All the afro latin rhythms with the highest sound quality. From Cuba to Republica Dominicana, hot latin rhythms like son, guaguancó, columbia, bembé, chacha, mambo, merengue, bachata, and 100 more!!! So easy to use, you can edit or create your own rhythms.

The new Live Pads lets to play live sessions on the way with 8 assignable pads and buttons for fills, intro, end with midi controls. And now, you can synchronize with any app easily with Ableton Link.

Song Mode, Jamming tool, fills and randomizers brings AfroLatin Drum Machine into a new level.

Song mode allows to create your structures in seconds and the Jamming Tool will feel playing with human percussionist. No more boring repetitive percussions!!
* Double press to edit any part or song
* Long press to move parts or songs

Audiobus and Inter-App compatible! Stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps!

Combine lots of amazing acoustic percussion sounds: congas, bongos, shekeres, shakers, claves, blocks,maracas,cowbells...

Afron Latin Drum Machine is your personal latin percussionist.

-- 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
PC8: Fill
PC12: Fill for the next Pad change
PC10: Fill for every Pad change
PC11: Fill & Start / End
PC13: Play

* Notes Mode (default setting)
C3 to G3 : Select Pad
C2: Fill
D2: Fill for the next Pad change
E2: Fill for every Pad change
A2: Fill & Start / End.

- Song Mode Controls:
* Double press to edit a part or song
* Long press to move parts or songs

What’s New

Version 4.21

- 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
- Bugs Fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

HermanEC ,

Excellent Latin Metronome/Play along

This app is a very well done drum machine programmed with an enormous amount of rhythms including Batá, Dominican and Puerto Rican rhythms. Highly recommended. I'm a percussionist/drummer and I really like this app to study along with on my main percussive instruments or as a drum machine for practicing piano and bass. Personally though, I don't understand the use of the Puerto Rican flag on the app icon since a good 80% of the rhythms are actually Afro CUBAN. Bomba from Puerto Rico only has 4 presets and I don't even see a plena preset. Merengue and bachata on the other hand has a whole category. I appreciate the Puerto Rican contribution to hispanic American music as much as anyone but in this case if the overwhelming amount of presets on your app are Cuban then use that flag or use a neutral no flag icon.

Gitarzz ,

The genius of Luis Martinez...

...has no limits. I have all but three of his drum apps and I'll likely buy two of them soon. The EDM one just doesn't fit what I'm doing. But I'm sure it's as ingenious as this one.

This app is packed with all kinds of things. Boat loads of samples, train loads of styles, truckloads of options.

You can jam along with the app and it will automatically add fills where you want them. You can create and save rhythms. You can string several different rhythms together to make a song and tell it where to put in fills. You can do odd time signatures. You can do straight beats or really get it swinging for some Afro-Latin Texas shuffle, lol.

Most importantly, even I can use this app with ease. I don't get along well with drum machines because they're a bit too time consuming and I'm just not a drummer. My programming sounds robotic and it takes me an hour and a half to sound that good. With this app (and the others this dev makes) it has enough of a drummers mind that I just have to get the basic pattern going then it'll take it to another level and it happens in minutes.

It's worth every penny. Go ahead and tap "buy".

Joe CKCK ,

It’s Great - and.....

Great sounds and great parents to start out with. I have all 8 Lumbeat apps. They’re all great.


Here’s my wish list
The patterns could remember tempo setting, swing setting, and jam settings
The tap tempo button sometimes doesn’t work
A start and stop button, then when a pattern is playing if you need to hit start to reset, it instantly goes to the “one“
Tunable sounds, i.e. ability to pick shift the tones a little
In Future Drummer you have to touch the back arrow to leave the page instead of anywhere around the screen like the other apps. Just easier on the fly
More volume gradient options per sound. Not just soft loud and red
A manual ? Tutorials ? MIDI implementation help?
Button to switch midi on and off on main page instead of seven page
Ability to sort patterns into lists and sublists
More cowbell! Seriously more samples on each application. Or be able to import sounds across applications! Only 5 or six sounds per app is limiting, but don’t get me wrong the sounds are great and Lumbeats is a breath of fresh air 😎


Lumbeat Ltd.
66.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 LumBeat


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