6×806 drum synth for iOS
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6X806 Drum Synth For iOS

A 6 channel drum synthesiser & sequencer for creating beats, electro rhythms or just wacky drum synth blips. Using synthesizer controls you shape each sound on each channel to create various electro synth drum & percussion sounds. Create drum patterns using standard xox steps as seen on various drum synthesisers, drum machines & sequencers or they can be generated randomly. Independent effects, GarageBand routing, Ableton Link, IAA, & Audiobus 3 support. Easily capture whatever you hear and export to AudioShare, Audio-Copy, Email or iTunes Shared Folder.

Choose between various waveform with noise balance.
3 Filter modes to choose from: Low, High & Band Pass + resonance & side-pass high pass level.
Filter Envelope amount & decay time.
Adjust pitch from a wide range.
VCA decay time with PUNCH effect for extra kick on the velocity.
Create almost any imaginable drum synth sound

SEQUENCER features:
Swing effect for groove
Dynamics. Each step can also have an accented dynamics level if pressed twice (yellow light). This can accentuate pitch, filter & amplitude (enabled or disabled per track channel). Dynamics level controls accent level passed to the dynamics.
RANDOM FILL: From zero to 100 percent this will create random non accentuated steps in mealtime so you can create free flowing dynamic drum synth sequences.
Adjust number of steps & offsets in each track to create complex poly rhythms
INIT starts over with a blank pattern.
Find this in Settings/System.
BPM control +/-1 or double tap for +/-5 increments.

LFO low pass CUT-OFF & PITCH. The pitch level can give a vintage effect subtly detuning with low SPEED or faster for ring modulated effect.
Trig forces reset on step to provide pitch or filter envelope.

Press P+1, P+2, P+3 for automatically switching to next 1,2, or 3 patterns at each loop end.
Changing pattern manually will reset.
Drum step edits cant be made during this mode.
Use the pattern play section for the following cool tricks:
[Sequence/Control/Pattern]: Instantly switch to a saved sequence while playing. Keys correspond to available programs, starting from the current program thats loaded (key 1 is your current program, key 2 is current program+1 etc). Highlighted keys show stored programs. Blue tint shows if your are in Pattern Play still. This is great for building up live tracks and can be cut instantly like DJ cross-fade.
With P-Lock enabled, loading patterns locks parameters & just loads the patterns.

EFFECTS (Global/master are in yellow.)
ECHO tempo synced with feedback & wetness.

MIXER section:
fade in and out each track, mute/ unmute tracks
Bass boost and pan on each track (This is not stored)

Ableton Link syncs with other Link apps .Enable for precise timing without syncing. Press LINK button at the bottom for settings. You can link to our other apps like 2XB303
MIDI sync with External, Virtual or Audiobus. 6X806 can be master or slave. ( any simple class-compliant USB should work but some may need to be power assisted)
Virtual MIDI In is always on. If you send from another app AND receive MIDI clock then you will be receiving both MIDI CLOCKS.
While Ableton Link is enabled you can send clock. This means you can use one app to control 6X806 with external hardware
MIDI note data is sent out on each channel

Record a fixed length, default to 32 steps. Can be changed in settings.
Arming the sampling with CAPTURE (flashing). Starts at counter 1 (ON).
PLAY CAP to listen to your sample loop.
Audio can be routed via IAA (Inter App Audio) into apps like Apple’s Garageband. Garageband will also sync your sequence for excellent multi-track recording.
Audiobus 3. Route audio to mix or record into other applications

To save you press “Save To”, it then flashes. Now choose destination (“!” means its occupied ) then press “Save All” to confirm.

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SonoGrid Complex Rhythm App
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Sonogrid helps you deeply explore music. You can use it like a drum machine, an advanced metronome, an ear trainer, compositional sketchpad, or just to have fun with sound and music.

No musical experience is necessary to enjoy the app, and that’s what makes it fun, but certain features might feed your creativity if you already make music. For musicians, there are new time signatures, polyrhythms, scales, and the possibility to combine any of them in new ways. For dancers, a highly-flexible accompaniment that never needs to stop. For teachers, a clear way to represent time and help students understand the space between beats. For improvisers, something fun to play along with and to take you to new spaces. For music nerds, plans cancelled.

Use the app’s powerful features for beat making, ear training, keeping time, performing, and creative exploration. Most importantly, have fun!

* * * FEATURES * * *

1. Part imagination, part puzzle.

The main concept is to put looping rhythms on the screen in a way that they all relate to each other. Transform rhythms visually by shifting, stretching, and snapping.

2. More than 2, 4, 8, 16.

The app is designed as a creative tool, with a screen that’s mostly a blank canvas for your ideas. It is a new way to explore the deep world of rhythm, and with virtually infinite possibilities you are not limited to even numbers.

3. Easy button or eighty-eight keys?

Notes are selected automatically by default so that you can start quickly, but if you need more control you can manually select one for each track from a full-size piano keyboard.

4. Plays nice with others.

The app comes with many built-in instruments but you can also send notes live to other apps if you want to have custom sounds. You can send MIDI out (maybe to a synthesizer app like Audulus, or a DAW on your computer like Ableton Live). You can also export your project to a standard MIDI file which can be played back on any device.

5. You already know how to use it.

The interface is similar to multi-track recording software so you can mute, solo, move, stretch, and manage tracks intuitively.

6. Tenori to the limit.

The familiar step sequencer has been transformed to be more flexible, but the idea of turning notes ‘on’ and ‘off’ is the same.

7. You got options.

The powerful transformations on each track are easy to access and understand. No mystery-meat navigation.

8. When does it line up?

The phase is automatically calculated so you know when the pattern will repeat.


• Create looping rhythms
• Transform rhythms visually by shifting, stretching, snapping
• Snap to non-standard time grids
• See visually when uneven rhythms start together
• Add, subtract, double, halve, subdivide rhythms
• Invert, rotate, reverse, randomize rhythms
• Create serialist melodies (using all tracks equally)
• Set notes automatically or manually per track
• Choose from a variety of musical scales
• Set instrument per track
• Choose from over a dozen instruments (homemade organic samples)
• Mute and solo tracks
• Lock tracks to prevent shifting
• Add up to 16 tracks
• Start from scratch or from templates
• Many factory templates featuring time signatures, polyrhythms, grooves, indian taals, tenori layouts, and more
• Create your own templates
• Plays in the background while using other apps
• * [Ableton Link is not yet supported but coming in a future release]
• Send MIDI out
• Set MIDI channel per track
• Export project to MIDI file
• Export all documents to JSON file
• Clean interface
• No complicated instructions
• No annoying ads or review popups
• No behavioural analytics or 3rd party trackers
• VoiceOver support
• Universal app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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Unklepop Drum Classic Drums
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Classic drum machine sounds audio unit for iOS

DRUM is based on the sound and feel of the classic drum machines you love. Simple analog style controls make it easy to use, tweak knobs just for fun!

DRUM works with Garageband and your favorite Audio Unit (AU) Hosts, keeping your creative flow alive. You can get the drum sounds you need in the apps you use.

audio unit drum machine

DRUM Instrument Features:

* Audio Unit Instrument which is AUv3 Compatible
* Recreates the sounds of classic drum machines
* Over 50 drum sounds
* 7 Built in Presets
* Low CPU overhead so you can run multiple instances
* Parameters available for each sound:
– Mixer: Level, Pan
– Synthesizer: Tune, Tone, Decay
– Color: Click, Snappy
– Distortion: Depth, Drive

DRUM App Features
* 16 Step Sequencer
* Ableton Link tempo sync
* Load and Save State

Get DRUM here https://www.unklepop.com/

Patterning 2 Is Here
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Olympia Noise Patterning 2

Patterning 2 is the next generation of the award-winning circular drum machine. Create beats like never before in a beautiful, intuitive interface that is both easy to use and brimming with features for the experienced producer.

Make dynamic drum patterns with the swipe of a finger. Quickly record rhythms and parameter automation. Use Patterning’s independent loop settings to explore rhythmic possibilities impossible to achieve in traditional sequencers. Automate and randomize parameters to create intricate & complex beats. Arrange patterns on the timeline to construct songs. Use the built-in effects to add atmosphere, shimmer and noise. Export patterns directly to Ableton Live or connect to other instruments with MIDI. Download hundreds of free factory and user-created drum kits for use in your own songs.

Some of what’s new in Patterning 2 :

• Record Beats with the New Drum Pads
• Drum Kit Switching
• Randomize (Almost) Everything
• Next Generation Ratcheting
• Automation Recording
• Coarse Tune & MIDI Note Quantization
• Quantized Pattern Launch
• Sample Folders
• Loop Rotate
• Pattern Tempo Changes
• Divide Mode Measure Length
• New Automation Layers : Randomization, Ratcheting, MIDI CCs, and more.
• Ableton Link Start/Stop
• MIDI Learn Recording
• MIDI Drum Triggering
• MIDI Only Tracks
• Unlimited MIDI CC Outputs
• MIDI Gate Length Automation
• Under the Hood Performance Improvements
• Workflow Enhancements

Other Key Features:
• Download hundreds of free factory and user-created drum kits.
• Export directly to an Ableton Live Set or perfect audio loops.
• Deep integration with MIDI for controlling and being controlled by hardware gear.
• Sync with Ableton Live and other apps using Ableton Link.

And so much more…

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SALE Elastic Drums Update 6USD
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Producers who follow my work know Elastic Drums is one of my all time top 10 apps. Elastic Drums is a music app showcasing an interactive drum kit, that enables to create a huge range of rhythmic grids, ranging from classical analog drumkits up to experimental soundscapes. It contains six channels of high quality synthesized drum sounds, a step sequencer and 4 effect channels. All important control parameters are automatable. The result: Elastic drum composition with a unique character.

– Improvement: Sync Mode gets shown next/below the bpm value
– Improvement: Audiobus host icon gets shown to quickly switch in Audiobus sessions
– Improvement: Audiobus state saving is better reflecting loaded presets
– Improvement: Step on/off switching in velocity mode worked bad on iPhone version
– Bugfix: Mute button did not unmute step 1 in time in song mode
– Bugfix: Jam – trig – buttons did not work correctly when using Midi Controllers for value changes
– Bugfix: Sometimes wrong tempo values got showed in Ableton Link sessions
– Bugfix: Added Interruption handler for an iOS 11 incidence, that could cause ED to quit after some minutes in InterApp-Audio sessions (noisy buzz sound error)

– 6 synth channels with 13 different percussion synth engines (kick, snare, hihat, clap, tom, wobble, fm, fm4, square, grain, synth, drone, sampler)
– 12 parameters for each synth engine
– automation for each parameter via knob recording or velocity
– 4 send effect channels with 2×13 mono effects and 2×11 stereo effects
– automation for all of the 8 possible effect parameters via xy pad
– master effects (stutter, delay, compressor …)
– 16 step sequencer for the 6 channels, each with it’s own tempo multiplier & length
– record audio and export to Soundcloud or Audioshare
– email audio recordings and presets
– Audiobus, Audiobus Remote, Inter-App Audio and Ableton Link support
– Midi learn/Midi implementation of the most important parameters

Because all sounds get generated in realtime, the app is cpu heavy! iPhones 5 and greater can handle it with no problem, on iPhone 4s effects 3 and 4 get switched off by the engine automatically to save some cpu power. iPhone 4 and iPad1 are NOT recommended!

Elastic Drums is published by MoMinstruments, the instruments app label of Mouse on Mars and friends.

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