DM2 - The Drum Machine
By Pascal Douillard
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DM2 is a synthesis-based drum machine with a dedicated graphic editor, for the creation and manipulation of sound . Yeah, blah blah blah… let’s start again.
Your lucky stars have all aligned. There are blue skies and smooth sailing ahead. So throw your worries away, and get ready for DM2 to bring endless fun and blissful joy to your face. Your colleagues and friends will be amazed at the new you, wondering how your fingers produce such ravishing beats. Strangers may come up to you in cafés and ask you, “That rhythm sounds like heaven. How do you do that?”. Life can be good, so tap your feet, shake your head and let’s start making some groovy electronic beats with DM2.
DM2 has been made by the core team that brought you DM1, one of the consistent best selling drum machines for iPad, awarded with an Apple Design Award in 2012. If DM1 was cool, DM2 is ice cold.
Now let’s talk business. DM2 contains 6 pages. Each page does 1 thing. Or perhaps 2.
A BIG, BIG STEP SEQUENCER. 16 or 32 step patterns. Or why not 7 or 25 steps? Or even polymetric tracks (poly what? no worries, just a fancy word for complex rhythms, yet super easy to make). And while we are at it, steps can also be singles, duplets, triplets or quadruplets for even sophisticated rhythms. Again it is all about drawing funny objects to make funky beats.
THE DRUMS PAGE. Where the sonic magic happens. Six touchable graphs to create sounds. Oscillators, LFOs, filters, noise generators, all the usual suspects in a drawable interface. This may look a tiny bit daunting at first, but the beauty is that whatever you touch, you’re not going to break anything. So give everything a whirl, and get experimental. And if you need some inspiration, DM2 contains plenty of ready-made sounds too.
THE PADS PAGE. Maybe you prefer finger-drumming? Sure, go ahead. Press REC and record your rhythms. Of course, there is an automatic quantize function, so that you’ll never miss a beat again.
THE MIXER PAGE. Big and beautiful, it will transform your iPad into a professional mixing desk for the price of a magazine.
THE FX SECTION. A powerful Effect processor. Just switch everything on and see where it takes you.
THE SONG PAGE. Last but not least, put all your hard work in the previous pages together in a shiny song.
DM2 is fully MIDI-mappable with more than 130 assignable parameters that can be controlled by an external MIDI controller.
Finally, because music makes the people come together and mixes both the bourgeoisie and the rebel, you can export your creations to share with the world. DM2 is packed full of save/import/export abilities. Ahh, the wonder of modern technology!
For anyone interested in immersing themselves in some tech specs, please see below. Otherwise, feel free to stop reading now, grab your copy of DM2, and get jamming. What are you waiting for?
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• Graphic design by Jonas Eriksson, world class graphic master
• Drum kits can be saved, exported and imported (iTunes, iCloud, Dropbox, etc)
• 16 or 32 Steps Polymetric Sequencer
• Single, duplet, triplet or quadruplet step
• Audio Synthesis with graphic editor
• 1 oscillator + 1 noise generator
• 2 self-oscillating filters
• 2 volume envelopes
• Pitch modulation
• Distortion per track
• Stereo panning
• Copy, paste and swap sounds
• Pads to record patterns, with Beat Repeat effect
• Full Mixing Desk
• 4 Effect Pads : Compressor | Overdrive | Phaser | Chorus | Delay | Reverb
• Mode song
• Songs export and import
• Export audio
• Full Midi implementation
• Audiobus + IAA + Ableton Link compatible
What's New in Version 1.5.1
** FIXED **
+ Some connection issues with Audiobus 3
+ MIDI LEARN : CC & Notes messages from IAA connected apps (Cubasis, etc) can assign DM2 parameters
+ MIDI LEARN : Improved Midi Learn feedback in the bottom line
+ MIDI LEARN : long-tap a MIDI map to reset it
Does not work with AudioBus (Correction, it works great after the update)
I've followed the instructions to use this with audiobus to no avail. "Rebooted" several times. Devi is calling it an IOS bug... meh... My 15 other paid apps work great. This is the only app I've used so far that will not work in audiobus. Will edit review when fixed.
EDIT: Just loaded up an instance of DM2 in Audiobus and it works great. Very impressed and satisfied with this app. Thank you for the update!