Funk Drummer update – funky drum app from Luis Martinez gets some tweaks

Download from iTunes App StoreFunky Drummer logo 1I’ve covered a whole bunch of different drum, percussion and groove-based apps here on the Music App Blog over the last couple of years or so including, this week, the newly released DrumPerfect Pro. However, if you are after a straightforward take on ‘rock’ drums where the results are pretty much instant and song construction requires no pattern programming, then you would be hard pressed to find something better than Rock Drum Machine by developer Luis Martinez.

Luis also has his Afro Latin Drum Machine 2 and the Brazilian Drum Machine iOS music apps on the App Store but his most recent release is Funk Drummer which I reviewed a few weeks ago on the Music App Blog. The app is a lot of fun and, like the other apps in the series, can create some very cool drum tracks with a minimum of fuss.

Get the funk out.... Funk Drummer will give you an instant dose of funktastic drumming.

Get the funk out…. Funk Drummer will give you an instant dose of funktastic drumming.

Anyway, Funk Drummer has received it’s first update today taking the app to v.1.01. There are a few minor bugs that have been suitably squashed including a display issue for those working on an iPhone 4. However, perhaps the most useful tweak is some improvements in the sync between Funk Drummer with other apps when used via IAA. Any improvements in inter-app synchronisation are always welcome…  but it will be interesting to see if Luis does add Ableton LINK support to his various drum apps at some stage…..

Funk Drummer, and the other apps in the series, don’t perhaps offer quite the level of ‘human drummer’ that you can get with DrumPerfect Pro (and that app doesn’t match what’s possible in a desktop equivalent such as Superior Drummer of BFD), but it is not a million miles away. And where Funk Drummer does succeed rather wonderfully is in being so easy to use and producing such instant, and highly useable, results.

For some instant drum/groove inspiration, whether that’s rock, Latin, Brazilian – or now funk –  these apps are pretty hard to beat. Funk Drummer therefore comes highly recommended…. Oh, and the app logo is just super cool :-)

Funk Drummer

Brazilian Drum Machine

Rock Drum Machine 2

Afro Latin Drum Machine 2

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