2007: Pacemaker Device
Pacemaker was introduced as the world’s first portable DJ system at the 2007 Sónar music festival in Barcelona. Launched in March 2008, it was featured in Wired, Stuff, Mixmag and FutureMusic; tributed in The New York Times, Herald Tribune and The Independent; and Awarded the Red Dot Design Award – Best of the Best. Needless to say, the future looked bright. However, a new technological revolution was on its way, so to fully achieve the ambition of what is possible with music, Pacemaker needed to evolve.
2014: Pacemaker for iPad
A new rise in smartphones and tablets paired with the increased popularity of streaming music paved the way for the birth of the new Pacemaker project – Pacemaker for iPad. Introduced in 2014 as the first DJ app with a Spotify connection, this meant that now anyone could mix music with over 30 million tracks. But with great choice comes great responsibility! After noticing that users wanted to both DJ and participate in the party, Pacemaker introduced a new feature called Autopilot – an artificially intelligent DJ that shuffles the tracks in the best playable order and creates perfectly beat-matched transitions between the tracks. This earned Pacemaker the spot as the Editor’s Choice on App Store in December 2014.
2015: iPhone and Apple Watch
Pacemaker realized the newly developed AI Autopilot technology was an embryo to unlocking something huge – music creativity on any device! So in April 2015, Pacemaker for Apple Watch and iPhone was launched. Pacemaker for Apple Watch introduced “One Touch Mixing Magic” and featured third in the “Get started with Apple Watch” app kit, snagging the bronze from Instagram and only behind New York Times and Twitter. Meanwhile, Pacemaker for iPhone fully utilized the AI technology as an intelligent assistant. Anyone could now create a perfect mixtape in a heartbeat. These efforts didn’t go unnoticed, and Pacemaker was awarded the Apple Design Award for outstanding design and innovation at WWDC2015.
Looking ahead, Pacemaker is now leading the way in AI music technology with the vision of empowering anyone to mix the music they love!