DrumPerfect Pro update – iOS 11 support and new mixer for excellent iOS virtual drummer app

When the original DrumPerfect was released, it caused quite a stir amongst iOS musicians. While we have not been short of drum-based apps, in terms of realistic acoustic drum performance, DrumPerfect was a bit of a revelation. OK, so it wasn't perhaps the most beautiful software to look at, and the workflow could, at times, have been somewhat slicker, but the ingenious sample playback engine managed to squeeze a remarkable level of sonic detail from a pretty modest sample pot and the … [Read more...]

DrumPerfect Pro update – Audiobus 3 support for excellent iOS virtual drummer app

When the original DrumPerfect was released, it caused quite a stir amongst iOS musicians. While we have not been short of drum-based apps, in terms of realistic acoustic drum performance, DrumPerfect was a bit of a revelation. OK, so it wasn't perhaps the most beautiful software to look at, and the workflow could, at times, have been somewhat slicker, but the ingenious sample playback engine managed to squeeze a remarkable level of sonic detail from a pretty modest sample pot and the … [Read more...]

DrumPerfect Pro update – significant update for excellent iOS virtual drummer app

When the original DrumPerfect was released, it caused quite a stir amongst iOS musicians. While we have not been short of drum-based apps, in terms of realistic acoustic drum performance, DrumPerfect was a bit of a revelation. OK, so it wasn't perhaps the most beautiful software to look at, and the workflow could, at times, have been somewhat slicker, but the ingenious sample playback engine managed to squeeze a remarkable level of sonic detail from a pretty modest sample pot and the … [Read more...]

Drum Session review – Derek Buddemeyer and Blue Mangoo collaborate on new iOS drum app

We are blessed with some excellent iOS drum apps whether you want to create acoustic drum parts of rock/pop/indie styles or electronic drums for more… well…  electronic music styles. Personally, I think the latter of these two categories is brilliantly served with apps that are just as good as the options available on the desktop. However, when it comes to the former, then virtual drummer software such as Toontrack’s Superior Drummer (or the entry-level version EZ Drummer) or BFD from FXpansion … [Read more...]

Drums by Asrodot updated – table-tapping drum app gets further new features

One of the things I like about iOS music apps is that – sometimes at least – they don’t try to be all singing, all dancing, do everything software. In short, a developer finds one task that needs doing and then designs an app to do that task and just that task. Drums by Asrodot - which I first reviewed way-back-when here on the Music App Blog - is a prime example and, with its pocket-money pricing, this is a drum app that is well worth adding to your iOS music app collection. The idea behind … [Read more...]

DrumPerfect bundle – leading iOS virtual drummer app gets bundle pricing

Marinus Molengraft's excellent DrumPerfect was a shoe-in for my personal top ten iOS music apps of 2014 list.  It might not yet have all the bells and whistles found in desktop virtual drummers such as BFD3 or Superior Drummer 2, but it is the most realistic acoustic drum performance that you can get under iOS and, under the hood, has some very clever programming to deliver great performances without a massive CPU or sample storage overhead. The much-awaited follow-up to DrumPerfect - … [Read more...]

DrumPerfect Pro review – leading iOS virtual drummer app goes ‘Pro’

While there are still a few ‘app gaps’ that it would be great to see filled, iOS musicians now have a pretty impressive roster of software tools available to them. And, of course, that software is generally priced at a pocket money level. OK, so an iPad or iPhone is a pretty luxury (expensive) item in the first place so, if you can afford the hardware without risk of starving yourself or your family, then perhaps the difference between UK£5 and UK£10 for a decent iOS music app is really not such … [Read more...]

DrumPerfect Pro released – leading iOS virtual drummer app goes ‘Pro’

Marinus Molengraft's excellent DrumPerfect was a shoe-in for my personal top ten iOS music apps of 2014 list.  It might not yet have all the bells and whistles found in desktop virtual drummers such as BFD3 or Superior Drummer 2, but it is the most realistic acoustic drum performance that you can get under iOS and, under the hood, has some very clever programming to deliver great performances without a massive CPU or sample storage overhead. Marinus announced that the follow-up to … [Read more...]

DrumKick giveaway results – 5 winners of playable drum app with a bit of a kick

I first reviewed developer Mark Jeschke's DrumKick iOS music app back in July 2013 and, as I've reported on various occasions (including yesterday), the app has had a number of very useful updates since then. At its heart, DrumKick is a fairly conventional ‘virtual’ drum kit with kick, snare, hi-hat, three toms, two crash cymbals, a ride cymbal and a cow bell. The fairly conventional interface is, however, very nicely thought out and implemented with some details that make it very … [Read more...]