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Groove Player

By Avedis Zildjian Co.

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Gen16 Groove Player

Play, Record, Mix, Audition, Share

Gen16 Groove Player is a mobile groove composer built for iPhone and iPad.

Create your rhythmic masterpieces on the go wherever inspiration strikes.
Or, Lay down the groove and take it with you.

Save your newly created grooves for use in you favorite recording software and devices, which read Standard MIDI files. Share them with the built-in Dropbox

Browse and purchase Artist Grooves from the growing list of some of the worlds
Greatest drummers. Create complete drum arrangements from your purchased grooves and fills in your next composition with a wide variety of styles, tempos and time signatures. Groove Player also features cymbal sounds from the Gen16 Zildjian Digital Vault.

Groove Artists

Adam Nussbaum, Alex Acuna, Atom Willard, Billy Martin, Billy Mason,
Billy Ward, Carter Beauford, Danny Seraphine, Dave Northrup,
Eddie Bayers Jr, Gene Lake, Ilon Ruben, Kenny Aronoff, Marco Minnemann,
Matt Billingslea, Mike White, Peter Michael Escovedo, Rocky Bryant, Russ Miller, Stephen Perkins, Steve Misamore, Steven Wolf, Thierry Arpino, Troy Luccketta.

• 9 channel mixer 

• Channel volume 

• Channel pan 

• Master volume 

Groove Preferences 

• Adjust the tempo with the Slider or Tap Tempo button 

• Click level adjustment for recording 

• Quantize value 

• Quantize strength 

• Time signature


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Customer Reviews

Nice, but could use more features...

Very nice interface for a drum App, and I appreciate that there are many talented pro drummers who have contributed their tracks as add-ons; however, the factory (included) MIDI files are pretty basic and the add-on packs are a bit expensive. You can import your own MIDI files, but there is no user manual or support page and at the very least, this App should provide MIDI note-numbers for the drum maps so that a user can easily re-map the notes in an existing MIDI file to be able to properly assign MIDI notes to the correct drum pads.

Another feature missing is audio export and audio copy/paste. It would be great to save a .wav file of a drum loop and be able to import it into other music/audio Apps. Plus, the developer has designed the screen to have only one orientation - horizontal - and to the right - i.e. you cannot flip the screen to 180 degrees horizontal in the opposite direction. Even Apps that only have one screen orientation at least let you flip the screen upside-down.

I also think Zildjian could have included additional samples and kits - even percussion to make this a more well-rounded App. In addition, I would like the ability to import and assign my own drum samples to the pads. So to summarize, the App is nicely designed, but could use more features, content and make add-ons less expensive.

Most realistic

This is the most realistic feeling drum app I've tried, in terms of response to velocity sensitive touches. It's the only one I dont get tired of playing after a few minutes.

I've also used garage band, drums!, and ratatap. But I like this better. The sound is very real and subtle.

If you're looking for a hip hop or dance sound, This is not your app. It sounds like a recording of a real drum set and unfortunately there is only one kit. This kit is very straight and simple. I would like to hear some kits with more tighter, more modern sounding drums but then zildjian would have to redo the recording with eq, compression, and noise gate, instead of clean and straight like this.

I hope they'll add some more kits later on. If they don't I'll make my own app to replace it.

Lacking volume of bass drum and lower toms

This is a cool concept... Not quite there yet... The volumes on the bass drum and floor tom is none existant. Hopefully you will keep updating
this and adding more grooves.... Also, clear and concise directions on how to get low cost or free grooves would be nice.

Groove Player
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Music
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 46.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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