DM1 - The Drum Machine
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DM1 is an advanced Drum Machine. It turns your computer into a fun and creative beat making machine. Easy and fast to use, loaded with 108 superb electronic drum kits and beautiful hyper-realistic graphics, DM1 has been designed for a lot of instant fun.
With Midi In & out, DM1 is ready to fit your digital audio workstation.
As electronic musicians ourselves, we, at Fingerlab, have developed DM1 with the intention of delivering the perfect mix between fun playability and powerful sonic capacities. We always keep in mind the importance of a beautiful design with the right balance of powerful abilities while avoiding clumsy, overbusy interfaces.
Check our 108 electronic drum kits. 28 classic vintage drum kits plus 80 in-house produced electronic kits, edited and mastered at Fingerlab professional studio.
DM1 offers 5 main sections:
1 - THE STEP SEQUENCER Just turn on and off steps in your sequence to create cool beats, or unexpected rhythms!
2 - THE DRUM PADS simply lets you play and record the beat that tickles your fingers on the keyboard. No need to be a first-class drummer, automatic quantize does the work for you.
3 - THE MIXER for quick and subtle sound mixing of your drum kits. Featuring settings for volume, pitch, pan, sample length, custom drum kit element for each channel, mute and solo mode.
4 - THE FX TRACKPADS a creative duo of FX trackpads to distort, modulate and transform your beats. The effects include: Overdrive, Delay, Reverb, Phaser, Dalek, Formant, Resonant Filter & Compressor.
5 - THE SONG COMPOSER allows you to quickly make a song with the beat patterns you have created. Just drag and drop the patterns onto the timeline. Fast and easy.
DM1 for OSX is fully compatible with DM1 for iPad, you can share files between them.
• DM1 The Drum Machine for iPad winner Apple design Award 2012
• Fullscreen Retina Display
• Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun
• 108 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios
• import your samples and create your own kits
• Mixer with pitch, length and level rotary controls, pan controls, and custom drum kit per channel
• Automation Panel for a precise and intuitive control of any Mixer parameter over time
• Automation recording for FXs
• FX Trackpad for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX
• Time signatures
• The Randomizer tool
• Extra fast drum kit loading
• Playable pattern selection for extra creativity
• Mode song with intuitive editing
• High-quality export
• Separated tracks and AAC encoding export options
• Full Midi Implementation
• Import & Export your song project
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What's New in Version 2.2
- 9 new drum kits
- Midi export velocity added
- Minor ergonomics improvements
Useful sounds, quick to make standard grooves & chain patterns
DM1 has an impressive collection of sounds. It is easy to make fun grooves in standard time-signatures.
Though the app shows 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8 as options, it does not treat the dotted quarter-note as a beat (which is standard). So it is basically just truncating the pattern length with no actual triplets. This is a considerable oversite since you might like to have a groove with actual triplets in it. It’s not a deal breaker, it is just a “fake” feature that requires you to do some work-arounds. All they would need to do is scale the step to beat/tempo ratio from 4:1 to 3:1. I’ve mentioned this to the developer but gotten no response about it. Would love to see this app evolve into a more rhythmically versatile machine. For example, would love to see beats be able to be divided (per track, per beat) a la iOS’s Molten.
Could see this growing into the next FL Studio
I really hope this developer continues to update this and grow it like FL Studio (Fruity Loops) did. Fruity loops started out as a much more simple product and emerged into a powerhouse that unfortunately only runs on Windows. This looks like a great start for a replacement.
I do have an issue when midi syncing to my analog synth (MicroBrute) in that the syncing seems half a note off. I don't think it's a latency thing because if I have it serve as a master and drive notes on the synth, it syncs perfectly.
I’ve used a lot of different DAWsa (or should say, tried messing around on them) and this is definitely one of the most intuitive. Love it! Thanks for making it sound and look and function great.