EZ Trigger is a revolutionary tool for drummers -- an app that turns your iOS device into a single-channel drum module, allowing you to trigger a high definition bass drum sample from an acoustic kit in realtime.
It's a great way to give your bass drum a boost in the mix without the hassle of miking or a setting up other hardware. Just plug a standard drum trigger into the phone through a guitar interface such as IK Multimedia's iRig 2 and play through a PA, choosing from over 30 great bass drum samples.
• Made for live performance
• Works with standard piezo drum triggers
• Made especially for the iRig 2 guitar interface, works with a variety of interfaces. (for phones without a headphone jack, make sure the interface has an audio out port)
• high quality 44.1khz bass drum samples for a range of rock and other styles
• Simple setup in seconds
*** Check out eztriggerapp.com for more info
*** Give your kick some extra kick!!!
This is a maintenance release for iOS 13+
Ratings and Reviews
Good Working Product
As I get older, I'm always looking for ways to lighten my gear load at gigs. ezTrigger offers a good solution to those who wish to only trigger their kick without carrying extra, bigger equipment. I ordered an iRig knock-off from eBay and installed ezTrigger on my iPhone 6 running IOs 9.3.5. I briefly tested this setup at home using a Sonor Martini 14" kick, a Simmons piezo trigger and a Fender Rumble 40 as a monitor. Everything worked first time and I was able set the sensitivity and tuning with ease. I would recommend this app. However, there are a few "gotchas" that users need to be aware of. First, when I switched into "Airplane" mode for the gig, it rendered the app useless as a single strike would cause the app to jam and repeat at an extremely fast pace. Secondly, after playing a set for 90 minutes, my iPhone battery, which was at 100% when the set started, was almost at 20%. Last, but not least, when the iPhone battery went below 20%, it kicked into "Low Battery" mode which rendered the app useless. In summary, ezTrigger is a good app and I intend to keep using it. But I will carry a iPhone charger with me and plug in the phone when I begin using the app. The "Airplane" mode issue does concern me as I at times get texts and calls during a gig. I'll need to research this item a bit more. One last bit of praise,...I received many comments on how "big" my 14" kick sounded at that gig. I ran ezTrigger into my Fender Rumble 40 (personal monitor) and then from the amp to the soundboard. Worked perfectly. I rated this app as a "4" due to the issues I ran into.
Works ok for SLOW tempos
This app triggers decently for tempos BELOW 200 bpm. As a metal drummer, I would think this app would be the cheapest and run for your money as it can get when it comes to kick drum triggering. Unfortunately after spending $40 on the irig + 10 for the app, I come to find the bass drum notes cutting in and out for anything played above 200 bpm. Even after adjusting the gain/ sensitivity/ gate (ms) it just cant keep up. If you set the gate too low (10ms) it double triggers like crazy. I had high hopes for this app, but sadly disappointed with its performance. Hopefully the next version will have improved performance.
I was excited when I heard that someone finally came up with an app like this! I've been wanting to play around with triggers for a while but didn't want to spend all of that money on a module and then end up not using i very much. And the app works great! Lots of fun sounds to play around with. Really digging the sub drop too.
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- Ralph Seaman
- 19.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Mindsnap Music and kramden.com
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.