Universal
iPhone + iPad
2.69 €
Killer App

The new app from Mark Carlotto... This developer team used to release a lot of Apps on the App Store. Most of the time, the Apps are really innovative and interesting... Sometimes less so, and sometimes great! Here, we have One App! A Killer DrumPad! Unique! Very inspired by Drums by Arosbot (For those who know this incredible DrumPad). 

You have a big work space. You can add as many Pads as you like. Select a sound from a big Library. Set the dimension of your Pad, the Volume, Attack, Release, Pitch, Delay, Decay, and LPF.
And?
?
You will be able to control the Blending of the Drum's sound across the Pads...
Awesome...
The big Oups...
No record feature, no Audiobus... (CoreMidi)
But...
I like the Idea so much, and to motive the developer, I'm rating it as a Killer App!
 
PS
Future versions will support Audiobus.
 
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In-App purchase :
1.79 €
(each track)
Universal
iPhone + iPad
7.99 €
Killer App

This App is my first surprise of this week...

Jam Maestro is a Guitar & Bass Pad, a DrumPad as well.
It is also a four track sequencer!
2 tracks for guitars, 1 for Bass and one for Drums.
Jam Maestro allows you to play Slides, Bends and Chuck.
I really love when an App comes with new ideas, and here there are a lot...
The Pad, fretboard for the Guitars is really, really well thought out.
7 chord shortcuts allow you to play a chord easily.
Ok, we have seen this before, but here you can play the same fingering position on your whole Fretboard, just by Tapping another fret on the neck. You can also customise your chords and shortcuts.
Another great idea... You can set a chord for each string you will Tap. Watch the Demo Video. You can set your scales as well and switch easily from one to another.
The Sequencer is really great too. Copy and Paste a selection for the 4 tracks at the same time! Live Record Mode...
Another great feature is the Auto Detect scale modes!!!
Read this post. 
You will be able to record your performances and to share them via iTunes File Sharing or to Dropbox.
You can also apply 4 effects on each instrument. You can also use the Audiobus feature.
I really love this App...
I would just like to have the iPad version... And an Undo button...
A Killer App!
 

Universal
iPhone + iPad
3.59 €
Killer App

The new App from twisted Electron, and my favorite one.
STIX is a Drum synthesizer, and for me, the best in its category because of its ease of use and the number of parameters available to shape your sound. You can even draw your waveform and create a synthesizer sound if you like! STIX is a 16 channel (8x2 voices) sampling synthesizer and sequencer. Each of the parameters can be controlled via MIDI. STIX is also a 8 channel 16 step drum sequencer with recording functionality. The sequencer’s 8 patterns can be chained into songs in Track Mode. A Killer App!

 

 
 
Universal
iPhone + iPad
3.59 €
Killer App

Drum Studio is a Hybrid App between a Drum Machine and a Drum Pad, and this Mix is just awesome!

The App is very well done and its Ui allows you to play live and to edit your pattern at the same time. I really love the possibilities that this App offers because of the all features included.
 
The DrumPad, 4 kits (I love Studio one...) via and the Virtual Midi feature. Super!
 
The Sequencer: 3 accent's level / 5 Drumming's types (Normal, Flams, Drags, Rolls and Chokes.) / 23 drum and percussion instruments (10 tracks are displayed). The possibility to save a Section.... The Song Editor / The ability to paste a Pattern on the fly... 
The Sequencer... Really Top! 
(Watch the video demo...)
(I only miss an Undo button... )
 
Backing Track: Awesome!
(Watch the video demo...)
 
Tempo / Time Signature: more than I need...
 
The Sharing Features: Import from a Midi file / Import text files /Open in / - Import tabs from the web / Export Recordings: as Midi Files / Export Printable Text Files / Export Real Uncompressed Audio / Email / AudioCopy and MidiCopy / Audiobus!
 
Ok...
 
 
DrumStudio is certainly one of the drum Apps that offers you the most possibilities and I'm sure that you'lll see often DrumStudio in my video demos... 
A Must Have!
 

Universal
iPhone + iPad
1.79 €
Super App

Kraftpad is a Drum Pad. I really love it because you can edit the 6 available Pads. Shape the sound of each instrument, or change it.21 kits are available. All, as the name of this App implies, dedicated to Electronic Music. You also have a reverb, and you'll be able to record and loop your Performances. No sharing features are available, and no Midi either. A Super + Drum Pad. I think that it could easily become a Killer One with AudioCopy / Paste and the Midi...

Universal
iPhone + iPad
4.49 €
Killer App

EasyBeats 3: a Killer Drum Machine ... I really love it even though I'm missing one or 2 features. The most important is the Virtual MIDI (even if it comes with the Wist, which is really great, but unfortunately, not “Universal” ). Such a shame! The second one is the that I can set my time signature, even if the Swing mode is just Great! (watch the Demo Video) ... A little bit annoying... Despite these "little big details", Easy Beats has a lot of things going for it. Yes, it is so easy to use. You can create a song in 2 minutes... The new integrated Cloud is really great too... Easy Beats 3 allows you to import your own samples via iTunes File Sharing... You will be able to save your Patterns with their Samples on the Cloud (you will have to register first: so Fast! Thx!.)  and also share them with the community (or not...) ... It means that your Kit library could be a Huge Library very quickly! As I said at the beginning of this Post, I love it... Because of its lack of MIDI Feature, I can recommend it as a your "first" Drum Machine... (I’m tapping to the Professional iOS Musicians) but in your Setup... Sure! A Killer App!  

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Universal
iPhone + iPad
0.89 €
Needs improvement

Hope that you can follow this...
Because here's some Mathematics..

Do you see the 4 guitars at the right hand side of your screen?...
The maximum is 4 guitars, and the minimum is 0...
So, we have this progression: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
As I didn't realise that behind this simple progression a terrible trap is hidden...
We decided to name the categories with Christèle as follows:
0 guitar = Zap this App
1 guitar = Needs improvement
2 Guitars = Good App
3 Guitars = Super App
4 Guitars = A Killer, Must Have, Unique,App...
 
It means that we have 5 categories and not 4...
 
I understood today why , we are enable to rate an App with 0 Stars on the App Store...
 
For those who are still there,
If you have had a look at the guitars, you certainly noticed that BeatMaker for iPad, got only 1 guitar...,the second category - needs improvement.
Yes, because there are a few little things that disturb me.
But, if you have a look at the Pink sentence below...
The colour of Love...
So, yes, we really enjoy being in touch with a developer.
For a lot of reasons.
And here we have one...
So, I decided to send a mail to the developer.
They are actually working on an update.
So, it needs improvement, but it should be improved.
 
Also, the concept of Beat Maker for iPad is a DrumPad App (2 banks) which allows you to record an external source and to play another.
It gives me an idea because I just finished the Echo Pad update. A Looper and Delay.
A looper with Drum Pads...
Audiobus, AudioCopy & Paste, Midi, 1 or 2 Fxs...
I should have listened to my father... (
and work at school...)
:-)
 
I will update this post as soon as the new version will the released.
Promise!

 

A big thanks to the developer to give us its App

 

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Universal
iPhone + iPad
4.49 €
Super App

SynthDrum Pads a Drum Pad which allows the user to shape the sound of their drum instruments. I really love the principle, but, for myself, it misses A features that could be useful to have for an App like this and which could make SynthDrum easier and faster to use. I'll explain... 4 Pads are available. - 3 Signal generators per voice; Noise, Click and Tone. Pads 3 & 4 comes with Frequency Modulation. SynthDrum allows you to save 4 setups, but not a specific sound. You can't copy an instrument either ... And this is for me, a little bit annoying... My rating would have been certainly better with a real sound and preset Library. And would be much better with the Midi. As I already said, I like the principle, but I want a Preset Library! A Super App!

 

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Universal
iPhone + iPad
4.49 €
Killer App

On Earth, to play a rhythm, a drummer uses 4 members: his arms and his legs. On our iDevices, we can use 10 fingers... I can only use 3 of them... Another detail, when you play on a real Drum kit, you cross your arms to play the HH with your right hand...  I don't know the developer of this App, I don't know where he lives... The only thing that I know, is that we live on the same planet... First. He puts the HH on the right hand side of the screen. He also divided the HH in 3 zones (HH closed, Open and Closed HH Edge). Each of these zones are duplicated to be played with the kick.. You can also play the Ride with the Kick sound added... Great... But it's not enough... he decided to create an iPhone socket version of its App... Simply sync your 2 devices, put your iPhone in your socket and play the kick like a real drummer.. It works great... Before I end this review, I have to add that you can play 5 Snares (Roll, Snare R, Snare L, Ghost Snare and Rim Shot) and 4 Ride cymbals (Ride Bell, Ride Edge, Ride Top, and the Ride with the Kick) sounds depend on where you Tap the instrument. You can also set the Volume, the Pan, and the Pitch for each instrument and sounds (21). You can play Choke the Crash Cymbal by touching and holding its Pad. 3 Drum Kits are available, each has a really good sound. To conclude, a Killer original, unique and well thought out Drum Pad... It would be great to have a recorder and the Virtual midi in a future update... Thanks in advanced! :-)

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Universal
iPhone + iPad
1.79 €
Super App

Drum on: Drum until your dreams come true... Before I start this review, I have to make a little correction to the App Store description... Drum on is not a Drum Machine, but a Drum Pad... The sound quality is perfect, the sample length is too. The latency seems to be close to 0... You can choose to display 8, 12 or 16 Pads on the screen. You can set the Volume, the Pan individually for each Pad. Unfortunately you can't create a custom kit.. You can add Delay, Reverb or distortion on the Master out, and change the order of the effects in series, which is really cool. Note that a specific bus for the effects would be better...  You can also import a track from your Music library, loop a section and change the speed. A metronome is also available. To conclude... Drum on has a really great sound, certainly one of the best sample qualities on the App Store in the Drum Pad and Drum Machine categories with iGog... The App is very very well done, but at this time it's missing some features like the possibility to record and share your performances to make it as a Killer Drum Pad, but is only the 1.0 version... So, I suppose that it will be in a future update... A Super Drum Pad.

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