A beat-making app that features real-time synthesis of drum sounds that range from TR-808 style to real. As a synth and not sampler, sound characteristics can be tweaked from authentic to affected.

MoDrum for iOS is a virtual analog drum machine with a 32-step grid sequencer, plenty of sound-sculpting parameters, a tempo-matching delay effect, dynamic compression, reverb processor, sophisticated MIDI support, audio looper, performance recorder, and more.

Key Features

• 11 real time operating, sample-free percussion synthesis modules:
- Bass Drum: Tune, Pitch, Time, Harmonics, Click, Decay
- Snare Drum: Tune, Tone, Wood, Muffle, Decay
- Low Tom: Tune, Noise, Decay
- Mid Tom: Tune, Noise, Decay
- High Tom: Tune, Noise, Decay
- Rim Shot: Tune, Drive, Decay
- Hand Clap: Tone, Decay
- Cowbell: Tune, Decay
- Cymbal: Color, Tone, Peak, Decay
- Open Hi-hat: Tone, Peak, Hold, Decay
- Closed Hi-hat: Tone, Peak, Decay

• Programmable sequencer with 32 steps, global accent pattern, and rhythmic shuffle (swing).

• Built-in audio effects:
- Dotted eighth delay effect unit
- Hard knee dynamic range compressor
- Tube amp overdrive effect processor
- Low-cut equalizer
- Reverb processor

• Integrated looper for tempo-synchronous playback of backing tracks or sampled phrases.

• Performance recorder

• Play in time with Ableton Link

• Audiobus support, including state saving

• Inter-App Audio with timeline sync support in both node and host mode.

• Inter-app Audio effect slot (Main insert)

• WAVE file sharing via "Open In...", pasteboard, and iTunes File Sharing

• Background Audio with battery-saving Auto Standby

• MIDI Clock sync/generate

• MIDI Note in/out (GM drum mapping)

• Bundled several factory presets by Myagi and Sunsine Audio

• In-app pattern store

• Project file access through iTunes

• Universal support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

What's New

Version 4.2.1

Version 4.2.1

- Fixed a bug

Version 4.2

- Ableton Link integration
- Added Bass Drum parameter "Harmonics"
- Added Snare Drum parameter "Wood"
- Added Low-Cut Equalizer
- Inter-app Audio effect slot (Main insert)
- Inter-app Audio host timeline sync
- MIDI Clock sync improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

Sounds great, nice groove....


I really enjoy this app. The kick and snare are awesome, and the hats have a great 808/cr78 sound, as does the cymbal.
MIDI sync is solid, and I've slaved my (real) 909 for some serious beat capabilities.
I'd love to see some more parameters for the cymbals and hats, as at present the only control is over decay time. Some form of tone and pitch control would be great.
Another great add would be toms/percussion... The full 808 sound set would be awesome.
But, a great app nonetheless, and a fun jam tool.


Fun to play thru


Fun to play using my v-drums via wired coremidi. Issue: no recording this way not even to patterns. And no more than a two bar sequencer. How am I supposed to use this with a wired midi device like my v-drums. I could record from headphone but but that is not a pure solution plus there are clicks and pops probably from a bit of low latency stuttering? So I can't record the audio out. Would like an option to record freeform midi (adding a click track option that doesn't get recorded or delay effects added would be nice) and then render the midi performance to wave output.

Still fun regardless!

A way to clear patterns other than pressing each step individually would also be nice.

But bottom line- great sound!!!!

Teknicly speaking

Madskillz MAtti

theyve added a beatlock feature for user loops. Very cool. remember how sonic acid used to loop for you? its kind of like that, except you sequence beats on top. more fx would be cool, possibly routing options for each a send b send etc. for each drum. latency speaking, via coremidi this app has one of the tightest syncs i've found. because this is such a small usage program it opens up options for virtual midi and background audio. Best suited to experts, dont be fooled by a relatively humble looking GUI, this app has a big sound and LOTS of possibilies, ie, drum machine synced to ableton and then serato or traktor. mix the tracks on the computer, seq beats of the ipad.


Markus Waldboth
5.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010-2015 Markus Waldboth
In-App Purchases
  1. Myagi - House Grooves $1.39
  2. Myagi - Breaks Grooves $1.39
  3. Myagi - Distorted Grooves $1.39


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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