I am sure that you all know the DM1 Drum Machine and I am also sure that you all know its little sister DM2 The Drum Machine… Why we all know the DM1 App? Because it was one of the first Drum Machine available in the App Store ? Sure, but a lot of Drum Machines were released since this time, and a lot of them have fallen into oblivion… no, I think that if we all know this Drum Machine it is because DM1 is the Perfect Drum Machine! Perfect, because we don’t have to think when we use it. The UI is perfect, easy to understand even for someone who never use a Drum Machine before, and it also comes with all the features needed for a Pro musician… No, I am not writing the review of the DM1 right now,.. I am writing the review of its litle sister, the DM2, but it’s exactly the same… Perfect! DM2 is a synthesizer Drum Machine : • 1 oscillator + 1 noise generator • 2 self-oscillating filters • 2 volume envelopes • Pitch modulation • Distortion per track. 6 FX (4 can be used simultaneously in a Song as Master Fx or Aux: Compressor | Overdrive | Phaser | Chorus | Delay | Reverb. 9 Tracks. The step editor allows you to work with a 1 to 32 steps pattern. A step can also play singles, duplets, triplets or quadruplets note, and the cherry on the cake: an handle allows you to set the length of each track… it means that you can create Polymetric rhythm! The song editor is so simple to use… and the Midi learn feature: Awesome! Easy-to-use and all the buttons, knobs, faders,… everything can be controlled with an external App or hardware… To conclude: I am working with Apple since 33 years now, because when I’am making music, I don’t want to do informatics… also, when I am making music, I want to go fast, I don’t want to think… A Killer App must come with a great UI, and if possible easy to understand. It also have to generate a great Sound and to come with all the features that a Pro musician need to have: IAA / Audiobus / Midi…). If all of these criteria are there, it’s a Killer App and a Must Have App also… DM2 is a Must Have, a Killer App!
Review by Ed