DrumPerfect Pro is without doubt the most complete, open, fully programmable drum/percussion music production system ever created for iPad. The wealth of professional features it offers is just astonishing. Yet its most distinguished quality is probably its confounding capacity to emulate so musically the human feel of pro drummers performances in any genre, as you will see.
Here is what Gilbert Medam, professional composer and arranger, creator of the pack collection as well as designer of the new UI writes:
In the musical consciousness, rhythm is without question a most fundamental element. Combining movement with numbers, it is found in music all around the world and at any period of human history.
Musicians, particularly drummers and percussionists by nature excel in precise body movement, coordination and inevitably inspire listeners to join the dance. On the other hand computer systems excel, by design, in powerful processing of numbers. We are constantly, Marinus and I, attentive to this simple fact when refining and expanding DrumPerfect Pro. Because we want our app to excel in coming as close as it can be, to a perfect integration of both performances.
In this new version, if you are passionate about rhythms, drums and beyond, you will find, we think, the best companion for your music adventure and production. Its flexibility will surprise you. Program on multitrack/layers, multi-velocity sampling, the most intricate patterns, improvising songs. Unleash your wildest experimentation in the creative and fun process.
It is the high end app of choice for:
- drums/percussions professional track production
- live performance with the brand new AUv3 player
- practice and training for musicians in any musical genre
- easy loading and playing of your own library of midi files.
- study, understanding and experimenting from the massive collection of world rhythms available in the packs.
14 High-quality music packs available as IAP, ready to be used in your own productions. New in this version: 5/4 Swing jazz-style music pack and Pop Drum Beats pop-style pack.
Songs in app are automatically synced with AU Player.
AU Player has 1 main and 16 instrument outputs.
AU Player UI with Master volume meter and Loop Overwrite control.
Tail of Linked Sets (Fills) plays even after pattern has changed.
Two unique sound packs added as IAP: one jazz-pack and one pop pack.
New Export view with pattern/kit auditioning.
Looped rendering of songs added.
Tail rendering of patterns added.
Localization support added for Dutch/French/German.
Editing of beat subdivision in Grid view by tapping the beat label.
Pattern saving from Grid view added.
Recording of tempo and JAM! automation is synced among members of a random song part.
Added master volume knob in Pattern view.
Four options for reverb quality to control cpu-load: Long/Short-Stereo/Mono.
Improved IAA support.
Latest Audiobus SDK.
Fixed audio/midi export for JAM! remapped instruments.
Many other fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
So far this is the best drum app for IOs I have used so far. Once I got past the learning curve of the workflow this app has just been solid! Customer service was there when I need it, thx Marinus!
As powerful as a desktop VST plugin!
I just discovered DPP and decided to pick it up, thinking OK, my expectations aren't very high, because most drum apps on iOS don't really cut it for professional productions, unless you're into electronic music. Boy was I wrong! DPP is so deep, it easily rivals the best VST plugins on desktop machines. Be ready however for a learning curve. This is not one of those apps you just pick up and get going with in five minutes (although it's actually very straight forward once you get the hang of how things are laid out and handled). The sounds are very decent, but I prefer to use my own Samples, giving me a good cross-platform compatibility with my desktop DAWs.
Overall, DPP is an amazing drum app, not only for real drums, but also percussion (available as iAP) or electronic drums, making it a great all-round Drum app.
The Most Powerful & Flexible Drum Machine App
I patiently waited until more velocity layers were added, and my patience was rewarded!
First of all, DrumPerfect Pro incredibly flexible, with features that aren't found in ANY other drum machines. Unusual tuplets can be assigned on each track individually, and per beat if desired. Tempo can be assigned per pattern, and the entire song's tempo can be scaled up or down relative to the individual pattern tempos. The included sounds are great. The convolution reverb sounds wonderful. And there are newer features dealing with tempo, dynamics and humanize functions.
The GUI is pretty stoic, and the workflow can be a bit tedious, compared to other more simple drum machine apps. As a very powerful and deep drum machine, it must be challenging to balance all the factors that make it powerful against those to make it easier/quicker.
If you are an intrepid explorer of new and exotic rhythms, get this (and get Metronomics, too).
Developer Response ,
Edit: Thanks B'bba!
- Marinus J.G. van de Molengraft
- 297.7 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Dutch, French, German
- Age Rating
- © 2020, Marinus van de Molengraft and Gilbert Medam
- In-App Purchases
- Jazz Sessions Volume 1 $4.99
- Heavy Metal Volume 1 $3.99
- Funky Breakbeats Volume 2 $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.