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
** FIXED **
+ Minor UI update when loading a Pattern Template
+ Fixed an UI bug when using the Midi Learn
Ratings and Reviews
Please add Pitch change to Mixer section
Love it, but please make the mixer section like DM1 so you can change the pitch of the individual steps. Thank you.
UPDATE FIXED!! Broken on iOS 12.4 with current 12.9” iPad Pro
UPDATE: So back in September when I noticed and posted this, I also emailed the developer inquiring about the future of the app. I received an immediate response saying that he hoped to fix it, but due to other issues and commitments, this had taken a back seat, which is 100% understandable. To my surprise, he remembered my inquiry and emailed me yesterday (11/8) saying he’d fixed a bug and an update was pending. Updated last night and the app is back to working perfectly. Incredible service and support, and changing my review from one star (when broken) to five stars (based on functionality being restore and the response from the developer)!
Used to love this app, but currently unusable. Sounds are completely distorted regardless of settings (kick especially). Hoping for an update soon!
MIDI mapping is broken
It seems like MIDI mapping is broken. I go to the MIDI Learn page which highlights all of the various on-screen controls, and it says I should select one of the controls and then hit a MIDI note on my hardware device, but I can’t even select anything on the screen. I can long-tap to clear the MIDI mapping that exists already, but I can’t seem to tap to add a new one. With the exact same setup and settings, I don’t have this problem on DM1. I would email the developer but the “App Support” links to Facebook - they don’t have a real website.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.