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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 154 electronic drum kits. 42 classic vintage drum kits plus 112 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: Overdrive, Delay, Reverb, Envelope follower, Phaser, Dub Delay, Formant, Texturizer, Robotizer, Filter, Dalek filter, Compressor and Noise Gate.
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.

• Retina Display
• Graphic design by Jonas Eriksson
• Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun
• 108 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios
• 48 additional drum kits available with In-App Purchases
• Instrument mode allowing to add bassline, chord and melody
• 3 instruments: Piano, Korg MicroPreset and Cello Strings
• 3 other instrument (Clavinet, Marimba, MiniLogue) are available with In-App Purchases
• Samples Import from AudioShare, iPod Library, microphone, DropBox, AudioCopy and iTunes shared folder
• Step Sequencer with multi-touch matrix
• Time signature
• 16 or 32 Steps per patterns
• Mixer page with pitch, length and level rotary controls, pan controls, choke and custom drum kit per channel
• Automation Panel for a precise and intuitive control of any Mixer parameter over time
• Duo FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX
• Live Waveform display for FX pads
• FX per track
• FX automation (FX parameters and FX per pattern)
• 9 Big Drum pads, quantized recording and pitch-bend ribbon
• Pitch-bend ribbon automation
• Mode song with intuitive editing
• High-quality export to SoundCloud, DropBox, AudioShare, Facebook, email, iTunes shared folder or AudioCopy
• Separated tracks and AAC encoding export options
• The Randomizer tool
• Extra fast drum kit loading
• Playable pattern selection for extra creativity
• Audio background mode
•  Audiobus support
•  Import & Export your song project (DropBox, Mail, iTunes folder)
• Full Midi implementation
• Midi export
• Inter-App Audio support

Watch DM1 video trailer on YouTube Fingerlab's channel:

Feel free to let us know what you think and what you'd like to see in the next DM1 update.


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What’s New

Version 6.1.3

DropBox bug fix.
Files exported to the iTunes Files Sharing folder are now visible in the Apple Files app.

In the next update, we will add the User Kits export.
Stay tuned!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Drum and Bum ,

It just has that feeling... so good!

Definitely a good app, with all these icons and an underground vibe, and swing seems to work better than DM2. It might be big, but the stuff is worth it. From clean analog sounds to gritty sounds to apparently, animal noises, you’ve got a lot of possibilities, especially paired with a recording app for multiple tracks. However, I have a question. So, I bought the everything pack, and if a new in app pack is released, do I automatically get it, or do I have to buy it? How would you go about doing it? Hope the answer helps!

NotBasho ,

Fantastic, But...

Believe me when I say this is a fantastic music app, and it delivers on every promise by its developers. It’s incredibly powerful, and yet very easy to use. It’s just fun to screw around with it when you’re not busy making music with it.

That being said, I think there is a serious limitation in the drum machine programming section—that being, one should be able to change the length value of any activated button. In other words, let’s say that you have all the hi-hats for a single measure on; no matter what you do, those hi-hats will play in eighth notes with regard to the tempo. What I’m looking for is to be able to change eighth notes to sixteenth or thirty-second notes—you know, if you want to trap-style hi-hats.

That, and the ability to just randomize the on/off switches in the drum programming section would be great. Really, these are the only flaws I can see in this program; this is a great program that deserves more attention.

Matreve ,

Still relevant but needs an update badly.

This was one of my first apps on my iPad in 2012. I’m happy to say that it is still relevant even though it hasn’t changed much since its first version. Something about the ease of use of this app that makes me revisit it often.

There are couple of thing that could make it significantly better though:

***MIDI is problematic with this app. No matter what I do, it will not send MIDI to BeatMaker 3. It will not send or receive MIDI to DM2. I receives MIDI from Ruismaker FM just fine.

*** Variable length / step count for individual tracks. This would allow polyrhythmic rhythms. DM2 has this feature.

*** Step division. The preview of the upcoming new app from Fingerlab shows that steps are subdivided, I hope that this feature makes it into DM1 too! I also hope that, unlike in the DM2, step subdivisions create unique MIDI notes.

*** Custom kit creation could be made much more powerful by allowing mixing instruments from different kits. Currently this is not possible easily.

*** I wish it was possible to change instrument assignments per tracks. This way you could quickly audition different instruments for an already created pattern. This would also simplify things when using DM1 with and external MIDI source. And if a given instrument could be doubled, that combined with the adjustable individual track length would allow amazing rhythms.

*** AUv3 is the future. I hope DM1 becomes an AUv3 instrument!


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344.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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In-App Purchases
  1. More Vintage Pack 1 $0.99
  2. More Acoustic Pack 1 $0.99
  3. More DM1 Pack 1 $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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