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Praxis Beats Drum Machine

Posted by Mikers On July - 18 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.caiiudgf.480x480-75Praxis Beats is a retro-elegant interface for electronic rhythm composition. Express yourself with absolute precision and maximum control over your beats.

• Drum Rolls: Instantly glitch or retrigger any beat.

• Hifi Wifi: Fetch samples directly from your Dropbox®, Box.net®, Gmail®, or GDrive® accounts. Praxis Beats will stash them for you for future use, too. (You can also use iTunes File Sharing.)

• Maximum Control: Individually control the volume, panning, and speed for every sound down to 1/128th notes.

• Batteries Included: 2 touch-controlled effects pads, programmable to control any of 9 different effects.

• Live Record: Record your sessions as wav files. Upload them directly to Dropbox®, email, or SoundCloud®, or use iTunes File Sharing to retrieve them manually.

• Save Songs: Save and load different songs. Praxis Beats autosaves for you as well. And, you can back up your compositions using iTunes File Sharing.

• Absolute Precision: sample precise rendering from 10 to 999 BPM.

• Multitouch Manipulation: Speed up your creation process by allowing multiple fingers, hands or people to control the sequencer grid, effects pads, or note graphs.

• Meta Controls: Controls provided to clear out the sequencing for any row or for the whole song.

• Feeling Lucky: Randomize the sequencing for any row or for the whole song.

• The Basics: Individual controls for each sample track, including mute, solo, volume, and panning.

• Start Jamming: 7 royalty-free drum kits are included for a total of 112 drum samples. Made by EioN and James Frame, LA’s hottest new producers.

• Audiobus Support: Stream audio from Praxis Beats to other apps.

Praxis Beats Drum Machine (AppStore Link) Praxis Beats Drum Machine
Developer: Dream Engine Interactive, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Drumtune PRO

Posted by Mikers On June - 21 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.ubkjqwuh.320x480-75Use Drumtune PRO, the world’s first tuning app for drums with intuitive and slick graphics.
The only drum tuning app you’ll ever need!

Rely upon powerful pitch analysis and tone calculation. Tailor your sound to suit your personal recording and gig needs!
__Easy to Use__
The intuitive interface makes tuning your drums fast and fun! Pixel-perfect design and usability in a sleek jacket.
A sound solution in your hands!
__Own Your Voice__
Calculate head pitch and sustain to create your own voice. Tune your kit to intervals and more…
Design your ‘signature drum sound’ and express your unique style. Professional sound has become affordable just now!
___ Features___
__Intuitive Interface__
Tune by intuition. Easy and fast. Experience usability through clear navigation, instant tuning feedback and animated design. You will never need your ears again. Oww yeah!
__Pitch Difference Scale__
Check the exact difference between target pitch and detected pitch instantly on an intuitive, clear scale. See at a glance if a tensioning bolt has to be tuned up or down. Achieve impressive drum sound within minutes!
__Lug Tuner Mode__
Lug tuner mode automatically assists you with tuning your lugs in the correct order and pattern! Keep visual track of all lug pitch differences and see which bolts have to be tuned up or down. Match lug pitches to obtain equal overtones and even head tension. Tune pitch-perfect on the fly.
__Note or Hz Tone Display__
Groove in key! Drumtune PRO displays fundamental tone and batter/resonant head pitches in either Note or Hz with a simple slide of the finger. Pitch differences are clearly shown in Hz, or as a note offset in cents for easy tuning to the key of the song you’re recording!
__Signature Drum Sound__
Design your signature drum sound with Drumtune PRO. Define fundamental notes and experiment with sustain settings. Create pitch-perfect tuning presets for gig or studio needs. Whatever style or kit you play, you will sound amazing.
__Tuning Presets__
Save your tuning settings as tuning presets in your own library. Create as many custom tuning presets as you like. Easy to recall! Recreate your signature drum sound. Whenever. Wherever.
__Kit Builder__
Build and customize your drum kits. Arm your kits with snares, kicks, toms or floor toms and add them to your personal library. Own as many custom builts as you like and carry them all in your pocket! The library is a great tool to store your arsenal and access its tuning presets.
__Earphones Mode & Tone Generator__
With earphones plugged in, Drumtune PRO outputs the fundamental pitch directly to your ears as an audible tuning reference. Compare the drum’s pitch with the reference pitch you’re hearing. Train your ears like a pro!

___ Specifications___
__Drumhead library__
>Manufacturer product selection (Evans, Remo, Aquarian)
__Signature Drum Sound Designer__
>Fundamental drum tone (Note/Hz)
>Batter head lug pitch (Note/Hz)
>Resonant head lug pitch (Note/Hz)
>Resonant head tuning (High/Low/Off)
>Sustain indicator (max, long, med, short)
__Lug Tuner Mode__
>Automatic display of preset lug amount (#5>#10)
>Pitch difference display per lug
>Active lug selection
>Automatic tuning pattern guidance
>Switch between lug tuner mode and needle display mode
__Tuner__
>Tune to target notes/pitches (Hz/Note
>Accurate pitch difference detection (Cents/Hz)
>Needle & scale display-type (incl. color indication)
>Responsive tune up or down indication (animated interface)
>Instant & powerful tuning algorithms (patent pending)

Official site – http://www.drumtunepro.com/

Drumtune PRO | Drum Tuner (AppStore Link) Drumtune PRO | Drum Tuner
Developer: Bram Van den Broeck
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here

CasioTron Beats

Posted by Mikers On June - 12 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Give your tunes some retro drums sounds!

mzl.nldgbzwr.480x480-75CasioTron Beats re-creates the rhythm patterns found on the vintage home keyboards of the 70’s and 80’s. These popular keyboards were analogue and have now become collectors items because of their warm sound.
This particular version takes the drum sounds from the then popular Casiotone MT-70 which although was more modern than the earlier models, it is still analogue as you will be able to tell from the sound.
Remember those bossa-nova and samba beats? Well here they are!

 

CasioTron Beats (AppStore Link) CasioTron Beats
Developer: Rob Wilmot
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

MetroCorder

Posted by Mikers On June - 10 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.clbburoo.480x480-75MetroCorder is a precise metronome, a high quality stereo recorder, and a practice timer all rolled into one application. It also includes various tools for managing recordings as well as a nice, intuitive interface.

MetroCorder was created as an easy way to record my children who play an acoustic piano, guitar and violin. Soon the desire to have a simple way for them to control a metronome, record themselves, and manage their practice time materialized. The blending of these three functions became a good fit for an application.

Features:

◆ Metronome
◆ Stereo Recorder
◆ Practice Timer

Metronome Features:

◆ Precise metronome.
◆ Tap to set tempo.
◆ Flashes on the beat.
◆ Accent beat sound.
◆ 10 sounds including a human voice.
◆ Time signature editor.
◆ Setting range from 34 to 210 beats per minute.
◆ Large dial with reference tempo markings.
◆ Independent volume control.
◆ Metronome and recorder linking.

Recorder Features:

◆ Reverb with independent level control and 4 presets.
◆ USB microphone/audio input support.
◆ Realtime headphone monitor output.
◆ Independent volume control.
◆ Playback controls including a seek bar.
◆ CAF, M4A and AIFF file formats.
◆ 8 kHz, 22 kHz and 44.1 kHz sampling rates.
◆ Copy and paste to other applications.
◆ Rename recordings.
◆ Email recordings.
◆ Upload recordings to your Dropbox account.
◆ Transfer recordings with iTunes file sharing.

Practice Timer Features:

◆ Set any number of hours and minutes.
◆ Clearly displays the amount of time remaining.
◆ Pause, resume and restart the countdown.

 

MetroCorder (AppStore Link) MetroCorder
Developer: Lincoln Lydick
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

Drum On

Posted by Mikers On May - 18 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Another week, and another drum app makes a splash in the app store. I must have about 20 drum apps on my iPad alone (although I am partial to playing real drums)!

mzl.bantogwz.480x480-75DrumOn is a professional mobile Drum Machine made by Tapgic Technology Limited.

DrumOn is designed for both pro drummers and other musicians. It turns your iPad into an advanced drum pad just like a real electronic drum pad, so you can Jam with your band anywhere just with your iPad.

DrumOn is developed with customized high-fidelity audio playback system and loaded with many great Drum kits and Sounds. All sounds are over 16bit/44.1kHz to 24bit/48kHz PCM quality which are produced in Tapgic Music Studio.

Tips:
1, Better Operating Experience with the Multi-Touch Gestures disabled in iPad.
2, Better Sound Quality with Headphone or Speaker.

Supported Devices:
iPad1,iPad2, The New iPad,iPad4,iPad Mini

Main Features:
▪Over 16bit/44.1kHz to 24bit/48kHz PCM quality sound bank with maximum polyphony of 32-notes.
▪Each Drum Kit has a individual rhythm Demo playing in loop, you can change the drum kit when you play.
▪Realistic Choke Performance of Pedal Hi-Hat, Closed Hi-Hat and Open Hi-Hat.
▪Real Touch-Velocity let you play like a real instrument, the harder you play, the more dynamics and volume you’ll get.
▪Available to change the drum pad numbers from 8 to 12 or 16 to get bigger area or more sounds as you need.
▪Available to open or close the pad names.
▪Exclusive Function Side-Bars are available to open or close by the top-bar buttons or two-fingers touch gesture.
▪Full control of individual pad’s Level and Pan, each drum kit has a built-in setting and you can change it.
▪Full-featured built-in metronome which is absolutely accurate with the industrial quartz precision.
▪Hight quality effect module for the global output including OVERDRIVE, REVERB, DELAY (iOS6+ ) is fully user-defined. You can also the change the effects order to get different sound effect.
▪Music Player lets you import your music tracks to Jam with, you can change the Volume, Loop and Speed of the music tracks.

Drum On (AppStore Link) Drum On
Developer: Tapgic Technology Limited
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

MicroBand

Posted by Mikers On April - 15 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Ok, so this doesn’t shine a patch on GarageBand to name just one, but for the asking price, it’s probably not a bad app to add to your collection..Especially if you cash strapped.

mzl.xzyllaag.480x480-75This is a simulation software of drum,guitar and paino,all in one ,you can learn some simple rhythm by the Teaching function.
Step by step and you will be able to play it in very little time.
Also,you can collocate rhythms for music that you like.
All the tones are sampled from the real environment. Connect with loudspeakers for creating shocking effect
Fantastic sound quality you will get when with the headset.Sound data is conveyed into the hardware sound card directly without any delay.
have built-in metronome

Built-in 2,000 chords at 5 Positions
Major functions of v1.0

* Touch response. Pluck the central place on the screen to make the loudest sound.
* Tone button. Press the strum to simulate the effect of mute string raking.
* Fingerboard Model is used to create melody
* 7 pieces of samples with the distributed functions, available for playing immediately.
* User-defined chords and chord families

Band4U -  Piano Guitar Drums - All in one (AppStore Link) Band4U - Piano Guitar Drums - All in one
Developer: YuSheng Zhang
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Metronomics HD Metronome

Posted by Mikers On March - 15 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.qiqbtyrr.480x480-75Meet Metronomics HD, the full-featured practice suite big brother of the popular iPhone metronome Metronomics — the perfect practice tool for beginners, to seasoned professionals needing the most complex rhythmic options. Now available for iPad and OSX.

The Metronomics apps are the only metronomes that give you complete control over how subdivisions are played — use custom subdivisions (such as 5/7), custom samples, preset patterns, random intervals, sequenced grooves, silent measures, or anything else you can think of to help drive your practice routine.

Metronomics HD not only features a beautiful innovative interface optimized for the larger screens, but also a new set of features, including the “Inspector” mode. When activated, the Metronomics Inspector listens to and records your playing (either from a microphone or via MIDI input from the camera connection kit) an graphs it next to the metronome output, showing you how in time you are compared to the metronome. It will also analyze your playing and attempt show you how far away you were from the beat (measurements are precise when using MIDI input and based on audio analysis when using the microphone). With this feature, Metronomics HD moves beyond the normal one-dimensional metronome and becomes an even more useful practice tool, with interactive feedback on your playing. You can also choose to play back or export your practice session to listen back to what you played while watching the visual analysis from Metronomics.

Whether in Inspector mode or not, you have access to over 40 different samples for each subdivision, plus the ability to import your own WAV files to use as custom sample sounds. Use any of these samples for any type of subdivision, including common types like quarter notes or eighth note triplets, sequenced grooves like claves or ride cymbal patterns, or a “custom subdivision,” such as 7/5 or 25/4. Then, save your preferences and have everything synced over iCloud, allowing you to stay in sync with Metronomics HD on OSX if you also practice with your Mac.

Features:
– Generate patterns using random or sequenced variations of different subdivisions
– Include preset patterns such as claves (including odd-meter claves)
– Choose any number of beats per measure for your time signature, including mixed meters such as (4 + 3 + 5), where the segments of the bar get accented automatically
– Choose from 40 different included samples, or import your own WAV files
– Use any type of subdivision, including custom numbers (5/7, 13/4, etc)
– Move rhythms to unusual parts of the measure with the “offset feature” — think quarter note triplets, starting on an offbeat
– Sync your saved metronomes and presets between the iOS and OSX versions of Metronomics HD using iCloud
– Email saved metronomes back and forth with other Metronomics users
– “Inspector” feature graphs your playing alongside the Metronome, using microphone or MIDI input
– Play back or export your playing with the metronome
– Swing feel, with customizable swing amounts
– Metronome stays playing while in the background
– Use iOS multitasking remotes to control playback

Find more information, including video samples of Metronomics in action at http://metronomicsapp.com

Metronomics HD Metronome (AppStore Link) Metronomics HD Metronome
Developer: John Nastos
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here

S4-Pad

Posted by Mikers On March - 12 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.lbygybor.480x480-75All you need to do is import your favorite music from iPod music library, various audio files, etc., and tap the pad!
According to your preference, you can use S4-Pad in many ways such as the following:
– Making sound effects
– Using as drum pads
– Using as an acoustic device in stage

Features
– Available 256-patterns audio files (16 pads x 16 banks. For iPhone and iPod Touch: 9 pads x 9 banks = 81 patterns)
– This app allows you to make backup/restore 256-patterns audio files up to the limit of your storage device.
– Each pad allows you to…
>select three patterns of Play mode
>trim the position to play
>set loop mode
>set fade-in, fade-out (Only when loop mode is invalid)
>set volume and pan
>set Mute Group
– You can import various audio files from iPod music library and iTunes. In addition, you can import audio files from AudioPaste into pad.

– Each effect
>Reverb, Delay, Distortion, Low Pass Filter, Varispeed

– Others
>CoreMIDI is supported(MIDI in only)
>Supported background playback.

S4-Pad (AppStore Link) S4-Pad
Developer: Sobal Corporation
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

Drums by Asrodot

Posted by Mikers On February - 21 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.txrctuhj.480x480-75Ask a drummer or a percussionist what a wooden coffee table sounds like. He or she will reply that every inch of the table sounds differently. Some parts of the table will sound somewhat like a bass drum. Other parts of the table will sound more like a rimshot. Parts in-between will sound like a mixture of both.

A drummer or a percussionist placed behind a wooden coffee table will soon discover many different sounds the table has to offer and use it to create stunning rhythms. Much to the joy of the drummer/percussionist, and possibly to the annoyance of the other people sitting at the table. The table metaphor has been used in the creation of Drums by Asrodot. Using the real estate of the iPad screen it has been made sure that every pixel sounds just a little bit different, which makes drumming on the iPad come to life. Want to create drumrolls with subtle accents every third note? Now you can.

This does not mean that Drums by Asrodot sounds like a coffee-table. The app comes loaded with six drum kits tailored for various styles of music.

Features:

– Expressive: Quick and responsive action. Every pixel sounds just a little different.

– 6 Drum Kits: Cajón, Xylophone, Jazz, IDM, Drum&Bass 1 + 2.

– Distortion: Increase gain to add a tube-like distortion that can dramatically change the sound.

– Delay Module: With tweakable time, feedback and mix settings.

– Customizable: Designed for both right-handed and left-handed drummers

Drums by Asrodot (AppStore Link) Drums by Asrodot
Developer: Arno VAN GOCH
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

ALESIS DRUM SET FOR IPAD

Posted by Mikers On January - 29 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

alesis_dm_dock_pro_kitCumberland, R.I. (January 24, 2013) – Alesis, the world’s fastest-growing electronic drum brand, announces the DM Dock Kit and the DM7X Kit, two innovative new electronic drum sets. Alesis will exhibit the DM Dock Kit and the DM7X Kit at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

The DM Dock Kit is a six-drum, four-cymbal drum set based around the DM Dock, a revolutionary drum module for iPad unveiled by Alesis in 2012. The set features four toms, a snare, the Alesis StealthKick drum trigger, a hi-hat, two crash cymbals with choke, and a three-zone ride cymbal with choke. The DM Dock Kit’s rugged steel rack is instantly adjustable with hinged quick-release clamps holding the drum pads and integrated cymbal arms that are easily converted in seconds from boom-style to straight.

Building upon the widely acclaimed design of the Alesis iO Dock, the DM Dock drum module harnesses the power of iPad for drummers, giving them a stage-ready device with 13 professional trigger inputs and balanced ¼” stereo main outputs. Thanks to the WiFi, Bluetooth®, AirPlay®, and 3G wireless connectivity of iPad, the DM Dock empowers drummers to change and enhance their sound library at a moment’s notice. With a compatible app, drummers can download new drums, cymbals, even a complete kit to suit any musical style or venue. Alesis will exhibit the DM Dock Kit along with DM Touch, a percussion app specifically designed by Alesis for the DM Dock. The app allows drummers to create new kits in seconds by simply dragging and dropping drum icons onto a virtual drum kit.

“The power and flexibility of the DM Dock Kit can hardly be overstated,” said David Gill, Alesis Engineering Manager. “We encourage any drummer to come by the booth and try it out; the DM Touch app is the easiest way to customize and experiment with different drum sounds and configurations. Drummers have never had this easy of a workflow, and the DM Dock Kit itself is bulletproof!”

Alesis will also exhibit the DM7X Kit, a premium six-piece electronic drum set. With its ultra-quiet rubber drum and cymbal pads, the DM7X Kit is ideal for professional drummers who want an electronic kit for quiet practice or for electronic percussionists looking to upgrade to a higher-quality kit with a professional module. The DM7X Kit features four 8” dual-zone toms, an 8” dual-zone snare, the Alesis StealthKick 2 compact drum trigger, a 10” hi-hat, a 10” crash cymbal with choke, and a 10” ride cymbal. The DM7X module is the newest module from Alesis and comes with 385 drum and percussion sounds arranged into 40 vintage and modern kits.

iPad and AirPlay are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG.

For more details – http://www.alesis.com/percussion

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