Learn to play 'In The Pocket' with Drummer ITP: The World's most intelligent metronome and rudiment training tool!
Drummer ITP can help you to learn exceptionally accurate timing with your drum performances and become a true 'In The Pocket' player. The app is designed for practicing rudiment patterns with a drum practice pad - incorporating an intelligent listening feature, which allows your performance against a metronome click to be measured and given as feedback scores. You can therefore track your progress and identify what rudiment patterns and tempos cause you most trouble with staying in time.
Drummer ITP therefore helps with improving stick speed whist maintaining timing accuracy. It also helps to identify the key tempos (bpm = beats-per-minute) where your technique changes from locked drum rolls to faster speeds which require you to bounce the drumsticks. Finding your breaking points with different stick pad rudiments will enable you to focus on the most challenging aspects of your personal stick technique and will underpin your development in all areas of drumming.
The main display shows both the rolling click waveform and the microphone readings from your performance on the practice pad, so you can easily see if you are playing ahead or behind the beat. There is also a unique accuracy indicator which shows how far ahead or behind the beat each of your hits is. Whilst performing rudiments on a practice pad, the app records an ongoing measurement of accuracy and consistency of the performance, so you can practice to keep the timing indicator right in the middle of the screen and achieve the highest possible scores. It's best to use the app with wired headphones to concentrate fully on the click, but if you want to check how accurate the app is, just turn up the loudspeaker volume and you'll see it measure its own sounds to 100% accuracy - so you can see how close your own performance scores are to that of an electronic drum machine!
Drummer ITP can be used in Manual or Rudiment mode. In Manual mode the metronome runs freely, as a standard metronome whilst also keeping a measurement of the recent performance scores. With a rudiment pattern active (i.e. using the app's Rudiment Mode), a count in starts a 30 or 60 second rudiment test, the results of which become a benchmark for evaluating your performance progress over time, with all your best high scores being recorded. The app can also be used purely as a standalone high-precision metronome with advanced settings allowing you to choose different pitches, volumes and intervals for the click.
Drummer ITP is a new music technology innovation by RT Sixty Ltd, makers of the groundbreaking iDrumTune Pro app!
Improved display layouts and compatibility for iPhone SE devices.
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Great little app
A really handy practice aid which addresses a familiar issue for drummers practicing to a metronome: are you right on the beat and if not then fractionally ahead or behind?
Couple of bits of feedback. Unless I’m missing it there is no ‘screen always on’ option in the app’s settings. So to stop the screen switching off while using it we’d have to change our phones’ global settings, which we we probably don’t want to.
Also, in Info 3/9 paragraph 4 the wording is unclear as to the middle row of bars and whether they light up to left or right of centre to tell you if you’re behind or ahead of the beat. Easily fixable.
Developer Response ,
Hi GreyWethers - many thanks for posting this review, we really appreciate all comments and constructive feedback. We’ve just posted a free app update covering your suggestions and a few other enhancements too, so do update and we hope you are happy to see the improvements. (Ps, left is ahead of the beat, right indicates behind!)
This is really cool - I’ve always struggled using a metronome to know if I’m ahead or behind the click, and this makes it really obvious with the visual display. I also like the click feature that allows choosing the different note and volumes for the beat and intervals.
Time for Perfection!
This app is exactly what I need, I’ve always felt I could be more consistent in my drumming. Really useful for rudiments and fine tuning my timing, big fan of the ‘smart listening’. I’m looking forward to seeing my progress over time!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.