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Molten Drum Machine Returns!

One Red Dog announced last month, that it would be discontinuing development of Molten Drum Machine.

The community, myself included, begged One Red Dog to reconsider. No other drum machine app offers the same level of functionality; with Audio Paste for sample importing and full Virtual MIDI. It would have been sorely missed if it permanently removed from iTunes.

Developer Peter Johnson listened! Molten it back on iTunes today, with a new update for improving compatibility with other apps in the background.

Buy Molten on iTunes: $4.99



If you are unfamiliar with Molten, Helder Music has put together a series of tutorial videos. I've embedded the whole playlist here.

Reader Comments (11)

Welcome back Molten you would have been missed :)

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBianca

nice to see it again.
btw, you can only re-write factory presets in it?

and second question - is it possible to decrease number of steps for each track?

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterqmish

If you press settings you can reduce the number of pages to 1 and the number of beats on that page all the way down to 4 for a total of just 4 steps .....

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBianca

If I could be of a more esoteric nature... Welcome back, As I was fortunate to obtain your throw out freebie last month, allow me to exfoliate, yet shed, if I may, my nod(e) of approval towards your hard work....
PS... Duke, if you are able to procreate. ( I truly doubt ). Only normal abnormalities I wish upon you and yours....

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChezzdog

thank you, Bianca

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterqmish

Qmish: The sequencer is pretty amazing, easily the best of the dedicated drum apps. As Bianca points out, you are able to set the number of pages in a pattern and number of beats in a page. Additionally you can easily change the length of notes, so there is a lot of room for creativity instead of the usual 16-step sequencers found on most drum machines. You can make your own patterns too, not just over-write the factory ones.

August 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTim Webb

thanks for answer, Tim

So it looks like most interesting drums apps are Molten, Stochastic Drum Machine and , while it still alive...Hexatone (never will be updated i guess)

i also love TweakyBeat and used to like MoDrum (don't like its sound now)

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterqmish

Yea, stochastic (fuck, phone kept autocorrecting) was supposed to get a MIDI update a couple months ago. I'll look into that. It is quite cool.

August 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTim Webb

the only one i have is molten of those. I've been looking at dm1 though. not as good?

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymouse

@Anonymouse dm1 has no kit/sample import and no midi sync. Fun app though. It does have song mode which molten lacks.

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Dm1 will get both midi and sample/kit import according to the devs. Good to see that Molten is back. Probably means it will get ios 6 treatment if it needs it. :)

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrisG
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