As I posted a week or so ago, we have a new ‘virtual drummer’ app on the App Store; Drum Session. The app represents a collaboration between well-known iOS musician Derek Buddemeyer and the Blue Mangoo team (of iFretless fame) and has been known to been in development for some time.
And, if you have followed any of the online discussion around the app, you will have read that EZ Drummer was, in broad terms at least, the sort of ethos behind Drum Session. That’s not to say that Drum Session is an EZ Drummer clone – it is not – but some of the underlying concepts, most particularly in terms of the library of MIDI grooves in a range of different music styles and the ease with which those grooves can be editing and chained together to form a song structure, are similar in nature (if not appearance) to Toontrack’s highly regarded virtual drummer tools.
Anyway, Drum Session is now available, requires iOS9.0 or later, is iPad-only at present, offers Audiobus, IAA, MIDI in/out and export options for both MIDI and audio and comes with a launch price of UK£18.99/US$24.99. However, Hans from Blue Mangoo was kind enough to provide me with three copies of the app to giveaway here on the Music App Blog. The draw closed yesterday and the winning names were pulled out of the hat this morning….. and the winners are:-
All the winners have now been sent an email with the details of how to get hold of their free copy. Incidentally, if you do appear as a winner in one of these giveaways and you don’t seem to have seen an email from me with the promo code details, then do make sure you check in your junk, trash or spam folders just in case your email system has ‘filed’ the message there :-)
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There would appear to be a lot of promise here and, if you use acoustic drums in your iOS music production, then Drum Session is bound to be of interest. A full review of the app is in preparation…. but, in the meantime, you can check out the promo video below and then hit the download button to find out more….. :-)