AUv3(Audiounit plug-in) Drum synthesizer for iOS

No more searching through samples, no more limited preset sounds, no more waiting. With SynthDrum Kick, you can synthesize the drum sounds you want in a lightweight​ fast package. Create multiple instances right inside your favorite AU host DAW (GarageBand, Cubase, AUM, BeatMaker 3 etc) for multiple percussion instruments.

Whether you’re looking to create solid punchy house kicks, deep dark tuned trap bass kicks, or any other EDM genre, SynthDrum Kick has you covered.

SynthDrum Kick is a new, intuitive AUv3 AudioUnit plugin for iOS – Specially designed from the bottom up, to make synthesizing kick drums efficiently and quickly.

SynthDrum Kick's sounds are 100% synth-generated. Coupled with all the controls you need, being right at your fingertips, it’s easier than ever to get the kick sound you want. You get to work quickly and productively, without having to compromise and fall back on the same old pre-made kick samples.

Whilst some apps have irrelevant controls and workflows for synthesizing percussion, SynthDrum Kick has a versatile range of controls and a DSP engine specially designed for percussion synthesis.

A user-friendly, adaptable AudioUnit that can get the beats you want, fast, from the moment you load it into your favorite DAW. More sonic versatility for your kicks whether on the move or in the studio, you can quickly create percussion that is unique and specific to your taste.

– AUv3 (AudioUnit Extension)
– Oscillator: Sinusoid, 909 style clipped Triangular
– Pitch Envelope (re-triggers as needed for kicks)
– Amp Envelope (specially designed for percussion synthesis)
– LFO (delay-able) controls AM or FM
– Noise
– Parametric EQ x2
– Soft Clipper
– Presets
– Velocity sensitive

– You can change the knob response for rotary, linear horizontal or linear vertical in the menu.
– This app is at its best when its used as an AUv3 plugin/extension inside a host app. It has been tested extensively in GarageBand, AUM, Cubasis and BeatMaker 3.

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

Important​ bug fixes and audio improvements​.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Madyetmellow ,

Could be awesome...

Came across this app in my downloads after purchasing it a while ago. I thought I would give is a go in AUM and you can make some nice kicks from soft & bassy (a bit like an 808) to strong & harsh (a bit like the 909). It’s not heavy on cpu so you can run loads in auv3 without too much problem. There is a problem though and a fellow reviewer hit the nail right on the head...

Those knobs. Seriously are infuriating. It’s so difficult to fine tune them. What could and should take seconds takes minutes as they just aren’t responsive enough. You could be sliding your finger across the screen and nothing happens or you could lightly touch it and it spins 90 degrees.

A simple enough solution would be to double tap a knob and you get a slider/bar which would allow you to adjust it more precisely. As it is I feel bad giving it just the 3 stars as the sound can be amazing and I did have some fun messing about tweaking kick drums.

Please, please, please fix the knobs and I will definitely give it the 5 stars the sound deserves.

Ottobyte ,

Not your average kick.

I’m really impressed! By accident I stumbled on this au and I’m glad I did. It isn’t just a bog standard drum synth. It appears to have an attitude. The attitude is thick, deep, snappy and raucous. Whatever circuits are being modelled, it’s working. Thanks a lot.

bead125 ,

Essential Business

Bass Drum not a kick drum, you won’t find anything as programmable. It makes perfect sense and teaches the dynamics of what is the most essential element in electronic music production.


Paul Betowski
18.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Paul Betowski


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