The sophistication of music production tools for the iPad is simply staggering. I can do more on my iPad than my entire multi-thousand dollar mini-studio from the 90′s could ever hope to accomplish! It has gotten to the point where a solid app that lacks a few features – MIDI in, AudioCopy, etc – will get passed over by musicians. Such is the case of DM1, and excellently designed and implemented drum machine and sequencer. It has loads of great programming flexibility and features – but lacking the aforementioned features kept it off of many folks iPads. Now with the 2.0 update FingerLab seeks to remedy that – and based on a few minutes playing around this morning I would say they have succeeded!
Here is their description of the update:
Fingerlab is very happy to announce its biggest update for DM1 with version 2.0. DM1 now comes with 2 new super cool tools “The Randomizer” and “The Automation” for instant and fun beat making. Patterns are now also expandable to 32 Steps for extra creativity. We have added 24 new drum kits. As well as AudioCopy, WIST synchronisation between two iPads, MIDI In and more cool features. Yes, it is a big update!
Check the full list below of the new features:
✔ “The Randomizer” – a new exciting tool to unleash the creative potential of the Mixer step by step. Just press ‘Go” and have fun!
✔ “The Automation Panel“ for a precise and intuitive control of any Mixer parameter over time. Powerful and easy.
✔ 16 or 32 Steps per patterns. Even more complex beats.
✔ 24 New Drum Kits for a total of 64 Drum Kits.
✔ WIST synchronisation technology by Korg for syncing 2 iPads together.
✔ Reversed sounds. Long-Tap the Play button on any track of the Mixer to reverse the sound.
✔ AudioCopy on exporting
✔ Colored Song Patterns
✔ New help screens with tips & tricks
Check out the video showing off the great new features!