About & Pics

Description

Dragon is a drum machine built to quickly and easily make glitch, distorted, lofi drum beats and manipulate them live. The drums are simple and flexible, capable of some classic drum machine sounds and also new weirdness. Each is synthesized in real time and sent to a multi effect rig with variable speed stutter, bit reduction, pitched feedback delay and a resonant bandpass filter. The drums are triggered by a four pattern step sequencer. Patterns can be changed individually for each drum or triggered together for quick pattern switches for all drums.

Features:
Four pattern sequencer with local and global pattern control
BPM control with nudging
Save/load presets
Record audio as wav
Three drum synths:
-Bass
-Snare
-Hi-hat
Effects rig:
-Asymmetry and tanh(x) for tape like distortion
-Pitched feedback delay
-Retrigger (aka stutter/buffer) with variable speed and reversing
-Bit reduction
-Down-sample
-Reverb
-Resonant bandpass filter

Preset management and wav export requires permission for file storage read/write

Unpaid version disables preset saving and audio recording

Possible future ports to desktop and ios. Made with Pure Data and libGDX

Full parameter and effect reference:

SYNTH PARAMETERS

Bass drum-
Freq: Frequency. Locks into semitones so you an harmonize easily
Decay: Amplitude decay
Freq Env Dec: Frequency envelope decay. Changes how fast the pitch drops
Freq Env Amt: Frequency envelope amount. Changes how much the pitch drops
Noise: Noise burst for click
Amp: Bass drum amp

Snare drum-
Tone Low Dec: Tone low decay
Tone High Dec: Tone high decay
Noise Dec: Noise decay
FM: Frequency modulate the low tone by the high tone
Freq: Frequency. Locks into semitones so you an harmonize easily, though overtones from fm and the high tone bring inharmonic tones
Freq Env: Frequency envelope. Changes how much the pitch drops
Delay: Feedback delay
Delay ms: Milliseconds of delay
Tone Distance: Distance between low and high tones
Amp: Volume of snare

Hi-Hat-
Freq: Frequency
FM: Frequency modulate the tone
Tone Dec: Tone decay
Tone Amp: Tone amplitude
Noise Dec: Noise decay
Noise Amp: Tone amplitude

EFFECTS

Retrig: Loop audio by the specified time interval (1/2, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 notes)
Rev: reverse retrigger’s playback
Speed: control the speed of the retrigger’s playback

Bit Red: Bit reducer. Mixes in a low bit signal
BP Filt: Band-pass filter. All the way left is off
Tanh: Amplifies and the waveshapes the signal through a hyperbolic tangent curve. Creates a tape-like distortion
Asym: Adds to the signal, creating a DC offset. Doesn’t do much unless you have Tanh turned a bit
Down Samp: Down-sample the signal
Reverb: Mixes in reverb signal
Delay: Pitched feedback delay dry/wet
Delay ms: Milliseconds of delay
Freq: Adjust the pitch that the delayed signal is adjusted by. Also locks into semitones

 $1.99 in Google Play

Screenshots

Dragon - Synth Drum Machine screenshot 1Dragon - Synth Drum Machine screenshot 2Dragon - Synth Drum Machine screenshot 3Dragon - Synth Drum Machine screenshot 4Dragon - Synth Drum Machine screenshot 5Dragon - Synth Drum Machine screenshot 6Dragon - Synth Drum Machine screenshot 7Dragon - Synth Drum Machine screenshot 8Dragon - Synth Drum Machine screenshot 9

Version History

Launched Apr 05, 2017 (almost 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

Oct 02
2018
(Current)
Version 1.19

Fixed Pixel 2 launch error
Fixed crash on launch from Android update
Added amplitude controls to snare and bass drum
Added tone distance control to snare
Added noise control to bass drum
Added presets Dinon, crushed hornet, 806, 807, grid grime
Made font size relative to screen
Changed wav naming convention
Changed Android build tools

Sep 03
2018
Version 1.181

Fixed crash on launch from Android update
Added amplitude controls to snare and bass drum
Added tone distance control to snare
Added noise control to bass drum
Added presets Dinon, crushed hornet, 806, 807, grid grime
Made font size relative to screen
Changed wav naming convention
Changed Android build tools

Aug 30
2018
Version 1.18

Fixed crash on launch from Android update
Added amplitude controls to snare and bass drum
Added tone distance control to snare
Added noise control to bass drum
Added presets Dinon, crushed hornet, 806, 807, grid grime
Made font size relative to screen
Changed wav naming convention
Changed Android build tools

Aug 22
2018
Version 1.16

Added amplitude controls to snare and bass drum
Added tone distance control to snare
Added noise control to bass drum
Added presets Dinon, crushed hornet, 806, 807, grid grime
Made font size relative to screen
Changed wav naming convention

Oct 18
2017
Version 1.14

Fixed error occasionally crashing after wav recording on certain devices
-
Fixed crashing on opening error for certain devices
-
Minor how-to fix
-
Added wav file export. Wavs are saved to the home directory under the format drgn_time.wav
Added presets golgotha, concrete, matrix, chainchamber, flap
Fixed bass drum rate error
Fixed append error when overwriting presets

Sep 03
2017
Version 1.13

Fixed crashing on opening error for certain devices
-
Minor how-to fix
-
Added wav file export. Wavs are saved to the home directory under the format drgn_time.wav
Added presets golgotha, concrete, matrix, chainchamber, flap
Fixed bass drum rate error
Fixed append error when overwriting presets

Aug 26
2017
Version 1.12

Minor how-to fix
Added wav file export. Wavs are saved to the home directory under the format drgn_time.wav
Added presets golgotha, concrete, matrix, chainchamber
Fixed bass drum rate error
Fixed append error when overwriting presets

Aug 22
2017
Version 1.11

Added wav file export. Wavs are saved to the home directory under the format drgn_time.wav
Added presets golgotha, concrete, matrix, chainchamber
Fixed bass drum rate error
Fixed append error when overwriting presets

Apr 04
2017
Version 1

Previous 3 versions
 

This app has no ratings in the last 30 days.

33

Total Ratings

5
31
4
2
3
0
2
0
1
0