DrumTrackHD Videos & Reviews

From Evolutionary Culture

say this lightly..."

From Electricpig.co.uk

"...drumming up enough interest to earn a place on our iPad..."

From Audiosaudio.com

"...The included kits are filled with great sounding samples, with a ton of hits to choose from. It is possible to create custom drumkits as well... One thing that stands out immediately is the customizable group and choke capabilities. So essential to a great drum machine, but rarely seen in iOs apps..."

From Computer Music Magazine:
"101 Amazing Apps": Fall 2010:
DrumTrack8 is the top-rated drum app,
scoring 9/10.

"...We would love to the see a full iPad version."

From User Comments

"Finally a well thought out TR style drum machine app. Load your own samples, export patterns and songs, fx. There's plenty here to keep you busy and give you useful patterns. $10 is like two coffees at Starbucks...!"

"Just what I was looking for !"

"Sharp and precise in its settings, intelligent and innovative touch interface well exploited in the iPad spirit..."


Simple Is Beautiful's DrumTrackHD© is the long-awaited Drum Step Sequencer for the iPad NOW AVAILABLE in the the iTunes App Store. Building on DrumTrack8's critically acclaimed foundations (for iPhone) but completely redesigned to take full advantage of the iPad's intuitive interface and powerful capabilities, DrumTrackHD is loaded with new features like Fx (audio effects), 16 tracks of scalable patterns (up to 32 steps), track automation, pads, signature modification, sample patterns, new customizable HD Drum Kits, reverse samples, multi-sample tracks and much, much more.

Create killer rhythms in DrumTrackHD's great looking, intuitive interface using a choice of over 15 drum kits. Customize your kits at will by importing user samples, adding/subtracting/replacing tracks, or creating multi-sample tracks. Add audio Fx, swing and more while playing back and fine tuning your song. When you're ready, export your patterns or songs in General MIDI or WAV Format (Ipcm, aac, or Ima4), transfer files with iTunes, upload them to SoundCloud or copy them (as audio file) using AudioCopy protocol (FourTrack) or Intua (Beat Maker) public pasteboard methods.

If you want to get started right away, go to Documentation > Quickstart.

DrumTrackHD's Main (Pattern) and Song Panels
DrumTrackHD Toolbar, Main (Pattern) and Song Panels

  • DrumTrackHD lets you compose up to 16 tracks of up to 32-step patterns of drum fills and breaks, as well as organize patterns into full length songs.
  • Modify Pattern step velocity, pan, pitch and start/end offset, and even reverse samples in an intuitive, multi-touch interface.
  • Define your BPM with tap tempo recognition, long hold for numerical input, or drag & slide.
  • Classic transport functions (play/pause/reset, loop in pattern) and global adjustable swing
  • Pattern
    • Up to 16 tracks depending on the Drum Kit
    • 1 to 32 steps per pattern with optimized screen usage
    • Edit each step's velocity, pan, pitch and start/end offset, and even reverse samples
    • Coherent color-coded visual representation facilitates pattern recognition and reading
    • Adjustable length and signatures (4/4, 3/4, 4/8, etc.) for each pattern
    • Rectangle selection to quickly move, copy, delete and duplicate whole/part of a pattern.
  • Song
    • Easy drag and drop for song creation
    • Unlimited number of unique patterns, with editable name and color, in a song.
    • Unlimited number of pattern instances in a song structure.
    • Mail/export song/pattern as MIDI files or audio (wav, adpcm or aac) to import into your choice of DAW
    • Render to disk: transfer files to and from your iPad using iTunes.
    • Sonoma Wireworks AudioCopy © and Intua© pasteboard integration to copy/paste (as audio) into other Apps
    • Upload songs and patterns to Soundcloud© to share with friends.

DrumTrackHD's Mixer and Fx Panels

DrumTrackHD Mixer and Fx Panels

  • Change a Pattern’s drum kit in the Toolbar by scrolling or in the Kit Selection Panel and adjust master track values in the Mixer.
  • Mixer
    • Adjustable volume and panning per track
    • Large mute and solo buttons
    • 2 adjustables Fx return per track
  • Fx: Real-time Audio Effects
    • Up to two simultaneous Fx
    • Assign to Master return track or two possible return tracks, with adjustable wetness
      • Delay: time or beat quantization
      • Filter: low-pass resonant filter
      • Bitcrusher: beat rate and sample reduction
      • Saturator
      • More coming soon...

DrumTrackHD's Track Customization Kit Panel
DrumTrackHD Track Customization Kit

  • Drum Kits
    • New HD Drum Kits are provided, along with vintage electronic drum kits (like the 808, 909, 606, LM1 and much more) but also HipHop, Jazz and Rock Kits. Two chromatic instruments (Bell and Sitar) round out the offering, expanding DrumTrackHD to traditional composing as well.
    • Create advanced custom kits with multi-sample per track, with random or velocity-based triggers
    • Entirely user-customizable kits: adding, removing or replacing samples in tracks, and importing user samples with wifi file sharing.

DrumTrackHD's Pattern and interactive multiparameter track Automation Panels

DrumTrackHD Main and interactive multiparameter track Automation Panels

  • Automation panel for precise controls of a track's parameters, including clear, linear or quadratic ramps, shuffle, randomize, copy/paste functionalities...

DrumTrackHD's Pattern and live jam Pads Panels

DrumTrackHD Main live jam Pads Panels and the Drum Kit Selection Panel

  • Pads are provided for a live jam, overdubbing and quantized recording.

See also:

 What's New in 1.1.1

  • Pads panel is bugfix on iOS 3.2
  • Fixed velocity range saving
  • Tap outside modal windows to close
  • Double Tap to rotary encoders to reset min or max
  • Fixed memory leaks in modal controller

 What's New in 1.1
  • iOS 3.2.x support
  • TR 909 fixed missing sounds
  • Double click and triple tap in selections corrected
  • Added full row selection
  • Default Fx sends to 0

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Toolbar Empty Pattern Panel Song Panel