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.
Longpress Load allows for multiple file import from Files locations.
Added Normalize and Invert option for samples.
Individual instruments in AUv3 Player can be optionally removed from the main mix.
Individually connected instruments in IAA are automatically removed from the main mix.
Tunable dynamics curve per sample group.
Added Mix-mode option to each sample group where instead of interpolation between levels up to 3 samples of the same level are mixed.
Added Random option to each sample group to randomly select a sample group for playing.
24-Bit rendering option added.
Added support for large audio buffer size (4096).
Pitch layers in patterns now support pitch changes from -/+ 1 octave. Backwards compatible with older patterns.
Pitch-velocity slider optionally steps in semi-tones or in cents on longpress.
GM Midi mapping of stock kits.
Added midi map editor to Kit view with copy/paste between kits.
Added two new sound packs as IAP (Handpan, Cajon).
Fixed a bug where clearing song and patterns in Song view left ghost images of the old patterns.
Fixed a bug that could cause a crash on importing zip-archives.
Fixed a memory leak in autosave.
Other bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Historically love the app, but experiencing frustrating crashes
I am having a crashing issue every time I hit the load button on the song tab. Running iPad Pro 9.7” iOS 14.3. Please help!
Developer Response ,
As a workaround, pls try the following:
1. Save patterns/kits/songs that you were working on,
2. Open Files app and go to “On my ipad”->DrumPerfect Pro,
3. Delete the /state folder and file startup.dat,
4. Restart the app.
We are preparing an update to address this issue.
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.
I’ve been using pro audio at major label and arena concert levels for decades. There is nothing intuitive out the layout and the graphical user interface. Eq’s and compressors and such are not located in the mixer page which runs contrary to every audio mixer design since the 40’s. Simply peaking at the drum samples causes a destructive edit of the drum kits. MIDI defaults only to channel 10 and not Omni like every piece of midi gear in the past 40’s years. I could go on but why bother. There is practically no decent internet tutorials. The few that do exist have a very think foreign accents further exacerbating the frustration of the user experience. I can’t recommend this program. Just use Garage band. It’s free and there’s little this offers over it.
Developer Response ,
We are sorry to hear about your experience. Please do note that all sample editing in the app is non-destructive. Individual midiports in the app can be configured to listen to arbitrary midi channels (“longpress” any midiport button in Settings view).
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- Marinus J.G. van de Molengraft
- 305.9 MB
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
English, Dutch, French, German
- Age Rating
- © 2020, Marinus van de Molengraft and Gilbert Medam
- In-App Purchases
- Jazz Sessions Volume 1 $4.99
- GM Volume 1
- Funky Breakbeats Volume 2 $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.