With a library of 3600 editable patterns, loops, and fills, Drum Session is a very fast, simple way to put together a complete drum track.

1. Select a pattern
2. Drag it onto the timeline
3. Press play

- 3600 preset patterns
- 36 complete sets of acoustic drum samples
- Record your own beats
- Piano roll style editing
- MIDI in / out
- Inter-app-audio (IAA)
- Audiobus
- Ableton Link
- AudioCopy
- Export beats as MIDI or audio files
- Connect to external drum kits or keyboards by MIDI

What’s New

Version 1.2.9

1. Fix bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings
SpiritMonkee ,

Among the Best

If the developer adds a choice of new drum sample libraries, EQ, and mix/pan to the kits this will be a cut above everything else out there. As it is it is a great add for iOS DAWs like Cubasis. Well done.

I have to amend this review. As of June 2017 editing in DrumSession is a horrible experience on both iPad and iPhone. It is best to stick to using the internal sequences. Moving notes is nearly impossible on an iPhone because you can't see where the note is under your finger, similar for the iPad. If you're not careful every time you try to move the edit screen around you lay down new notes you have to delete.

The recording and editing process is bug riddled with crashes and non-responsive app behavior. The screen remains unnecessarily dark making pad usage and some navigation needlessly difficult unless you want to burn down your battery winding the video all the way up in normal room light.

Maybe it's just too much to demand from an iOS app. So far the market still lacks a serious and user friendly solution.

iPad Air 2 128gb

Bevan1132 ,

not the best

really complicated to use and does not allow you to make your own beat you can only edit beats if you have not bought this yet get garage band it’s simpler to use i would like my money back

Developer Response ,

See our Getting Started video at;
You can create your own empty beat by pressing the + button in the patterns browser.

Divad Thgirbla ,

This is the EZ Drummer like app I've been waiting for

I don't know if Toontrack's EZ Drummer app will ever be ported to iOS but this might be the next best thing. I'm still figuring it out but I like what I see so far. Maybe a bit pricey, though for an iOS app but I snatched it up after reading a review on Music App Blog.

One thing I don't like is the color scheme of the transport and function controls. I had to turn my iPad's brightness up to super nova levels in order to barely be able to make out the controls. This really needs to change. It took me ten minutes to figure out how to get out of the initial help screen because I couldn't make out the exit button.


Ngo Minh Ngoc
220.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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