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Make Beats With These Fantastic Drum Machine Apps

In this collection of apps you'll find exceptional re-creations of classic vintage Drum Machines like Roland's 808 and 909, Drum Machines with unique design like Patterning and a mobile version of Akai's MPC the iMPC Pro and many more.

Beat Maker Go - Make Music
Drum Pad Machine - Beat Maker
DM1 for iPhone

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Patterning : Drum Machine
Patterning : Drum Machine

Patterning

Olympia Noise Co.

App Store Best of 2015, Runner Up : App of the Year

App Store Best of 2015, Runner Up : App of the Year.

As beautiful as it is powerful, Patterning is a deep and flexible drum machine unlike any you’ve encountered before. With its elegant circular interface, Patterning transforms the iPad into a seriously inspiring tool for making beats.

Create dynamic drum patterns with the swipe of a finger. Make evolving,...

iMPC Pro
iMPC Pro

iMPC Pro

Akai Professional

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes.

Need help? Have an issue or question? Please email us at [email protected]

With built-in sampling functionality, a massive sound library, loop slicing, time stretching, effects, and over 30 performance-driven features, iMPC Pro brings the functionality of Akai Professional's coveted MPC to your iPad....

Vatanator
Vatanator

Vatanator

Georgi Georgiev

Vatanator is a unique drum machine with advanced MIDI functionality

Vatanator is a unique drum machine with advanced MIDI functionality. It features 140 built-in presets emulating every classic vintage hardware.
It is aimed for simplicity and instant rhythm creation.

Vatanator features:

– Audio Unit Extension
– Record patterns in real-time with quantization, MIDI assignable
– 16/32 steps sequencer with advanced MIDI options
– Fast loading of presets on the fly
– Full MIDI implementation, Bluetooth MIDI
– Background...

Beat Maker Go - Make Music
Beat Maker Go - Make Music

Beat Maker Go

Gismart

Start to create beats from scratch and become an EDM Star

Start to create beats from scratch and become an EDM Star. 32 different pads, +90 sound packs.
Beat Maker Go is an ultimate drum pad controller or drum machine app that gives you the opportunity to perform beats and create amazing music tracks on the go.

Make awesome beats and music on the fly with Beat Maker Go. Enjoy awesome sound packs...

DM1 - The Drum Machine
DM1 - The Drum Machine

DM1 - The Drum Machine

Fingerlab

As electronic musicians ourselves, we, at Fingerlab, have developed DM1 with the intention of delivering the perfect mix between fun playability and powerful sonic capacities

As electronic musicians ourselves, we, at Fingerlab, have developed DM1 with the intention of delivering the perfect mix between fun playability and powerful sonic capacities. We always keep in mind the importance of a beautiful design with the right balance of powerful abilities while avoiding clumsy, overbusy interfaces.
Check our 154 electronic drum kits. 42 classic vintage drum kits plus 112...

SeekBeats Drum Machine Synth
SeekBeats Drum Machine Synth

SeekBeats Drum Machine Synth

Rodrigo Yanez

4

4.5 stars on the U.S. App Store!! (Customer Ratings, All Versions)

Check the support page (rugoso.com/seekbeats) to see a 2 minute video, watch and hear for yourself what's it all about!


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Create 100% synthesized electronic drum loops that sound alive, noisy and musical.

Feel the freedom to tweak the sounds and be able to go back and forth by using snapshots.

Find mutations...

iMPC
iMPC

iMPC

Akai Professional

Turn your iPad into an MPC with more than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow

Turn your iPad into an MPC with more than 1,200 samples, 50 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow.

Need help? Have an issue or question? Please email us at [email protected]

iMPC brings the look and feel of the classic Akai Pro MPC to your iPad. iMPC includes everything you need to create a beat quickly and easily. With...

Also Good

Apps with average score

Drum Pad Machine - Beat Maker
Drum Pad Machine - Beat Maker
Drum Pad Machine - Beat Maker

Drum Pad Machine - Beat Maker

Artem Latotin

Now that’s easy to be a beatmaker!
All you need is Drum Pad Machine and a little imagination.
Create music directly on your device, practice, compose tracks, make recordings, and surprise your friends! It’s all in one app!

Drum Pad Machine is a simple, convenient, and powerful way to create music on a...

DM2 - The Drum Machine
DM2 - The Drum Machine
DM2 - The Drum Machine

DM2 - The Drum Machine

Pascal Douillard

DM2 is a synthesis-based drum machine with a dedicated graphic editor, for the creation and manipulation of sound . Yeah, blah blah blah… let’s start again.

Your lucky stars have all aligned. There are blue skies and smooth sailing ahead. So throw your worries away, and get ready for DM2 to...

iMPC for iPhone
iMPC for iPhone
iMPC for iPhone

iMPC for iPhone

Akai Professional

Turn your iPhone into an MPC with more than 600 samples, 47 editable programs, 80 editable sequences, and iconic MPC workflow.

Need help? Have an issue or question? Please email us at [email protected]

iMPC brings the look and feel of the classic Akai Pro MPC to your iPhone. iMPC includes everything you...

DM1 for iPhone
DM1 for iPhone
DM1 for iPhone

DM1 for iPhone

Fingerlab

DM1 is an advanced vintage Drum Machine. It turns your iPhone into a fun and creative beat making machine.
Easy and fast to use, loaded with 154 superb electronic drum kits and beautiful hyper-realistic graphics, DM1 has been designed for a lot of instant fun.

As electronic musicians ourselves, we, at Fingerlab,...

Arturia iSpark
Arturia iSpark
Arturia iSpark

Arturia iSpark

Arturia

iSpark is an all-inclusive beat-making solution allowing to create rich tracks from A to Z while experiencing an unequaled workflow. It includes a large variety of drum kits and individual instruments based on the most renowned drum machines and top-notch sound design.
It is the result of a simple recipe, care...

EasyBeats 3 Drum Machine
EasyBeats 3 Drum Machine
EasyBeats 3 Drum Machine

EasyBeats 3 Drum Machine

Hopefully Useful Software

Nothing Beats Easy! Especially when this PRO version includes all of LE's un-lockable sound kits and the ability to import your own! No need to spend hundreds on a hardware MPC.

EasyBeats is built from the ground up to be the quickest and easiest way to create great sounding beats.

Despite...

Vatanator SX
Vatanator SX
Vatanator SX

Vatanator SX

Georgi Georgiev

Vatanator SX is a unique drum machine with advanced MIDI functionality. It features 140 built-in presets emulating every classic vintage hardware.
It is aimed for simplicity and instant rhythm creation.

Vatanator SX features:

– Audio Unit Extension
– Record patterns in real-time with quantization, MIDI assignable
– 16/32 steps sequencer with advanced MIDI options
– Fast...

Drum Session
Drum Session
Drum Session

Drum Session

Ngo Minh Ngoc

With a library of 3600 editable patterns, loops, and fills, Drum Session is a very fast, simple way to put together a complete drum track.

Workflow
1. Select a pattern
2. Drag it onto the timeline
3. Press play

Features:
- 3600 preset patterns
- 36 complete sets of acoustic drum samples
- Record your own beats
-...

KORG iELECTRIBE for iPad
KORG iELECTRIBE for iPad
KORG iELECTRIBE for iPad

KORG iELECTRIBE for iPad

KORG INC.

Korg’s ELECTRIBE·R has been coveted by dance musicians for ten years running. Today, this indispensable instrument has been reborn as a dedicated iPad app – the KORG iELECTRIBE virtual analog beatbox!

With the iELECTRIBE, sound creation is easy, fun and intuitive – just as on a vintage analog synthesizer. Simply choose...

iAmDrums
iAmDrums
iAmDrums

iAmDrums

savageApps

Reached #1 in 50 countries! See what the buzz is all about!

Want to rock the drums? Anytime, Anywhere? Get iAmDrums by savageapps and release your inner beast! Featuring Loop Maker Mode! Easily create and sequence your own grooves and save them in your KickStart library.

Now with 20 kits to play,...

Robotic Drums
Robotic Drums
Robotic Drums

Robotic Drums

Big Robot Studios

Drum synth with probability sequencer. Demo video here: http://goo.gl/1E2HIa

Robotic Drums is an analog modeled drum synth coupled with a probability sequencer. This special combination, makes the app suitable for live sound manipulation, sequence experimentation and regular beats. The main highlights for this app are:

- A minimalist interface, with a...

FunkBox Drum Machine
FunkBox Drum Machine
FunkBox Drum Machine

FunkBox Drum Machine

Synthetic Bits, LLC

Funkbox contains all your favorite vintage drum machine sounds in one funky quirky little app! FunkBox is a full featured drum machine that you can use to compose, record and play your songs live. It has been used in the studio by electronic artists such as Gorillaz (on their album...

BeatMakerHD
BeatMakerHD
BeatMakerHD

BeatMakerHD

CREATELEX LLC

***Attention Please go Download our New BeatCreator App ********

Music Industries Top Mastered Producers Sequencers DrumMachine,

Easily Create and record Your Beats using BeatMakerHD

" Producers - " The Sounds on BeatMakerHD are Amazing"

Combination of Drum Kits from your Top Hip-hop, DubStep, Pop, House, Trap, Techno Producers.

* DRUM MACHINE:...

EGDR808 Drum Machine lite
EGDR808 Drum Machine lite
EGDR808 Drum Machine lite

EGDR808 Drum Machine lite

Elliott Garage

EGDR808 v2.0 is finally here, and we've added many features requested by users,such as Inter App, Core Midi and Audiobus support.

ElliottGarage presents EGDR808, a drum machine that emulates the vintage hardware from the 80's.

Its realistic and clear interface recalls the analog machine from the past, for all the vintage fanatics.
You...

EGDR808 Drum Machine HD
EGDR808 Drum Machine HD
EGDR808 Drum Machine HD

EGDR808 Drum Machine HD

Elliott Garage

EGDR808 v2.0 is finally here, and we've added many features requested by users, such as InterApp,Core MIDI, Audiobus support.

ElliottGarage presents EGDR808, a drum machine that emulates the vintage hardware from the 80's.

Its realistic and clear interface recalls the analog machine from the past, for all the vintage fanatics.
You can play...

FingerBeat
FingerBeat
FingerBeat

FingerBeat

Sergio Barbosa

A pocket sampler, drum-machine & field recorder designed for 'on-the-go' creativity.

FingerBeat allows you to capture sounds directly into pads or TapeRecord the entire sessions instantly.
Make Loops using the reels then drag-and-drop clips into pads and keep creating.

Is the party boring? Just plug your device to the speakers, add some...

BeatPad
BeatPad
BeatPad

BeatPad

XME Inc.

Making music should be easy & fun. No other app is this easy and packed with the drum kits actual pros use!

**Welcome to the BeatPad Community**

◆ The ultimate app for music creation! Fun, simple, easy, and so many sounds to choose from! I am going to release an entire...

EasyBeats Drum Machine MPC
EasyBeats Drum Machine MPC
EasyBeats Drum Machine MPC

EasyBeats Drum Machine MPC

Hopefully Useful Software

Nothing Beats Easy! Now with all drum kits unlocked and the ability to import your own! No need to spend hundreds on a hardware MPC.

EasyBeats is built from the ground up to be the quickest and easiest way to create great sounding beats.

Despite being designed for fast and simple...

Drum Pads Machine 2-Beat maker
Drum Pads Machine 2-Beat maker
Drum Pads Machine 2-Beat maker

Drum Pads Machine 2-Beat maker

Alexey Natarov

Drum Pads Machine 2 - virtual drum machine, step sequencer and groovebox for createing music and vibe grooves.

The second version of the popular application is here. We took your wishes and made it.More beats and more music for you.

Music Studio for professional musicians, DJs, beat producers and beginners help on...

Music Pads
Music Pads
Music Pads

Music Pads

Michael Pankraz

Music Pads turns your iPad and iPhone to a new level of Drum Pads, Drum Maschine or software Drummer.

The powerful sound library is filed with Dubstep, Electro and Beatbox Samples for creating awesome Songs, Beats and Grooves by traveling or at home.

features:
- sound selecting
- pitch
- volume changing
- color changing
- load...

Beat Beat Play
Beat Beat Play
Beat Beat Play

Beat Beat Play

Fat Eel Studios

If you are the kind of person that wants to engage their musical creativity while on the go - we have just the app for you.

Making beats has never been so easy.

Beat Beat Play brings you a new and powerful way of making drum beats while on the go....

D-Pad
D-Pad
D-Pad

D-Pad

PATRICK MURINGER

D-Pad brings you the best of classic and modern drum machines, and is made exclusively for iPad.

Featured:
IDESIGNSOUND.COM-APP OF THE WEEK: **D-Pad is one of the best drum machines that we've seen for the iPad - a must have purchase for the serious musician!**

More:
D-Pad brings you a simple and easy...

Drum Pads Machine - Beat Maker
Drum Pads Machine - Beat Maker
Drum Pads Machine - Beat Maker

Drum Pads Machine - Beat Maker

Alexey Natarov

Drum Pads Machine - virtual drum machine, step sequencer and groovebox for createing music and popular grooves.

Music Studio for professional musicians, DJs, beat producers and beginners help on the fly to create rhythms of any complexity anywhere .You can easily make powerful beats in popular and underground genres such like:...

Beat_Machine
Beat_Machine
Beat_Machine

Beat_Machine

Jochen Heizmann

Beat_Machine puts the hottest drum kits and samples at your fingertips.

Beat_Machine is a fun & creative drum pad machine. Play cool & hot drumbeats, cool dj add lips and other sound effects. Create your own hit beats. Jam directly on your iOS device. Plug in your headphones and enjoy the...

Drum Kits
Drum Kits
Drum Kits

Drum Kits

Makayama.com

Drum Kits is an easy to use programmable drum machine with 16 different sound banks. It allows you to compose rhythms and patterns by touching the screen. Free Trial.

Turn your iPhone or iPod into a drum sequencer and recording studio. If you want to learn to play drums, write music,...

Beat Vibe for iPad
Beat Vibe for iPad
Beat Vibe for iPad

Beat Vibe for iPad

Guy Shaviv

Create and play percussion rhythms. Produce complete songs with sequences of rhythms with changing tempo, patterns and dynamics. Beat Vibe can be used both as an accurate metronome for practice, with elaborate rhythms and great visualization, or as a step sequencer/drum machine to create backup percussion loops with percussion sounds...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

KORG iELECTRIBE for iPhone

KORG iELECTRIBE for iPhone

KORG INC.

The ELECTRIBE reborn in an even smaller form A full-fledged rhythm machine for iPhone

● Featured in "Best Music Apps"
● Featured in "Best New Apps"

This app’s intuitive operation allows anyone to easily create powerful beats on the ELECTRIBE series. The enormously popular ELECTRIBE-R instantly became a must-have item for track-makers around the world, and now it’s been reborn as an app for iPhone.

With this app, we’ve effectively “put the original hardware chassis into your iPhone,” by faithfully reproducing the sound engine and design of the ELECTRIBE-R. We’ve also included the latest preset patterns and many new functions that are currently featured on the “iELECTRIBE for iPad”, released in 2010. , taking a further evolutionary step in technology. Taking advantage of the ease of use that you expect on iPhone, we have maximized the intuitive nature of the ELECTRIBE to make this new product worthy of its name: the iELECTRIBE mkII.

It won’t take long for you to enjoy the ultimate experience of the Electribe series. This apps intuitive nature and familiar interface make it easy to create beats with an analog feel that’s like nothing else.

● Amazing rhythm machine that generates powerful grooves
We’ve perfectly replicated the thick-sounding synth engine of the ELECTRIBE-R and its intuitive step sequencer. Now you can instantly obtain extreme tonal changes and powerful rhythms with just one touch
Not only can iELECTRIBE for iPhone be easily enjoyed by anyone, but it also allows detailed beat-making that transcends iPhone specs. In addition to playing back the provided audio data, you can also freely synthesize sounds from a single waveform and combine those sounds into your own original beats. This allows for the true experience of music production that connects all musicians.

● Three hundred built-in rhythm patterns that only this app can produce
With 64 of the latest preset patterns, 192 from the first-generation ELECTRIBE-R, and 32 template patterns for various genres, this app successfully draws out the full potential of the thick sounding analog beats. There are approximately 300 inimitable rhythm patterns that you’ll hear only from iELECTRIBE for iPhone. Electro, house, techno, drum'n'bass, dubstep, hip hop, techno pop, and IDM are some of the wide range of electronic music genres that are provided.

● An ELECTRIBE that you can put in your pocket and take anywhere
Whether you’re on the train or bus while commuting to school or to work, at a coffee shop, or in your bedroom, you can enjoy beat-making anywhere and anytime you like. Your completed beats can be transferred to your DAW software via the audio export function. You can also use the WIST function to play wirelessly with a friend using two devices simultaneously.

● Powerful functions that bring infinite possibilities to your grooves
We’ve packed maximum potential into this machine with eight types of powerful master effects featured on the upper-level models of the ELECTRIBE. This includes the ring modulation function of the ELECTRIBE-R and the cross-modulation function of the ELECTRIBE-R mkII. This app allows you to switch back and forth to choose between the two. It also includes the BEAT FLUTTER function that uses a proprietary randomizer to create fresh rhythms and the motion sequence function that remembers your knob movements. In addition, you can use an external USB-MIDI device such as the nanoPAD or nanoKONTROL for performance and control. There’s also support for the latest iOS technologies such as Inter-App Audio, Audiobus, Virtual MIDI, and iCloud.

More info at korg.com

Idle drum sequencer pro

Idle drum sequencer pro

Shakuro, Inc

A simple and extremely easy to use drum machine, already preloaded with sound files for your enjoyment. A perfect choice for those who adore creating their own beats or are looking for a nice accompaniment when playing a guitar/piano / etc. Brought to you by skatic.com with compliments.

What’s new in this release:
-We fixed several bugs ( and probably created some new ones )
-Now tabs in pattern mode are colored to correspond tabs in song mode
-Sharing features are no more in-app purchase and included by default
-Tracks in song mode now have an infinite loop

What you should expect in next releases:
-Record custom sounds right from the app
-More sharing options

We’d love to know what you think about the app and suggest how we can make it better. Please email as: [email protected] or post your thoughts on Idle’s support forum: http://idle.uservoice.com

Brazilian Beats -The brazilian drum box

Brazilian Beats -The brazilian drum box

Sevilla Soft

All the richness of Brazilian rhythms and timbre of their instruments together in this application.
Drum machine, sequencer and metronome which includes the most representative rhythmic bases of Brazilian popular music with 33 rhythms and 267 styles of different rhythmic variations:

Baião, Batucada Mangueira(2), Batucada Padre Miguel(2), Bossa Nova, Candomblé Barra Vento, Candomblé Cabula, Candomblé Congo, Candomblé Ijexá(2), Capoeira Angola, Capoeira São Bento Pequeno, Capoeira Tico-Tico, Côco, Frevo(2), Funk Jequibau, Maracatú, Samba en 3, Samba en 7, Samba Funk, Samba Jequibau, Samba Pagode, Samba Partido Alto, Samba Reggae(2),Samba Reggae Pelô(2), Timbalada(2), Xaxado and Xote.

Real Sound of Brazilian percussion and drum set with 210 different sounds:


Afuxe, Agogo, Apito, Atabaque, Bass Drums, Berimbau, Bongo, Cajón, Campana, Caxixi, Chasquido dedos, Chequere, Clave, Conga, Crash, Cuica, Darbuka, Djembé, Flat ride Cymbal, Frigidera, Gan, Ganza, Golpe madera, Hithat, Paila, Palma, Pandeiro, Platillos marcha, Repinique, Repique de mao, Ride cymbal, ridebell, Ring snare, Semillas, Snare, Splash, Surdo, Tacón, Talking drum, Tamborim, Timbau, Tom, Triángulo, Udu and Zabumba.

Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support: interfaces with other audio applications.

Features 32 tracks with individually control of pan, volume, mute and solo for each track to generate awesome stereo sound.

Choose the exact speed from 20-400 BPM. Accelerates or slows gradually.

You will see on your screen the beat where you are at all times, and accented distinguishing to normal times.

Combine the sound of a metronome with programmable time-hit, two, three, four, five or check only the accented beats. Select the metronome sound from a list with 210 sounds and mix it with percussion at the level you want.

Connect it to your computer via WIFI through Brazilian Beats application for Windows. You can compose new rhythms and send them to the application.

Connect to your Hi-Fi for maximum quality.
Displays the score of each track. With this application you can learn to play or you can serve percussion accompainment to play other instruments.

bleep!BOX

bleep!BOX

White Noise Audio Software

bleep!BOX is a drum machine, synthesizer and sequencer for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

MusicRadar.com ranked bleep!BOX #3 in it's Top Ten Music apps on the iPad!

bleep!BOX has NO SAMPLES - every sound is generated in realtime, so you can tweak to your hearts' content and kiss repetitive, cookie cutter drum beats and loops goodbye. bleep!BOX is not a simple toy - it's powerful enough for you to make real music. Great for house, hip hop, R&B, electronica, drum’n’bass, trance, techno, IDM and more.

bleep!BOX is the mobile app that musicians, DJ's, and producers have been waiting for. Check it out and see why Computer Music Magazine gave it 5/5 stars!

Looking to try out bleep!BOX? Check out bleep!BOX Player for free, which will let you get a feel for the app without having the full feature set.

"This is a complete synthesis solution for beat making, without relying on tired old 808 drum samples. " -- discchord.com
Features:

* Classic, tweakable x0x drum emulations
* Analog style 2-Osc synths
* MIDI Sync and MIDI trigger control
* 10 parts (voices)
* 50+ Parameters
* Ringmod, FM, PhaseMod, Sync, Distortion
* Global delay FX
* 8 Waveforms
* Universal app - Works on both iPhone and iPad
* Audio copying via the General Pasteboard method.
* Supports Audiobus
* Realtime processing - NO SAMPLES
* Tempo, swing, pattern length
* Save patches and presets
* Live performance modes
* Step sequencing + recording modes
* Parameter automation
* Song Mode: make a song from several patterns.
* Record songs or Patterns to .WAV
* VST / AU plugin is available for integration with your DAW (please see our website for details)


bleep!BOX was made by White Noise Audio Software (http://www.whitenoiseaudio.com/), makers of Zero Vector, and Additive. We have over a decade of experience coding synthesizers and effects!

Check out audio samples, videos and news at http://www.bleepboxapp.com/

More user praise at http://www.bleepboxapp.com/blog/2009/08/listen-to-the-buzz/

Music Radar.com's review:
http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/round-up-7-iphone-music-making-apps-225503