VADrumSM is a standalone mobile drum machine featuring a virtual analog drum synthesizer and a step sequencer. The virtual analog drum synthesizer supports AUv3 Audio Unit Extensions, which allows users to use the drum synthesizer inside of AUv3 hosts, such as Apple’s GarageBand®. The sequencer supports Ableton Link. You can synchronize the sequencer to Link-enabled apps and devices.
The drum synthesizer is inspired by the iconic analog drum machines of the 1980’s and features 21 drum voices. Sounds of the each drum voices are synthesized in real time by using component level modeling.
Pads function as XY controllers, XY controllers with trigger, or drum pads. When using pads as XY controllers, destination can be selected from tone/decay, level or pitch.
The step sequencer is designed to be intuitive and easy to program drum sequences. It is a 16 step sequencer and it has 3 accent level for the each step. Double hit mode allows to program two 32nd notes instead of the one 16th note. There are 4 patterns and can be chained to create 4 bar loop. There are 6 variations of swing, which can be applied in real time.
All XY parameters (tone, level and pitch) and voice switches can be automated, that gives a whole new sonic possibility.
- 21 analog modeling drum synthesizers, including 2 bass drums, 2 snare drums, 2 sets of low, mid and high toms, low, mid and high congas, rim shot, claves, hand clap, maracas, closed and open hi-hats, cymbal and cowbell.
- 3 Layers of 16 XY pad controls (Tone, Level, Pitch)
- Drum Pads Mode (Pad)
- Trigger Mode (On / Off)
- MIDI input (mid note events only)
- Support Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3)
- Support AUv3 Multi-Out
- 16 step sequencer
- Parameter Automation
- Swing: 6 variations
- Accent: 3 level
- Double hit: on / off
- Pattern: 4 patterns
- Pattern Length: 1 bar
- Loop length: 1 bar or 4 bar
- Note length: 16th or 32nd
- Record quantization: 16th
- Chain mode: on / off
- Tempo: 20 BPM - 999 BPM
- Support Ableton Link
* Ableton Link requires Wi-Fi connections.
User Guide is included in App and it is also available to download at developer's web site.
- AUv3 Multi-Out
AUv3 now supports multi-outputs when hosted by AUv3 hosts which support multi-bus audio unit such as AUM. In this version, main output always outputs all voices even when some of the voices are used in the other channels. The outputs for the other channels can be used for parallel processing, such as New York style compression.
- Improved visibility of the parameter labels.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
So quick, so easy, so much fun!
I don’t know what else to say... this drum machine is really well thought out and so easy to use. Within seconds of opening VAdrumSM on its own, I was mangling sequences and sounds with no need for instruction. It just worked.
Only one thing I want to see added... variable length patterns per track.
Developer Response ,
I appreciate your comment. it helps me to improve VADrumSM for the future release.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.