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Published on December 16th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

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Drum Machine App Now Free for iPad

I’m gonna have to get this.  I quote from Synthtopia:

DM-1 – an drum machine app for iPhone and iPad – is now available as a free download.

DM-1 offers 5 main sections:

  • THE STEP SEQUENCER  - turn on and off steps in your sequence with the tip of your fingers to create beats.
  • THE DRUM PADS – play and record the beat .
  • 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.
  • THE FX TRACKPADS  - distort, modulate and transform your beats. The effects include: Overdrive, Reverb, Delay, Phaser, Formant, Texturizer, Robotizer, Filter, Dalek filter and Compressor.
  • THE SONG COMPOSER allows you to quickly make a song with the beat patterns you have created.

Key Features:

  • 86 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios
  • Samples Import from iPod Library, microphone, DropBox, AudioCopy and iTunes shared folder
  • Time signature
  • 16 or 32 Steps per patterns

More features and tech specs here.


About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.



One Response to Drum Machine App Now Free for iPad

  1. John Ramos says:

    A very nice Post !. The interface are great, Features are awesome, this drum app is very cool. by this particular application we can experience a real set of drums by its functionality. this will also be a great help for those who start drumming lessons. it will definitely supply the satisfaction of the user.

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