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Pocket Beats Drum Machine

By Dream Engine Interactive

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★★★★★ Pocket Beats now has Audiobus support! ★★★★★

Pocket Beats is a paradigm shift in electronic rhythm composition. Designed to overcome the problems of programming complex, polyphonic drum patterns, Pocket Beats makes it a breeze to create precision drum loops with rapid retriggering and drumrolls. What used to take half an hour to write in a traditional drum machine or sequencer takes just seconds with Pocket Beats.

To use, just tap on the grid of squares and hit play. That's it--no massive menu system, no complicated controls, just a dead simple way to make crazy, off-the-charts beats. No musical background necessary!

Pocket Beats is powered by our custom mobile-optimized Dream Audio Engine featuring hand-crafted DSP code to directly manipulate your sound signals. This is not a toy soundboard that only plays back samples. With Pocket Beats Drum Machine, you’ll be able to tweak your sounds with distortion effects pads. You can also experiment with a range of speeds, anywhere from 10-999 BPM, while still preserving sound quality.

Pocket Beats was created by MIT and MIT Media Lab grads specifically to create precision drum beats on the go. Our drum kits were designed by a Berklee grad to help get you started and inspire you to create your own loops. It’s easy enough for the beginner to use, but robust enough to satisfy a serious musician. Never get caught empty handed when you think of a good beat on the go. Reliable enough to be used for live performance, but engaging enough to lose yourself in at home.


✔ Compatible with Audiobus
✔ Create polyphonic drum loops with up to seven instruments
✔ Multi-touch grid design lets you easily visualize the relationship between each instrument
✔ Mute/solo individual instruments.
✔ Two touch-controlled effects pads: control resonant low pass filter, delay, bit crusher, volume, and panning
✔ 10-999 BPM fine tempo control
✔ Drumrolls and retriggering: instantly glitch any beat
✔ Restart playback instantly by tapping the play button
✔ Export your loops as wav files or as ringtones
✔ Five free drum kits, each containing seven instruments
✔ More Pocket Beats Drum Kits available for purchase in many genres, including hip hop, glitch, IDM, industrial, and electro

Pro Functionality: Unlock Pro to get these features!
• ✔ Import your own samples
• ✔ Mix and match instruments
• ✔ Choose delay or bit crusher effects
• ✔ Removes ads for free

What's New in Version 2.10

Introducing Audiobus support: Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps! See for more information.

More bugfixes and stability improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Really love this app

Been playing with different drum machines my whole adultish life and this is something different and good different. This is my go to drum source right now. I have been recording pocket beats via Audiobus into Cubasis on my train and then uploading my beats into Cubase on my iMac when i get home. Brilliant! Give it a try.

Free app works with audiobus!

I've been waiting for this update and it does not disappoint. You can't get many free apps for audiobus. Not sure what dynamicimage is talking about: The Pro Version is 4.99 and that gets rid of the ads too.

A great app, but....

This is a great app, but I can't stand all this "in-app-purchase" nonsense....I agree with the other reviewer, just charge $8.99 (or whatever) and be done with it. Otherwise a really great useful app!

Pocket Beats Drum Machine
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.10
  • Size: 10.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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