – except when we’re too busy eating meatballs and cinnamon buns. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail us at support@pacemakerapp.com, share your feedback – we want to hear from you!
This app was good back then
by Sushi Pirate on 2021/03/07 10:28
I really loved this app back when they didnt use to charge weekly, i would consider buying this if it was on a month to month basis but weekly??? Sorry i pass..
Subscription?!
by Kyndal Ellis on 2021/03/07 02:30
I just downloaded this and as soon as it tells me “my first mix” i have to pay a monthly fee. Is it cheaper than other typical subscriptions? Yes. Is it reasonable? No. What’s the point if you can’t even do anything without paying? You might as well just make the app itself cost money.
Come back to the app was a mistake
by user4794: on 2021/03/06 09:31
I used this app through the beginning of quarantine, loved it. It was free and I made some very impressive mixes. I decided to come back to the app and now all my mixes don’t work (half the songs aren’t playable) and I can’t even look up the same songs from top artists. Why am I required to pay $20 a month if I can’t use any song that I want? Doesn’t make sense to me.
Nope
by Bashbach1 on 2021/03/06 06:41
I used this app for a short period of time through a close friends iPad, and here is what I got: 1. Cool music 2. Some fun 3. Some solid songs 4. A massive bill for my bestie This is the problem, you MUST pay to use the service, and people, it’s not worth it Yea it’s got some good features and all but Paying hundreds of dollars a year for an AI that you can get on your computer for free is not worth the money
What about my library
by richmann77 on 2021/03/05 20:31
Another app moving to subscription. Another app that I will be deleting. Sad. This was a great app. I see that you keep referencing Spotify as the reason for your switch to subscription only but what about music stored on the device. Why can’t I just play the music I already own? If there was a one time payment I would pay but subscriptions for apps that get used occasionally are a rip off.
Cool
by Kylexious on 2021/03/05 07:13
I’m so glad I’m blocked behind a paywall great app.
Paid for this app and can’t use it
by Timmycookie on 2021/03/03 23:12
Was surprised to find out that I’m being forced to subscribe to use an app that I paid for. I know that there are licensing issues with Spotify based on the developer feedback, but no one in the community should find out this way. Poor communication.
Everything I’ve made, gone.
by upstreamsalmon on 2021/03/02 06:31
I used to use this app’s limited free features to create mixes. Recently, they updated their subscription plans and now everything I’ve created over the years is behind a paywall to even listen to. Goodbye Pacemaker.
Too exensive!
by genexo on 2021/03/01 20:12
This app was great when it was released They need a mixer only version i have my own music dont need third party music.
Bad first impression.
by Zaviom on 2021/03/01 17:39
I saw this app being used on tik tok and I thought I would give it a try. As soon as I open it I getting a message to subscribe to your service. I was about to til I saw how often I have to pay. $5 per week? $240 a year? I'm sorry but this service is not worth more than the music services that you all use to make your service work.
Subscription really?!?!
by ShowtimexE on 2021/03/01 03:11
I purchased all the effects A few years back and I’ve been enjoying this app ever since now after this update I somehow cannot use it anymore to DJ I have to have a subscription to DJ while I already had power all the in app of purchases so for you guys to do that and not at least let people that have had this out for years now like stick with that or allow them to have that option which is DJ on that I use app it makes no sense I am very disappointed this is not an any Wayfare and get business I think you guys should consider reading this and changing your policy or just no subscription at least for me and those I have had this out for years now I depend on it since I’m a DJ and I can’t be paying for a subscription I just so dumb when there was no subscription to be paid a few months ago this is what you call innovation progress well I don’t see it I just see it as another way to make more money from us
Not worth it anymore.
by Elijah Randell on 2021/02/26 20:28
When this app was free, I LOVED it. It had every single song I had saved on Spotify and stayed super fun to use, even without the full payed version you got a lot out of it. Sure there were bugs that required you to restart the app, but even with those it was still such a great way to pass time. With the new update however, you are required to pay if you want to use any songs that you actually listen to and want to use. On top of that, the bugs are still present, and the song Library has been completely stripped. Why would I pay $5/weekly for not even 1/3 of songs that they used to have available? All and all in my opinion the app is terrible now. I was pretty sad that I had to get rid of it.
A few “great” things about the new update
by Dpaul Dquan Lucy on 2021/02/25 05:54
Update 3.0 was amazing I really loved these features: - you can no longer play 99% of your songs - you have to pay for pacemaker + to do anything now - Previously purchased effects from way back to before + are no longer usable without paying for a premium service (because you can’t use the app without a subscription) - the app is slower than slow - hopefully you want to pay 5 dollars a week to listen to like 10 percent of your previously made playlists! This update really knocked it out of the park! Great job! What the heck happened to this app. There is NO reason that I shouldn’t be able to use Pacemaker like I have been for the past 4 years. I paid for the ability to use features in this app and now I can’t even use those features without paying for a subscription. These guys are crooks. It doesn’t really matter though because even if I could still use the app without paying 20 bucks a month they quit supporting like 99% of there music anyway. Overall do not download.
What happens with the money I spent buying the addons?
by sflv96 on 2021/02/24 01:26
Will the users who believed in this app and paid for it be reimbursed, or given an automatic subscription?
Long Time User Cancelled
by Crazy Excalibur on 2021/02/23 22:07
I’ve been a long time user and absolutely loved this app. Unfortunately the price has just sky rocketed. In that process the app hasn’t been made that much better. This costs more than what I pay for Apple Music for my entire family and Apple Music has way more music. If this app was better, like consistent across iPad and iPhone, AND if I could stream my mix tapes via Apple Watch it might be worth the price. The only thing the Apple Watch is good for is a remote control to your phone, which it’s been like this for years. Make the Apple Watch stream the mixes so I can use this expensive app when I go on runs and I might consider the cost. I pay for an entire office suite from Microsoft for less. It’s just too expensive.
They messed up a great app
by legswet on 2021/02/23 07:11
This app was perfect then they added the subscription. I have no problem with the subscription but now most songs won’t play from spotify will be erasing this app
One Of The Loyal Users
by Just stick to it..... on 2021/02/21 23:27
Its amazing i just upgraded my iPad i have paid for this app way before it came with weekly subscription and i had full access i spend for all the packages and unlocks now is like it stole all my money I have no way to use it even so I have restore all my purchase it does not let me use it freely like i used to I understand there’s money to be made but for your first customers that put faith on the app when no one did this just a rip off.
I use to love this
by drummerbronx on 2021/02/21 04:06
Than you went with a 5 dollars a week. 5 a month would have been alright. Also you no longer except Spotify. I would give a zero for greediness. Most subscriptions are 9.99. People are on hard times, Covid-19, storms all over the U.S . W e went through bidder cold and no lights for 5 days in the state of Texas. I’m deleting the app.
Honest review
by Ninaa73 on 2021/02/20 17:58
The app was amazing when using Spotify to fuel its music. You were able to play playlist without have to pay for a subscription. The subscription value was worth the price tag. But now it’s different. You have to pay to PLAY a playlist. Only options is $4.99 a week! Paying $20 for playlist that’s limited on its music selection is just not realistic. I understand separating from Spotify was not under their control but this approach is not sustainable. Stick to paying a subscription to Spotify or Apple Music.
Unable to see my old account
by angry customer Dan on 2021/02/20 16:11
A while back when I first used this app I purchased several in app purchases like sounds , effects, and many more . But now not only did they scrap all of my playlists but also took away all of the add on’s that I had bought already. On top of all this it is now forcing me to pay 4:99 in order to even hear a playlist let alone mix . I used to live this app , now it’s just going to sit in a pit because nobody will pay that price .
It was great..then 3.0
by DarrenWasHere on 2021/02/20 04:59
No other app auto mixed my local music (from my CDs, on my phone via iTunes) like Pacemaker 2.8.10. I never used Spotify, I never streamed, just listened to my music in my car, mixed beatmatched by Pacemaker. But a new phone forced me to download the latest version. Pacemaker was amazing but 3.0 ruined that. Actually 2.8.12 broke it, then 3.0 killed it. For whatever reason (even if you don't use Spotify, and don't stream) you are not allowed to listen to music you own (music *not* purchased from Apple) unless you pay. This is new in Pacemaker 3, in 2.x you could listen to mixes from local iTunes mp3s, mixes that didn't include anything from Spotify. That's gone now. It's Pay or no play. There are a few good ones out there that don't charge you to listen to your own music (Djay, Splyce). Not sure why Spotify and/or streaming can't just be set as a in app option for recurring payments and add another option for local music playing as a one time in app purchase. Pacemaker I'll miss you but you've gone bonkers with this mandatory pricing and liscencing of Spotify music. Headed to Djay or Splyce. Zero stars.
Garbage
by ehebagajtv on 2021/02/20 01:58
this app always harassed you every time you opened it and now it’s purely P2P. Doesn’t include any music subscription, pay $20 a month for a buggy version of gapless playback. who do you think is making a DJ career off of this app that you need to charge soo much?
Can't listen to music or make music.
by MDMrDunum on 2021/02/18 02:46
Without paying 5 dollars I can't do anything.
A missed opportunity
by rafaelhdza on 2021/02/17 17:42
After years of using this app, I’m sadly forced to delete it, and here’s why. It never supported Apple Music, or Tidal streaming services. Every time there was an update or I have to reinstall the app, my playlists were unusable because the app didn’t recognize the local files from my library. You weren’t able to back up, store your playlists outside the app. They never added new mixing effects to the iPhone version. There were pop ups every time you open the app or the layouts would overlap to each other. Now everything costs insanely amounts of money that literally no over music or dj app charges. From a software developer perspective, this app is a big miss. You didn’t listened your audience or feedback to make new changes, and lower the costs. If you think you can make profit with this business model, I’m sorry but you need to rethink that and start from scratch.
Really sad
by actor1985aab on 2021/02/16 19:22
I understand that Spotify pulled access to this app, but sadly, this app is now useless. Heartbroken as I had tons and tons of playlists including the DJ set I used for my wedding. So many memories rendered obsolete over night.
Revert 3.0
by Cool boy of awesome coolness on 2021/02/16 19:15
I have all of my music downloaded onto my iTunes for a reason, why am I not allowed to use those? I understand Spotify cut off integration but from what it looks like, even if I did pay more than what it costs to buy a full-fledged DAW, I still wouldn’t even be able to play music that’s only on places like bandcamp. Used to be good, now it’s just a paperweight taking up space on my device
Garbage
by tedtinyboy on 2021/02/16 14:29
This app is garbage now. Half the songs from Spotify don’t sync any more and that’s the platform I use every single day. I am not switching platforms just for this app. I’ve used this app for years and now can’t use any of my playlists.. what a shame
Apple Music
by SmiffC on 2021/02/16 13:59
I can’t access a single one of my songs from Apple Music. They’re all locked under DRM protection. I’m wondering what the point of the app is then?
No longer supports its clients!
by Aj_car24 on 2021/02/15 23:43
0 stars... don’t even waste your time on this one. 4.99$ a week for no support? Lol no more spotify? Bye!!!’
Was good while it lasted
by LoweEnd45 on 2021/02/15 14:38
This app used to be really nice, it was cool to make original mixes from my liked songs on Spotify, but the most recent update has ruined the experience. The amount they are trying to charge for a membership, when they recently reduced the library of songs you can access is trash. Disappointing to say the least
New Update
by mishasham01 on 2021/02/14 22:40
This new update is garbage. 1st, you can’t use the app without paying anymore. 2nd, barely any songs are even available now... before my whole library was available, now maybe 5-10% of it is. Put the app back to what it was... no one is paying $5 a week for this.
It’s pointless
by Bish-bish on 2021/02/14 17:40
I got this app obviously for FREE but once I had opened the app I had to pay $7.99 a month to actually use is.
Not even worth downloading
by cjvanamusic on 2021/02/14 16:23
Pacemaker was great when you could sync your Spotify premium account and create mixes based on your library. You literally can’t even create mixes from your own playlists without paying $5 a week. Kinda ridiculous and unusable now. Not even worth downloading.
Was so good before you had to pay for everything
by iosplayer1234567890 on 2021/02/14 08:32
Had so much fun with this a few years back, but I come back just to find that you have to pay for everything. Pretty sad.
Blocked
by rad115 on 2021/02/14 00:43
Can’t use the app. Only getting Pacemaker+ promo when I try to play anything.
A bit too expensive.
by DJAKay117 on 2021/02/13 14:42
So they are asking for payments of $4.99 a week, which is $19.96 a month. That’s worth two subscriptions, which at most are normally $10.00 a month...so why would I pay $4.99 a week, which is a hidden way of making you pay $20.00 a month, for an app to simply mix music? In my opinion, $10.00 a month is even pushing it just a bit, but $4.99 a week? Sorry but I don’t wanna, I got bills and insurance to pay, don’t got money for that. If you feel like it’s worth it or can afford it, while the app use to have a free feature that I used and loved, it’s a great app and I loved it before they made it to where you can’t use it unless you pay.
Horrible!
by 10026 on 2021/02/13 12:58
It used to be the greatest until we were forced into this new version that literally destroyed countless hours of mixes I produced. In addition, they have the nerve to increase the subscription price to a ridiculous amount. I’m cancelling immediately. Should be ashamed! Horrible!!!
Really guys?
by Stathomfitness on 2021/02/13 11:27
I’ve been using this with Spotify forever. I understand they cut you guys off but now the only way to use this is pay weekly? WTH? Your disclaimer for weeks has been “don’t worry we licensed a bunch of tracks. You’ll be fine.” You didn’t tell us you were cutting us off completely unless we pay $5 a week. I’ve now lost all my mixes for years. I can do anything without being taken to a screen to make me purchase a weekly membership. Thanks. Less functionality, higher price. Deleting this app now. You all handled this very poorly.
Pacemaker Changes
by Hoaxoneder on 2021/02/13 09:58
I see several critical responses to the updated app and the fact that many songs will no longer work. Of course, this is sad and it was for myself as many mixes have been lost for the moment. The issue here is not something that Pacemaker decided to do. Spotify stopped supporting dj apps or in other words, will no longer allow music that is in their catalog (spotify) to be accessed via Pacemaker. Pacemaker is trying to do the right thing. They have taken the correct route in licensing music from Sony and Warner. Music is not free. Songwriters created the songs and it is their livelihood. Pacemaker is paying to be able to have access to these songs so that in turn, the writers and publishers of these works get paid for the usage of it. Simple as that. You can’t expect to go to a Dr’s visit and not pay for the work done. So big ups to Pacemaker for doing what is right and ensuring that songwriters get paid their fair share.
Disappointed...
by Helo this is chips on 2021/02/13 08:33
This app was making charges on my Apple account after I had cancelled it. I didn’t even have the app on my phone and it charged 10$.
Rip Off
by Britney Julio on 2021/02/13 00:57
This App started off amazing. Now they want us to pay $20 a month to mix songs.
Used to be great when I could connect with Spotify
by fdrodreeguez on 2021/02/12 04:01
App used to be great when you could use it with your Spotify membership. Love the app and got to create some awesome playlists. But to play $5 a week is ridiculous for music. Now just to wait for Spotify to release a similar app i guess. I can’t imagine paying for Spotify monthly and then for this as well. Hopefully they are able to figure out a good business model for the masses. The 1 star is for the crappy price If it was like before I would give it 5 stars.
I Love It
by DjLovejoy on 2021/02/12 01:50
One of my favorite iPhone apps continues to grow. Looking forward to the next step with this app.
Used to be good
by Astromax24 on 2021/02/12 00:33
It is now pay to do anything I can’t choose any songs used to be good now the developers are like EA what a rip off
Don’t bother wasting your money on this.
by Jacquiqui777 on 2021/02/11 20:32
I’ve been an avid Pacemaker user over the past few years for my job, but the new version is terrible. They dropped 75% of their songs. Don’t bother paying money for this. I would look for another app.
End of a Era
by Icedow42 on 2021/02/11 20:23
Pacemaker has my favorite app to use. I had tons of mixtapes for any occasion that I could share with friends and family. Unfortunately, the removal of Spotify catalog makes the app useless. I paid for the membership to see what songs were included in their new platform and it’s next to nothing. You can’t make a mix of their are no songs and my old mix are full of blanks. Sad to see it go. I wish they planned this transition better because I can see them losing a lot of fans of older platform.
Stop
by peridotcheese3 on 2021/02/11 17:01
Stop forcing me to use the subscription I just want to make music
The older version was better
by Milla Jovovich's fan 1# on 2021/02/11 08:42
The older version allowed me to create various playlists that synced with each song and was perfect and I loved it. NOW, I have to pay 4.99 to even start a new playlist and I can’t even play the ones I’ve already made! All of that time spent is over because of these updates. Bring back the older version and stop trying to make the Pacemaker+ forced.
$4.99 a week Ridiculous
by sandrosidella on 2021/02/11 03:04
I LOVED this app. Now they completely ruined it. Sony and TIDAL can’t even match the content from my Spotify Premium as well as my apple library and to top it all off they want to charge $4.99 a week - $20.00 a month. Not even a discounted rate for the loyalist like myself who have been a member with Pacemaker from the beginning and purchased every FX addition. SAD to have to say good bye.
Do not install
by AngelDu5t on 2021/02/10 22:26
No more Spotify 😳
What genius made the Spotify decision?
by AlchemicFudge on 2021/02/10 18:24
Sitting in some stuffy board room, an executive decided to that it was time for their little app to take on Spotify by signing deals with two major labels. And, of course, our users will pay $5 a week for this brilliant plan! Wrong. Removing Spotify was the dumbest thing to happen, greatly limited the libraries of creators everywhere. Just because you’re one of the biggest doesn’t mean you’re the only game in town, and users, like myself, will start to flock away from this DJ app for casual peeps.
Pay to mix??
by passivechicken6 on 2021/02/10 17:33
I don’t see the point after seeing you have to pay to start mixing songs. I just wish you shouldn’t pay cause then if u don’t pay you can’t mix songs and then you would have to pay $5 a week which in a month is like $25. Which with $25 you could pay for things you need.
The UI is like playing with fridge magnets
by Regular Man 30 on 2021/02/10 10:29
TRASH
Awesome
by 😥😣😢😪😭😱 on 2021/02/06 21:18
Been using this app for about 5-6 years. By far my favorite app, used it almost everyday told all my friends about it. But with this new update, only about 5% of my Spotify library is able to be used. And I can no longer listen to any of my mixes I’ve made over the years as most of the songs are no longer available through the app. The app works great but with the insanely limited song choices I know have through Spotify...it looks like our time together is done 😢
Way way WAY overpriced
by DocBenway78 on 2021/02/06 17:09
This was a fun free DJ app until the recent update, which suddenly expects users to pay $4.99 A WEEK to use it.There is no free tier anymore, and the premium price tag does bot add up for what you get. Think about that - 5 dollars a month MORE than Spotify premium for an app that is basically a fun little toy. It’s not like it’s a professional DJ app, it just means that novices can throw together a playlist and make it sound halfway decent for giggles. The 5 dollars a week entry point makes this app basically worthless now, so I’m deleting it. Shame, it was fun.
Great App!
by Juliannn103 on 2021/02/05 09:14
I wanna start by saying that the app is so much fun to use. And easy kinda....the one thing that bothers me is that sometimes the music won’t show up at the top when I search for a song...instead you have to scroll through many random songs to find the song you're looking for. That and the price are the low points of the app. As for everything else 👌👌👌
5 dollars a week?????
by Tacticalboi19 on 2021/02/04 23:31
You think people would waste five dollars a week to have plus y’all must be crazy
Used to be great
by music_is_sweet on 2021/02/04 22:18
Barely usable anymore. I'm embarrassed to have recommended it to peers now as it's ultimately become a very expensive yet unstable mess.
Barely any songs
by thatemogirl03 on 2021/02/02 03:15
Most songs aren’t available don’t waste your time with this app, the only songs that are on here are either acoustic or live performances of the song
No more Spotify licenses
by ceaseinthebuilding on 2021/02/01 22:45
amazing app!!! but, can we please add a third deck to ipad version or a deck for sound effects like sirens and such to add more transition options to mixes (updated) Music I’ve been mixing for years is crashing whole app when loaded to the decks (Updated) no music licenses for any songs just about been using app since 2015 and I’m very sad and disappointed
Good and bad
by IAJAKAMMAKASKSJSJSHDH on 2021/02/01 18:18
Super great AI But so expensive
Not enough songs
by xxxARebel92xxx on 2021/01/31 21:18
I got the subscription trial to see if it was good, but around 80% of my songs were not available on Pacemaker. That left me with 20% of my songs. It looks fun, but the fact that the selection is so limited means I canceled my subscription and moved to a competitor.
What the heck man?
by gjevdosd ts on 2021/01/31 19:30
I update the app and now none of my Spotify library works with the app? Where did you people go wrong? It was so perfect before. Canceling my subscription right now. This app used to be great. Now it’s a joke. Fix your music library ASAP and maybe people will reinstall.
Devastating
by louortga on 2021/01/31 00:43
I gave it 4 stars but it really deserves 5. Great design, easy to use UI, fantastic integration. But then the whole Spotify thing happened. And it's just not the same, sadly. I wish it could back to how it always was.
I don’t care about getting premium
by heyegencshdndvd on 2021/01/30 14:00
Man I found this app on TikTok and got it and it looked so cool but I can’t listen or make anything without getting premium dont recommend
Deleted quicker than I could install it
by Dubby! on 2021/01/30 06:02
I don’t care at al how much effort was put into this app, they don’t let you do anything without demanding your money. Don’t waste your time people.
Why?
by Mandygidk on 2021/01/29 22:04
Why not make the app cost money to even install from the start if you literally can’t do anything without paying? You open the app for the first time and already have to pay to even use it. I thought I’d be able to at least do a few things.
Why even have the pop up?
by hirophant on 2021/01/29 19:17
Why do you have a pop up every time someone touches their screen? Better yet why even have it be a free download, there is not a single thing in this app that you can do without plus, YOU CANT EVEN LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLES MIXES THAT THEY POSTED. The pop up that never leaves should not say “get the full experience” because you don’t have anything to begin with. What you should have put is “get the experience” just leave out the full and then it wouldn’t be false advertising and lying to everyone who downloads the app. You couldn’t even put like 20 tracks people could have used to test the app before your greed took over?
Disappointed with performance
by Lisawithtwoboys on 2021/01/28 16:15
I have been a Pacemaker subscriber for more than three years. When many of my playlists lost many songs, I loved the app so much I figured out could make it work. In the last week however, the performance is the app is dismal. It will not pull up tracks in my library it it takes FOREVER to pull them up. My phone and the app are all updated so I know that is not the problem. The search feature for tracks is also horrible. This is incredibly disappointing given that most members are losing a lot of tracks. Now we have a subpar app to deal with too. I’ll give it a few more weeks, and if it doesn’t improve, a subpar app and subpar tracks give me no reason to spend money on it anymore.
Garbage
by Nickname296 on 2021/01/28 05:41
You LITERALLY and I mean LITERALLY can not do anything with this app unless you pay $5 a WEEK. Things you can do with the free version: Make a profile Sign up with your email That’s it. That’s all you can do. You can’t even listen to other peoples mixes. Garbage app. Not even going to waste my time with a free trial because nothing is worth $240 a year 😂😂
Oh, The Money You’ll Owe...
by Musikjiu123 on 2021/01/28 02:44
Thanks a lot Pacemaker 3.0... I LOVE that all of my prior purchases of individual effects have now become null and void. I much preferred the old version... the whole “Millions of Tracks” integration with Spotify and Apple Music is totally overkill. Too bad - this app used to be fun.
From hero to zero 😥
by lun@hhh on 2021/01/27 23:03
The old pacemaker kept me alive on some days throughout 2020 and helped me overcome much of it’s misery...Pacemaker 3.0 is a cancer I didn’t even know existed yet, and I thought the 2020 nightmare was over. I want my recent in-progress mixes back. You took my life’s work and threw it out like last night’s leftover lasagne. Why would you do this? It was my only source of happiness. All jokes aside, why are you ruining my life? What did I ever do to you?
used to be good
by mavis_red on 2021/01/27 21:18
i didn’t pay for the premium of this app and i still loved it. i recommended it to many friends after they enjoyed my mixes and this app was a lot of fun. i used to just be able to throw together songs, (with some non premium restrictions of course) and play around with it. then i updated it...all of the sudden, i couldn’t use ANY music without paying an outrageous amount of money. going from being able to link my spotify account and access all my music, to not even being given a selection of free music or being able to get into my old account was a DRASTIC change, and i regret updating.
Cash grab
by h101928 on 2021/01/27 05:50
I can’t play a single song without it asking me to upgrade to premium no matter what song I play.
I’m upset
by Noming on cheese on 2021/01/27 03:54
I really liked this app when I could use it. I downloaded it when it was free to make mixes but you had to pay for extra features, now I can’t even make mixes without paying.
Scam
by Bobbyboi123 on 2021/01/27 02:49
App used to be good, now its straight trash and unable to be used without paying 5$ A WEEK. Better apps are out there that are completely free
This app was a bait and switch
by Life1134inrealtime on 2021/01/26 06:25
Do not download this I had this app on my phone for less then 15 min and was asked to pay. I could bet even look around how do I know it will be worth it. It was useless. Sad.
App has been ruined
by Derber49 on 2021/01/26 01:25
They locking stuff behind a pay wall now, took away tons of songs, and can’t even make stuff anymore. Y’all seriously ruined this app. This was kinda fun to mess with but why would you do this. I hate this app now
Terrible
by Person3858857 on 2021/01/24 01:33
Latest update locked me out of the app, can’t use any features anymore that I previously paid for with in app purchases. Please make it possible to use the app without a subscription, don’t need the extra tracks
$5 a week?! What?!
by User614253 on 2021/01/22 04:22
This app was great . . . Until they decided to start charging $5 a week for it?! Hard pass. The product isn’t worth the price.
This update is horrible
by LittleJay7777 on 2021/01/21 19:21
This new update is horrible I have to pay money to even make or listen to one of my songs can you plzz fix that so it can be like the old version it will be way better.
I hope it gets better soon
by broden27511 on 2021/01/21 15:01
I used to use this app for work and my customers loved the music I was putting i out. I thoroughly enjoyed this app. Then Spotify messed it all up for all of us. I see a lot of reviews stating that it’s $5 a week. If you pay yearly it’s not a ridiculous price. Especially if you’re using it as much as I was. This was seriously a great app before they were forced to part ways with Spotify. I give it two stars right now because this app in its current state is unbearable. I’d rather turn on playback on Spotify and be able to listen to music I actually like than play the music library that pacemaker has. My mixes are either messed up or filled in with garbage music that has the same name and different artist. Very hopeful that they can bring this app out of the dirt that it is in. Again when this app is running smoothly again pay by the year!
App ruined after update
by Elizabeth Rommel on 2021/01/21 01:03
I loved this app but now getting rid of the Spotify feature and making people pay a ton of money for a basic dj app is ridiculous. At that point I might as well download a professional DJ service rather than an app. They got too money hungry and it ruined it. Goodbye to this app I guess :/
MAKE IT FREE
by Faze odin on 2021/01/20 04:00
No one is gonna get ur app if you don’t make it free
Update ruined it
by PrestonxD on 2021/01/15 16:29
Forcing users to pay without the use of their Spotify catalogue and for less music made this app useless for me. I used to love it and use it every day for my work.
Fix this wierd thing
by kooldudemankid on 2021/01/14 09:39
Okay whenever I try to tap on a song to make a mix it sends me to a add I used to be able to use this for free why is it spamming me with adds for the + version and sorry for being poor but please I just wanna mix some songs.
Best wishes
by apayton89 on 2021/01/13 15:00
I have no doubt in my mind that pacemaker will come back and be the best app out there that even may rival Spotify and Apple Music one day. I wish you guys the best over the next year as you get your music deals sorted out. I just hope that it happens before it’s too late. 1 star rating for now thought because none and I do mean none of my music works except for maybe 20 out of 1100 songs 👎🏾
Buyer Beware
by balt821 on 2021/01/13 01:38
I understand the predicament the developers of this app are in, but everyone abound know that when you upgrade you will very likely have access to a mere fraction of the songs you had previously. I expected some loss but not this. My electronic mixes are done for.
Pay for everything
by raininaing on 2021/01/10 19:35
I thought the app was going to let you play music for free but the creators want money so they charge you for everything what a disappointment
New update is horrible
by cameronpro1 on 2021/01/10 02:40
Customers are speaking. Please find a different streaming service like maybe Tidal that is at a reasonable price range. I get bombarded by “please leave us a review” each time I open the app. Subscription or not, well here’s your review. Until the price (17.00) monthly is worked on, I will not be returning.
Too expensive
by lukeiamyourfather123456 on 2021/01/08 07:06
You cannot do a single thing without the $5 weekly subscription. And I am not going to pay $260 a month.
Price too high
by Rob 818 on 2021/01/08 06:15
Dollar votes. I used this app for a whole year and it made life easier when I didn’t want to record my whole sets and for quick ideas. As of January 2021 they are charging $16.99 for 1 month!! I used to pay $15.99 for 3 months which I loved. Unfortunately won’t be using this app until price goes down.
Let us use any song from our Spotify library
by jerr_bear4lyfe on 2021/01/06 19:47
The new update is great but some of the songs in my library from Spotify that I want to use won’t let me play. We should be able to use any song we have in there! Please let us do that. Other than that, the app’s great! Thanks!
The worst
by Alsqkc on 2021/01/05 22:53
You can’t even play your music from Spotify before it will play anything now it’s limited used it for New Year eve the worst I was better off queuing music on Spotify worst of all is the price not worth it what so ever
Locked
by rossthegardener on 2021/01/05 20:46
In Pacemaker 3.0, it locks you out of the app until you pay a fee of $5.00 a week
AMAZING
by jasonvaca on 2021/01/05 17:27
AMAZING
you guys ruined the app.
by ev dia on 2021/01/05 17:17
it was all good when i could just use the basic version of it, but now i can’t even do that and have to insert credit card info for which i don’t even have? don’t download this app.
Worthless without Spotify integration
by MightyBryan on 2021/01/05 00:18
This used to be the best AI DJ app on any mobile platform, hands down. I have paid for and used the previous version for months, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now without Spotify, it is basically worthless. Maybe consider another music service, like Tidal, and this app can prevail again. But obtaining separate licenses from different artists will kill this app. Please consider Tidal.
Terrible new update
by Dashiidash on 2021/01/03 00:22
All of the best tracks are no longer available with pacemaker. I had to delete the app. Maybe someone will come out with one that works as well as the old pacemaker. This new version is trash. I’d rather use Spotify with 12 second fade than this mess. It takes hours just to figure out how to fill the gaps now.
Pretty amazing app (for me)
by KoaGrenz on 2020/05/17 06:48
I saw this app a long time ago while scrolling through story’s on Instagram, and I thought nothing of it. This time I saw it again, and I thought “hmm, maybe I should just give it a try”. Well dam is it amazing! It may be a little hard to understand how things work at first, But it’s easy to figure out. So nothing to bad. I already made a 3 1/2 hour mix of songs I love! This is a game changer for me and my friends who want a homemade radio station type vibe. And I mean can we talk about the transitions! 👌🏽😩 honestly for me they’re amazing! What can I say, 5 stars my friend.
Almost love at first sight
by jingai on 2019/03/26 02:11
Where to start? Was getting into it... tried to add a new effect. All it suggests is some crazy $5 A WEEK subscription. Sorry, this is NOT a $260 a year app by any means. Where are the individual effect purchases listed on the App Store? That’s super reasonable and a pretty awesome business model. Then I’m getting used to it and getting into it and jamming, then suddenly it jumps to the very beginning of my mix and I’m like what the heck is going on?! Where’s the play head? Sorry. This app is so desperately needed... perfect working and functional contrast to the other lead dj app here. Fix the biz model and back button UX mess, and you could win. Do NOT make this a forced subscription for FX. Check reviews of that other app, and you’ll see they get nothing but grief from let down customers. Good luck. Hope you make the right choices. I was seriously ready to give you $10 right off the bat for the FX pack, but can’t even figure out how to do that the UX is so bad. Way to ruin our first date. Don’t want to, but maybe have to move on.
Most expensive app I pay for, is it worth it?
by evanovich555 on 2019/04/17 19:49
I pay more than any other app for this, $15 every 3 months....and EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I load up the app I am confronted with “Do you like Pacemaker? Leave us a review! No? Tell us why!” and have to perform thumb gymnastics to get to the TINY X at the very top right of my 8+ screen. Their blatant disregard of the “In-App Ratings & Reviews” setting in the appstore (and Apple’s lack of enforcement) are very disenchanting for my most expensive app. I second other reviews about the dismay of the fx being subscription based. I understand the “it costs money to make all the wheels go around and provide our users with a killer app and constant upgrades” mentality but that doesn’t jive with the amount of money the developer makes from sales of the vast and unique data harvested from us users. Not to mention they most likely already have oodles of venture capital... YES the ui/ux is way slick. However, navigating around users, globals, recommends is a cumbersome nightmare. The inability to adjust the BPMs from track to track is a joke and almost defeats the entire purpose. WHY ARE THE IPAD APP AND THE IPHONE APP SO RADICALLY DIFFERENT!? The features avail on ipad are sorely needed on the iphone version and vice versa. Again, for the amount of money I pay, I would expect more. All these rants aside, I still use the app and the automix feature does a freakishly good job most of the time.
A Cluster of Bad UI with confusing and pointless features.
by ComedyDZN on 2019/12/20 00:31
I feel like the developers wanted to make a sleek and fluid app UI, which I totally applaud. It’s almost 2020 and ugly apps just aren’t it. That being said, there is an extent to which trying to oversimplify stuff that already works just doesn’t help. Navigating the app is an absolute NIGHTMARE. Confusing main menus literally make it so hard to find the simplest stuff. I was in the middle of my 300 minute playlist of the Godspeed You! Black Emperor playlist and decided to go looking at other playlists; but when I was scrolling through the laggy and annoyingly heavy-feeling public playlists, it would select a random playlist because it cares more about being a good looking, fundamentally broken, and annoyingly dumbed down app. You guys feel like it is a good idea to restrict so much view space and go for this abomination of an app style. Seriously reconsider.
Subscription really?!?!
by ShowtimexE on 2021/03/01 03:11
I purchased all the effects A few years back and I’ve been enjoying this app ever since now after this update I somehow cannot use it anymore to DJ I have to have a subscription to DJ while I already had power all the in app of purchases so for you guys to do that and not at least let people that have had this out for years now like stick with that or allow them to have that option which is DJ on that I use app it makes no sense I am very disappointed this is not an any Wayfare and get business I think you guys should consider reading this and changing your policy or just no subscription at least for me and those I have had this out for years now I depend on it since I’m a DJ and I can’t be paying for a subscription I just so dumb when there was no subscription to be paid a few months ago this is what you call innovation progress well I don’t see it I just see it as another way to make more money from us
A missed opportunity
by rafaelhdza on 2021/02/17 17:42
After years of using this app, I’m sadly forced to delete it, and here’s why. It never supported Apple Music, or Tidal streaming services. Every time there was an update or I have to reinstall the app, my playlists were unusable because the app didn’t recognize the local files from my library. You weren’t able to back up, store your playlists outside the app. They never added new mixing effects to the iPhone version. There were pop ups every time you open the app or the layouts would overlap to each other. Now everything costs insanely amounts of money that literally no over music or dj app charges. From a software developer perspective, this app is a big miss. You didn’t listened your audience or feedback to make new changes, and lower the costs. If you think you can make profit with this business model, I’m sorry but you need to rethink that and start from scratch.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
by Animaldrummer04 on 2017/10/02 21:01
On a surface level, this is a great app. I appreciate the BPM analyzer recommending potential next tracks when building a playlist, and the editing ability (pro subscription) is good. However, for the life of me I cannot understand why - if you were only going to allow playlist creation and editing on one platform - you would choose iPhone over iPad. Maybe the developers are under the impression that “less is more” when it comes to screen real estate, but I’m here to tell you that that is not the case. At all. Very frustrating having to edit on such a small screen - and I have a 6s+! For this reason, I am searching for another (more user friendly) way to edit my playlists. My sausage fingers have had enough with this app.
New 3.0 version is completely unsatisfactory
by 5incl4ir on 2020/12/18 01:35
I have been using this app and paying for it for the last several years and absolutely loved it. But since this new 3.0 update,I can only access a quarter of the songs from my old mixes. A 60 min playlist is now 15 min long at best. Not only can I not use my mixes anymore but everyone else’s mixes only have about a 1/4 of the songs in them as well. The selection that is available on there now is unsatisfactory to say the least. If pacemaker cannot get access to all of these songs back, I will have to cancel my subscription and use another app such as Rock My Run or Fit Radio instead. This app created a passion for me in making my own playlists for my classes. I feel like a part of me is lost now without it. Do not get this app unless they can get the rights back to all of the music they previously had! Make this right Pacemaker
Good app
by jonatheibart on 2019/03/15 17:53
Though I wish it worked with Apple Music (which I know is beyond the developers’ control and is the same for all these types of apps) this app is definitely the best of its kind. That being said there are various glitches, like sometimes it plays the songs as if they have been mixed but doesn’t show that they have been and doesn’t allow you to move the tracks and edit them; restarting the app usually fixes this but not always. Also I wish there was an easier way to choose the order of the tracks rather than scrolling endlessly, and I wish that you could import a whole playlist in the order that the playlist is in rather than mixing a few songs from it.
You need some serious updates
by Imbad3423 on 2019/12/31 13:36
I’m a set it and forget it type of guy. With that being said I purchased this app so I could make kill playlists with the feel of a DJ controlling everything. Using this app started of as a good thing but as of late as I’ve been using this app the playlists have been crashing halfway at random spots and cutting short of the playlist times. Since use this app for my group fitness classes these crashes in the app makes for uncomfortable silences at points in the class in which the energy from the music is needed most. I’ve tried emailing support but they don’t seem to really care. If this continues to be the case and updates aren’t made to solve this problem then I will have no issue with cancelling my subscription.
This used to be a good application.
by micah 44 on 2017/11/16 19:01
As a completely blind person who is a DJ, are used to love this app. Granted, manually mixing on other apps is doable on the iPhone, but without any physical controller in my hand, it was more difficult. This app was even smart enough to change the EQ of the tracks depending on what part was playing. It was even smart enough to cut the tracks off at the exact times, just like a normal DJ would. However, The update that brought this social features to this app has completely ruined the accessibility, therefore making the app completely useless to people like me. And that was over two years ago, and it has not been fixed. Please make this app accessible again as soon as possible. I actually depended on your app whenever I was too tired to mix myself.
Long Time User Cancelled
by Crazy Excalibur on 2021/02/23 22:07
I’ve been a long time user and absolutely loved this app. Unfortunately the price has just sky rocketed. In that process the app hasn’t been made that much better. This costs more than what I pay for Apple Music for my entire family and Apple Music has way more music. If this app was better, like consistent across iPad and iPhone, AND if I could stream my mix tapes via Apple Watch it might be worth the price. The only thing the Apple Watch is good for is a remote control to your phone, which it’s been like this for years. Make the Apple Watch stream the mixes so I can use this expensive app when I go on runs and I might consider the cost. I pay for an entire office suite from Microsoft for less. It’s just too expensive.
Great for exercising!!!
by W477Y on 2017/08/05 20:18
I use this app at the gym and while running. I can load any of my iTunes playlists of individual tracks and it's like a DJ is mixing my playlist for me. Granted the transitions from track to track aren't always that great, but other times the transitions are amazing! No more downtime while tracks are ending and starting. The intensity of my runs and work outs has drastically increased because of this app. Some options I'd like to see and even be willing to pay for are... 1.the ability to rate a transition so the app can learn when it's working well and when it's not. 2.When I'm in the lock out screen and I hit the next track button it jumps the current song ahead to where the app was planning on mixing the next track instead of forcing the mix at that point like it will do when inside the app. Again, love this app even though I don't use it for its intended purpose.
Perfect for group fitness
by Emilia R. S. on 2018/12/27 02:39
Really cool app! Highly recommend if you’re a trainer who gets to pick their music for fitness classes. Love being able to create my own mixes without an awkward pause and without having to play the entire song. I’ve had multiple problems with my account login information, my app quitting suddenly, or my subscription (even though I paid for a year already). However, I still rate 5 stars because of the amazing customer service/support team.
Disappointed with performance
by Lisawithtwoboys on 2021/01/28 16:15
I have been a Pacemaker subscriber for more than three years. When many of my playlists lost many songs, I loved the app so much I figured out could make it work. In the last week however, the performance is the app is dismal. It will not pull up tracks in my library it it takes FOREVER to pull them up. My phone and the app are all updated so I know that is not the problem. The search feature for tracks is also horrible. This is incredibly disappointing given that most members are losing a lot of tracks. Now we have a subpar app to deal with too. I’ll give it a few more weeks, and if it doesn’t improve, a subpar app and subpar tracks give me no reason to spend money on it anymore.
There’s no point in buying this
by jayden mogan on 2020/12/06 19:27
When I was getting it it was free so ya know I thought it was gonna be free I could make some pretty good music and mashups but when I loaded in it was just a stupid scam that I had to pay 7.99$ for per month for no reason it’s nothing so idk why I have to pay for it at least just make it free to use and have it free where we could use it there are just some features that require payment instead of making the whole app 7.99$ for nothing
A few “great” things about the new update
by Dpaul Dquan Lucy on 2021/02/25 05:54
Update 3.0 was amazing I really loved these features: - you can no longer play 99% of your songs - you have to pay for pacemaker + to do anything now - Previously purchased effects from way back to before + are no longer usable without paying for a premium service (because you can’t use the app without a subscription) - the app is slower than slow - hopefully you want to pay 5 dollars a week to listen to like 10 percent of your previously made playlists! This update really knocked it out of the park! Great job! What the heck happened to this app. There is NO reason that I shouldn’t be able to use Pacemaker like I have been for the past 4 years. I paid for the ability to use features in this app and now I can’t even use those features without paying for a subscription. These guys are crooks. It doesn’t really matter though because even if I could still use the app without paying 20 bucks a month they quit supporting like 99% of there music anyway. Overall do not download.
Psyerxes
by Sinai.Daqiqi on 2018/04/18 12:41
Using this app isn’t fun anymore just because of the new technology you’re using. Your team says that the new analyzer technology can’t gather the songs information in the other hand i can’t play with spoty music cause if the net is on push notifications distribs the volume while I’m palying in party. Please make the analyzer work with local musics. It’s getting on my nerves and i have to use other apps that do the same. Please make it happen.
Buggy
by fireant123456789 on 2020/11/12 21:56
Hi, ive been playing with this app for a while now and I loce it. But if I'm going to pay this much for it, I would really appreciate if you guys could squash at least most of the bugs. On my iPhone 12, I have experienced spontaneous crashes, the scrubber completely ignoring me when I touch it with my finger, and most of all, when I add a new song, very often there is not transition that shows up on the timeline and pressing that little lightning button literally does nothing (even when I jam it repeatedly). The fix for all of these issues is always the same, restart the all. But it's frustrating how often I need to do this
New and Frustrated with No Help fr Pacemaker
by MSSLNX on 2019/11/29 22:53
I’m new to Apple products and Pacemaker. I have painfully and unsuccessfully searched for tutorials and information on how to use my iPod and iPad for pacemaker. I can’t change the bpm on my iPod with pacemaker, but I can sync the bpm on my iPad. I can save a plalylist on my iPod, but I can’t save a playlist or mix on my iPad. I can’t use my iTunes on either because my tracks are now with Apple Music. I purchased the year subscription for an app that is not integrated and does not have the same functionality on the iPod and the iPad! Im frustrated and disappointed that I wasted so much money and time in this app, the iPod and the iPad. We have sent emails to Pacemaker and have not received any response.
My favorite instrument besides guitar
by fishypapas on 2020/04/16 07:41
I’ve been using this app for years to transcribe music. Easy to loop specific parts then slow them down. And it’s great for making loops to practice playing over. I love the flat graphic style of this app and glad the team has resisted the temptation to bloat it with junk. Some nice motion design details all over, from the screen transitions to the little icons that pulse when they’re on. Inspiring stuff.
Ha! What a joke for an appp
by greyson1993 on 2020/12/22 21:19
If I could leave 0 stars I would. You thought blocking me on Instagram would keep me from getting the word out but NOPE. For an app the user pays for this thing constantly glitches and freezes. The new update literally wrecked all of your playlist and removed THOUSANDS of songs from the set list to choose from. “Stick with us” they said after 🥴 don’t waste your time or money you will only have about 10% of your music in your library to use. Maybe 1% of that will actually mix and then it will glitch anyway. I’m choosing not to curse so this doesn’t get taken off but rest assure I would if I could.
Why even have the pop up?
by hirophant on 2021/01/29 19:17
Why do you have a pop up every time someone touches their screen? Better yet why even have it be a free download, there is not a single thing in this app that you can do without plus, YOU CANT EVEN LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLES MIXES THAT THEY POSTED. The pop up that never leaves should not say “get the full experience” because you don’t have anything to begin with. What you should have put is “get the experience” just leave out the full and then it wouldn’t be false advertising and lying to everyone who downloads the app. You couldn’t even put like 20 tracks people could have used to test the app before your greed took over?
Wow, This is amazing!
by Lbs anderson on 2018/12/31 01:39
I’ve been using this app to create special mixes for different events such as New Year’s Eve and it killed it! Yes, the transitions may be a little bad sometimes, but an app this great has to have at least one flaw. Other apps you have to pay to use or are just to complicated. But not this one! I’ve been looking for an app like this for awhile, so glad I found this!!!!!!!!
Don’t Update to 3.0
by SoMichael on 2020/12/17 07:10
I used to love this app. Would use it’s automix feature when I want a simple mixtape for a night walk or drive. I was able to do that for free even if I couldn’t adjust the weird transitions or levels. Something I was fine with. The auto mixing feature on this app is amazing and the best I have seen for a quick to go mix. But unfortunately, you have to pay $8 a WEEK to use this app now. I get every app developer needs money and there are music licensing issues that Pacemaker has been dealing with, but I have no idea why they won’t let free users exist on the app anymore. I have used this app for about a year now and loved it. I wished I could just do a one time buy to keep using it. I would easily pay $15 dollars or so for it, but the subscription model as finally turned me away and made it unusable for free users. I can’t justify spending over 20 bucks a month for a mixing app, and I have a feeling most people won’t either.
Fix ur app❤️
by drebyron on 2020/11/11 08:27
This app is the best at what it does, I’ve tried a lot of these apps. The matching AI is good. The auto mixing isn’t great, but why get a mixing app if you’re not going to do it yourself you know. But my main concern is that at random times this app gets unbearably glitchy. I’ll play around with two songs and when I listen back to the stitch, my actions don’t register and I have to refresh the app to try again. Again, I love this app but it’s been out too long for it to be acting up like it does. Please fix, thanks.
Top in Its Class
by Kcbnyc on 2019/09/25 14:24
Pacemaker is a very cool app. Better than Pyro (IMHO). Will it replace Traktor or DJ Pro? No. However, if you want to throw together a nice mix tape for the workout, party, or road trip then this is a fun And easy app to use. The graphics are great. I love the community of mixers! I can always find excellent mix tapes. If this could detect bars and phrases of tracks, it would be out of this world. $4.95/week is a little steep. Especially since traktor costs around $150. The ability to export the track list would be awesome!
LET US KEEP OUR MUSIC PLEASE
by otfcoachk on 2020/12/17 20:17
As a fitness coach, pacemaker is an amazing app to let us personalize our playlists without having to play with our phone to change songs. I’ve been using this app religiously for years and have about 200 mixtapes I recycle and continue to make new ones. But PLEASE, LET US KEEP OUR MUSIC!! Too many changes in music licensing and we are losing all of our past playlists with updates. Please, keep it the same and let us keep the playlists already made and don’t take our songs away!!
Amazing and so much fun!
by JohnnyDubstarWhite on 2018/02/20 13:11
This app is so awesome. It seas designed very well and makes it incredibly easy to put seamless mixes together. And if you are more experienced you can really blend some tracks together into something special. I’ve mixed a couple playlists together to use while coaching my Orangetheory Fitness classes and they were a hit! And making mixes can be highly addicting! 🤪🙌🏼
So many glitches
by Torismash on 2020/02/19 14:26
Pacemaker glitches constantly. Will not play playlists or gets stuck on the same songs. I’ve submitted for help before with no reply. I recently downloaded pyro to replace it and haven’t had any issues. I absolutely do not recommend pacemaker to anyone especially those that use it for group fitness classes. It’s caused far too many problems and to pay what I do monthly such a simple issue should not be recurring. I’m shocked that there aren’t more reviews stating this bc the company I work for I hear multiple complaints about the same issue daily.
Tempo changer?
by HotDoggggss on 2018/03/05 19:05
Did you take out the tempo feature because that was the only reason I got the app Do you think it would be possible to add the tempo changer to the next update??? I don't have an iPad and I find that feature the most useful? I love the app by the way I just wish it had that one extra feature
Great App!
by Juliannn103 on 2021/02/05 09:14
I wanna start by saying that the app is so much fun to use. And easy kinda....the one thing that bothers me is that sometimes the music won’t show up at the top when I search for a song...instead you have to scroll through many random songs to find the song you're looking for. That and the price are the low points of the app. As for everything else 👌👌👌
Honestly I was loving this App until...
by ColeGoddard on 2020/02/19 01:26
It started crashing anytime I tried playing one of my playlists. I’m an instructor and rely on this app to hit sprints perfectly and now I can’t even play music through it anymore. Please for the love of music and teaching fix this immediately. It was very buggy from the beginning often times not letting me edit transitions in the moment or I’d start a playlist and it would only play the first song and then stop. But now I can’t play my playlists at all!
Needs Work
by Unhappy Camper Pro on 2019/02/09 19:54
Unfortunately, the iPhone version is a huge disappointment when compared to the iPad version, the absence of some of the most useful features renders this version useless. It’s essentially an app offering song matching based on BPM as its greatest asset, I don’t want to be unkind, but otherwise it’s just a glorified fade/transition tool. Not useful at all, even with the extra features available for purchase. I’m not sure who could actually find great benefit from using this app. It won’t mix anything for you, which is fine, but it won’t allow you to adjust songs to match each other either, so that part is definitely deceptive. Update: being able to adjust transitions between songs isn’t that groundbreaking. I’m not sure of why the functionality is so limited in the mobile version. Maybe to encourage purchase of the iPad version? I don’t know.
Downloaded and nothing
by jamscottie on 2018/12/30 12:00
As my title says, I downloaded the app and I only get the splash screen. It finally opened and I looked at the mix that was available, saw I have 10 sessions, listened to the one mix that was available, and I get bumped to 6 sessions available.. how is that when I only listen, is that the way the app works? There is a seven day free trail, I’m not dutifully I’m interested...so what’s the deal, I actually get in on Monday , do a mix, listen seven times and it’s Sunday... seven days pass by? Yeah, don’t think I want the hassle or the hustle.
Couldn’t be happier than without it!
by Hihihihihihihihibitch on 2020/08/29 10:57
Sorry for the rough riding, glad you made it Bro. All of you included in that gender neutral usage of the word “Bro”, including those I may have forgotten to forgive. I forgive and love and acknowledge and value all of you not to mention I owe you all some big bucks. I’m sure we’ll be able to work it out now that I’ve graduated :). Cool, cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool beesZzzzzZ.
Needs to Support Apple Music
by aaplsauce on 2017/07/16 22:18
This application is mind blowing. It is incredible what it's capable of. My only gripe is that I can't use tracks from Apple Music. Not sure what it will take, but this app needs to support Apple Music tracks. Apple, please allow developers to have access to Apple Music tracks for use in fantastic apps like this.
Expensive novelty
by Diddle my fiddle on 2019/12/20 08:41
This app could be pretty useful and more convenient if we were able to save mixes offline, had more control over how we cut the music up, and just general bug fixes. The app tends to get very weird when you use it for prolonged periods. While I understand that not all of this is in their control, what is in their control is the cost, For a fun little novelty they charge $5 a week, or $8 a month!
It’s really good, except
by PMelissaK on 2018/06/25 18:21
Okay of all the free DJ apps I’ve gotten this one is sooo good and easy to use! However I don’t like that I can’t cut the beginnings off of songs. A lot of songs I can’t use because I want the center of it not the beginning. Idk if I buy it if that’ll change and I don’t want to waste the money if it still doesn’t let me so yeah that’s the only thing I don’t like about it
Please bring the mashup feature free and not a monthly payment thing
by Jklanier143 on 2018/06/04 22:56
I didn’t really meant to say that I want to go to the owner’s house I was just very angry, but if you make the mashup feature free and comes with app first thing it can bring so much more people to the app and not delete right away when they find out that the one main feature of the app is paid because almost no one wants to pay for a feature in a app like digital currency in a mobile app so please make that feature free it will make me and others very happy.
This app has been gutted
by getms420 on 2020/12/18 22:07
What happened to this app can’t even do anything because you have to pay for premium. You pay for premium guess what now you have limited songs to even use so those nice playlist you probably spent hours even days mixing are all now chopped up. So there’s no real way to even fixingThis app even if you’re trying hard enough to work around your limitations I’m disappointed this was the one app that made it easy to mix music now it is just another money hungry trash of a service
Not Working
by ClutchHam on 2018/05/18 15:06
I’m using this app along with my iTunes library (like it says I can). I purchased a 12 month subscription hoping it would let me play my music, but that wasn’t working. I wasn’t even allowed full access to my library even though I payed money. I went to their support page and it was just as useless as the app. I couldn’t even email the group to find a solution without the page glitching out. App is a good idea, just wish it would work because I was really looking forward to using it a lot.
Great app...with a price
by Pieeater69 on 2020/12/14 20:17
Does everything I want out of a DJ app- music mixing and finding music. The almost too huge of a downside is of course the subscription service which I do want to pay for- albeit it’s 5 dollars a WEEK. Be wary. If you don’t pay the app starts to mysteriously act up and never work quite right however it’s still a great interface and easy way into DJ’ing
Sooo close
by Ethan Philip Richard on 2019/06/16 02:17
I love this app. I love the concept and everything. But the bugs are getting a little to wild and I would love a 10 dollar charge for premium but not a 5 dollar a week charge. Not worth it for any app on Iphone. I’m absolutely in love with it it’s just now the bugs are getting to out of hand. It doesn’t play my music in order or my mixes and sometimes it refuses to even mix. Please fix the bugs pretty soon but if anybody is reading this give this app a try:)
Great for group fitness
by nwoodruff4211 on 2019/11/18 16:07
I have been using this app to make mixes for classes for a while now. The app for the watch is kind of annoying so I deleted it off my watch to have better volume control. Really enjoy and highly recommend
Great, but buggy
by sklvsklvsklv on 2019/09/06 04:44
Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of this app. Its very unique and great in its functionality. However, as a piece of software it is horrendous at times. I will often try to make a mix and the app will be very unresponsive, it will take forever to load up a new song to the mix and more often than not the app will just crash. Good but could be far better for the user.
$20/mo for an app I already bought?
by Djpresstone on 2020/12/19 13:12
Bought this software early on, and it seems to work now the same way it did when I first bought it. No major new functionality with significant appeal. Enjoyed it so much I gladly paid for all the in-app purchases. Now I can’t use the app unless I pay an additional $5/wk? If I thought Pacemaker would shift its pricing model to such a greedy subscription rate, I would not have paid for the in-app purchases. Price point is way off-base... realistically I’d consider $5/year, or MAYBE $0.99/mo.
Crashing
by Shadx77 on 2018/08/04 08:34
Edit: Your last update last week fixed it! I forgot to uodate this review. Thanks :) The beat matching works well for house music but sometimes it crashes In autopilot mode. A feature request: I’d like to see color coding or faded tracks in the playlist that have already been played In the current mix.
Many bugs
by Jeremyleew on 2020/02/26 13:08
I use pacemaker for work. It had smooth transitions and it’s fairly easy to use and learn. The problem is that there always seems to be bugs. Many times it cuts out on me when I need the music the most or it will freeze and keep repeating the song. Recently, it’s not working at all. I pay too much for this to have so many problems.
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Pacemaker - AI DJ app
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Create amazing mixes and share them with friends! Choose your tracks from millions of songs included in Pacemaker, sync your Apple Music or Spotify library and let our AI DJ help you create a mixed masterpiece. **App Store Editor’s Choice** **Apple Design Award Winner** **App Store Best** “It’s not just a DJing app - it’s DJing reinvented for the touchscreen” – Wired “An excellent balance between simplicity and feature bloat” – The Verge “You’re likely to see Pacemaker at a house party near you” – DJ TechTools PACEMAKER FOR EVERY PLATFORM iPhone – Create amazing mixes and share them with friends! Pacemaker’s AI DJ technology empowers you to mix and mash the music you love. iPad – The complete live DJ tool with the epic Autopilot™ feature. Apple Watch – One-touch-mixing magic! Add live effects and mix tracks directly from your wrist. THE PACEMAKER SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS: – Millions of tracks included from major record labels. More content is added all the time. – Quick creation in the mix view, simply activate and move the waveforms. – Edit in detail in the Studio: Crop the beginning and the end of tracks, zoom in and set the mix on more precise levels – phrase, bar, and beat. – Share and consume thousands of mixes from fellow creators. Pacemaker offers an auto-renewable subscription: – You can cancel your subscription anytime - there is no cancellation fee. – Your App Store Account will be charged after the trial period. Manage your subscription in your Account Settings. Cancel at least 24h before the trial or current billing period ends to avoid renewal charges. Once you purchase the subscription, any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited. A community of music lovers! – Share your mixtape, so others can enjoy it too. – Search for your favorite artists, tracks, hashtags, and discover amazing mixtapes! – Follow users who create mixtapes just the way you like them. – Hot hot hot! Discover the most popular mixtapes on the Hot List! – Show some love and like your favorites to save them for later. – Comment and share your opinion if a mixtape impressed you! – Remix if you feel like someone else’s mixtape could use some pick-me-up! Live Effects: – Whitenoise, 8-Bit, ChopChop, Hi-Lo, Reverb for iPhone – Echo, Roll, Loop, Beatskip for iPad DATA & PRIVACY Learn more about our terms & privacy policy at http://pacemaker.net/legal GRANTED PATENTS SE 530,102 C2 SE 538,408 C2 US 10,078,488 B2 US 82,074,37 B2 US 10,146,867 B2 GET IN TOUCH! We’re based in Sweden and we’re always here for you – except when we’re too busy eating meatballs and cinnamon buns. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail us at support@pacemakerapp.com, share your feedback – we want to hear from you!
This app was good back then
by Sushi Pirate on 2021/03/07 10:28
I really loved this app back when they didnt use to charge weekly, i would consider buying this if it was on a month to month basis but weekly??? Sorry i pass..
Subscription?!
by Kyndal Ellis on 2021/03/07 02:30
I just downloaded this and as soon as it tells me “my first mix” i have to pay a monthly fee. Is it cheaper than other typical subscriptions? Yes. Is it reasonable? No. What’s the point if you can’t even do anything without paying? You might as well just make the app itself cost money.
Come back to the app was a mistake
by user4794: on 2021/03/06 09:31
I used this app through the beginning of quarantine, loved it. It was free and I made some very impressive mixes. I decided to come back to the app and now all my mixes don’t work (half the songs aren’t playable) and I can’t even look up the same songs from top artists. Why am I required to pay $20 a month if I can’t use any song that I want? Doesn’t make sense to me.
Nope
by Bashbach1 on 2021/03/06 06:41
I used this app for a short period of time through a close friends iPad, and here is what I got: 1. Cool music 2. Some fun 3. Some solid songs 4. A massive bill for my bestie This is the problem, you MUST pay to use the service, and people, it’s not worth it Yea it’s got some good features and all but Paying hundreds of dollars a year for an AI that you can get on your computer for free is not worth the money
What about my library
by richmann77 on 2021/03/05 20:31
Another app moving to subscription. Another app that I will be deleting. Sad. This was a great app. I see that you keep referencing Spotify as the reason for your switch to subscription only but what about music stored on the device. Why can’t I just play the music I already own? If there was a one time payment I would pay but subscriptions for apps that get used occasionally are a rip off.
Cool
by Kylexious on 2021/03/05 07:13
I’m so glad I’m blocked behind a paywall great app.
Paid for this app and can’t use it
by Timmycookie on 2021/03/03 23:12
Was surprised to find out that I’m being forced to subscribe to use an app that I paid for. I know that there are licensing issues with Spotify based on the developer feedback, but no one in the community should find out this way. Poor communication.
Everything I’ve made, gone.
by upstreamsalmon on 2021/03/02 06:31
I used to use this app’s limited free features to create mixes. Recently, they updated their subscription plans and now everything I’ve created over the years is behind a paywall to even listen to. Goodbye Pacemaker.
Too exensive!
by genexo on 2021/03/01 20:12
This app was great when it was released They need a mixer only version i have my own music dont need third party music.
Bad first impression.
by Zaviom on 2021/03/01 17:39
I saw this app being used on tik tok and I thought I would give it a try. As soon as I open it I getting a message to subscribe to your service. I was about to til I saw how often I have to pay. $5 per week? $240 a year? I'm sorry but this service is not worth more than the music services that you all use to make your service work.
Subscription really?!?!
by ShowtimexE on 2021/03/01 03:11
I purchased all the effects A few years back and I’ve been enjoying this app ever since now after this update I somehow cannot use it anymore to DJ I have to have a subscription to DJ while I already had power all the in app of purchases so for you guys to do that and not at least let people that have had this out for years now like stick with that or allow them to have that option which is DJ on that I use app it makes no sense I am very disappointed this is not an any Wayfare and get business I think you guys should consider reading this and changing your policy or just no subscription at least for me and those I have had this out for years now I depend on it since I’m a DJ and I can’t be paying for a subscription I just so dumb when there was no subscription to be paid a few months ago this is what you call innovation progress well I don’t see it I just see it as another way to make more money from us
Not worth it anymore.
by Elijah Randell on 2021/02/26 20:28
When this app was free, I LOVED it. It had every single song I had saved on Spotify and stayed super fun to use, even without the full payed version you got a lot out of it. Sure there were bugs that required you to restart the app, but even with those it was still such a great way to pass time. With the new update however, you are required to pay if you want to use any songs that you actually listen to and want to use. On top of that, the bugs are still present, and the song Library has been completely stripped. Why would I pay $5/weekly for not even 1/3 of songs that they used to have available? All and all in my opinion the app is terrible now. I was pretty sad that I had to get rid of it.
A few “great” things about the new update
by Dpaul Dquan Lucy on 2021/02/25 05:54
Update 3.0 was amazing I really loved these features: - you can no longer play 99% of your songs - you have to pay for pacemaker + to do anything now - Previously purchased effects from way back to before + are no longer usable without paying for a premium service (because you can’t use the app without a subscription) - the app is slower than slow - hopefully you want to pay 5 dollars a week to listen to like 10 percent of your previously made playlists! This update really knocked it out of the park! Great job! What the heck happened to this app. There is NO reason that I shouldn’t be able to use Pacemaker like I have been for the past 4 years. I paid for the ability to use features in this app and now I can’t even use those features without paying for a subscription. These guys are crooks. It doesn’t really matter though because even if I could still use the app without paying 20 bucks a month they quit supporting like 99% of there music anyway. Overall do not download.
What happens with the money I spent buying the addons?
by sflv96 on 2021/02/24 01:26
Will the users who believed in this app and paid for it be reimbursed, or given an automatic subscription?
Long Time User Cancelled
by Crazy Excalibur on 2021/02/23 22:07
I’ve been a long time user and absolutely loved this app. Unfortunately the price has just sky rocketed. In that process the app hasn’t been made that much better. This costs more than what I pay for Apple Music for my entire family and Apple Music has way more music. If this app was better, like consistent across iPad and iPhone, AND if I could stream my mix tapes via Apple Watch it might be worth the price. The only thing the Apple Watch is good for is a remote control to your phone, which it’s been like this for years. Make the Apple Watch stream the mixes so I can use this expensive app when I go on runs and I might consider the cost. I pay for an entire office suite from Microsoft for less. It’s just too expensive.
They messed up a great app
by legswet on 2021/02/23 07:11
This app was perfect then they added the subscription. I have no problem with the subscription but now most songs won’t play from spotify will be erasing this app
One Of The Loyal Users
by Just stick to it..... on 2021/02/21 23:27
Its amazing i just upgraded my iPad i have paid for this app way before it came with weekly subscription and i had full access i spend for all the packages and unlocks now is like it stole all my money I have no way to use it even so I have restore all my purchase it does not let me use it freely like i used to I understand there’s money to be made but for your first customers that put faith on the app when no one did this just a rip off.
I use to love this
by drummerbronx on 2021/02/21 04:06
Than you went with a 5 dollars a week. 5 a month would have been alright. Also you no longer except Spotify. I would give a zero for greediness. Most subscriptions are 9.99. People are on hard times, Covid-19, storms all over the U.S . W e went through bidder cold and no lights for 5 days in the state of Texas. I’m deleting the app.
Honest review
by Ninaa73 on 2021/02/20 17:58
The app was amazing when using Spotify to fuel its music. You were able to play playlist without have to pay for a subscription. The subscription value was worth the price tag. But now it’s different. You have to pay to PLAY a playlist. Only options is $4.99 a week! Paying $20 for playlist that’s limited on its music selection is just not realistic. I understand separating from Spotify was not under their control but this approach is not sustainable. Stick to paying a subscription to Spotify or Apple Music.
Unable to see my old account
by angry customer Dan on 2021/02/20 16:11
A while back when I first used this app I purchased several in app purchases like sounds , effects, and many more . But now not only did they scrap all of my playlists but also took away all of the add on’s that I had bought already. On top of all this it is now forcing me to pay 4:99 in order to even hear a playlist let alone mix . I used to live this app , now it’s just going to sit in a pit because nobody will pay that price .
It was great..then 3.0
by DarrenWasHere on 2021/02/20 04:59
No other app auto mixed my local music (from my CDs, on my phone via iTunes) like Pacemaker 2.8.10. I never used Spotify, I never streamed, just listened to my music in my car, mixed beatmatched by Pacemaker. But a new phone forced me to download the latest version. Pacemaker was amazing but 3.0 ruined that. Actually 2.8.12 broke it, then 3.0 killed it. For whatever reason (even if you don't use Spotify, and don't stream) you are not allowed to listen to music you own (music *not* purchased from Apple) unless you pay. This is new in Pacemaker 3, in 2.x you could listen to mixes from local iTunes mp3s, mixes that didn't include anything from Spotify. That's gone now. It's Pay or no play. There are a few good ones out there that don't charge you to listen to your own music (Djay, Splyce). Not sure why Spotify and/or streaming can't just be set as a in app option for recurring payments and add another option for local music playing as a one time in app purchase. Pacemaker I'll miss you but you've gone bonkers with this mandatory pricing and liscencing of Spotify music. Headed to Djay or Splyce. Zero stars.
Garbage
by ehebagajtv on 2021/02/20 01:58
this app always harassed you every time you opened it and now it’s purely P2P. Doesn’t include any music subscription, pay $20 a month for a buggy version of gapless playback. who do you think is making a DJ career off of this app that you need to charge soo much?
Can't listen to music or make music.
by MDMrDunum on 2021/02/18 02:46
Without paying 5 dollars I can't do anything.
A missed opportunity
by rafaelhdza on 2021/02/17 17:42
After years of using this app, I’m sadly forced to delete it, and here’s why. It never supported Apple Music, or Tidal streaming services. Every time there was an update or I have to reinstall the app, my playlists were unusable because the app didn’t recognize the local files from my library. You weren’t able to back up, store your playlists outside the app. They never added new mixing effects to the iPhone version. There were pop ups every time you open the app or the layouts would overlap to each other. Now everything costs insanely amounts of money that literally no over music or dj app charges. From a software developer perspective, this app is a big miss. You didn’t listened your audience or feedback to make new changes, and lower the costs. If you think you can make profit with this business model, I’m sorry but you need to rethink that and start from scratch.
Really sad
by actor1985aab on 2021/02/16 19:22
I understand that Spotify pulled access to this app, but sadly, this app is now useless. Heartbroken as I had tons and tons of playlists including the DJ set I used for my wedding. So many memories rendered obsolete over night.
Revert 3.0
by Cool boy of awesome coolness on 2021/02/16 19:15
I have all of my music downloaded onto my iTunes for a reason, why am I not allowed to use those? I understand Spotify cut off integration but from what it looks like, even if I did pay more than what it costs to buy a full-fledged DAW, I still wouldn’t even be able to play music that’s only on places like bandcamp. Used to be good, now it’s just a paperweight taking up space on my device
Garbage
by tedtinyboy on 2021/02/16 14:29
This app is garbage now. Half the songs from Spotify don’t sync any more and that’s the platform I use every single day. I am not switching platforms just for this app. I’ve used this app for years and now can’t use any of my playlists.. what a shame
Apple Music
by SmiffC on 2021/02/16 13:59
I can’t access a single one of my songs from Apple Music. They’re all locked under DRM protection. I’m wondering what the point of the app is then?
No longer supports its clients!
by Aj_car24 on 2021/02/15 23:43
0 stars... don’t even waste your time on this one. 4.99$ a week for no support? Lol no more spotify? Bye!!!’
Was good while it lasted
by LoweEnd45 on 2021/02/15 14:38
This app used to be really nice, it was cool to make original mixes from my liked songs on Spotify, but the most recent update has ruined the experience. The amount they are trying to charge for a membership, when they recently reduced the library of songs you can access is trash. Disappointing to say the least
New Update
by mishasham01 on 2021/02/14 22:40
This new update is garbage. 1st, you can’t use the app without paying anymore. 2nd, barely any songs are even available now... before my whole library was available, now maybe 5-10% of it is. Put the app back to what it was... no one is paying $5 a week for this.
It’s pointless
by Bish-bish on 2021/02/14 17:40
I got this app obviously for FREE but once I had opened the app I had to pay $7.99 a month to actually use is.
Not even worth downloading
by cjvanamusic on 2021/02/14 16:23
Pacemaker was great when you could sync your Spotify premium account and create mixes based on your library. You literally can’t even create mixes from your own playlists without paying $5 a week. Kinda ridiculous and unusable now. Not even worth downloading.
Was so good before you had to pay for everything
by iosplayer1234567890 on 2021/02/14 08:32
Had so much fun with this a few years back, but I come back just to find that you have to pay for everything. Pretty sad.
Blocked
by rad115 on 2021/02/14 00:43
Can’t use the app. Only getting Pacemaker+ promo when I try to play anything.
A bit too expensive.
by DJAKay117 on 2021/02/13 14:42
So they are asking for payments of $4.99 a week, which is $19.96 a month. That’s worth two subscriptions, which at most are normally $10.00 a month...so why would I pay $4.99 a week, which is a hidden way of making you pay $20.00 a month, for an app to simply mix music? In my opinion, $10.00 a month is even pushing it just a bit, but $4.99 a week? Sorry but I don’t wanna, I got bills and insurance to pay, don’t got money for that. If you feel like it’s worth it or can afford it, while the app use to have a free feature that I used and loved, it’s a great app and I loved it before they made it to where you can’t use it unless you pay.
Horrible!
by 10026 on 2021/02/13 12:58
It used to be the greatest until we were forced into this new version that literally destroyed countless hours of mixes I produced. In addition, they have the nerve to increase the subscription price to a ridiculous amount. I’m cancelling immediately. Should be ashamed! Horrible!!!
Really guys?
by Stathomfitness on 2021/02/13 11:27
I’ve been using this with Spotify forever. I understand they cut you guys off but now the only way to use this is pay weekly? WTH? Your disclaimer for weeks has been “don’t worry we licensed a bunch of tracks. You’ll be fine.” You didn’t tell us you were cutting us off completely unless we pay $5 a week. I’ve now lost all my mixes for years. I can do anything without being taken to a screen to make me purchase a weekly membership. Thanks. Less functionality, higher price. Deleting this app now. You all handled this very poorly.
Pacemaker Changes
by Hoaxoneder on 2021/02/13 09:58
I see several critical responses to the updated app and the fact that many songs will no longer work. Of course, this is sad and it was for myself as many mixes have been lost for the moment. The issue here is not something that Pacemaker decided to do. Spotify stopped supporting dj apps or in other words, will no longer allow music that is in their catalog (spotify) to be accessed via Pacemaker. Pacemaker is trying to do the right thing. They have taken the correct route in licensing music from Sony and Warner. Music is not free. Songwriters created the songs and it is their livelihood. Pacemaker is paying to be able to have access to these songs so that in turn, the writers and publishers of these works get paid for the usage of it. Simple as that. You can’t expect to go to a Dr’s visit and not pay for the work done. So big ups to Pacemaker for doing what is right and ensuring that songwriters get paid their fair share.
Disappointed...
by Helo this is chips on 2021/02/13 08:33
This app was making charges on my Apple account after I had cancelled it. I didn’t even have the app on my phone and it charged 10$.
Rip Off
by Britney Julio on 2021/02/13 00:57
This App started off amazing. Now they want us to pay $20 a month to mix songs.
Used to be great when I could connect with Spotify
by fdrodreeguez on 2021/02/12 04:01
App used to be great when you could use it with your Spotify membership. Love the app and got to create some awesome playlists. But to play $5 a week is ridiculous for music. Now just to wait for Spotify to release a similar app i guess. I can’t imagine paying for Spotify monthly and then for this as well. Hopefully they are able to figure out a good business model for the masses. The 1 star is for the crappy price If it was like before I would give it 5 stars.
I Love It
by DjLovejoy on 2021/02/12 01:50
One of my favorite iPhone apps continues to grow. Looking forward to the next step with this app.
Used to be good
by Astromax24 on 2021/02/12 00:33
It is now pay to do anything I can’t choose any songs used to be good now the developers are like EA what a rip off
Don’t bother wasting your money on this.
by Jacquiqui777 on 2021/02/11 20:32
I’ve been an avid Pacemaker user over the past few years for my job, but the new version is terrible. They dropped 75% of their songs. Don’t bother paying money for this. I would look for another app.
End of a Era
by Icedow42 on 2021/02/11 20:23
Pacemaker has my favorite app to use. I had tons of mixtapes for any occasion that I could share with friends and family. Unfortunately, the removal of Spotify catalog makes the app useless. I paid for the membership to see what songs were included in their new platform and it’s next to nothing. You can’t make a mix of their are no songs and my old mix are full of blanks. Sad to see it go. I wish they planned this transition better because I can see them losing a lot of fans of older platform.
Stop
by peridotcheese3 on 2021/02/11 17:01
Stop forcing me to use the subscription I just want to make music
The older version was better
by Milla Jovovich's fan 1# on 2021/02/11 08:42
The older version allowed me to create various playlists that synced with each song and was perfect and I loved it. NOW, I have to pay 4.99 to even start a new playlist and I can’t even play the ones I’ve already made! All of that time spent is over because of these updates. Bring back the older version and stop trying to make the Pacemaker+ forced.
$4.99 a week Ridiculous
by sandrosidella on 2021/02/11 03:04
I LOVED this app. Now they completely ruined it. Sony and TIDAL can’t even match the content from my Spotify Premium as well as my apple library and to top it all off they want to charge $4.99 a week - $20.00 a month. Not even a discounted rate for the loyalist like myself who have been a member with Pacemaker from the beginning and purchased every FX addition. SAD to have to say good bye.
Do not install
by AngelDu5t on 2021/02/10 22:26
No more Spotify 😳
What genius made the Spotify decision?
by AlchemicFudge on 2021/02/10 18:24
Sitting in some stuffy board room, an executive decided to that it was time for their little app to take on Spotify by signing deals with two major labels. And, of course, our users will pay $5 a week for this brilliant plan! Wrong. Removing Spotify was the dumbest thing to happen, greatly limited the libraries of creators everywhere. Just because you’re one of the biggest doesn’t mean you’re the only game in town, and users, like myself, will start to flock away from this DJ app for casual peeps.
Pay to mix??
by passivechicken6 on 2021/02/10 17:33
I don’t see the point after seeing you have to pay to start mixing songs. I just wish you shouldn’t pay cause then if u don’t pay you can’t mix songs and then you would have to pay $5 a week which in a month is like $25. Which with $25 you could pay for things you need.
The UI is like playing with fridge magnets
by Regular Man 30 on 2021/02/10 10:29
TRASH
Awesome
by 😥😣😢😪😭😱 on 2021/02/06 21:18
Been using this app for about 5-6 years. By far my favorite app, used it almost everyday told all my friends about it. But with this new update, only about 5% of my Spotify library is able to be used. And I can no longer listen to any of my mixes I’ve made over the years as most of the songs are no longer available through the app. The app works great but with the insanely limited song choices I know have through Spotify...it looks like our time together is done 😢
Way way WAY overpriced
by DocBenway78 on 2021/02/06 17:09
This was a fun free DJ app until the recent update, which suddenly expects users to pay $4.99 A WEEK to use it.There is no free tier anymore, and the premium price tag does bot add up for what you get. Think about that - 5 dollars a month MORE than Spotify premium for an app that is basically a fun little toy. It’s not like it’s a professional DJ app, it just means that novices can throw together a playlist and make it sound halfway decent for giggles. The 5 dollars a week entry point makes this app basically worthless now, so I’m deleting it. Shame, it was fun.
Great App!
by Juliannn103 on 2021/02/05 09:14
I wanna start by saying that the app is so much fun to use. And easy kinda....the one thing that bothers me is that sometimes the music won’t show up at the top when I search for a song...instead you have to scroll through many random songs to find the song you're looking for. That and the price are the low points of the app. As for everything else 👌👌👌
5 dollars a week?????
by Tacticalboi19 on 2021/02/04 23:31
You think people would waste five dollars a week to have plus y’all must be crazy
Used to be great
by music_is_sweet on 2021/02/04 22:18
Barely usable anymore. I'm embarrassed to have recommended it to peers now as it's ultimately become a very expensive yet unstable mess.
Barely any songs
by thatemogirl03 on 2021/02/02 03:15
Most songs aren’t available don’t waste your time with this app, the only songs that are on here are either acoustic or live performances of the song
No more Spotify licenses
by ceaseinthebuilding on 2021/02/01 22:45
amazing app!!! but, can we please add a third deck to ipad version or a deck for sound effects like sirens and such to add more transition options to mixes (updated) Music I’ve been mixing for years is crashing whole app when loaded to the decks (Updated) no music licenses for any songs just about been using app since 2015 and I’m very sad and disappointed
Good and bad
by IAJAKAMMAKASKSJSJSHDH on 2021/02/01 18:18
Super great AI But so expensive
Not enough songs
by xxxARebel92xxx on 2021/01/31 21:18
I got the subscription trial to see if it was good, but around 80% of my songs were not available on Pacemaker. That left me with 20% of my songs. It looks fun, but the fact that the selection is so limited means I canceled my subscription and moved to a competitor.
What the heck man?
by gjevdosd ts on 2021/01/31 19:30
I update the app and now none of my Spotify library works with the app? Where did you people go wrong? It was so perfect before. Canceling my subscription right now. This app used to be great. Now it’s a joke. Fix your music library ASAP and maybe people will reinstall.
Devastating
by louortga on 2021/01/31 00:43
I gave it 4 stars but it really deserves 5. Great design, easy to use UI, fantastic integration. But then the whole Spotify thing happened. And it's just not the same, sadly. I wish it could back to how it always was.
I don’t care about getting premium
by heyegencshdndvd on 2021/01/30 14:00
Man I found this app on TikTok and got it and it looked so cool but I can’t listen or make anything without getting premium dont recommend
Deleted quicker than I could install it
by Dubby! on 2021/01/30 06:02
I don’t care at al how much effort was put into this app, they don’t let you do anything without demanding your money. Don’t waste your time people.
Why?
by Mandygidk on 2021/01/29 22:04
Why not make the app cost money to even install from the start if you literally can’t do anything without paying? You open the app for the first time and already have to pay to even use it. I thought I’d be able to at least do a few things.
Why even have the pop up?
by hirophant on 2021/01/29 19:17
Why do you have a pop up every time someone touches their screen? Better yet why even have it be a free download, there is not a single thing in this app that you can do without plus, YOU CANT EVEN LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLES MIXES THAT THEY POSTED. The pop up that never leaves should not say “get the full experience” because you don’t have anything to begin with. What you should have put is “get the experience” just leave out the full and then it wouldn’t be false advertising and lying to everyone who downloads the app. You couldn’t even put like 20 tracks people could have used to test the app before your greed took over?
Disappointed with performance
by Lisawithtwoboys on 2021/01/28 16:15
I have been a Pacemaker subscriber for more than three years. When many of my playlists lost many songs, I loved the app so much I figured out could make it work. In the last week however, the performance is the app is dismal. It will not pull up tracks in my library it it takes FOREVER to pull them up. My phone and the app are all updated so I know that is not the problem. The search feature for tracks is also horrible. This is incredibly disappointing given that most members are losing a lot of tracks. Now we have a subpar app to deal with too. I’ll give it a few more weeks, and if it doesn’t improve, a subpar app and subpar tracks give me no reason to spend money on it anymore.
Garbage
by Nickname296 on 2021/01/28 05:41
You LITERALLY and I mean LITERALLY can not do anything with this app unless you pay $5 a WEEK. Things you can do with the free version: Make a profile Sign up with your email That’s it. That’s all you can do. You can’t even listen to other peoples mixes. Garbage app. Not even going to waste my time with a free trial because nothing is worth $240 a year 😂😂
Oh, The Money You’ll Owe...
by Musikjiu123 on 2021/01/28 02:44
Thanks a lot Pacemaker 3.0... I LOVE that all of my prior purchases of individual effects have now become null and void. I much preferred the old version... the whole “Millions of Tracks” integration with Spotify and Apple Music is totally overkill. Too bad - this app used to be fun.
From hero to zero 😥
by lun@hhh on 2021/01/27 23:03
The old pacemaker kept me alive on some days throughout 2020 and helped me overcome much of it’s misery...Pacemaker 3.0 is a cancer I didn’t even know existed yet, and I thought the 2020 nightmare was over. I want my recent in-progress mixes back. You took my life’s work and threw it out like last night’s leftover lasagne. Why would you do this? It was my only source of happiness. All jokes aside, why are you ruining my life? What did I ever do to you?
used to be good
by mavis_red on 2021/01/27 21:18
i didn’t pay for the premium of this app and i still loved it. i recommended it to many friends after they enjoyed my mixes and this app was a lot of fun. i used to just be able to throw together songs, (with some non premium restrictions of course) and play around with it. then i updated it...all of the sudden, i couldn’t use ANY music without paying an outrageous amount of money. going from being able to link my spotify account and access all my music, to not even being given a selection of free music or being able to get into my old account was a DRASTIC change, and i regret updating.
Cash grab
by h101928 on 2021/01/27 05:50
I can’t play a single song without it asking me to upgrade to premium no matter what song I play.
I’m upset
by Noming on cheese on 2021/01/27 03:54
I really liked this app when I could use it. I downloaded it when it was free to make mixes but you had to pay for extra features, now I can’t even make mixes without paying.
Scam
by Bobbyboi123 on 2021/01/27 02:49
App used to be good, now its straight trash and unable to be used without paying 5$ A WEEK. Better apps are out there that are completely free
This app was a bait and switch
by Life1134inrealtime on 2021/01/26 06:25
Do not download this I had this app on my phone for less then 15 min and was asked to pay. I could bet even look around how do I know it will be worth it. It was useless. Sad.
App has been ruined
by Derber49 on 2021/01/26 01:25
They locking stuff behind a pay wall now, took away tons of songs, and can’t even make stuff anymore. Y’all seriously ruined this app. This was kinda fun to mess with but why would you do this. I hate this app now
Terrible
by Person3858857 on 2021/01/24 01:33
Latest update locked me out of the app, can’t use any features anymore that I previously paid for with in app purchases. Please make it possible to use the app without a subscription, don’t need the extra tracks
$5 a week?! What?!
by User614253 on 2021/01/22 04:22
This app was great . . . Until they decided to start charging $5 a week for it?! Hard pass. The product isn’t worth the price.
This update is horrible
by LittleJay7777 on 2021/01/21 19:21
This new update is horrible I have to pay money to even make or listen to one of my songs can you plzz fix that so it can be like the old version it will be way better.
I hope it gets better soon
by broden27511 on 2021/01/21 15:01
I used to use this app for work and my customers loved the music I was putting i out. I thoroughly enjoyed this app. Then Spotify messed it all up for all of us. I see a lot of reviews stating that it’s $5 a week. If you pay yearly it’s not a ridiculous price. Especially if you’re using it as much as I was. This was seriously a great app before they were forced to part ways with Spotify. I give it two stars right now because this app in its current state is unbearable. I’d rather turn on playback on Spotify and be able to listen to music I actually like than play the music library that pacemaker has. My mixes are either messed up or filled in with garbage music that has the same name and different artist. Very hopeful that they can bring this app out of the dirt that it is in. Again when this app is running smoothly again pay by the year!
App ruined after update
by Elizabeth Rommel on 2021/01/21 01:03
I loved this app but now getting rid of the Spotify feature and making people pay a ton of money for a basic dj app is ridiculous. At that point I might as well download a professional DJ service rather than an app. They got too money hungry and it ruined it. Goodbye to this app I guess :/
MAKE IT FREE
by Faze odin on 2021/01/20 04:00
No one is gonna get ur app if you don’t make it free
Update ruined it
by PrestonxD on 2021/01/15 16:29
Forcing users to pay without the use of their Spotify catalogue and for less music made this app useless for me. I used to love it and use it every day for my work.
Fix this wierd thing
by kooldudemankid on 2021/01/14 09:39
Okay whenever I try to tap on a song to make a mix it sends me to a add I used to be able to use this for free why is it spamming me with adds for the + version and sorry for being poor but please I just wanna mix some songs.
Best wishes
by apayton89 on 2021/01/13 15:00
I have no doubt in my mind that pacemaker will come back and be the best app out there that even may rival Spotify and Apple Music one day. I wish you guys the best over the next year as you get your music deals sorted out. I just hope that it happens before it’s too late. 1 star rating for now thought because none and I do mean none of my music works except for maybe 20 out of 1100 songs 👎🏾
Buyer Beware
by balt821 on 2021/01/13 01:38
I understand the predicament the developers of this app are in, but everyone abound know that when you upgrade you will very likely have access to a mere fraction of the songs you had previously. I expected some loss but not this. My electronic mixes are done for.
Pay for everything
by raininaing on 2021/01/10 19:35
I thought the app was going to let you play music for free but the creators want money so they charge you for everything what a disappointment
New update is horrible
by cameronpro1 on 2021/01/10 02:40
Customers are speaking. Please find a different streaming service like maybe Tidal that is at a reasonable price range. I get bombarded by “please leave us a review” each time I open the app. Subscription or not, well here’s your review. Until the price (17.00) monthly is worked on, I will not be returning.
Too expensive
by lukeiamyourfather123456 on 2021/01/08 07:06
You cannot do a single thing without the $5 weekly subscription. And I am not going to pay $260 a month.
Price too high
by Rob 818 on 2021/01/08 06:15
Dollar votes. I used this app for a whole year and it made life easier when I didn’t want to record my whole sets and for quick ideas. As of January 2021 they are charging $16.99 for 1 month!! I used to pay $15.99 for 3 months which I loved. Unfortunately won’t be using this app until price goes down.
Let us use any song from our Spotify library
by jerr_bear4lyfe on 2021/01/06 19:47
The new update is great but some of the songs in my library from Spotify that I want to use won’t let me play. We should be able to use any song we have in there! Please let us do that. Other than that, the app’s great! Thanks!
The worst
by Alsqkc on 2021/01/05 22:53
You can’t even play your music from Spotify before it will play anything now it’s limited used it for New Year eve the worst I was better off queuing music on Spotify worst of all is the price not worth it what so ever
Locked
by rossthegardener on 2021/01/05 20:46
In Pacemaker 3.0, it locks you out of the app until you pay a fee of $5.00 a week
AMAZING
by jasonvaca on 2021/01/05 17:27
AMAZING
you guys ruined the app.
by ev dia on 2021/01/05 17:17
it was all good when i could just use the basic version of it, but now i can’t even do that and have to insert credit card info for which i don’t even have? don’t download this app.
Worthless without Spotify integration
by MightyBryan on 2021/01/05 00:18
This used to be the best AI DJ app on any mobile platform, hands down. I have paid for and used the previous version for months, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now without Spotify, it is basically worthless. Maybe consider another music service, like Tidal, and this app can prevail again. But obtaining separate licenses from different artists will kill this app. Please consider Tidal.
Terrible new update
by Dashiidash on 2021/01/03 00:22
All of the best tracks are no longer available with pacemaker. I had to delete the app. Maybe someone will come out with one that works as well as the old pacemaker. This new version is trash. I’d rather use Spotify with 12 second fade than this mess. It takes hours just to figure out how to fill the gaps now.
Pretty amazing app (for me)
by KoaGrenz on 2020/05/17 06:48
I saw this app a long time ago while scrolling through story’s on Instagram, and I thought nothing of it. This time I saw it again, and I thought “hmm, maybe I should just give it a try”. Well dam is it amazing! It may be a little hard to understand how things work at first, But it’s easy to figure out. So nothing to bad. I already made a 3 1/2 hour mix of songs I love! This is a game changer for me and my friends who want a homemade radio station type vibe. And I mean can we talk about the transitions! 👌🏽😩 honestly for me they’re amazing! What can I say, 5 stars my friend.
Almost love at first sight
by jingai on 2019/03/26 02:11
Where to start? Was getting into it... tried to add a new effect. All it suggests is some crazy $5 A WEEK subscription. Sorry, this is NOT a $260 a year app by any means. Where are the individual effect purchases listed on the App Store? That’s super reasonable and a pretty awesome business model. Then I’m getting used to it and getting into it and jamming, then suddenly it jumps to the very beginning of my mix and I’m like what the heck is going on?! Where’s the play head? Sorry. This app is so desperately needed... perfect working and functional contrast to the other lead dj app here. Fix the biz model and back button UX mess, and you could win. Do NOT make this a forced subscription for FX. Check reviews of that other app, and you’ll see they get nothing but grief from let down customers. Good luck. Hope you make the right choices. I was seriously ready to give you $10 right off the bat for the FX pack, but can’t even figure out how to do that the UX is so bad. Way to ruin our first date. Don’t want to, but maybe have to move on.
Most expensive app I pay for, is it worth it?
by evanovich555 on 2019/04/17 19:49
I pay more than any other app for this, $15 every 3 months....and EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I load up the app I am confronted with “Do you like Pacemaker? Leave us a review! No? Tell us why!” and have to perform thumb gymnastics to get to the TINY X at the very top right of my 8+ screen. Their blatant disregard of the “In-App Ratings & Reviews” setting in the appstore (and Apple’s lack of enforcement) are very disenchanting for my most expensive app. I second other reviews about the dismay of the fx being subscription based. I understand the “it costs money to make all the wheels go around and provide our users with a killer app and constant upgrades” mentality but that doesn’t jive with the amount of money the developer makes from sales of the vast and unique data harvested from us users. Not to mention they most likely already have oodles of venture capital... YES the ui/ux is way slick. However, navigating around users, globals, recommends is a cumbersome nightmare. The inability to adjust the BPMs from track to track is a joke and almost defeats the entire purpose. WHY ARE THE IPAD APP AND THE IPHONE APP SO RADICALLY DIFFERENT!? The features avail on ipad are sorely needed on the iphone version and vice versa. Again, for the amount of money I pay, I would expect more. All these rants aside, I still use the app and the automix feature does a freakishly good job most of the time.
A Cluster of Bad UI with confusing and pointless features.
by ComedyDZN on 2019/12/20 00:31
I feel like the developers wanted to make a sleek and fluid app UI, which I totally applaud. It’s almost 2020 and ugly apps just aren’t it. That being said, there is an extent to which trying to oversimplify stuff that already works just doesn’t help. Navigating the app is an absolute NIGHTMARE. Confusing main menus literally make it so hard to find the simplest stuff. I was in the middle of my 300 minute playlist of the Godspeed You! Black Emperor playlist and decided to go looking at other playlists; but when I was scrolling through the laggy and annoyingly heavy-feeling public playlists, it would select a random playlist because it cares more about being a good looking, fundamentally broken, and annoyingly dumbed down app. You guys feel like it is a good idea to restrict so much view space and go for this abomination of an app style. Seriously reconsider.
Subscription really?!?!
by ShowtimexE on 2021/03/01 03:11
I purchased all the effects A few years back and I’ve been enjoying this app ever since now after this update I somehow cannot use it anymore to DJ I have to have a subscription to DJ while I already had power all the in app of purchases so for you guys to do that and not at least let people that have had this out for years now like stick with that or allow them to have that option which is DJ on that I use app it makes no sense I am very disappointed this is not an any Wayfare and get business I think you guys should consider reading this and changing your policy or just no subscription at least for me and those I have had this out for years now I depend on it since I’m a DJ and I can’t be paying for a subscription I just so dumb when there was no subscription to be paid a few months ago this is what you call innovation progress well I don’t see it I just see it as another way to make more money from us
A missed opportunity
by rafaelhdza on 2021/02/17 17:42
After years of using this app, I’m sadly forced to delete it, and here’s why. It never supported Apple Music, or Tidal streaming services. Every time there was an update or I have to reinstall the app, my playlists were unusable because the app didn’t recognize the local files from my library. You weren’t able to back up, store your playlists outside the app. They never added new mixing effects to the iPhone version. There were pop ups every time you open the app or the layouts would overlap to each other. Now everything costs insanely amounts of money that literally no over music or dj app charges. From a software developer perspective, this app is a big miss. You didn’t listened your audience or feedback to make new changes, and lower the costs. If you think you can make profit with this business model, I’m sorry but you need to rethink that and start from scratch.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
by Animaldrummer04 on 2017/10/02 21:01
On a surface level, this is a great app. I appreciate the BPM analyzer recommending potential next tracks when building a playlist, and the editing ability (pro subscription) is good. However, for the life of me I cannot understand why - if you were only going to allow playlist creation and editing on one platform - you would choose iPhone over iPad. Maybe the developers are under the impression that “less is more” when it comes to screen real estate, but I’m here to tell you that that is not the case. At all. Very frustrating having to edit on such a small screen - and I have a 6s+! For this reason, I am searching for another (more user friendly) way to edit my playlists. My sausage fingers have had enough with this app.
New 3.0 version is completely unsatisfactory
by 5incl4ir on 2020/12/18 01:35
I have been using this app and paying for it for the last several years and absolutely loved it. But since this new 3.0 update,I can only access a quarter of the songs from my old mixes. A 60 min playlist is now 15 min long at best. Not only can I not use my mixes anymore but everyone else’s mixes only have about a 1/4 of the songs in them as well. The selection that is available on there now is unsatisfactory to say the least. If pacemaker cannot get access to all of these songs back, I will have to cancel my subscription and use another app such as Rock My Run or Fit Radio instead. This app created a passion for me in making my own playlists for my classes. I feel like a part of me is lost now without it. Do not get this app unless they can get the rights back to all of the music they previously had! Make this right Pacemaker
Good app
by jonatheibart on 2019/03/15 17:53
Though I wish it worked with Apple Music (which I know is beyond the developers’ control and is the same for all these types of apps) this app is definitely the best of its kind. That being said there are various glitches, like sometimes it plays the songs as if they have been mixed but doesn’t show that they have been and doesn’t allow you to move the tracks and edit them; restarting the app usually fixes this but not always. Also I wish there was an easier way to choose the order of the tracks rather than scrolling endlessly, and I wish that you could import a whole playlist in the order that the playlist is in rather than mixing a few songs from it.
You need some serious updates
by Imbad3423 on 2019/12/31 13:36
I’m a set it and forget it type of guy. With that being said I purchased this app so I could make kill playlists with the feel of a DJ controlling everything. Using this app started of as a good thing but as of late as I’ve been using this app the playlists have been crashing halfway at random spots and cutting short of the playlist times. Since use this app for my group fitness classes these crashes in the app makes for uncomfortable silences at points in the class in which the energy from the music is needed most. I’ve tried emailing support but they don’t seem to really care. If this continues to be the case and updates aren’t made to solve this problem then I will have no issue with cancelling my subscription.
This used to be a good application.
by micah 44 on 2017/11/16 19:01
As a completely blind person who is a DJ, are used to love this app. Granted, manually mixing on other apps is doable on the iPhone, but without any physical controller in my hand, it was more difficult. This app was even smart enough to change the EQ of the tracks depending on what part was playing. It was even smart enough to cut the tracks off at the exact times, just like a normal DJ would. However, The update that brought this social features to this app has completely ruined the accessibility, therefore making the app completely useless to people like me. And that was over two years ago, and it has not been fixed. Please make this app accessible again as soon as possible. I actually depended on your app whenever I was too tired to mix myself.
Long Time User Cancelled
by Crazy Excalibur on 2021/02/23 22:07
I’ve been a long time user and absolutely loved this app. Unfortunately the price has just sky rocketed. In that process the app hasn’t been made that much better. This costs more than what I pay for Apple Music for my entire family and Apple Music has way more music. If this app was better, like consistent across iPad and iPhone, AND if I could stream my mix tapes via Apple Watch it might be worth the price. The only thing the Apple Watch is good for is a remote control to your phone, which it’s been like this for years. Make the Apple Watch stream the mixes so I can use this expensive app when I go on runs and I might consider the cost. I pay for an entire office suite from Microsoft for less. It’s just too expensive.
Great for exercising!!!
by W477Y on 2017/08/05 20:18
I use this app at the gym and while running. I can load any of my iTunes playlists of individual tracks and it's like a DJ is mixing my playlist for me. Granted the transitions from track to track aren't always that great, but other times the transitions are amazing! No more downtime while tracks are ending and starting. The intensity of my runs and work outs has drastically increased because of this app. Some options I'd like to see and even be willing to pay for are... 1.the ability to rate a transition so the app can learn when it's working well and when it's not. 2.When I'm in the lock out screen and I hit the next track button it jumps the current song ahead to where the app was planning on mixing the next track instead of forcing the mix at that point like it will do when inside the app. Again, love this app even though I don't use it for its intended purpose.
Perfect for group fitness
by Emilia R. S. on 2018/12/27 02:39
Really cool app! Highly recommend if you’re a trainer who gets to pick their music for fitness classes. Love being able to create my own mixes without an awkward pause and without having to play the entire song. I’ve had multiple problems with my account login information, my app quitting suddenly, or my subscription (even though I paid for a year already). However, I still rate 5 stars because of the amazing customer service/support team.
Disappointed with performance
by Lisawithtwoboys on 2021/01/28 16:15
I have been a Pacemaker subscriber for more than three years. When many of my playlists lost many songs, I loved the app so much I figured out could make it work. In the last week however, the performance is the app is dismal. It will not pull up tracks in my library it it takes FOREVER to pull them up. My phone and the app are all updated so I know that is not the problem. The search feature for tracks is also horrible. This is incredibly disappointing given that most members are losing a lot of tracks. Now we have a subpar app to deal with too. I’ll give it a few more weeks, and if it doesn’t improve, a subpar app and subpar tracks give me no reason to spend money on it anymore.
There’s no point in buying this
by jayden mogan on 2020/12/06 19:27
When I was getting it it was free so ya know I thought it was gonna be free I could make some pretty good music and mashups but when I loaded in it was just a stupid scam that I had to pay 7.99$ for per month for no reason it’s nothing so idk why I have to pay for it at least just make it free to use and have it free where we could use it there are just some features that require payment instead of making the whole app 7.99$ for nothing
A few “great” things about the new update
by Dpaul Dquan Lucy on 2021/02/25 05:54
Update 3.0 was amazing I really loved these features: - you can no longer play 99% of your songs - you have to pay for pacemaker + to do anything now - Previously purchased effects from way back to before + are no longer usable without paying for a premium service (because you can’t use the app without a subscription) - the app is slower than slow - hopefully you want to pay 5 dollars a week to listen to like 10 percent of your previously made playlists! This update really knocked it out of the park! Great job! What the heck happened to this app. There is NO reason that I shouldn’t be able to use Pacemaker like I have been for the past 4 years. I paid for the ability to use features in this app and now I can’t even use those features without paying for a subscription. These guys are crooks. It doesn’t really matter though because even if I could still use the app without paying 20 bucks a month they quit supporting like 99% of there music anyway. Overall do not download.
Psyerxes
by Sinai.Daqiqi on 2018/04/18 12:41
Using this app isn’t fun anymore just because of the new technology you’re using. Your team says that the new analyzer technology can’t gather the songs information in the other hand i can’t play with spoty music cause if the net is on push notifications distribs the volume while I’m palying in party. Please make the analyzer work with local musics. It’s getting on my nerves and i have to use other apps that do the same. Please make it happen.
Buggy
by fireant123456789 on 2020/11/12 21:56
Hi, ive been playing with this app for a while now and I loce it. But if I'm going to pay this much for it, I would really appreciate if you guys could squash at least most of the bugs. On my iPhone 12, I have experienced spontaneous crashes, the scrubber completely ignoring me when I touch it with my finger, and most of all, when I add a new song, very often there is not transition that shows up on the timeline and pressing that little lightning button literally does nothing (even when I jam it repeatedly). The fix for all of these issues is always the same, restart the all. But it's frustrating how often I need to do this
New and Frustrated with No Help fr Pacemaker
by MSSLNX on 2019/11/29 22:53
I’m new to Apple products and Pacemaker. I have painfully and unsuccessfully searched for tutorials and information on how to use my iPod and iPad for pacemaker. I can’t change the bpm on my iPod with pacemaker, but I can sync the bpm on my iPad. I can save a plalylist on my iPod, but I can’t save a playlist or mix on my iPad. I can’t use my iTunes on either because my tracks are now with Apple Music. I purchased the year subscription for an app that is not integrated and does not have the same functionality on the iPod and the iPad! Im frustrated and disappointed that I wasted so much money and time in this app, the iPod and the iPad. We have sent emails to Pacemaker and have not received any response.
My favorite instrument besides guitar
by fishypapas on 2020/04/16 07:41
I’ve been using this app for years to transcribe music. Easy to loop specific parts then slow them down. And it’s great for making loops to practice playing over. I love the flat graphic style of this app and glad the team has resisted the temptation to bloat it with junk. Some nice motion design details all over, from the screen transitions to the little icons that pulse when they’re on. Inspiring stuff.
Ha! What a joke for an appp
by greyson1993 on 2020/12/22 21:19
If I could leave 0 stars I would. You thought blocking me on Instagram would keep me from getting the word out but NOPE. For an app the user pays for this thing constantly glitches and freezes. The new update literally wrecked all of your playlist and removed THOUSANDS of songs from the set list to choose from. “Stick with us” they said after 🥴 don’t waste your time or money you will only have about 10% of your music in your library to use. Maybe 1% of that will actually mix and then it will glitch anyway. I’m choosing not to curse so this doesn’t get taken off but rest assure I would if I could.
Why even have the pop up?
by hirophant on 2021/01/29 19:17
Why do you have a pop up every time someone touches their screen? Better yet why even have it be a free download, there is not a single thing in this app that you can do without plus, YOU CANT EVEN LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLES MIXES THAT THEY POSTED. The pop up that never leaves should not say “get the full experience” because you don’t have anything to begin with. What you should have put is “get the experience” just leave out the full and then it wouldn’t be false advertising and lying to everyone who downloads the app. You couldn’t even put like 20 tracks people could have used to test the app before your greed took over?
Wow, This is amazing!
by Lbs anderson on 2018/12/31 01:39
I’ve been using this app to create special mixes for different events such as New Year’s Eve and it killed it! Yes, the transitions may be a little bad sometimes, but an app this great has to have at least one flaw. Other apps you have to pay to use or are just to complicated. But not this one! I’ve been looking for an app like this for awhile, so glad I found this!!!!!!!!
Don’t Update to 3.0
by SoMichael on 2020/12/17 07:10
I used to love this app. Would use it’s automix feature when I want a simple mixtape for a night walk or drive. I was able to do that for free even if I couldn’t adjust the weird transitions or levels. Something I was fine with. The auto mixing feature on this app is amazing and the best I have seen for a quick to go mix. But unfortunately, you have to pay $8 a WEEK to use this app now. I get every app developer needs money and there are music licensing issues that Pacemaker has been dealing with, but I have no idea why they won’t let free users exist on the app anymore. I have used this app for about a year now and loved it. I wished I could just do a one time buy to keep using it. I would easily pay $15 dollars or so for it, but the subscription model as finally turned me away and made it unusable for free users. I can’t justify spending over 20 bucks a month for a mixing app, and I have a feeling most people won’t either.
Fix ur app❤️
by drebyron on 2020/11/11 08:27
This app is the best at what it does, I’ve tried a lot of these apps. The matching AI is good. The auto mixing isn’t great, but why get a mixing app if you’re not going to do it yourself you know. But my main concern is that at random times this app gets unbearably glitchy. I’ll play around with two songs and when I listen back to the stitch, my actions don’t register and I have to refresh the app to try again. Again, I love this app but it’s been out too long for it to be acting up like it does. Please fix, thanks.
Top in Its Class
by Kcbnyc on 2019/09/25 14:24
Pacemaker is a very cool app. Better than Pyro (IMHO). Will it replace Traktor or DJ Pro? No. However, if you want to throw together a nice mix tape for the workout, party, or road trip then this is a fun And easy app to use. The graphics are great. I love the community of mixers! I can always find excellent mix tapes. If this could detect bars and phrases of tracks, it would be out of this world. $4.95/week is a little steep. Especially since traktor costs around $150. The ability to export the track list would be awesome!
LET US KEEP OUR MUSIC PLEASE
by otfcoachk on 2020/12/17 20:17
As a fitness coach, pacemaker is an amazing app to let us personalize our playlists without having to play with our phone to change songs. I’ve been using this app religiously for years and have about 200 mixtapes I recycle and continue to make new ones. But PLEASE, LET US KEEP OUR MUSIC!! Too many changes in music licensing and we are losing all of our past playlists with updates. Please, keep it the same and let us keep the playlists already made and don’t take our songs away!!
Amazing and so much fun!
by JohnnyDubstarWhite on 2018/02/20 13:11
This app is so awesome. It seas designed very well and makes it incredibly easy to put seamless mixes together. And if you are more experienced you can really blend some tracks together into something special. I’ve mixed a couple playlists together to use while coaching my Orangetheory Fitness classes and they were a hit! And making mixes can be highly addicting! 🤪🙌🏼
So many glitches
by Torismash on 2020/02/19 14:26
Pacemaker glitches constantly. Will not play playlists or gets stuck on the same songs. I’ve submitted for help before with no reply. I recently downloaded pyro to replace it and haven’t had any issues. I absolutely do not recommend pacemaker to anyone especially those that use it for group fitness classes. It’s caused far too many problems and to pay what I do monthly such a simple issue should not be recurring. I’m shocked that there aren’t more reviews stating this bc the company I work for I hear multiple complaints about the same issue daily.
Tempo changer?
by HotDoggggss on 2018/03/05 19:05
Did you take out the tempo feature because that was the only reason I got the app Do you think it would be possible to add the tempo changer to the next update??? I don't have an iPad and I find that feature the most useful? I love the app by the way I just wish it had that one extra feature
Great App!
by Juliannn103 on 2021/02/05 09:14
I wanna start by saying that the app is so much fun to use. And easy kinda....the one thing that bothers me is that sometimes the music won’t show up at the top when I search for a song...instead you have to scroll through many random songs to find the song you're looking for. That and the price are the low points of the app. As for everything else 👌👌👌
Honestly I was loving this App until...
by ColeGoddard on 2020/02/19 01:26
It started crashing anytime I tried playing one of my playlists. I’m an instructor and rely on this app to hit sprints perfectly and now I can’t even play music through it anymore. Please for the love of music and teaching fix this immediately. It was very buggy from the beginning often times not letting me edit transitions in the moment or I’d start a playlist and it would only play the first song and then stop. But now I can’t play my playlists at all!
Needs Work
by Unhappy Camper Pro on 2019/02/09 19:54
Unfortunately, the iPhone version is a huge disappointment when compared to the iPad version, the absence of some of the most useful features renders this version useless. It’s essentially an app offering song matching based on BPM as its greatest asset, I don’t want to be unkind, but otherwise it’s just a glorified fade/transition tool. Not useful at all, even with the extra features available for purchase. I’m not sure who could actually find great benefit from using this app. It won’t mix anything for you, which is fine, but it won’t allow you to adjust songs to match each other either, so that part is definitely deceptive. Update: being able to adjust transitions between songs isn’t that groundbreaking. I’m not sure of why the functionality is so limited in the mobile version. Maybe to encourage purchase of the iPad version? I don’t know.
Downloaded and nothing
by jamscottie on 2018/12/30 12:00
As my title says, I downloaded the app and I only get the splash screen. It finally opened and I looked at the mix that was available, saw I have 10 sessions, listened to the one mix that was available, and I get bumped to 6 sessions available.. how is that when I only listen, is that the way the app works? There is a seven day free trail, I’m not dutifully I’m interested...so what’s the deal, I actually get in on Monday , do a mix, listen seven times and it’s Sunday... seven days pass by? Yeah, don’t think I want the hassle or the hustle.
Couldn’t be happier than without it!
by Hihihihihihihihibitch on 2020/08/29 10:57
Sorry for the rough riding, glad you made it Bro. All of you included in that gender neutral usage of the word “Bro”, including those I may have forgotten to forgive. I forgive and love and acknowledge and value all of you not to mention I owe you all some big bucks. I’m sure we’ll be able to work it out now that I’ve graduated :). Cool, cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool beesZzzzzZ.
Needs to Support Apple Music
by aaplsauce on 2017/07/16 22:18
This application is mind blowing. It is incredible what it's capable of. My only gripe is that I can't use tracks from Apple Music. Not sure what it will take, but this app needs to support Apple Music tracks. Apple, please allow developers to have access to Apple Music tracks for use in fantastic apps like this.
Expensive novelty
by Diddle my fiddle on 2019/12/20 08:41
This app could be pretty useful and more convenient if we were able to save mixes offline, had more control over how we cut the music up, and just general bug fixes. The app tends to get very weird when you use it for prolonged periods. While I understand that not all of this is in their control, what is in their control is the cost, For a fun little novelty they charge $5 a week, or $8 a month!
It’s really good, except
by PMelissaK on 2018/06/25 18:21
Okay of all the free DJ apps I’ve gotten this one is sooo good and easy to use! However I don’t like that I can’t cut the beginnings off of songs. A lot of songs I can’t use because I want the center of it not the beginning. Idk if I buy it if that’ll change and I don’t want to waste the money if it still doesn’t let me so yeah that’s the only thing I don’t like about it
Please bring the mashup feature free and not a monthly payment thing
by Jklanier143 on 2018/06/04 22:56
I didn’t really meant to say that I want to go to the owner’s house I was just very angry, but if you make the mashup feature free and comes with app first thing it can bring so much more people to the app and not delete right away when they find out that the one main feature of the app is paid because almost no one wants to pay for a feature in a app like digital currency in a mobile app so please make that feature free it will make me and others very happy.
This app has been gutted
by getms420 on 2020/12/18 22:07
What happened to this app can’t even do anything because you have to pay for premium. You pay for premium guess what now you have limited songs to even use so those nice playlist you probably spent hours even days mixing are all now chopped up. So there’s no real way to even fixingThis app even if you’re trying hard enough to work around your limitations I’m disappointed this was the one app that made it easy to mix music now it is just another money hungry trash of a service
Not Working
by ClutchHam on 2018/05/18 15:06
I’m using this app along with my iTunes library (like it says I can). I purchased a 12 month subscription hoping it would let me play my music, but that wasn’t working. I wasn’t even allowed full access to my library even though I payed money. I went to their support page and it was just as useless as the app. I couldn’t even email the group to find a solution without the page glitching out. App is a good idea, just wish it would work because I was really looking forward to using it a lot.
Great app...with a price
by Pieeater69 on 2020/12/14 20:17
Does everything I want out of a DJ app- music mixing and finding music. The almost too huge of a downside is of course the subscription service which I do want to pay for- albeit it’s 5 dollars a WEEK. Be wary. If you don’t pay the app starts to mysteriously act up and never work quite right however it’s still a great interface and easy way into DJ’ing
Sooo close
by Ethan Philip Richard on 2019/06/16 02:17
I love this app. I love the concept and everything. But the bugs are getting a little to wild and I would love a 10 dollar charge for premium but not a 5 dollar a week charge. Not worth it for any app on Iphone. I’m absolutely in love with it it’s just now the bugs are getting to out of hand. It doesn’t play my music in order or my mixes and sometimes it refuses to even mix. Please fix the bugs pretty soon but if anybody is reading this give this app a try:)
Great for group fitness
by nwoodruff4211 on 2019/11/18 16:07
I have been using this app to make mixes for classes for a while now. The app for the watch is kind of annoying so I deleted it off my watch to have better volume control. Really enjoy and highly recommend
Great, but buggy
by sklvsklvsklv on 2019/09/06 04:44
Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of this app. Its very unique and great in its functionality. However, as a piece of software it is horrendous at times. I will often try to make a mix and the app will be very unresponsive, it will take forever to load up a new song to the mix and more often than not the app will just crash. Good but could be far better for the user.
$20/mo for an app I already bought?
by Djpresstone on 2020/12/19 13:12
Bought this software early on, and it seems to work now the same way it did when I first bought it. No major new functionality with significant appeal. Enjoyed it so much I gladly paid for all the in-app purchases. Now I can’t use the app unless I pay an additional $5/wk? If I thought Pacemaker would shift its pricing model to such a greedy subscription rate, I would not have paid for the in-app purchases. Price point is way off-base... realistically I’d consider $5/year, or MAYBE $0.99/mo.
Crashing
by Shadx77 on 2018/08/04 08:34
Edit: Your last update last week fixed it! I forgot to uodate this review. Thanks :) The beat matching works well for house music but sometimes it crashes In autopilot mode. A feature request: I’d like to see color coding or faded tracks in the playlist that have already been played In the current mix.
Many bugs
by Jeremyleew on 2020/02/26 13:08
I use pacemaker for work. It had smooth transitions and it’s fairly easy to use and learn. The problem is that there always seems to be bugs. Many times it cuts out on me when I need the music the most or it will freeze and keep repeating the song. Recently, it’s not working at all. I pay too much for this to have so many problems.
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