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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 86 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 86 electronic drum kits. 20 classic vintage drum kits plus 66 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 1.2

-Sound Engine optimization
-UI optimization
-Midi bugs fixes
-Bugs fixes


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Customer Reviews

Fun machine!

Drum machine for the Mac done very well. Super clean and easy to understand interface, really simple to learn. You can create your custom kits so you can mix and match sounds however you want. Working with the buttons and nobs are alot of fun because it feels like a real drum machine, even the Efx pad is really cool and I find it be very responsive. The app itself feels stable, I’m skeptical about another review I found where they said it didn’t work — the app feels solid and doing things like saving your songs and making any custom changes doesn’t seem to do anything to the performance of the app — I’m sure the other user is running an old unsupported version of OS X. In any case, this app is really awesome and if you want to have fun building songs and beat patters, have a crack at it, definitely recommended.

Pretty Solid!

If you're into producing hip hop or something similar, this is a great app. The interface is probably as good as it could be, and although it can't replace your DAW (obviously), it's still a solid tool.

That being said, the built-in kits are just terrible. Some with the right mix would be fine for live, but never on a record. The good news is, you can import your own samples which totally negates that.

OK if you have nothing else to make music with...

I can see owning this on an iPad, but I am really sad I spent $10 for the Mac version. Then again, for $10, what did I expect when I am used to fully featured software. On my Early 2011 MacBook Pro (8GB RAM, Core I5, Mountain Lion V10.8.5) DM1 runs sluggishly, hangs occassionally and can't control it with my keyboard - seems that should be easy to implement. Sound is OK. Again, fun for sure, but only on an iPad when you are out of things to do.

DM1 - The Drum Machine
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Dec 19, 2013
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 60.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Fingerlab SARL

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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