Play along with the greatest drummers in the world and improve your knowledge of rhythm. Now with Metrogenius: the smart Metronome, with "clave" and "swing regulator"!
Drumgenius (created by a musician for musicians) is the first encyclopedia of real drum grooves (400 loops from Jazz to Rock) as played by the masters of drums: a unique tool for any musician that wants to practice with an amazing expert virtual drummer, to develop time-feel and to expand the knowledge of any kind of rhythm, from the basic to the most complex one! The loops (stretchable) are accompanied by useful descriptions and discography references. The special "clave" button helps to go deep into the nature of different rhythms.
▶"Mauro Battisti has made it possible for anyone to play along with the greatest drummers in the world, historical and contemporary, with the ability to alter tempo. Drumgenius is a great resource that can bring any player closer to the flame.”
▶ "Drumgenius sounds very good; I find it very handy to practice my instrument with real drums pattern that I can have always with me in my phone: thanks Mauro for this App."
Dominique Di Piazza - Electric bass player (John McLaughling, Trilok Gurtu, Bireli Lagrene, Dennis Chambers)
▶ "Love this app: these loops sound fantastic! They are real drum loops – not midi or sequences – and they loop flawlessly. In addition to being a fantastic groove reference for drummers (or musicians of any kind), I think this app is fantastic for groove development as a bassist."
Damian Erskine - Electric bass player (Peter Erskine, The Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Gino Vannelli, Tony Furtado), studio musician, author of bass method book series, adjunct Professor at both Portland State University and Marylhurst University – USA.
▶ “Drumgenius is a world-class teaching aid that addresses a fundamental challenge to successful performance practice for any musician: is a virtuoso educational work by a true musical virtuoso!”
Harold Danko - Jazz pianist (Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis big band) and composer . Professor of Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media at Eastman School of Music - Rochester NY - USA.
Download the app for FREE and use the PREVIEW FUNCTION for listening to all the loops before deciding to download them. You have at disposal three free loops to download from the list of 400 LOOPS TOTAL, so you can test the player functions and enjoy the practice with Drumgenius. Then, if you like it, on "Store" section, you can buy loops, having available three options: 10 Credits, 50 Credits and Infinite Credits. Each credit lets you download one loop at your choice from the complete list. When you choose a loop that comes with the alternate version with Clave (C), both versions will be automatically downloaded and will result as one credit only.
You can use 10 and 50 credits option only once. Infinite Credits option lets you download all the loops included in Drumgenius 2.0 and will give you also unlimited access to all the loops that will be included in future updates.
142 Jazz (from Baby Dodds to Eric Harland)
13 Jazz & Blues Shuffle
61 Afro-Cuban (traditional, contemporary and as played by jazz masters)
39 Brazilian (traditional, contemporary and as played by jazz masters)
29 Odd Times (Jazz, Funky, Afro-Cuban)
24 World (Africa, Balkan, India, Middle-East)
8 Straight eighths
Easy search function by word or style
Speed Stretching Function (+/- 20%)
Loops indicated with (C) include special Clave button on/off
Drum genius 2.0 requires iOS 7 or later. Full pack (400 loops+clave versions) is 840,9 MB in size.
For any further information, leaving comments or suggestions please visit
www.projazzlab.com or Drumgenius on Facebook at www.facebook.com/drumgeniusjazzloops
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Better than my drummer
Drumgenius is fantastic! It’s very easy to find the loop you want from its large catalog; and the feel is awesome, I literally can’t stop jamming to it. The Drumgenius loops have a very human, natural feel--not mechanical at all. Much better than any drum machine; and frankly, it’s better than most drummers I’ve played with over that last 40 years!
As stated by many great musicians, such as Michael Breker and Pat Metheny, having good time is an essential skill for every musician. Play any notes you like, but phrase them well, and it sounds nice. Drumgenius is the perfect App to help a musician develop this vital skill of “good time!” Metronomes are fine, but Drumgenius is fun and educational. The diverse collection of awesome loops provides a fantastic practice tool for the serious Jazz improvisationalist, and the developer is extremely responsive. He responded to my question in less than 10 minutes! The software performs flawlessly, you will not be disappointed!
Developer Response ,
Thanks from heart my friend! I'm happy that you find my work fun and helpful :-)
A Big Hug from Torino (Italy)
sure beats metronome; needs combining feature
I think this is a great app, i use it every day during my warm-up session on chord scales, the only thing I think could be added to this for little effort but huge benefit would be a way to combine the patterns so that we’re not just listening to the same two measures but rather have the ability to take three or four of the patterns and specify an order for them and maybe number of measures before it switches to the next one, that way no additional transcribing needs to be done but rather just a way to combine them and of course they would all be subject to the same tempo. Other than that I think it’s great and I’m glad it’s here and I hope you make a lot of money and make some good friends.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for your review!
I will consider your suggestion, for sure, in the future!
A Big Hug, W La Musica and Happy Holidays :-)
Not So Impressed
I bought the full version of this app thinking I’d get all the flexibility I was hoping for. I have a good Internet connection at home. So I was surprised when I started previewing tunes the thing would just sit there and say “listening“. It’s pretty frustrating when you have hundreds of tracks at your disposal and find that it’s all but impossible to preview them efficiently. Guessing the server could use an upgrade. So then when I successfully downloaded a few I started to realize that songs that I know we’re sampled for only brief instance of the main groove. So whatever flavor you would expect from a song; you’ll be sorely disappointed when you find that the loop lasts 4 seconds. The app is great for ideas on odd time signatures. Live and learn.
Developer Response ,
Sorry for delay my friend!
When wi-fi spot is ok the preview function works great, I'm sorry you had problems.
About DG loops, they are thought to develop sense of rhythm and to learn new rhythms, instead using the regular metronome. When the groove is basic the loop lasts for few seconds, but you will discover many loops that lasts 8, 12 or even more bars.
I really hope you will continue explore Drumgenius and I'm sure you will find it's a unique and serious rhythm encyclopedia used in all the most important music universities of the world.
A Big Hug my friend and Happy Holidays :-)
- mauro battisti
- 21.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2012 Projazz Lab
- In-App Purchases
- Infinite Credits pack $7.99
- 50 credits pack $2.99
- 10 credits pack $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.