Elastic Drums updated – Oliver Greschke’s brilliant iOS drum app gets some tweaks

Download from iTunes App StoreElastic Drums logo 2If you are a regular visitor to the Music App Blog you might well be familiar with Elastic Drums from developer Oliver Greschke and Mouse On Mars. I reviewed the app a few months ago and was very impressed with the sound and feature set of the first release. The app has also had couple of very useful updates since then bringing improved IAA and Audiobus support plus a number of other new features, including, in v.1.5, becoming ‘universal’ and offering graphical layouts that were able to capitalise of the larger screen format offered by the iPad.

Elastic Drums - if you like your drum sounds electronic, then this is  an app to place on your 'most wanted' list.

Elastic Drums – if you like your drum sounds electronic, then this is an app to place on your ‘most wanted’ list.

An update has arrived on the App Store today taking the app to v.1.5.3. There are a number of functional tweaks. For example, there are some changes to the screen layouts for the iPhone and the ability to swipe through your pattern collections. However, perhaps the most interesting changes are on the MIDI front. You now have separate options to activate either MIDI notes ‘in’ and MIDI sync ‘in’. Equally, there is also an option for MIDI out for either/both of notes and MIDI clock.

Elastic Drums now includes more flexible MIDI in/out options.

Elastic Drums now includes more flexible MIDI in/out options.

While this update might not add anything new in terms of the sonics (already brilliant by the way) the MIDI changes should mean you can work with the app in a more flexible set of ways alongside your iOS MIDI sequencer/DAW of choice…. good to see.

Elastic Drums has a current asking price of  UK£7.99 and, given just what is on offer, the app is easily classed as a bit of a bargain. Check out the original review for full details on the app but, if you like your drums electronic rather than acoustic, Elastic Drums is an app well worth owning. Highly recommended…

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