Soft Drummer is the closest thing to a pro session subtle drummer in your pocket. Easy and fast, it's much more than a drum machine because it can improvise musically with the most pure acoustic drum sound played with brushes, hot rods and hands, giving warmest grooves for jazz, soft pop, ballads, latin, etc...

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 send generated drums by midi to any sound source, drum machine or synthesizers.

- 50 multilayer sounds with 3 different hit types (ghost note, accented note and drag / open ) x 3 RoundRobin alternating samples.
- Improved Jam algorithm with more control to set which instruments can improvise. (iPad)
- Round Robin alternating samples, combining 3 layer samples of each stroke makes a extremely natural sound.
- Random generators to get creative ideas instantly.
- 4 Effects including Compressor/Gate, Equalizer, Delay and Reverb.
- Song Mode. Extra fast tool to create rhythmic structures for your song in seconds.
- Ableton Link Sync
- Midi Sync
- Control several parameters with midi Control Change and Program Change.
- Midi Out
- Sound Module ( Midi In )

-- 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: (Notes Live Pad Mode)
Midi Note C2: Preview Song
Midi Note D2: Next Song
* Double press to edit a part or song
* Long press to move parts or songs

What's New

Version 2.12

- MIDI Out
- Audiobus 3 Support
- Program Change or Midi Note for Live Pads / Fills / Start-Stop
- Sound Module as MIDI In
- Improved UI
- Added swing for 32th notes
- Bugs Fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Sounds great but....


Crashes every time I hit the save button, very good sounds but can only use it for jamming, otherwise useless to me. Supposedly audiobus compatible but can't find a copy button. Would like to use the obvious potential but seems broken.

Update: Sounds great yes, found conflict causing crash, not compatible with Swift Key. Incredible lack of support for this app, about the only source of info is on audiob and nothing that he I can see from the developer. The glaring fault with SF is lack of IAA triggering or just simple pasteboard. The only way I can find to trigger it from group the loop or other apps is to use midi, which I'm not a fan of. I'm a guitar player looking for a decent drum tool, not a beat boxer looking for a toy. While this app sounds great, it works best in its own fishbowl. Disappointed at the lack of audio share support for this app and zero documentation other than a few fanboy videos. Sadly for me, I'll have waste more money in pursuit of a usable drum tool that doesn't require midi triggers from remote apps and them trimming the result to fit due to delays.

Nice. Superb. Hopefully better UI in the future.


This can be really great for anyone practicing saxophone. Really enjoying the variety of the sounds and various patterns. And it says i can get a soundset if i write a review. One thing is that i wish i have a more intuitive n reliable UI. When in song mode, when i delete all parts, the app will crash n shut down. (Ipad pro 9.7) and i'd like to save my own variations from the existing patterns or sounds combinations, but the save button won't be activated most of the time. Hope these will be fixed in the future. Currently it's the best n only Soft drummer on the market i believe.


Deleted n reinstalled, and i have to rate it again. One another bug that i wish quickly be fixed is in the song mode. First part plays correctly, and the second part and the rest will not play snares at all. Deleted n Reinstalled but didn't change. Hopefully this will be fixed soon~ All other things are great.

Great app

rythmically challenged

The sounds in this app are amazing. Have a lot to figure out and would really like to be able to just copy and paste . Have used it with GarageBand a few times so far. Works in inner app well on my iPhone six but on my 5 it has a click at the beginning each time and it doesn't seem to work right sometimes as it starts immediately when I hit record instead of after the count in. Anyway it really is everything I could ask for as a non drummer and look forward to figuring everything out. If he made a bass app that worked the same way and together with this app, wow!!!! The only negative is I don't understand why there is a manual of some sort for this. There are so many nuances and it doesn't seem like a big deal to make one basic manual for all of these apps.


Luis Martinez
398.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 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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