AUv3(Audiounit plug-in) Drum synthesizer for iOS

No more searching through samples, no more limited preset sounds, no more waiting. With SynthDrum Kick, you can synthesize the drum sounds you want in a lightweight​ fast package. Create multiple instances right inside your favorite AU host DAW (GarageBand, Cubase, AUM, BeatMaker 3 etc) for multiple percussion instruments.

Whether you’re looking to create solid punchy house kicks, deep dark tuned trap bass kicks, or any other EDM genre, SynthDrum Kick has you covered.

SynthDrum Kick is a new, intuitive AUv3 AudioUnit plugin for iOS – Specially designed from the bottom up, to make synthesizing kick drums efficiently and quickly.

SynthDrum Kick's sounds are 100% synth-generated. Coupled with all the controls you need, being right at your fingertips, it’s easier than ever to get the kick sound you want. You get to work quickly and productively, without having to compromise and fall back on the same old pre-made kick samples.

Whilst some apps have irrelevant controls and workflows for synthesizing percussion, SynthDrum Kick has a versatile range of controls and a DSP engine specially designed for percussion synthesis.

A user-friendly, adaptable AudioUnit that can get the beats you want, fast, from the moment you load it into your favorite DAW. More sonic versatility for your kicks whether on the move or in the studio, you can quickly create percussion that is unique and specific to your taste.

– AUv3 (AudioUnit Extension)
– Oscillator: Sinusoid, 909 style clipped Triangular
– Pitch Envelope (re-triggers as needed for kicks)
– Amp Envelope (specially designed for percussion synthesis)
– LFO (delay-able) controls AM or FM
– Noise
– Parametric EQ x2
– Soft Clipper
– Presets
– Velocity sensitive

– You can change the knob response for rotary, linear horizontal or linear vertical in the menu.
– This app is at its best when its used as an AUv3 plugin/extension inside a host app. It has been tested extensively in GarageBand, AUM, Cubasis and BeatMaker 3.

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

– Smaller memory footprint on initialization
– Improved labeling consistency
– Knob simplification

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Zaondo ,


So I don’t usually write reviews but this app is just what I was looking for! I use BeatMaker 3 and I wasn’t able to find the right 808 for hip-hop/trap beats. I took a gamble and got this app and was worried at first. But after playing with the different controls I realized that this is just what I wanted. A clean high quality sounding 808 that I can use in BeatMaker and add effects myself. If you don’t know what the knobs do at first (like I did) be patient and try them all out slowly. Keep resetting to the preset and experimenting. Hands down best plugin I got. I hope someone makes an in depth video on this app so it gets more attention. It can be used for other genres but I can say if you want to customize an 808 for hip-hop/trap in 2019 than this app is a must have. Thank you to the developer.

housemachine ,

Iamhousemachines top 5

Awesome drum synth can we get midi learn?

dmops ,


Bought this thinking it would be a great all around kick (and a bit of other percussion) solution. Unfortunately, it is not. Honestly, besides some generic sounding techno kicks and some 808/909 action, it isn't really all that useful for most projects. Luckily, I got it on sale, but even then, I think it's priced a little high. If all you're looking for is the ability to make your own sub basses or somewhat acceptable percussion sounds, go for it, but don't expect it to be all that versatile.


Paul Betowski
18.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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