Funk Drummer update – funky drum app from Luis Martinez gets new MIDI features

I’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 other drum apps … [Read more...]

Future Drummer review – Luis Martinez adds electronica to his excellent iOS drum machine series

Luis Martinez has a series of ‘drum’ apps that sort of sit between the ‘virtual drummer’ and sample-based drum machines and, in many ways, offer something that is a bit of the best of both. Over the last few years, I’ve reviewed a number of apps from the series including Rock Drum Machine, Rock Drum Machine 3, Brazilian Drum Machine, Funk Drummer, Soft Drummer and Afro Latin Drum Machine. However, as a posted a few days ago, there is now a new addition to Luis' catalogue; Future Drummer … [Read more...]

Future Drummer launched – Luis Martinez adds electronica to his excellent iOS drum machine series

I’ve reviewed a whole range of different drum and groove apps here on the Music App Blog over the last few years. While they might all be ‘apps’, the approaches do vary and cover a wide range of musical territory. For example, you might get apps that offer drums based upon audio loops (Drum Loops HD), sample-based virtual drum machines (I guess Patterning comes in here but it is way more than that), virtual drummers (think DrumPerfect Pro or Drum Session here), drum synths (Elastic Drums or … [Read more...]

Brazilian Drum Machine updated – Luis Martinez tweaks his Latin American iOS drum app

I’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. However, if you are after a straightforward take on 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 the various genre-themed drum apps from Luis Martinez. One of these is the excellent Brazilian Drum Machine. This is a universal app and … [Read more...]

Soft Drummer updated – Luis Martinez tweaks his excellent iOS drum app

Luis Martinez has a series of ‘drum’ apps that sort of sit between the ‘virtual drummer’ and sample-based drum machines and, in many ways, offer something that is a bit of the best of both. I’ve reviewed Rock Drum Machine, Rock Drum Machine 3, Brazilian Drum Machine, Funk Drummer and Afro Latin Drum Machine previously. The most recent addition to the catalogue was Soft Drummer and I reviewed this just after it was released back in July. And before the 'soft' title gets you thinking wimpy … [Read more...]

Afro Latin Drum Machine update – latin rhythms app from Luis Martinez gets Ableton Link support

Luis Martinez has a series of ‘drum’ apps that sort of sit between the ‘virtual drummer’ and sample-based drum machines and, in many ways, offer something that is a bit of the best of both. I’ve reviewed Rock Drum Machine, Rock Drum Machine 3, Brazilian Drum Machine and Funk Drummer previously. One other title in the catalogue has been Afro Latin Drum Machine 3…. and I reviewed this back in April 2016 when v.3.0 bought a major update, adding a range of new features and new preset rhythms. … [Read more...]

Brazilian Drum Machine updated – Luis Martinez adds Ableton Link and other new features to his Latin American iOS drum app

I’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. However, if you are after a straightforward take on 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 the various genre-themed drum apps from Luis Martinez. One of these is the excellent Brazilian Drum Machine. This is a universal app and … [Read more...]

Funk Drummer update – funky drum app from Luis Martinez gets ‘linked’

I’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 … [Read more...]

Soft Drummer review – Luis Martinez adds brushes to his excellent iOS drum machine series

Luis Martinez has a series of ‘drum’ apps that sort of sit between the ‘virtual drummer’ and sample-based drum machines and, in many ways, offer something that is a bit of the best of both. I’ve reviewed Rock Drum Machine, Rock Drum Machine 3, Brazilian Drum Machine, Funk Drummer and Afro Latin Drum Machine previously. However, as I posted a couple of days ago, there is now a new addition to Luis' catalogue; Soft Drummer arrived on the App Store yesterday. And before the 'soft' title gets you … [Read more...]