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X Drummer is the ultimate drum production tool for guitarists, songwriters and mobile musicians. Start your musical journey by playing a simple riff on your guitar - X Drummer listens in real-time, searching for a matching drum performance based on the tempo and feel of your riff. The extensive groove library offers detailed realism, encompassing the subtle nuances of a real drummer and delivering realistic drum performances - not just generic backing tracks.

Record your musical ideas into X Drummer and take them along with you, whether you’re at home, on the road or in the studio. Then utilize the simple-yet-robust drum editor to fine-tune your drum grooves and further personalize your song.

Easily create a drum track
- “Play To Find” instantly listens and searches for a drum track that meshes with your guitar riff
- X Drummer can use an audio interface or the built-in mic on your iPad to hear and analyze your riff
- Get started quickly by using any of the 60+ pre-made drum tracks available
- Swap out different drum kits on the fly to instantly audition your existing groove with new sounds

Browse the entire collection
- Apply Quick Filter to search for the exact groove that you want
- Build your drum track from scratch using one or more of the 380+ patterns available in the library
- Audition each pattern or an entire drum track using X Drummer’s simple controls
- Instantly add patterns and drum tracks to the Song Editor

Personalize your song idea
- Use Inter-App Audio to record your riff by incorporating other musical instrument applications
- Song Editor lets you edit drum patterns by changing hit articulations, notations, and the leading hand
- Use any of the 5 available dynamic presets to get the groove that you’re looking for
- Export your song as MIDI or an audio file to other music apps, via Open In, email or Dropbox

Build and customize your drum kit
- Quickly build your own drum kit from the 7 built-in drum sets (Funk, Pop Rock, Cocktail, Country, Metal, Studio and Vintage)
- Swap out each drum and cymbal to build a kit that matches the needs of your song perfectly
- Further customize your kit by changing the drumhead, dampening devices, pitch, and more
- Personalize the look of your kit by applying different finishes and changing hardware fittings

Feature Highlights:
- 7 studio-quality vintage and modern drum kits
- 5 additional drum kits available for purchase (80s Rock, Modern FX, Jazz, Progressive Metal, Indie Rock)
- 240 MIDI grooves available for purchase (80s Pop, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal)
- Build your own signature drum kits and apply them to your drum track on the fly for instant results
- Drum preset system to save and recall favorite drums
- Simple and intuitive filter system for easy navigation within the grooves library
- Inter-App Audio support
- Audiobus support
- Background audio mode
- Export your song as MIDI or an audio file (via Dropbox or Mail)
- Optimized for retina display

What’s New in Version 1.5
- Completely redesigned user interface for better workflow – new Song Editor, transport controls, Browser, Play to Find, and more.
- The groove library has been expanded to 380+ realistic drum performances.
- New drum kit preset management lets users quickly save and recall custom drum kits.
- Improved Play to Find engine for more accurate and faster analysis.
- New filter options allow quicker navigation within the MIDI groove library.
- Recorder feature allows users to overdub guitar riffs on top of the backing drum track.
- 5 new drum kits (80s Rock, Modern FX, Jazz, Progressive Metal and Indie Rock) available as in-app purchases.
- 3 MIDI groove packs (80s Pop, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal) available via in-app purchase.
- Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support (full integration with BIAS FX, BIAS Amp, BIAS Pedal, and JamUp).
- Export audio and drum tracks via Email or Dropbox.

What's New

Version 1.5.8

General performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Really loving it .............but


Would love it even more if it had more jazz options. Jazz appears in one of the options but doesn’t appear to contain any content. I bought it as I’m branching out into writing some jazz but don’t get any suggestions of beats just rock or blues ones which don’t work.

Developer Response

Hi Chiv500,
I believe you're referring to the "Jazz" in-app purchase item within X Drummer's store page? That is actually a whole new complete drum sample suited for Jazz. It's not an in-app purchase for drum grooves. However, we do have Jazz and Blues grooves coming in the very near future! If you have any more suggestions or feedback that could help us improve the app, please send us a ticket here: https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thank you for your support!

Has potential


There is a good deal to like about this app, and I am encouraged that there seems a recent push of improvements.

However, I hope the IAP downloads, and a properly scaling interface for 12.9” iPads, are coming soon - I’ve bought 3 of the packs, and none will download.

UPDATE 1 : IAPs now downloading - thanks! I'll look forward to the UI update in due course.

UPDATE 2 : 12.9” interface now working perfectly. Have another star.

Developer Response

Hi there, we are deeply sorry for the issues you've been experiencing with X Drummer. We just released a new version (1.5.2) that addresses the restore purchase issue. Please de-install X Drummer and install the latest version, you should now be able to restore your IAPs through the in-app store. As for the UI optimization issue on 12.9" iPads, our team is close to a working solution, and we'll release another update to address this issue very soon. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

Doesn’t work

Lonnie Crags

This app would be very good if it worked it is complete crap keeps crashing complete waste of money you tech guys need to sort it out quick! Why are you releasing apps that don’t work complete waste of money utter crap!

Developer Response

Hi there,
On behalf of our team members here at Positive Grid, we sincerely apologize for the issues that you've been experiencing with X Drummer. The latest 1.5.2 version addresses most of the serious issues that were reported to us, but it appears that you're still encountering crash issues in X Drummer. We want to correct this. Please allow us to troubleshoot the issue(s) for you. I will have our agents prioritize your ticket request right away. Please send us a ticket request here so we can help you find a solution:


Thank you for your understanding.


Positive Grid Inc
524.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Positive Grid Inc
In-App Purchases
  1. Classic Rock £3.99
  2. 80s Rock £3.99
  3. Progressive Metal £3.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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