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SDS-x is the easiest way to play drum samples live!

SDS-x is a "nine pads" style drum module that lets you easily use samples alongside your drum kit. There is no more need to buy expensive hardware or waste time menu diving!


- SDS-x comes fully loaded with over 100 samples, each thoughtfully recorded and edited by Simple Drum Samples
- Import your own sounds from the Files app to expand your sample library
- Compatible file types: wav, mp3, aiff, and caf

- SDS-x has nine pads, each with two sample layers
- Custom name and color for each pad
- Control over sample pitch and level
- Per pad controls for: pan, FX send, trigger mode, sample loop, mono/poly, mute group
- Trigger modes: one-shot, gate, toggle
- Velocity sensitivity option and controls

- Four FX types: delay and reverb (send), high pass and low pass filters (master)
- Control pad levels and effects sends with the in-app mixer
- Pads can be triggered with MIDI, so you can plug in a pad controller and play with sticks!
- Full screen pads mode for improved experience on smaller devices
- Hard pan option for metronome to run click and samples to FOH on separate channels

- Use one of the 20 (and counting!) factory kits or easily make your own
- Drag and drop samples from your in-app library onto a pad to load the sample
- Intuitive XY pad for controlling FX parameters
- Double tap and long press actions for most controls to speed up workflow

- Share user kits via AirDrop, iMessage, and more
- Audiobus 3 and IAA compatible. Play or sequence SDS-x alongside your other music apps!

- Includes a simple metronome with tap tempo

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

New in SDS-x 1.0.1:
- Update SDKs for iOS 14
- Increase default buffer size so fewer users hear crackling on first launch

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

anickt ,

Straightforward sample play - YES!

Use factory samples or import your own and play them back. That’s all I was looking for. Simple good sounding filter, delay and verb. I’m all in on this one!

What’s it need? Not much IMHO! I’d like to see reverse sample play (unless I missed it) and AUv3 capability so I can host it without worrying about IAA going away.

Solidgoldfx ,

Great sounds and options, useful FX, intuitive

Citrus and Moody Blue are my favorite kits so far. Definitely enjoying this app a ton and little touches like the metronome are great bonuses. MIDI, Audiobus, import, full features and a fantastic price.

Highly recommended. Using on an iPhone7 and iPad flawlessly.

customer18492 ,

works great, easy to use

Nice job. Please add more pads, perhaps via scroll or as virtual pads. Using an external controller, I really want a kit with at least 15 voices, and 30 would be great.

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