SDS Drop makes sample transfers to your Elektron Analog Rytm drum machine a breeze.

Drag & Drop your files onto the drum pads - the app takes care of the rest. Samples are loaded into the current Rytm project and assigned to your current Kit, ready to play.

Bulk transfer to the project is also supported.

The time for each transfer is shown, and you have the option to hear an acoustic signal when the transfer is done.

You can drop any filetype:

Core-Audio compatible media files are converted to 48kHz 16bit PCM audio, the native format for the Rytm. The high-quality conversion is handled by the Core-Audio framework.
You can even use video files - SDS Drop will extract the audio.

Any other kinds of file are interpreted as 22kHz 8bit PCM audio. If you enjoy some noise, you're going to love this.

You can now also drag & drop URLs from your browser to the app. Literally download the internet into your drum machine.

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A note on samples and the +drive:

Samples are transferred to the selected upload directory on the Rytm. After a fresh boot, this is the INCOMING directory. The behaviour is the same as when sending samples with C6.

Make sure you understand how sample transfer works in general before using this app. Refer to the Analog Rytm manual.

IMPORTANT: Before you delete samples from the +drive, please make sure to first unload them from your project. In the Rytm's Sample Manager, select VIEW RAM. Then select all samples which you plan to delete, and select UNLOAD.

Otherwise the SDS Drop app will have incorrect information about which sample slots are free.

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*** Important: Get this app only if you actually use an Elektron Analog Rytm drum machine. ***

What’s New

Version 1.5.1

this is a brand new feature available as In-App purchase. You can now transfer stereo files. SDS Drop keeps track of them and helps you use them in your music. Just send them over. Rytm stores them as 2 mono files. If you drag between pads in SDS Drop, sounds and sequencer tracks are copied and modified so that two tracks share one stereo sound. Panning and sample assignment is automatic, and it even works with probability TRIG conditions. Magic!

drag an audio file to the STROM button, and boom! You have it in STROM on your iPad.

• bug fixes! The STROM WIFI connection is a lot more reliable now.


Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

djadamjay ,

Works as advertised. Faster than C6 transfer!

$20 for an application that makes sample import pain free for a $1500 drum machine is certainly worth it.
I appreciate the simple drag & drop interface, and the built in conversion of samples to Analog Rytm’s native 16bit/48khz/mono format.

*The new Stereo Drive feature makes using stereo samples much easier in Rytm.
Who needs a Digitakt when this lets Rytm do so much!? :)

masedrums ,

Great App! A must if you own a RYTM!!!

Perfect companion to the Rytm. A must own if you have the already great drum machine.

lovetongueattack ,

totally revitalizes the rytm

This is the most necessary application to have if you own a rytm. It’s totally changed how I use the machine with sounds I already have on my computer. If you are lucky enough to have a Rytm, just get this. You won’t regret it.


Jakob Penca
1.5 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Jakob Penca
In-App Purchases
  1. Stereo Drive $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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