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Timpani Free

By mode of expression, LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


☆ Free, universal Timpani using Ratatap Drums' cutting edge engine! ☆

The harder you hit the drums, the louder they sound. Swirl your finger around for slower or faster rolls. The drum sound varies slightly from hit to hit, just like real drums. With the fastest response time of any drum app, it feels incredibly good to play.

Choose from one of the four included bongo sets. Unlock a hidden bonus set.

☆ The harder you hit the drums, the louder they sound! A first for an iPhone app!
☆ The fastest response time -- more than 60% faster than the competition!
☆ Professionally recorded drum sounds at 44.1khz high fidelity!
☆ Natural drum rolling -- the faster you drag your finger, the faster the roll!
☆ Realistic modeling of drum strikes so drum rolls blend and repeat hits don't sound like machine guns!
☆ Pitch bending depending on where you hit the drums!
☆ Try our "Dueling Timpani" so two people can rock out with their own set on one device!
☆ So much more!

"Ratatap Drums is exactly what you need and whatever you want it to be, all at the same time. It is the complete package and absolutely fun at the same time. If you are into music or percussion, this app is a must buy." - Review (Ratatap Drums)

What's New in Version 1.9

* Support for full-screen iPhone 5!
* iOS 6 fixes!


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Customer Reviews

Nice idea; needs work

Full discloser: Timpani was my principal instrument in Music School and I played them professionally in Orchestras for 8 years.
The visuals are good. The tone the timpani produces is uncharacteristic. It is how they sound when they are at their lowest possible pitch. A more characteristic sound comes in the mid-range. The sound produced is of a head that is too loose. The sound of the roll needs some work (might want to consult a Timpanist on how it is supposed to sound). It would be really cool (and worth redownloading) if you could change the pitch on the Timpani.

To ask too much: it would also be cool if it had timpani sounds for 3 distinct mallets (no it doesn't all sound the same). That way I could hear a hard/staccato (#2), medium (#3), and soft cartwheel sounds. Also the kind of sound timpani produce is different in the middle of the drum, near the rim, and 3 to 4 inches in from the rim.

Support for Garage Band

The intensity, bass and variations are all fine. It would be really helpful if you can make this app compatible with garage band as it has an option of external third party instrument. GB cant detect this app in its folder.

pretty good

The app is pretty good but I wish there was a way to change the pitches of the drums, maybe a menu of the key you want to play in and then you can select the notes for each drum based off the key and the drum's actual range. It's a great idea but it needs more options so people can practice along with recordings without dissonance. I hope you add updates that include this in the future!

Timpani Free
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.9
  • Size: 9.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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