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Back in 2007 Pacemaker was unveiled as the world’s first portable DJ system at the 2007 Sónar music festival in Barcelona.

Unfortunately, the original founders faced difficult challenges with the way music consumption changed. Ultimately, the iPhone disrupted the hardware industry and Pacemaker found it hard to adapt. Eventually Tonium, the parent company behind Pacemaker, went out of business in June 2011.

But that wasn’t the end of Pacemaker, quite the contrary actually, the original inventors Jonas Norberg and Daniel Wallner, plus their new recruit, Olof Berglöf, recently bought the IP back and we are now bringing the Pacemaker into the world of iOS apps, having previously tested the water with a Blackberry Playbook version.


Pacemaker iOS was released for free today, and not only can you mix, edit and perform with the app, the biggest unique selling point is it’s the first app to utilised Spotify’s 20 million plus music catalogue, and there’s also iTunes support too.

Once songs are loaded up, Pacemaker allows basic mixing effects including “Scratch”, “Crossfade”, and “Loop” to be performed with swipe and tap gestures, while extra effects such as “Reverb”, “Echo”, and “Roll” are available as in-app purchases.

The app is currently free for iPad users – with certain functions locked out as in-app purchases.

Full details can be found at Pacemaker’s site.


Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.