• Ratatap Drums: fastest response, best playability, 15 drum kits, editable drums. WOW. •

Tens of thousands of positive reviews agree: Ratatap looks and plays the best.

The harder you hit the drums, the louder they sound. Swirl your finger around for slower or faster rolls. The drum sound varies slightly from hit to hit, just like real drums. With the fastest response time of any drum app, it feels incredibly good to play.

Choose from one of the fifteen (15!) included kits. Unlock a hidden bonus kit. Upgrade to the full version to create your own customized drum kit, choosing from the hundreds of included sounds.

• 10 built-in kits -- Rock, Disco, Hip-Hop, Electronic, and more!
• The harder you hit the drums, the louder they sound! A first for an iPhone app!
• The fastest response time -- more than 60% faster than the competition!
• Hundreds of drum sounds, professionally recorded at 44.1khz high fidelity!
• Natural drum rolling -- the faster you drag your finger, the faster the roll!
• Realistic modeling of drum strikes so cymbals blend and snares don't sound like machine guns!
• Pitch bending depending on where you hit the drums!
• The interface is naturally pulled up from the center tab.
• Multitrack recording and online sharing!
• You can even share your performances online on the web! Tweet, tweet!
• Jam out with your iPod library tracks.
• Try our "Dueling Drumsets" so two people can rock out with their own set on one device!
• So much more!

Upgrade in-app to the full $1.99 version and editing the appearance, position, and size of drums! Tweak volume variance! Tuning, reverb, touch sense--DRUMMERS' HEAVEN!

[Thanks to Ratatap Drummers, bugs have been spotted and stomped! If you're having problems hearing sound, try restarting the app or the device. Look for an update soon -- with new features too boot!]

"Ratatap Drums is exactly what you need and whatever you want it to be, all at the same time. It is the complete package and absolutely fun at the same time. If you are into music or percussion, this app is a must buy." - Review (full version)

What’s New

Version 2.05

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Continuing the massive update for 2017!
* Fixed: Plays nicely with older devices and caught a new iOS 10 bug!
* Improved pressure sensitivity for better drumming performances.
* Fixed: Plays nicely with background audio so you can jam out with your tunes.
* Custom sounds are now normalized and trimmed nicely.
* Improved volume boost so everyone can hear your beats!
* Polishing the all-new audio engine to work on everything from the iPad 2 to the iPhone 7.
* As always, let me know if you have thoughts or suggestions!
* Enjoy your drumming!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
470 Ratings

470 Ratings

Form 3849 ,

Only Plays Actual Sound On Second Tap.

I’m having problems with the app. When a drum or cymbal is tapped, a click or pop sounds first. Then when tapped a second time, the actual sound comes out. What’s also frustrating is when playing the drums, if you haven’t tapped a particular drum or cymbal for awhile. It goes back to the click or pop sound. Please look in to this. I so enjoy the app. I’ve had it on a previous phone, but on my iPhone 8 plus it has been hard to enjoy it.

MetalPUG79 ,

Current version has audio bugs, no update in past year+...

I enjoyed this app quite a bit over the years, but the most recent build of it has an audio issue where when you try hit the next drum or cymbal, the audio doesn’t play the drum sound, but just a high pitched static-like glitchy sound. then after that hit each press of the drum will sound normal. It does this every time you go to hit different drum or cymbal, making it impossible to play it and sound good.

Even more unfortunate is the fact that the developers have seemed to have abandoned this app. There hasn’t been an update for it in over a year... that’s a shame, I really did like this drumming app. It had one of the best tap-to-sound audio ratio.. there was pretty much zero lag from the time you tap the screen to the audio being played. But without an update, all that doesn’t matter because of this glitch/bug... don’t bother getting this unless you see they’ve updated it.

Aiwyn ,

I'm in Love!

I can't afford a real set of drums nor do I have the room. I have always wanted to play the drums and now I can. Better yet, my 2 year old grandson loves to play these drums! And since I can control the volume, we don't annoy anyone with our improvisation. Great sound, great options, great everything. I highly recommend this app! There is just one thing I would add to it, if I could, and that would be something like Kids Mode so my grandson couldn't accidentally open ads or anything else. Like maybe just locking the drum set on the screen and nothing else. Thank you, whoever you are, for making this app!!!

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