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DM1 - The Drum Machine

By Fingerlab

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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 99 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 99 electronic drum kits. 28 classic vintage drum kits plus 71 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
• 86 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 2.0.1

-Maverick black screen issue fix


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Customer Reviews

fun little drum machine

simple, fun to use drum machine. i have this on my iPad also. i wish it had garage band integration. easy to use, would be a great introductory drum machine for kids getting into music.


I have this on my iPad and it’s a ton of fun. Why on earth is this not available as an Audio Unit plug in???? Seriously? I really really want to know why…

Current version, FX DO NOT work on individual sounds. Only in MASTER mode. Weak sauce.

Otherwise, fun app. Just seems buggy in the desktop version and it’s again, ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS that this isn’t available as a plug in for use in Logic.

Will change my rating if the FX bug is fixed to a 4. I will change it to a 5 when I can use this as a plug in.

It’s okay...

Save for Logic Pro X. This is “Okay” for beginners, but I wouldn’t recommend it for making an album. Slightly (actually more than slightly) disappointed. I’m saving you $10 by saying this.

DM1 - The Drum Machine
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 64.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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