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8. Fingerlab DM1

If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you know there are shockingly good music making apps out there. The AniMoog, for instance, is one of the best digital synths around right now, but for beat making purposes, we’re taking our hats and headphones off to Fingerlab’s DM1 drum machine app. It has 86 drum kits, including 21 totally solid vintage drum machine kits, a sequencer, and customizable drum sounds and effects. Once you’ve created the king of all beats, you can even export it to Soundcloud, iTunes and Facebook, which is insane. And it will cost you anywhere from $2 to $5. If this is the future of beat making, we’re totally down.

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