Rock Drum Machine 4+

Easy Progressive Beat Buddy


Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 476 Ratings
    • $17.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



A Rock Drummer in your pocket

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a solid Rock Drummer with powerful drum sounds and tons of rhythms to get rock drum drums grooves easily in a flash. The AI drum machine for Rock!
RDM jams! Just move a slider to set the jamming level like a proper drummer!

2d Slider to control jam level ( x - horizontal ) and intensity ( y - vertical )

The Live Pads allows to play live sessions on the way with 8 assignable pads and buttons for fills, intro, end with midi controls. Now with assignable Midi Map, for controls and MIDI out notes.
Synchronize any app easily with Ableton Link.

Export Full or Multitrack Audio and Midi File, available from iOS 12.

Song Mode. An easy and fast way to make quality drums for your songs.

- Double press to edit a part or song
- Long press to move parts or songs

Save all your data to iCloud to have several song lists, rhythms or repertorios and share them among your devices

Edit or create your own rhythms very easily in two modes:
* Edit Mode allows you to edit the whole rhythm quickly.
* Patterns Mode allows you to set the patterns for each component (hihat/ride cymbal, snare or kick )easily with a wheel.

Combine the best acoustic drum sounds with any rhythm to get top inspiring rock grooves.

* Midi Sync + Inter App Audio + Audiobus. Stream live audio directly to other Audiobus or Inter App Audio apps!

* 4 Effects : Compressor / Gate, Equalizer , Delay, Reverb

* Set random fills every 4, 8, 12 , 16, 32 bars

* In Groove Edit Mode you can set any subdivision to any beats. Just long press on the time until it shows a red border and drag up or down to rest or add notes

* Midi Outt


Assignable Midi Controls.

Default Controls :

Play : G2
LivePads : C1 - G2
Fill + Play/Stop : A2

Fill : C2
Fill + Toggle Hats/Ride D2
Toggle Hats/Ride Db2

Fill with LivePad Change E2
Load Live Pad C3
Preview LivePad Db3

Next Live Pad D3
Select Live Pad Set Eb3
Tap Tempo Bb2

Crash Cymbal B2
Next Song Ab2
Previous Song Gb2

Jam CC 1
Intensity CC 2
Master Volume CC 7

Swing CC 11
Reverb Level CC 91
Bank CC 32

Rhythm CC 0
Soundset PC

What’s New

Version 4.25

- Preview & Random Buttons & to Sound Buttons ( Editor and Mixer )
- Show / Hide Swing in Groove Editor
- Little Improvements
- Fixed Bugs

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
476 Ratings

476 Ratings

Thick Guitar ,

Awesome drummer!!!!!

It's very close to having a real drummer! The feel of the groove is like having John Bonham over for a session. Easy to jam along with. The iPad interface is a nice break from using my computer. Many of the samples offer round robin playback. And this brings up my only complaint: I do wish all the samples were round robin. On my computer drum machines they are all round robin, perhaps it was done this way since iPads have less storage. I feel guilty complaining at all given the ridiculously low price and I really can't overstate how great the drum beats feel when I play guitar along with it. The randomized fills and variations in the beats (which is adjustable) are a huge timesaver. I have a ton of other drum programs, however they have all required extra programming to make them feel more human. The sound quality is exactly how I would have recorded it my self and sits well in the mix. The room sound is great, still sometimes I just want it to be a bit drier. So I apply a transient designer to reduce the room sound and it sounds perfect. Love standing and using my fingers instead of my mouse or trackpad. I also purchased soft drummer and funk drummer (they are both amazing!!!). They are all so good that part me wants to skip the review:)

Gitarzz ,

Almost just works by itself.

I've been using this and a couple other Luis Martinez apps for a couple years now. My most recent buy was MidEast Drummer and I've already used it in a song. It's so easy to get a beat going that inspires you to play. I pick up my guitar or my bass and just start jamming along. Sometimes I have a specific riff and I have to alter the beat to what I need and that's easy enough. In fact setting up an entire song is a breeze. With all the apps Ableton Link enabled I can even have them all playing different parts in perfect time together.
One problem I have with many drum machines is that tapping in fills can be a real pain. Adding ghost notes and minor changes so that the beat sounds natural are also usually advanced stuff in other drum machines. All that is easy stuff with a simple slider. Tell it how complex you want it and it comes up with stuff on its own. It's amazing.
If you need a drummer and you don't have a real one available, these are easy to use, great sounding, and natural sounding apps. Only drummers will be able to tell it's not a real drummer... and even then, maybe not.

a function of (x) ,

Great Drum Machine!

I was looking for a simple drum app that I could use as an elevated metronome for practicing guitar. A few other apps that I tried (free versions) were just “ok”. They did the job, but were uninspiring. I stumbled upon this app and based on the reviews tried out the free version. All of a sudden, I had real sounding drums with realistic feel, a selection of time signatures and genres of music! I upgraded to the premium version to have it all. I haven’t even delved into the song creation, but this thing can do all that, if you wanted to try out some quick jams that sound incredible. I use superior drummer and Logic Pro for writing and recording. Too much of a pain to “whip out for practice “, but this app is great for that for what I need it for. I recommend this for anyone who needs a great sounding, on the fly drummer for gigs or just to hunker down and practice.

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