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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

4.0 out of 5
66 Ratings
66 Ratings

I like it!

X-Drummer allows this non-drummer to string together a “song” in minutes. I like the toggle for the virtual midi port so I can have my MIDI keyboard plugged in and not trigger drum sounds if I don’t want to. The Export feature is good for moving a completed set of patterns to Cubasis. What is missing? I would love to have a way to send the live MIDI output of the drums to other apps, rather than exporting. This would allow me to fill the gaps of drum kits missing in X-Drummer via Cubasis Classic Machines, as an example.

thatfenderguy ,

Very Disappointed

I’m incredibly disappointed for several reasons. The first and most important reason is that it simply doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do. The app will not create or find a beat that comes anywhere close to what I’m playing. It changes the tempo, time signature, etc. there is an immense amount of static and other noise while playing and the user interface is very sloppy and not friendly at all. Overall, I’m very disappointed with this and even more upset that I paid for it.

musicalpaisan ,


While I find the samples to be of good quality, this app needs serious development to make it worth the price paid for it. I'm on an iPad 4, and that may be part of the problem, but if it is, PG should note that in the description. This app is slow, full of static noise,even when just browsing samples and unusable with IAA/Jamup. Suggestion, make a trial/free version so people can test this on their devices without throwing cash into the app toilet. Good idea, bad reality - I'm uninstalling and writing off this too expensive app as a total loss.

Developer Response ,

Hi, please send us a help request through the link below. Our agents will help you troubleshoot: https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
Thank you!


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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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