DigiStix 2 AUv3 Plugin 4+


Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings
    • $10.99



DigiStix 2 is an AUv3 compatible drum machine and sampler plugin for your favourite DAW.

This new version of DigiStix brings some distinct advantages over its predecessor, most notably the ability to host up to 64 samples per drumkit with 5 layers per pad. The interface has been drastically redesigned for iPad to make better use of full screen mode, allowing a popular MPC style 4x4 pad layout with 4 banks of samples. Digistix 2 also allows greater control over the multi-sample layers, with the ability to individually control the volume levels and pitch of layers as well as global pitch and tune settings all from the new sample window.

Previously, each pad had effect sends for the internal reverb and delay effects, but this can now be routed to external busses 9 and 10 for processing using external effects. 

The controller editing is now build into the main display and can be edited in place without the need to scroll the interface. It also now supports extra effect controllers. A new context aware control window allows you to quickly change pad settings without the need for popup windows. 

DigiStix 2 now supports GM and original DS drum kit layouts, and includes a sophisticated multi-layer Auto Sampler, capable of recording new GM compatible drumkits automatically from your hardware. It is 100% backward compatible with the original app, and can be used as a drop-in replacement.

Drag and drop support now allows you to directly drop samples on specific layers, as well as preview and edit them directly. You can create new kits by simply combining banks from existing kits into one mega kit, or use our non destructive referencing to include sounds from other kits.

The randomize feature has been enhanced so you can randomize individual instruments or within specific banks. The new continuous MIDI learn mode makes custom mapping a breeze.

Patterns can also be exported as MIDI stems for use in other packages including a direct import to Helium clips. You can also export patterns as audio in the latest version.

The auto sample feature allows automated recording of GM compatible kits directly from hardware drum machines. The slice editor can also be used for MPC style slicing of audio clips.


• 64 Assignable Pads (4 banks of 16 pads).
• Advanced Randomize Pattern feature.
• Internal & external effect routing.
• Mix and match different kits with drum references.
• Up to 64 beats per pattern.
• Songs up to 255 patterns in length.
• Reverse Mode, Triplets and Accents.
• Supports Mute Groups.
• Multi-layer and Round Robin modes.
• DS and GM MIDI Mapping.
• 64 channel Mixer.
• 8 band EQ.
• Randomize Feature.
• Sophisticated Auto Sampler
• Export loops to audio and MIDI formats.
• Looping Mode with Time Stretching.
• Build in Delay, Reverb, Overdrive, Bit Crunch and LP/HP Filters.
• Paramter Automation from your DAW.
• Local and Remove MIDI Sync.
• Built in Sampler.
• Multi-bus/outputs when using AUM
• Multiple Import options.
• Melodic Remapping.
• MIDI Mapping.
• Real time and Step pattern recording.
• iTunes and Filer importing of samples.
• Files App Drag & Drop Support
• Sample Slicer

What’s New

Version 1.13

Fixed an issue deleting Sample References using the' Delete' button.

When duplicting kits, we now automatically open the newly created kit.

Added a 'Clear ALL Samples' option which deletes samples from all pads while preserving pad names.

DigiStix is now compatible with the iPhone although the interface is not ideal for such small devices. I decided to allow it to load simply to avoid breaking compatability with iPad projects.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Hussell James ,

Has everything and more

Love all the new additions here. The sample delay works perfect, not only for lining up layers just right but also for changing up the groove by making certain elements like hats or kicks just a little bit late/early in relation to each other. Thank you so much for adding that and hope others find it useful as well! I highly recommend all this dev’s apps, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks!

Motown_Steve ,

What a disappointment

This app is amazing in so many ways. Excellent assortment of drum kits to get started with, amazingly easy to modify or create your own drum kits including from scratch using your own samples. The control over every aspect of the samples can be tweaked to a mind-boggling degree. Integration with external midi devices is superb. Beautiful user interface.

But this isn’t for drummers. Many common time signatures - 12/8, 7/8, 9/8 are just ignored. You can’t enter individual triplet notes. You can only enter a sequence of three notes within a specified time unit. You can work around this to achieve a swing feel by entering 8th notes and specifying a 100% swing value, but if you’re trying to enter broken triplets, e.g. on a combination of only the “&” or the “uh” of the triplet, you’re out of luck.

For this app to include so much beautifully executed functionality and fall down on such a basic drum machine capability is a shame. It should accommodate *any* time signature, and all triplet variations (e.g. the not uncommon jazz practice of quarter-note triplets spanning the interval of a half-note). This is an astonishing oversight.

I bought this to replace a more rhythmically robust app in which it was more laborious to create new drum kits and doesn’t implement the AUV3 interface. Sadly DigiStix finds its own way to miss the mark. Here’s hoping a future update addresses this issue.

Enrique Raphaël Page Pérez ,

So glad to see this making it into the iPhone!

Thank you so much! My favorite drummer app 🙏🏼.

2 small details:

iPhone view is very hard to handle… it would be great if you could perhaps work on the resizing of your plugins for small devices as they are very hard to handle (super tiny UI on landscape or portrait mode).

Alternatively, could we get the layout for Digistix 1 on Digistix 2 as an option? Such layout makes a lot more sense on phones (the pad grid on Digistix 2 is just not suited for phones, it’s kinda not useful at all unfortunately).

Wonderful apps anyway! My only complain really is the iPhone UIs are too tiny 😬

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