Pacemaker is changing tomorrow

Here’s what I got from them:

Tomorrow Pacemaker.net will be down a couple of hours, here is why …

When Pacemaker.net launched a year and a half ago, it was a community where Pacemaker device users could share their mixes. Since then, it has grown into what’s looking more and more like an embryo to a sort of YouTube for music mixes. A place where users listen to or upload, store and share mixes – or use as a platform when embedding mixes on their blogs, MySpace or Facebook pages.

Most of our users today don’t have a Pacemaker. A lot of them use the Pacemaker editor, but more and more are just dj:s or music lovers who want to share their mixes with others and choose to do so on Pacemaker.net because of the functionality the site and the player offers.

This led to a realisation: We were growing out of our costume. So, a couple of months ago, we started building a new web application. The guidelines were simple:

Make the experience of finding and listening to mixes more streamlined.
Create a more intuitive user experience, where the process of uploading, sharing and embedding mixes is smoother.
Allow for users to interact more deeply around mixes – discussing them, tracking their own or other mixes, sharing them quicker and easier.
Simply, we wanted a web app that’s all about mixing music.

To make that point, we’re calling the new site Let’s mix. It will go live in Beta tomorrow. Let’s mix contains all the music, data and functionality that’s currently on Pacemaker, but in a more user friendly environment. And our free mix software, the Editor, is there in an updated version too.

We hope you will help us with feedback in the upcoming months during Beta, and if any inconveniences occur have some extra patience with us during this period.

Going down the web app route is a bold move. I had thought they might go mobile, but perhaps the likes of Touch DJ and Sonorasaurus etc have put them off.

I guess tomorrow we’ll se what they’ve come up with.

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