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Play drums 'In The Pocket' with Drummer ITP - the World's most intelligent metronome and rudiment training tool. Now with accented exercises and stick timing analysis.

Learn to play 'In The Pocket' with Drummer ITP: The World's only intelligent metronome and rudiment training tool! *Worldwide Number 1 iPhone Music App in over 70 countries!*

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.

*Please note: as with all professional audio and recording systems, Drummer ITP requires you to use wired headphones to enable zero latency analysis and measurements. Bluetooth headphones do not allow zero latency data exchange.

Drummer ITP helps to identify the key tempos where your technique changes from wrist-action stick hits to faster speeds which require you to control the bounce of the drumsticks. Finding your breaking points with different stick pad rudiments and practice exercises 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 and exercises 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. When playing an accented pattern, or an exercise with rests incorporated, the intelligent algorithm checks that the correct type of hits are performed at the right time. 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 Mode 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, 60, 120 or 300 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.

Includes a total of 68 practice patterns and rudiment exercises for combinations of:
- standard timing exercises (quarters, eighths, sixteenths)
- triplet timing exercises
- single, double and triple paradiddles (including inverted, reverse and offset)
- single and double paradiddle-diddle patterns
- rudimental drum rolls
- accented patterns

Additional features:
- notation of all included rudiments and exercise patterns
- real-time left/right hand pattern indicator
- accent indicator and moving notation counter
- tempo adjustment from 30-240 bpm
- beat time intervals 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
- optional beat one accent for practicing specific time signatures
- click designer with settings for pitch, tonality, click duration and volume
- separate click design for the main beat and interval sounds
- stick pad performance player, to hear what you are attempting to play
- high scores chart for completed rudiments and exercises
- preset click sounds
- microphone sensitivity adjustment
- intelligent 'learn latency' feature to ensure 100% accurate analysis

What’s New

Version 2.2

Updated with Spanish language support and improved screen layout for iPad devices.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

mileszim ,

Does rudiments and does them really well

I have been drumming since I was a child and remember spending hours and hours practicing rudiments under the pressure of your classic ego tripping band teacher.

Several decades later I am on the mend after a traumatic wrist injury that effectively limits all mobility in the left wrist — it’s locked. So I felt a huge loss of many things I wanted from life I could now no longer achieve or enjoy. One of them being drumming.

Recently my physical therapist recommended I get a soft practice pad and re-learn from the basics, just to see if I could. Having rudiments drilled deep into the depths of my lizard brain I knew that was a good place to start. So I got a practice pad and I know the forms, but rudiment practice needs guidance and feedback.

Then I found this app, and now I have a way to gauge my progress. I’m not only able to play some basic drums again, but now I can use drumming not as an excuse or pipe dream but as a therapeutic tool, allowing myself to heal doing something I love, and with this app, show proof of the progress.

Not to mention getting the motor function back and seeing results on the app just feels darn good.

So thanks devs! You’re giving me a part of my life back.

Marylinbeth ,

Best App I have found!

I’m new to drumming at the age of 54. I have always wanted to play, but as a kid from a big family my parents couldn’t afford it. I let me dream go until the beginning of 2020. I bought an electric kit and this app is helping me allot with time, rudiments and coordination along with speed. Something every drummer should have. I give it 5 stars.

Developer Response ,

Hi Marylinbeth. This is just brilliant to hear - never give up on the dream! Glad we can be a positive part of your drumming journey. Thanks for taking the time to post the review, it really helps us out and ensures we can continue to make free updates and improvements. Happy drumming!

Shawtynasty123 ,

Add flam rudiments and sheet music on screen

I love this app and it has been very helpful with precision practice and hand control! Very well done. Only thing is that all the flam rudiments aren’t there and those rudiments would add a lot but overall very helpful. Also if you had a section that combined all the different types of paradiddles and double paradiddles into one whole exercise and allowed there to be the sheet music on the screen somehow that would be awesome as well and would automatically be a 5+star review. For people that can’t read music the left and right hand icons are perfect though. I feel if you need practice reading it would be perfect. Thank you guys for making this!

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