Turn your iPhone or iPad into a solid Rock Drummer with powerful drum sounds and tons of rhythms to get energetic drum grooves easily in a flash. The best drum machine for Rock!
The Live Pads lets to play live sessions on the way with 8 assignable pads and buttons for fills, intro, end with midi controls. The new 4 Board Mode makes easier to control Live Pads with any Midi Controller with just 4 buttons, like iRig Blueboard.
Synchronize any app easily with Ableton Link.
And the last addition in v5 is MIDI Out. Now you can catch any of the generated drum parts into any MIDI Sequencer to apply external sounds.
Song Mode. An easy and quick way to make quality drums for your songs.
- Double press to edit a part or song
- Long press to move parts or songs
Save all your data to iCloud to have several song lists, rhythms or repertorios and share them among your devices
RDM jams! Just move a slider to set the jamming level like a proper drummer! And set the number of bars to play drum fills.
Edit or create your own rhythms very easily in two modes:
* Edit Mode allows you to edit the whole rhythm quickly.
* Patterns Mode allows you to set the patterns for each component (hihat/ride cymbal, snare or kick )easily with a wheel.
Combine the best acoustic drum sounds with any rhythm to get top inspiring rock grooves.
* Midi Sync + Inter App Audio + Audiobus. Stream live audio directly to other Audiobus or Inter App Audio apps!
* 4 Effects : Compressor / Gate, Equalizer , Delay, Reverb
* Set random breaks every 4, 8, 12 , 16, 32 bars
* In Groove Edit Mode you can set any subdivision to any beats. Just long press on the time until it shows a red border and drag up or down to rest or add notes
* Midi Out
* Sound Module ( Midi In )
--- MIDI CONTROLS ---
-- Notes Mode
Play / Stop - Midi Note G2 / Program Change 13
Midi CC 0: Rhythm
Midi CC 1: Jam Intensity
Midi CC 7: Master Volume
Midi CC 11: Swing
Midi CC 32: Bank
Midi CC 91: Reverb Gain
Select Soundset: Program Change (Notes Live Pad Mode)
--- Live Pad Midi Controls:
* Program Change Mode (default setting)
PC 0 to PC7 : Select Pad
PC12: Fill for the next Pad change
PC10: Fill for every Pad change
PC11: Fill & Start / End
* Notes Mode (default setting)
C3 to G3 : Select Pad
D2: Fill for the next Pad change
E2: Fill for every Pad change
A2: Fill & Start / End.
- Song Mode Controls: (Notes Live Pad Mode)
Midi Note C2: Preview Song
Midi Note D2: Next Song
* Double press to edit a part or song
* Long press to move parts or songs
- iCloud Backups
- New 4 Board Mode for Live Pads
- BPM option for Live Pad Sets
- MIDI Jam Intensity Control CC#1
- Double / Half Groove buttons
- Fixed LivePad version issues
Ratings and Reviews
Almost just works by itself.
I've been using this and a couple other Luis Martinez apps for a couple years now. My most recent buy was MidEast Drummer and I've already used it in a song. It's so easy to get a beat going that inspires you to play. I pick up my guitar or my bass and just start jamming along. Sometimes I have a specific riff and I have to alter the beat to what I need and that's easy enough. In fact setting up an entire song is a breeze. With all the apps Ableton Link enabled I can even have them all playing different parts in perfect time together.
One problem I have with many drum machines is that tapping in fills can be a real pain. Adding ghost notes and minor changes so that the beat sounds natural are also usually advanced stuff in other drum machines. All that is easy stuff with a simple slider. Tell it how complex you want it and it comes up with stuff on its own. It's amazing.
If you need a drummer and you don't have a real one available, these are easy to use, great sounding, and natural sounding apps. Only drummers will be able to tell it's not a real drummer... and even then, maybe not.
Great for composing!
Do you ever get a new idea and want to create it, before you forget it? This app is for you.
But, it’s much more than that. It’s a full drum machine and the variety of kits and affects is incredible.
By far, my most common use for this app, is to record new ideas and even complete songs. I’m a guitarist, bassist and play keyboards. My studio is jam-packed with guitars, basses, keyboards, effects, amps, mixers, computers, etc. Needless to say, I don’t have the room for a drum kit. Even if I did, I could never have every type of kit I needed. So far, with this app, I haven’t found myself in a position of not having the right kit or sound.
When inspiration strikes, the app is always ready to provide the drums. I think I’m also ready to purchase the bass app, and automate my composing even more. Guitar is my main instrument, it’s what I’m best at and that’s where I want to focus my effort.
Really Tight. Surprisingly Deep. TWSS
This app is sweet man. It does so much more than I thought when I made the purchase. Subdividing the beats is so essential. The variety of sounds and presets was a pleasant surprise. I kinda wish there was an export option built-in, but it works great with Audiobus apps.
My primary drum machine before this app was Garage Band. Rock Drum Machine might be a learning curve for some, but I found it mostly intuitive. I was skeptical of the interface too, but getting to try with the Lite version really opened my eyes. This app is worth it.
The glitch with the red bar across the screen was fixed in the last update. I emailed support about it so you’re welcome. Haha!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.