I was hugely impressed when I reviewed DM2 drum synth from Pascal Douillard’s new Audionomy development team when I reviewed it straight after release back in April here on the Music App Blog. DM2 made a brilliant debut and, while it has enough features to keep the more experienced drum programmers happy, it is also very accessible to those new to drum machine programming or drum synthesis. The team have also kept a steady stream of updates arriving since the initial release, with v.1.2 arriving just a few days ago and adding some useful workflow features.
Of course, DM2 offers Audiobus, IAA, MIDI in/out, MIDI Clock sync and (hooray!) Ableton Link from the off. DM2 also comes with a beautiful looking design thanks to Jonas Eriksson and the app’s drum synth engine is built upon the Pure Data audio library (and that Pascal speaks very highly of). It looks great and it sounds great…. and perhaps the only significant item on my own wishlist would be AU support. Any chance of that in 2017 Pascal??? :-)
Anyway, thanks to the generosity of Pascal, I had 5 copies available to give away here at the Music App Blog. The draw closed yesterday and the winning names were pulled out of the hat this morning….. and the winners are:-
Emil van den Berg
All the winners have now been sent an email with the details of how to get hold of their prizes. Incidentally, if you do appear as a winner in one of these giveaways and you don’t seem to have seen an email from me with the promo code details, then do make sure you check in your junk, trash or spam folders just in case your email system has ‘filed’ the message there :-)
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If I was looking for my first iOS drum synth, and was comfortable with the conventional approach adopted by many virtual drum machine apps, I think DM2 would make for an excellent choice. Audionomy have got an awful lot right with this initial release… hats off to Pascal and his development team…. and, at just UK£3.99/US$4.99, this is an absolute bargain. If you didn’t win this time around it’s well worth checking out the original DM2 review and then hitting the download button to find out more….