Elastic Drums updated – brilliant iOS drum app from Oliver Greschke gets further round of 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 while ago and was very impressed with the sound and feature set of the first release.

The app has also had a number 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. In v.1.6, Oliver added Audiobus Remote support and the new ‘jam’ feature while v.1.7 added support for Ableton Link. Subsequent updates over the last couple of months have added new effects options and fine-tuned the MIDI sync performance. However, perhaps the most notable further addition was the option to export each of the six drum channels as separate audio tracks as well as exporting a stereo mix.

Elastic Drums in action - and tightly locked to other iOS music apps via Ableton Link.

Elastic Drums in action – and tightly locked to other iOS music apps via Ableton Link.

A further updated – v.1.7.5 – arrived on the App Store a few days ago (while the blog was AWOL). This brings some minor new features and tweaks. Top of the list are some refinements to that single drum exports including options for use with AudioShare. Performance under IAA has also been improved through some tweaks to the graphical performance.

Elastic Drums has a current asking price of  UK£9.99/US$12.99 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 and the videos below for a taster…  but, if you like your drums electronic rather than acoustic, Elastic Drums is an app well worth owning. Highly recommended…

Elastic Drums




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