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...]

Rock Drum Machine update – Luis Martinez’s ‘rock’ drum app gets further tweaks

If you want instant acoustic drums suitable for your 'rock' (use that in a fairly broad sense of the word to cover various musical styles) then Rock Drum Machine by developer Luis Martinez is a very good option. The app provides a compact, streamlined, but very useable universal (iPad and iPhone) drum machine format but with sounds and styles aimed very much and the rock genre rather then electronic styles. Since my original review, Luis has continued to update the app and add all sorts of … [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...]

Rock Drum Machine update – Luis Martinez’s ‘rock’ drum app gets Ableton Link and other new features

If you like your drum and rhythm parts to be electronic then there are plenty of iOS music apps that can turn a good trick. However, when it comes to acoustic drums for rock and related styles, there are perhaps somewhat fewer choices. One such app that I took a look at a while ago is Rock Drum Machine by developer Luis Martinez. It provides a compact, streamlined, but very useable universal (iPad and iPhone) drum machine format but with sounds and styles aimed very much and the rock genre … [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 giveaway results – three winners of funky drum app from Luis Martinez

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. 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 from Lumbeat. Luis also has his Afro Latin Drum Machine 2, Brazilian Drum Machine and Soft … [Read more...]

Funk Drummer giveaway – three copies of funky drum app from Luis Martinez to be won

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. 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 from Lumbeat. Luis also has his Afro Latin Drum Machine 2, Brazilian Drum Machine and Soft … [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...]