Soft Drummer is the closest thing to a pro session subtle drummer in your pocket. Easy to use, it's much more than a drum machine cause it can improvise musically with the most pure acoustic drum sound played with brushes, hot rods and hands, giving warmest grooves for jazz, soft pop, ballads, latin, etc...

Live Pads lets to play live sessions on the way with 8 assignable pads and buttons for fills, intro, end with midi controls.
New 4 Board Mode to control Live Pads with any Midi Controller with just 4 buttons, like iRig Blueboard.
Synchronize any app easily with Ableton Link.

And now you can send generated drums by midi to any sound source, drum machine or synthesizers.

- 50 multilayer sounds with 3 different hit types (ghost note, accented note and drag / open ) x 3 RoundRobin alternating samples.
- Improved Jam algorithm with more control to set which instruments can improvise. (iPad)
- Round Robin alternating samples, combining 3 layer samples of each stroke makes a extremely natural sound.
- Random generators to get creative ideas instantly.
- 4 Effects including Compressor/Gate, Equalizer, Delay and Reverb.
- Song Mode. Extra fast tool to create rhythmic structures for your song in seconds.
- Ableton Link Sync
- Midi Sync
- Control several parameters with midi Control Change and Program Change.
- Midi Out
- Sound Module ( Midi In )

-- 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: (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

What’s New

Version 2.33

- Fixed more iOS 13 issues

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

Brobroh. ,

Nice. Superb. Hopefully better UI in the future.

This can be really great for anyone practicing saxophone. Really enjoying the variety of the sounds and various patterns. And it says i can get a soundset if i write a review. One thing is that i wish i have a more intuitive n reliable UI. When in song mode, when i delete all parts, the app will crash n shut down. (Ipad pro 9.7) and i'd like to save my own variations from the existing patterns or sounds combinations, but the save button won't be activated most of the time. Hope these will be fixed in the future. Currently it's the best n only Soft drummer on the market i believe.


Deleted n reinstalled, and i have to rate it again. One another bug that i wish quickly be fixed is in the song mode. First part plays correctly, and the second part and the rest will not play snares at all. Deleted n Reinstalled but didn't change. Hopefully this will be fixed soon~ All other things are great.

Sir A m4Y ,

Soft Drummer vs Beat Buddy

I was looking for a drum app that I could to play live in small intimate settings where sometimes electrical power is not readily available. I was delighted when I found Soft Drummer. I currently use a Beat Buddy and was looking for something similar in an app. This is not it. With that said, this is an excellent app with its own qualities but it is not as intuitive as Beat Buddy. I am not a drummer and need something fairly simple to play along with live. I need to be able to control things using OnSong and Quantiloop. I think this app can do everything I need and more but there is a learning curve and the documentation is scarce. There are a couple of YT tutorials but seem to more focused on recording than live play. I have not found a good tutorial on the MIDI settings. My needs are simple: I need to select a song and set the tempo using CC or PC commands using an Airturn Stomp 6 footswitch. I use OnSong to configure the six switches to trigger MIDI commands like Start/Stop, and send CC and PC commands to Quantiloop and Beat Buddy to select songs, change tracks and set tempos.
If I can figure out how to do this with Soft Drummer I will give it 5 Stars because the drum sounds and jamming features are stellar. If I could get some help from you, Louis, by getting some documentation and/or tutorials, that would be very much appreciated.

musicalpaisan ,

Sounds great but....

Crashes every time I hit the save button, very good sounds but can only use it for jamming, otherwise useless to me. Supposedly audiobus compatible but can't find a copy button. Would like to use the obvious potential but seems broken.

Update: Sounds great yes, found conflict causing crash, not compatible with Swift Key. Incredible lack of support for this app, about the only source of info is on audiob and nothing that he I can see from the developer. The glaring fault with SF is lack of IAA triggering or just simple pasteboard. The only way I can find to trigger it from group the loop or other apps is to use midi, which I'm not a fan of. I'm a guitar player looking for a decent drum tool, not a beat boxer looking for a toy. While this app sounds great, it works best in its own fishbowl. Disappointed at the lack of audio share support for this app and zero documentation other than a few fanboy videos. Sadly for me, I'll have waste more money in pursuit of a usable drum tool that doesn't require midi triggers from remote apps and them trimming the result to fit due to delays.


Lumbeat Ltd.
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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