DrumPerfect Pro is without doubt the most complete, open, fully programmable drum/percussion music production system ever created for iPad. The wealth of professional features it offers is just astonishing. Yet its most distinguished quality is probably its confounding capacity to emulate so musically the human feel of pro drummers performances in any genre, as you will see.
Here is what Gilbert Medam, professional composer and arranger, creator of the pack collection as well as designer of the new UI writes:
In the musical consciousness, rhythm is without question a most fundamental element. Combining movement with numbers, it is found in music all around the world and at any period of human history.
Musicians, particularly drummers and percussionists by nature excel in precise body movement, coordination and inevitably inspire listeners to join the dance. On the other hand computer systems excel, by design, in powerful processing of numbers. We are constantly, Marinus and I, attentive to this simple fact when refining and expanding DrumPerfect Pro. Because we want our app to excel in coming as close as it can be, to a perfect integration of both performances.
In this new version, if you are passionate about rhythms, drums and beyond, you will find, we think, the best companion for your music adventure and production. Its flexibility will surprise you. Program on multitrack/layers, multi-velocity sampling, the most intricate patterns, improvising songs. Unleash your wildest experimentation in the creative and fun process.
It is the high end app of choice for:
- drums/percussions professional track production
- live performance with the brand new AUv3 player
- practice and training for musicians in any musical genre
- easy loading and playing of your own library of midi files.
- study, understanding and experimenting from the massive collection of world rhythms available in the packs.
High-quality music packs available as IAP, in many different music styles and ready to be used in your own productions.
Support for iPadOS 15.
Fixed bug that caused audio glitches with 2021 iPad Pro.
Fixed bug with midi map display in Kit view.
Ratings and Reviews
Great sound packs...
This is a high quality app with excellent iap loop sound packs. However, it is not user friendly. As a professional recording engineer and years of having this app, I still can’t get it to work and with the new update, version 3.0.1, the graphics on the top 2 sections of the app “Pattern, Grid, Kits, Songs, Pads, etc.” and the section right below it are now blurred. Please correct and have a Spring sale on your iap’s please. I can then upgrade my review to 5 stars. Thank you in advance for listening to your customers! -Sincerely, AprilRox of AprilRox Studios 🎶
Developer Response ,
Edit: The “blurred controls” issue was fixed in v3.02.
As far as the “can’t get it to work” bit is concerned, would you mind telling us what the issue is? Maybe we can help!
I opened up your app again today because I have always wanted to take advantage of what it offers. I’ve owned it for years, but the frustration it caused always defeated my efforts to sort it out.
However, I have an exciting project that really needs a human feel and a realistic acoustic sound, so I was determined to finally understand how to use your app. And, with hours of effort, I finally started to piece together enough information from the manual and quick guide to begin to feel like it’s going to eventually all make sense. Not enough to actually do what I want yet, but enough to feel confident that I’ll get there.
That’s when I decided I’m never going to recommend your app, and I’m going to try to find an alternative as soon as I finish this review. Because once I started to see how it works, I realized that you could have just explained and demonstrated it it to your users in a few thoughtfully constructed tutorials. Or you could have introduced improvements to the interface. Or—given the number of years since the app was originally released—you could have done both.
So, congratulations. DrumPerfect Pro isn’t the only music app that I found challenging to learn, but it is the only one that made me feel contempt for its creator. Your app is an insult to musicians whose time should be spent making music, not untangling some mad developer’s brain (while paying for the privilege). You should be embarrassed and ashamed.
Developer Response ,
Dear Grape App,
We are sorry that you feel this way. We hope you will still be able to finish your project. Pls feel free to ask questions whenever needed.
As powerful as a desktop VST plugin!
I just discovered DPP and decided to pick it up, thinking OK, my expectations aren't very high, because most drum apps on iOS don't really cut it for professional productions, unless you're into electronic music. Boy was I wrong! DPP is so deep, it easily rivals the best VST plugins on desktop machines. Be ready however for a learning curve. This is not one of those apps you just pick up and get going with in five minutes (although it's actually very straight forward once you get the hang of how things are laid out and handled). The sounds are very decent, but I prefer to use my own Samples, giving me a good cross-platform compatibility with my desktop DAWs.
Overall, DPP is an amazing drum app, not only for real drums, but also percussion (available as iAP) or electronic drums, making it a great all-round Drum app.
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- Marinus J.G. van de Molengraft
- 305.9 MB
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
English, Dutch, French, German
- Age Rating
- © 2020, Marinus van de Molengraft and Gilbert Medam
- In-App Purchases
- GM Volume 1 $0.00
- Jazz Sessions Volume 1 $4.99
- Heavy Metal Volume 1 $3.99
- Funky Breakbeats Volume 2 $2.99
- Funky Breakbeats Volume 1 $2.99
- Rock Drums Volume 1 $4.99
- Brazilian Rhythms Volume 1 $4.99
- Batucada Volume 1 $3.99
- Reggae Roots Volume 1 $3.99
- Latin Percussion Volume 1 $5.99
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