DM2 Is An Exciting New Synthesis Drum Machine For iPad and iPhone


DM2 is the new drum machine app from Audionomy and sequel to their award-winning sample-based iPad drum machine – DM2.

DM2 brings a new approach to Drum Synthesis with a powerful and easy to use graphic editor to create and manipulate sound. It is packed with ready-made factory Drum Kits. You can mix and match any sound from any drum kits to any track of your song. Play a song and load any drum kits (from factory kits or from any other songs) to listen to a completely new song every time.

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 while avoiding clumsy interfaces.

There are 6 different sections that DM2 offers:
  1.  The Step Sequencer – takes advantage of the iPad multi-touch screen for fast and creative patterns drawing. The Sequence handles 16 or 32 step patterns and is polymetric (just gently tap and drag the blue handle at the right end of each track)
  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
  • 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
  • Polymetric Sequencer
  • Powerful graphic editor for Audio Synthesis offering 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 | random)
    • A distortion effect to boost or crush your sound
    • A stereo switch
  • 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 Master Effects chain: Compressor | Overdrive >>> Phaser | Chorus >>> Delay >>> Reverb
  • Mode song with fast editing and patterns repeat
  • Audio background mode
  • Audiobus support
  • Full MIDI implementation
  • Inter-App Audio support
  • Ableton Link compatible


DM2 is currently 40% off for it’s first week on offer. You can download it for $4.99 (promotional price) from the Apple App Store.

Features planned in updates:

  • Multiple synthesis engines
  • Synthesis tutorials
  • Record and share audio
  • Export and import songs
  • Full MIDI mapping
  • Step subdivisions

“and a few extra surprises too we’ll keep secret for now”

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