DM1 Jumps From iOS To Mac OS X

Fingerlab has announced that DM1 – a software drum machine for iOS – has made the jump to the Mac.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

DM1 for Mac OS Included 86 superb drum kits, a gorgeous fullscreen user interface for your desktop and laptop, an easy to use Duo FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX, DM1 for MAC OSX is fully compatible with DM1 for iPad, you can share files between them.

With Midi In & out, and separated tracks export, DM1 is ready to fit your digital audio workstation.

Note: DM1 for the Mac is a standalone virtual instrument. Details below.


  • Fullscreen Retina Display
  • Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun
  • 86 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios
  • Samples Import
  • Time signature
  • 16 or 32 Steps per patterns
  • Mixer page with pitch, length and level rotary controls, pan controls, 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
  • FX per track
  • FX automation (FX parameters and FX per pattern)
  • Quantized recording and pitch-bend ribbon
  • Pitch-bend ribbon automation
  • Mode song with intuitive editing
  • High-quality export
  • Separated tracks and AAC encoding export options
  • The Randomizer tool
  • Extra fast drum kit loading
  • Playable pattern selection for extra creativity
  • Import & Export your song project (From MAC or iPAD)
  • Full Midi implementation

DM1 for Mac is available now for US $4.99 in the Mac App Store.

11 thoughts on “DM1 Jumps From iOS To Mac OS X

  1. This is superb news – a great drum machine for iOS has made the trip into ones computer. Sadly enough there’s no VST/AU version available, which would have hit in the middle of the spot. I just wonder, WHY? 🙁

    1. I would buy the VST/AU immediately. This is an oddball and not very useful to me. I love DM1 so much but non-integratability is ok on iOS but just bizarre on the desktop. That and the requirement of 10.7. Nearly half of macs are still on snow leopard.

  2. DM1 is a great drum machine on iOS but standalone on the mac… I don’t know. A plugin version would have been a lot more useful. The price seems pretty good though…

  3. A great sounding and quick beat sketchpad, routed the audio into Ableton no sweat, best five bucks I spent in a while! Also really love the samples in this app, some badass creative options!

  4. Cool! It comes with a lovely woolen hat! Does that mean I can play that software outside in the winter? Purple is quite nice… do you also have pink? …and most import when I feel like wearing a woolen hat inside, I always need a fresh baby bottle of milk.
    Now seriously, the software has an extremely nice price tag and seems cool… But to whom does it cater when you see a sissy milksop in a woolen hat playing round with it?

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