DM1 - The Drum Machine for iPad arrives


DM1 is an advanced vintage Drum Machine. It turns your iPad into a fun and creative beat making machine. Easy and fast to use, loaded with 24 superb electronic drum kits and beautiful hyper-realistic graphics, DM1 has been designed for a lot of instant fun.

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 24 electronic drum kits. 12 classic vintage drum kits plus 12 in-house produced electronic kits, edited and mastered at Fingerlab professional studio.

DM1 offers 5 main sections:
1 - THE STEP SEQUENCER frees your imagination with a smart use of the multi-touch screen. Just turn on and off steps in your sequence with the tip of your fingers to create cool beats, or unexpected rhythms!
2 - THE DRUM PADS simply lets you play and record the beat that tickles your fingers. 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, 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: Phaser, Overdrive, Delay, Texturizer* and Robotizer* (* for iPad 2 only).
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.

  • Graphic design by Jonas Eriksson
  • Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun
  • 24 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios
  • Mixer page with pitch, length and level rotary controls, and custom drum kit per channel
  • Extra fast drum kit loading
  • Playable pattern selection for extra creativity
  • 9 Big Drum pads, quantized recording and MPC-like Repeat touch-stripe
  • Step Sequencer with multi-touch matrix
  • Duo FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX
  • Mode song with intuitive editing
Coming soon:
  • More FX
  • High-quality export to email or iTunes shared folder
The is currently priced at $1.99.

DM1 - The Drum Machine - Fingerlab

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Anonymous said...

Looks super cool.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful looking App, but with two major flaws:
1. No CoreMidi
2. No Audio Copy/Paste
What a pity... :(

Zsoltt said...

I bought it. I use it with a kaossilator pro, and I wondered. Inaccurate. Bit hurry. Unfortunately, it is useless. I hope fix it soon.

Anonymous said...

Sounds great, a lot of fun to use etc. But it's missing audio copy/paste :/

Anonymous said...

Add sample import and individual FX sends, and then you've got something great....

Jonathan said...

I e-mailed Fingerlab about future inclusion of audio copy. I got a quick response saying they consider all comments and that exciting new features are coming. Not quite the answer I was hoping for, but fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

If they don't add audio copy/paste then what's the point? That should be a standard for all music apps by now. I would love to see
Palm Sounds review this app and compare it to FunkBox. I would also like to see the same for Horizon Synth and iSyn Poly.

mr_infamy said...

Challenge accepted.