iPad Drum Machine DM2 Just Got A Lot Weirder

iPad drum machine DM2 has been updated to version 1.6 – and just got a lot weirder.

DM2 v1.6 introduces a new ‘Drone Machine’ mode, which turns the app into an ‘instant Ambient machine’. All 9 tracks play continuously, instead of being controlled by the sequencer. According to the developers, it’s ‘extremely versatile when used with a MIDI controller and MIDI Learn mode.’

Other changes in v1.6:

  • Improved CPU management when idle in the background
  • Faster loading time
  • Misc bug fixes

Pricing and Availability

DM2 is available for US $4.99 in the App Store.

If you’ve used DM2, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!

11 thoughts on “iPad Drum Machine DM2 Just Got A Lot Weirder

      1. Since I am not familiar with DM2, I missed something called a logical overview. I saw a lot of psychedelic colours and heard noises that I can make from now until 2050.

  1. It’s an interesting idea– in a way, it is the opposite of a drum machine, inside the drum machine.

    Of course, the vid isn’t a tutorial, it’s a demo. It doesn’t make clear how the drum machine part and the drone part relate to each other.

    Both DM1 and DM2 are pretty limited, rhythmically, and neither developer has any interest in changing that fact. Fortunately, there are some rhythmic monsters out there. The LumBeat apps are quite good, DrumPerfect isn’t that fun to use, but it is very versatile and powerful. However, neither of those have the kinds of synthesis capabilities of the DM2, or the realtime control & FX of DM1.

  2. age-old techno trick to turn drums into a weird sound effect or drone using an extra short delay and large feedback – but sounds cool

  3. Thanks for adding the tutorial. This is a really neat idea although seems limited in application, I really love the DM1 as the effects section and drum sounds are very high quality. Once I update my Ipad, will definitely pick up the DM2.

  4. Is there no way to use the drones and drums together?

    That would be ideal

    By the way, better to have the output too loud than too quiet, nothing really to boost it otherwise?

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