DM2 is a Synthesis Drum Machine. It has been made by the core team that brought you DM1, one of the first Drum Machine for iPad, that won an Apple Design Award in 2012.
DM2 has a powerful and easy to use graphic editor to create and manipulate sound. DM2 aim is to make drum synthesis as easy as drawing graphs with a finger.
As electronic musicians ourselves, we, at Audionomy, have developed DM2 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.
DM2 offers 6 main sections:
1 - THE STEP SEQUENCER takes advantage of the iPad multi-touch screen for fast and creative patterns drawing. The Sequences handles 16 or 32 steps patterns and is polymetric (just gently tap and drag the blue handle at the right end of each track). You can draw single, duplet, triplet or quadruplet steps for complex rhythms.
2 - THE DRUMS PAGE is a powerful graphic Audio Synthesis editor. Play, experiment and discover new sounds with the 6 graphs. Tap the little magnifying glass each title bar, it will expand the graph to a bigger size for extra precision.
3 - THE PADS PAGE simply lets you play and record any beat that tickles your fingers, with automatic quantize so that you don’t miss a beat. With a Beat Repeat effect for extra fun.
4 - THE MIXER PAGE for quick and subtle sound mixing of your drum kits. Large and spacey so that you can get the big picture. Pan and Solo included.
5 - THE FX SECTION offer a powerful Quad Pads Effect processors. Refine or super charge your sounds with this powerful Master effect chain.
6 - THE SONG PAGE allows you to quickly build a song with the patterns you have created. Just drag and drop the patterns onto the timeline. Each pattern in a song can be repeated for compact Song composition. You can also export your pattern or song as an audio file to AudioShare, AudioCopy, SoundCloud, iTunes, or Open In any installed app extension (DropBox, etc).
One more thing, DM2 is Ableton Link compatible.
• Retina Display
• Graphic design by Jonas Eriksson
• Pure Data powered audio engine with dynamic rendering
• Ready-made electronic drum kits
• Step Sequencer with multi-touch matrix
• 16 or 32 Steps per patterns
• Single, duplet, triplet or quadruplet step
• Polymetric Sequencer
• Powerful graphic editor for Audio Synthesis
• That offers for each sound:
• A mix of an oscillator (Sin|Triangle|Sawtooth|Square) and a noise generator
• Two self-oscillating filters (lowpass|bandpass|hipass)
• Two volume envelopes (exponential|linear|clap)
• A pitch modulator for the oscillator (exponential - LFO - noise)
• A distortion effect to boost or crush your sound
• A stereo switch
• Zoomed view for each setting with extra options
• Copy and Paste sounds
• Swap sounds between two tracks
• 9 Pads to play and record patterns
• With Beat Repeat effect
• Full screen Mixer with volume, pan and solo mode for each track
• 4 FX Pads for your Auxiliary or Master Effects chain : Compressor | Overdrive >>> Phaser | Chorus >>> Delay >>> Reverb
• Mode song with fast editing and patterns repeat
• Export ability : AudioShare, AudioCopy, SoundCloud, iTunes, Open In
• Audio background mode
• Audiobus support
• Full Midi implementation
• Inter-App Audio support
• Ableton Link compatible
DM2 is optimized for iPad Air and more recent models and run with older models.
Watch the DM2 in action : http://audionomy.fr/youtube.htm
Coming up in the next versions:
- Save User drum kits
- Export & Import drum kits
- More Effects
- Full Midi Mapping
- Additional Synthesis Engine
Website : audionomy.fr
Youtube : audionomy.fr/youtube.htm
Facebook : www.facebook.com/audionomydev
Twitter : twitter.com/audionomyapps
The DM2 1.1 update brings auxiliary effects (assignable per track) as well as single, duplets, triplets or quadruplets steps for complex rhythms at the tip of your finger. DM2 v1.1 can also export your work to audio files to multiple destinations (AudioShare, AudioCopy, SoundCloud, iTunes, Open In).
+ STEPS : [NEW] Steps Divisions (single | duplet | triplet | quadruplet)
+ DRUMS : [NEW] When "Oscillator Note“ is selected (in Oscillator Waveform Zoom), all tracks have their frequency aligned to discreet note frequency (making more musical drum kits)
+ MIXER : [FIXED] The Mixer Main Volume has been tempered with a linear response (beware, previous songs may sound quieter but with less saturation).
+ PADS : [AMENDED] Record with Replace mode will only clear once a played track. Switch back and forth Replace if you need to clear more tracks while recording.
+ PADS : [AMENDED] When HOLD is on, tapping the same Beat Repeat pad will switch the effect on/off.
+ PADS : [FIXED] lagging sounds when recording
+ DRUMS : [AMENDED] zoomed graphed are now embedded in the page and can stay up as "outside" parameters (selected track, steps, osc/noise mix, level, etc) are changed
+ DRUMS : [AMENDED] added a proper "zoom" button
+ DRUMS : [AMENDED] added a proper "close" button in the zoomed graphs
+ MIXER : [ADDED] tap the name of a track to open a popup with the sounds associated to this track
+ UI : [AMENDED] Buttons colour code reviewed (blue=action | orange=state)
+ SONG : [NEW] added export to Audioshare
+ SONG : [NEW] added export to AudioCopy
+ SONG : [NEW] added export to SoundCloud
+ SONG : [NEW] added export to iTunes
+ SONG : [NEW] added export to Open In
+ MIXER : [NEW] added Mute button
+ MIDI : [AMENDED] Midi notes can be sent and received while Link is connected
+ Pure Date 0.47
+ LibPd 0.9.0