NOT-SO-VINTAGE DRUM MACHINE
DM1 is an advanced vintage Drum Machine from a company called Fingerlab, and the latest version is 4.0.3, so the company has had plenty of opportunity to tweak DM1 into shape. It turns your iPad into a creative beat making machine. Easy and fast to use, loaded with 86 electronic drum kits and beautiful hyper-realistic graphics, DM1 has been designed for a lot of instant fun. Fingerlab developed DM1 with the intention of delivering the perfect mix between fun playability and powerful sonic capacities, keeping in mind the importance of an attractive design with the right balance of powerful abilities while avoiding clumsy, over-busy interfaces. DM1 offers five main sections, a Step Sequencer, Drum Pads (for playing in real time), the Mixer, FX Trackpads and a Song Composer section for collection all your patterns into a tune. We’ve got our hands on a review copy and will be posting our report very soon, but from first impressions DM1 is a very clever drumming app indeed that goes a lot deeper than the “fun” Fingerlab promises. It’s an 86Mb download.
Cost: $5.49 Australian App Store