DigiStix Drummer is an AUv3 compatible drum machine / sampler plugin for your favourite DAW.

The program has a host of features which allow you to sample your own drumkits and trigger them either using a host application via MIDI or using the inbuilt pattern and song editor which automatically syncs tempo with your DAW.

There as so many great sources of professionally recorded drum kits these days which can be imported into DigiStix allowing you to build a catalog of your favourite sounds. Alternatively use the built in sampler to record your very own kits.

DigiStix has 16 assignable pads which can be quickly mapped to individual drum samples or recordings. Each pad has it's own volume level, panning, reverb, delay, reverse and sample length settings. You can assign each pad to a mute group which allow for instance a closed hi-hat to mute an open high hat etc. Each pad can be assigned a one shot or looped sample. This enables you to import pre-looped samples at a specified BPM and have them play when a pad is pressed. You can also import up to 3 samples per pad and use in multi-sample mode which allows different velocity levels to trigger different pads etc.

One great feature of DigiStix is the ability to none destructively assign samples from different kits to the pads for live performance and song creation. We also provide an intelligent melodic mapping mode which maps selected samples over all 16 pads tuned to a selected key and scale.

The inbuilt sequencer allows patterns of up to 64 beats in length. Each pattern can have it's own time signature allowing complex arrangements can be constructed. Up to 256 patterns can be chained together to make a soung which are saved independently of the kits. The pattern editor also allows you to enter 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16th note triplets as well as reverse sample and accented notes. We provide easy velocity editing with 'draw in' drum rolls etc.

DigiStix also features a 16 channel mixer, configurable digital delay, reverb, chorus / flanger, bit crunch, overdrive, 8 band EQ and digital filtering options (HP and LP filters).

Each drum pad can be mapped to an external MIDI trigger allowing external drum pads to be connected if you wish.


• 16 assignable Pads.
• Randomize Patterns.
• Mix and Match different kits.
• Up to 64 beats per pattern.
• Songs up to 255 patterns in length.
• Reverse Mode, Triplets and Accents.
• Supports Mute Groups.
• Multi-layer and Round Robin modes.
• MIDI Mapping.
• 16 channel Mixer.
• 8 band EQ.
• Looping Mode with Time Stretching.
• Build in Delay, Reverb, Overdrive, Bit Crunch and LP/HP Filters.
• Paramter Automation from your DAW.
• Local and Remove MIDI Sync.
• Built in Sampler.
• Multi-bus/outputs when using AUM
• Multiple Import options.
• Melodic Remapping.
• Real time and Step pattern recording.
• iTunes and Filer importing of samples.
• Files App Drag & Drop Support

What’s New

Version 1.25

Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Slaphappygrandpappy ,

Workhorse with more work to do

Update to my previous review: due to the developer’s continued efforts (thank you!) this app has become way more than just a drum machine in my workflow. I now use it for all kinds of samples, in addition to the onboard drum samples. So easy and quick to get the sounds I hear in my head onto a pad and start playing/sequencing. The multi-layer sample features work great. If there is anything missing it is the UI to see the layers after import (unless I am missing something).

Feature request: round robin sample playback is nice, but I use random playback way more frequently. Any chance you could add random option?

Developer Response ,

The next version 1.16 has some really nice randomization options which you will love. It should be out within days now so hold on tight. As for viewing the sample layers, just tap, hold and pick Edit on a pad, it will then prompt for the layer you want to view/edit.


4pockets = hard working = mysupport

I’ve watched this blossom from its infancy into a superb and extremely useful ios drum app. The dev works quickly at squashing any bugs and has added a ton of useful additions, darn impressive actually. All the apps have a solid and similar design ethos. You know when you are using a quality app because you can dive in and you have some familiarity with certain features and the overall look. I really do like the app design templates, for lack of a better word, with all the 4pockets audio & effects apps. Ok time to play with the newly added auv3 multi out feature! ☮️

theGisME ,

Sneaky Dope Beatmaker

Just bought this today and it is flames! I plan on doing a full review if this on my channel next week. Question developers? Any plans to evolve this so it can use your awesome fx as inserts and sends? That function would put this on par or above Beatmaker 3! Having fx inserts on each drum would make for not being able to export to individual tracks and really save a lot of time in iOS daws by having all the drums on one track with the ability to still use fox plugins.

Developer Response ,

Glad your enjoying the ride so far. Lots of plans to evolve the app and about to release more awesome features. We already have sends for each instrument using the local delay and reverbs. I've also included a global chorus/flanger, overdrive, bitcrunch, filters etc. so I'm not sure what else I could do other than adding inserts to each channel (which I may well do).


Limelight Software
149.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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