SynthDrum Pads 4+

Paul Betowski

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • $3.99

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SynthDrum Pads is a virtual analog drum synthesiser, with a 100% synthesized signal path, 64 step sequencer and 4 drums all with EQ and effects.

What's new in SynthDrum Pads
The step sequencer has been extended to 64 steps.

Now SynthDrum Pads can make use of Ableton Link. Ableton Link is a new technology that
synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of
Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over
a wireless network.

Audiobus 3 suport has been added.

Amplitude modulation for pads 1 and 2 opens vast opportunities for making metallic sounds.

EQ on each drum makes it that much easier to reach the sound you want.

Five new send effects can be used on each drum (distortion, delay, reverb, bit crush, chores/flanger)

A 4-pole low-pass filter and soft-clipper have been added before the master output along with the original delay.

A new mixer with pan control.

Now you can save more. Up to 99 save slots can now be used.

A new GUI overhaul makes it easier to navigate multiple bars and effects.

Now with Ableton Link
Ableton Link is a new technology that
synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of
Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over
a wireless network. It lets you play devices
together with the freedom of a live band.
Anyone can start and stop their part while
others keep playing, and anyone can adjust
the tempo and the rest will follow.
You can use Link to play with several instances
of Ableton Live, with Live and iOS apps, or
even without Live in your setup: using Link-
enabled apps on multiple devices, or multiple
apps on the same device.

SynthDrum Pads has an audio engine and clean interface that makes it a breeze to make the drum sounds you want; weather it be classic 80s transistor drum sounds, warm bass and ambient tones or modern percussive elements for modern EDM, Electronica and Dance.

Whether you’re looking for a chilled out feel to soothe, or a big fat bass to really turn heads SynthDrum Pads is exactly the addition you need to your audio arsenal to provide you with the variety of mood and texture you want, giving you an awestruck audience every time.

Get hands-on with your beats…
Sculpt the sound you want with VA tone generators, LFOs and EG. Perform on 4 pads or compose on the 64 step sequencer. A 'one knob per parameter' makes it easy to quickly tweak your sounds during live sets.

Connectivity and Versatility…
SynthDrum incorporates Audiobus 3 support, allowing audio connection and recording to 100s of great music apps including GarageBand.

Download it today and add some synthesised percussion to you music.

Main Features
– 100% synthesized signal path
– 64 step sequencer
– 4 Multi-touch Pads
– 4 Drums
– 3 Signal generators per voice; Noise, Click and Tone
– Frequency modulation (on pads 3 and 4)
– Amplitude modulation (on pads 1 and 2)
– Delay unit (with infinite looping capabilities)
– Audiobus 3 support
– IAA (Inter-app audio)
– Ableton Link
– 4 taps average tap tempo
– One knob per parameter
– EQ on each drum
– 5 new send effects (distortion, delay, reverb, bit crush, chores/flanger)
– 2 new master out effects (Soft clip, 4-pole low-pass filter)
– Mixer
– 99 save slots
– New save and reload button
– Swing control

"Very elegent drum synth" – thesoundtestroom (Doug Woods)

Great! 5/5
by PolyDROID - Version 1.0 - Jun 15, 2013
Simple, but really beautiful sounding. Think Daft Punk 'Derezzed'. Wish it was a VST or AU host. My dream synthetic drum machine.

Amazing app 5/5
by Tronic j - Version 1.0 - Jun 20, 2013
Amazing app. ... Some really interesting effects can be achieved with the delay section which also functions as a kind of sequencer, so that beats can be juxtaposed and overlaid.

Top Synth ! 5/5
by grabule - Version 1.0 - Jul 4, 2013
Great synth…

Boom! 5/5
by Swiftkickinc - Version 1.0 - Jun 14, 2013
This is the best drum synth on ios. There are others that are more in depth, and have more features but if you just need a boomin kick, snappy snares, and some hats its perfect!...

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

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

– 64 step sequencer
– Ableton Link support
– Audiobus 3 support
– Amplitude modulation for pads 1 and 2
– EQ on each drum
– 5 new send effects (distortion, delay, reverb, bit crush, chores/flanger)
– 2 new master out effects (Soft clip, 4-pole low-pass filter)
– Mixer with panning
– 99 save slots
– New save and reload button
– New GUI
– Audiobus Remote support
– Background audio

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating


If you can’t make a good jam or something useable must be something wrong with you

Not as many features i would like mainly auv3 these days and only one of the devs apps has this right now but for something stand alone I can coax some good samples here and the grafix are awesome imho which contributes to a great app.

Phooka Tim ,

great synth drum

this synth drums sounds great and is very tweakable. the interface is very sharp. the pads are very playable and responsive. very nice drum machine.

this app would really shine if it had a decent midi implementation. the sequence is a really nice addition though, and is a good holdmeover until midi comes.

Updates are pretty consistent and I'm happy to see the dev taking care of this app and hopefully it will eventually live up to its true potential.

bittlebox ,

So Close

Wonderful app with tons of creative potential. The integration with AudioBus (AB) has made this a useful app in music production. Would love to see the "speed" slider in the Master Delay read in BPM in a future update … this would make this much more useful to musicians, especially for creating loops via AB into Loopy HD.

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