All the afro latin rhythms with the highest sound quality. From Cuba to Republica Dominicana, hot latin rhythms like son, guaguancó, columbia, bembé, chacha, mambo, merengue, bachata, and 100 more!!! So easy to use, you can edit or create your own rhythms.

The new Live Pads lets to play live sessions on the way with 8 assignable pads and buttons for fills, intro, end with midi controls. And now, you can synchronize with any app easily with Ableton Link.

Song Mode, Jamming tool, fills and randomizers brings AfroLatin Drum Machine into a new level.

Song mode allows to create your structures in seconds and the Jamming Tool will feel playing with human percussionist. No more boring repetitive percussions!!
* Double press to edit any part or song
* Long press to move parts or songs

Audiobus and Inter-App compatible! Stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps!

Combine lots of amazing acoustic percussion sounds: congas, bongos, shekeres, shakers, claves, blocks,maracas,cowbells...

Afron Latin Drum Machine is your personal latin percussionist.

-- Notes Mode
Play / Stop - Midi Note G2 / Program Change 13
Midi CC 0: Rhythm
Midi CC 7: Master Volume
Midi CC 11: Swing
Midi CC 32: Bank
Midi CC 91: Reverb Gain
Select Soundset: Program Change (Notes Live Pad Mode)

--- Live Pad Midi Controls:
* Program Change Mode (default setting)
PC 0 to PC7 : Select Pad
PC8: Fill
PC12: Fill for the next Pad change
PC10: Fill for every Pad change
PC11: Fill & Start / End
PC13: Play

* Notes Mode (default setting)
C3 to G3 : Select Pad
C2: Fill
D2: Fill for the next Pad change
E2: Fill for every Pad change
A2: Fill & Start / End.

- Song Mode Controls:
* Double press to edit a part or song
* Long press to move parts or songs

What's New

Version 4.11

- MIDI Out
- Program Change or Midi Note for Live Pads / Fills / Start-Stop
- Sound Module as MIDI In
- Improved UI
- Bugs Fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Excellent Latin Metronome/Play along


This app is a very well done drum machine programmed with an enormous amount of rhythms including Batá, Dominican and Puerto Rican rhythms. Highly recommended. I'm a percussionist/drummer and I really like this app to study along with on my main percussive instruments or as a drum machine for practicing piano and bass. Personally though, I don't understand the use of the Puerto Rican flag on the app icon since a good 80% of the rhythms are actually Afro CUBAN. Bomba from Puerto Rico only has 4 presets and I don't even see a plena preset. Merengue and bachata on the other hand has a whole category. I appreciate the Puerto Rican contribution to hispanic American music as much as anyone but in this case if the overwhelming amount of presets on your app are Cuban then use that flag or use a neutral no flag icon.

The genius of Luis Martinez...


...has no limits. I have all but three of his drum apps and I'll likely buy two of them soon. The EDM one just doesn't fit what I'm doing. But I'm sure it's as ingenious as this one.

This app is packed with all kinds of things. Boat loads of samples, train loads of styles, truckloads of options.

You can jam along with the app and it will automatically add fills where you want them. You can create and save rhythms. You can string several different rhythms together to make a song and tell it where to put in fills. You can do odd time signatures. You can do straight beats or really get it swinging for some Afro-Latin Texas shuffle, lol.

Most importantly, even I can use this app with ease. I don't get along well with drum machines because they're a bit too time consuming and I'm just not a drummer. My programming sounds robotic and it takes me an hour and a half to sound that good. With this app (and the others this dev makes) it has enough of a drummers mind that I just have to get the basic pattern going then it'll take it to another level and it happens in minutes.

It's worth every penny. Go ahead and tap "buy".

Great app with small bug


Very versatile and natural-sounding. But in the current phone version, if you’re playing a preset in the groove sequencer editing section, the steps are not highlighted as they are being played. So you’re forced to guess which sound is getting modified when you’re playing around with the sequence. Hopefully a minor bug that is easy to fix. Also, instrument sounds have a higher, more appropriate pitch on the ipad than their counterparts in the iphone version. I hope they correct the iphone sounds to match those from the ipad coz it’s kinda ruining the whole vibe.


Luis Martinez
66 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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