2017
12/13
X Drummer Ver 1 5 Review
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Called my friend Matt Fuller up to see if he wanted to help me do a review and walk through of the latest X Drummer app. Thanks Matt! It’s a long video so I created some time stamps below for you to skip to the different segments.

Browsing for patterns. 00:31
Arranging patterns 2:15
Fine tuning patterns and customizing kits 7:09
Play to find 12:50
Saving and exporting 14:00
Inter app audio 16:04
End jam 16:59

X Drummer is the ultimate drum production tool for guitarists, songwriters and mobile musicians. Start your musical journey by playing a simple riff on your guitar into X Drummer, it then listens in real-time and searches for a complete matching drum track based on the tempo and feel of your riff. X Drummer’s extensive grooves library offers detailed realism that encompasses the subtle nuances of a real drummer, delivering realistic drum performances than just generic backing tracks.

Record your musical ideas into X Drummer and take it with you anywhere to edit, whether you’re at home, in the studio, or on the road. Then utilize the simple yet robust drum editor to fine-tune your drum grooves and further personalize your song.

What’s New in Version 1.5.0
– Completely redesigned user interface for better workflow – new Song Editor, transport controls, Browser, Play to Find, and more.
– The groove library has been expanded to 380+ realistic drum performances.
– New drum kit preset management lets users quickly save and recall custom drum kits.
– Improved Play to Find engine for more accurate and faster analysis.
– New filter options allow quicker navigation within the MIDI groove library.
– Recorder feature allows users to overdub guitar riffs on top of the backing drum track.
– 5 new drum kits (80s Rock, Modern FX, Jazz, Progressive Metal and Indie Rock) available as in-app purchases.
– 3 MIDI groove packs (80s Pop, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal) available via in-app purchases.
– Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support (full integration with BIAS FX, BIAS Amp, BIAS Pedal, and JamUp).
– Export audio and drum tracks via Email or Dropbox.

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2017
09/30
Nikki Sixx Uses Funk Drummer
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Celebrity bass guitar player Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue tweeted about Funk Drummer today. He wrote “This funk drummer app is awesome. Been jamming on it all day…Great way to practice.” https://twitter.com/NikkiSixx/status/914325959498596353

That’s a really big endorsement there Luis Martinez!! Lumbeat http://www.lumbeat.com/funk-drummer/

Funk Drummer is the grooviest drum machine with the ability to improvise like a human drummer. The essence of authentic Funk, from classic R&B to fusion.

The new Live Pads lets to play live sessions on the way with 8 assignable pads and buttons for fills, intro, end with midi controls. And now, you can synchronize with any app easily with Ableton Link.

– More than 150 funk grooves divided into banks: Fusion, Odd Times, Disco Funk, Ternary rhythms and more.
– The best jamming tool improvise like a human drummer. Set the improvisation level with a simple slider. From 0 (totally stable rhythms) to 100 (creative drummer took too much coffee)
– 35(+6 for Raters) multilayer sounds with 3 different hits (ghost note, accented note and special) x 3 RoundRobin alternating samples.
– Round Robin alternating samples, combining 3 layer samples of each stroke makes a extremely natural sound.
– 4 Effects to combine, including Compressor/Gate, Equalizer, Delay and Reverb.
– Several Random generators to get creative ideas instantly.
– Song Mode. Extra fast tool to create rhythmic structures for your song in seconds.
– Ableton Link Sync.
– Inter-App Audio.
– Midi Sync by The Spectacular Sync Engine
– Control several parameters with midi Control Change and Program Change.

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2017
08/21
Ruismaker FM Ver 2 With Sequencer
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Here comes the the crazy twin-sister of Ruismaker, designed for people who want to design their own percussion sounds from scratch. Ruismaker FM’s simple, yet flexible synthesis engine lets you create anything from snaredrums, kickdrums and spacy toms to weird and unconventional percussive sounds and effects. Ruismaker FM is a unique drumsynth plugin (i.e. it does not use samples), which is coupled with a creative Euclidean sequencer when run in standalone mode.

What’s New in Version 2.0
Completely overhauled the app:
– added a cool standalone Euclidean sequencer mode (with Ableton Link, MIDI Clock, WAV export etc.)
– upgraded the synth engine
– added a preset manager to the AU plugin
– many more little touches and improvements!

The plugin is fully AUv3 (Audio Unit Extension) compatible:
– Audio Unit Instrument: making music on iOS doesn’t get more convenient
– Each sound is modeled using authentic analog and FM algorithms;
– Comes with dozens of unique customizable models
– Does not use any samples; all sounds are synthesized in realtime, on the fly
– Light on the CPU, so you can run lots of Ruismaker FMs simultaneously
– Fully automatable parameters (requires host support) and MIDI CC controllable
– Has its own preset manager

The standalone sequencer is refreshingly different:
– Program patterns using Euclidean algorithms
– Powerful random feature and mutation probability settings per channel
– Syncs with Ableton Link or MIDI Clock
– Exports WAV and MIDI
– Compatible with Audiobus 3 (including MIDI IN/OUT mode)

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2017
08/21
Ruismaker Ver 2 Includes Sequencer
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Ruismaker is a unique drumsynth plugin (i.e. it does not use samples), which is coupled with a creative Euclidean sequencer when run in standalone mode.

What’s New in Version 2.0
Completely overhauled the app:
– added a cool standalone Euclidean sequencer mode (with Ableton Link, MIDI Clock, WAV export etc.)
– upgraded the synth engine
– added a preset manager to the AU plugin
– many more little touches and improvements!

The plugin is fully AUv3 (Audio Unit Extension) compatible:
– Audio Unit Instrument: making music on iOS doesn’t get more convenient
– Each sound is modeled using authentic analog and FM algorithms;
– Comes with dozens of unique customizable models
– Does not use any samples; all sounds are synthesized in realtime, on the fly
– Emulates analog components, introducing subtle, natural fluctuations in the sound
– Light on the CPU, so you can run lots of Ruismakers simultaneously
– Fully automatable parameters (requires host support) and MIDI CC controllable
– Has its own preset manager

The standalone sequencer is refreshingly different:
– Program patterns using Euclidean algorithms
– Powerful random feature and mutation probability settings per channel
– Syncs with Ableton Link or MIDI Clock
– Exports WAV and MIDI
– Compatible with Audiobus 3 (including MIDI IN/OUT mode)

Get Ruismaker

2017
08/05
MV08 Is A TR-808 Inspired Drum App
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Introducing MV08, a revolutionary new drum machine for iPhone and iPad inspired by one of the greatest drum machines of all time. A TR-808 re-imagined with a modern touchscreen workflow.

SOUND ARCHITECTURE

The MV08 features over 200 16bit 44.1k wav files that have been faithfully sampled from one of the most important drum machines in history. (featuring 60 samples for the kick drum alone!). On top of the original voice controls we have added Pan, Pitch and two editable send effects per voice, along with a master 3 band EQ and Distortion.

A POWERFUL SEQUENCER

Keeping the classic XOX style sequencer from the original, we have added in some powerful updates bringing it into the 21st century: All of the voice controls can now be sequenced per step, giving you limitless freedom and possibilities to create evolving and innovative rhythms (not to mention killer bass lines!). Each pattern can be 1-64 steps long and played at either a 16 or 32 step resolution – giving you endless options to create complex time signatures and long evolving loops.

FUN WITH PATTERNS

There are 8 banks of 16 patterns giving you a total of 128 user patterns to play with, ensuring you don’t run out of space when inspiration strikes. We’ve created a separate demo bank to get you started featuring some classic rhythms from time gone by. You can even record the master output and export to your favourite DAW.

FEATURES:

– Over 218 rich 16 bit 44.1k wav samples
– 60 individual samples for the kick drum alone
– Additional pan, pitch and 2 x send effects per drum
– Deep step editing to create dynamic and evolving rhythms
– Master distortion and eq
– Choose between 16 and 32 step resolution
– Change the amount of steps for interesting time signatures
– 128 pattern slots
– Record and share your sets
– Audiobus and Ableton Link compatibility

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