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InstantDrummer: Tropical Sun

By Sonoma Wire Works

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Add professionally recorded drums to your songs with adjustable tempo, intensity, variation, ambience and gain.

InstantDrummer: Tropical Sun iOS app (world style) is free for a limited time! More InstantDrummer apps are are added every month in a variety of styles (hard rock, country, pop rock, and more) for only $2.99 each. Listen to samples:

InstantDrummer iOS apps provide easy to use, customizable, professionally recorded drum loops in your pocket. Pick a groove, tap in a tempo, and InstantDrummer inspires you to play along with continuously varying drum tracks using perfectly matched, full kit studio drum recordings.

Better than a drum machine! InstantDrummer gives you a professional drummer recorded in a high-end studio by renowned engineers. Sonoma brings these real recordings into the InstantDrummer format, giving you the ability to adjust and build the recordings into drum tracks for your songs. Use them royalty free!

Better than a metronome! Set the tempo and let professional drum recordings keep the beat for you.

Spin the INTENSITY wheel to set the mood from mellow to aggressive. Add some VARIATION to get a constantly evolving beat. AMBIENCE adds room sound and GAIN sets the level. No tedious editing or disappointing sounds, just a great drummer, ready to jam.

InstantDrummer: Tropical Sun iOS App Features:
• 43 MB of world-rock drum recordings
• Adjustable tempos - Originally recorded at 88 BPM, but still sounds great at tempos above 130
• 12 parts (including Alt Beat with Perc, Alt Beat, Bridge, Bridge with Perc, Cool Beat with Perc, Cool Beat, Crashes, Crsh with Perc, Intro Fills, Perc, Verse with Perc, and Verse) many with auto-fills on the last bar
• Quickly build drum tracks for songs using the part sequencer
• EQ/Compressor and Master Effects
• AudioCopy from InstantDrummer, then AudioPaste into compatible apps like FourTrack to add more tracks.
• WiFi sync your drum "songs" to your computer, then bring into any recording software that imports .wav files to add more tracks.

InstantDrummer: Tropical Sun is one of a series of InstantDrummer iOS Apps based on the Discrete Drums Earthbeat collection.

Recorded at the Sound Kitchen Studio in Cool Springs, TN. The Sound Kitchen is the Southeast's most prestigious recording facility. Many of the biggest names spanning all music genres have recorded here (3 Doors Down, Amy Grant, Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Guy, Chicago, Dixie Chicks, Jimmy Buffett, Keith Urban, and many more.

Drummer: Greg Morrow (has worked with the Dixie Chicks, Van Zant, 38 Special, and more).

Percussionist: Eric Darken (has worked with BonJovi, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and others.

Engineer: Steve Marcantonio, whose work encompasses classic Nashville as well as the edgier side of the genre, including projects for George Strait, Alabama, the Warren Brothers and Vince Gill, among others.

Producer: Rick DiFonzo, Discrete Drums Co-founder, has recorded and/or toured with artists including Joan Osborn, Roger Waters, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan and others.

For only $2.99, you can purchase another InstantDrummer iOS app with professional quality audio drum recordings, designed for production, that you may customize and use in your own songs royaly-free.

Demo video and user guide online.

Sonoma Wire Works develops high-quality, innovative products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. Other Sonoma Wire Works' products include FourTrack, InstantDrummer, and Taylor EQ iOS apps; GuitarJack for compatible iOS devices; StudioTrack for iPad; RiffWorks recording software with InstantDrummer for Mac/Win; DrumCore and KitCore drum plug-ins and drum loops for Mac/Win; and Discrete Drums multitrack and stereo professional drum loops.

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What's New in Version 2.2.1

Optimizations for performance

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Customer Reviews

Your exotic groovemate

The audio quality is amazing and the loops have a nice variation. I wouldn't replace my drum machines (apps or hardware), maybe because that's my style. I love using this for sketching a song or for complementing my percussive tracks.

The percussion accents are pretty welcome, and helps creating those special hooks in your song.

Decent set of percussive beats

Nice sounds, a little limited... The Instant Drummer products make you play along to them, not the other way around, so you'll have to accept that when composing. But still better than a metronome.


This is a fun app to mess with when your bored. BUT, if you want ALOT more features, buy Music Studio. Even though its $15, it's worth it, even without extra sound packs.

InstantDrummer: Tropical Sun
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 2.2.1
  • Size: 44.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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