Pacemaker lets you create mixtapes, add effects and share them with friends.

DJ app Pacemaker is looking to revive the mixtape with its latest version, which allows you to beat match tracks and share the finished product with friends.

Pacemaker 2.0 builds on the original version, which launched in 2014 for iOS and allows users to create mixes from the Spotify catalogue with its automatic beat matching function.

As The Verge reports, the new version allows you to create a mix and then share the results with a friend or with strangers on Pacemaker’s “Hot Feed”, where they can be rated and slated.

While there are other DJ apps on the market with automatic sync power, such as Serato’s Pyro, Pacemaker is banking on its social features and algorithm to help it to stand out in what is becoming a crowded marketplace.

“There’s an algorithm and it’s going to suggest mixtapes for you based on the people you follow, the music you consume, mixtapes and tracks you like,” Pacemaker CEO Jonas Norberg told The Verge. “We’re rolling it out during the next [few] months and it’s a project that’ll constantly evolve and get better.”

In order to get around copyright, the app doesn’t share a digital copy of the mix itself but the metadata that tells the app how to put the music together as well as any effects that have been added.

The main catch is that if you want to listen to a friend’s mix you’ll need Pacemaker, but it’s available as a free download from the App Store. If you want to add effects such as a white noise build-up, those cost extra.

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