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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.

DM1 for iPhone
Drum Pad Machine - Beat Maker: Make Music & Beats
Beat Maker Go - Make Music & Beats With Drum Pad

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,...

DM1 - The Drum Machine
DM1 - The Drum Machine

DM1 - The Drum Machine

Fingerlab

DM1 is an advanced vintage Drum Machine

DM1 is an advanced vintage Drum Machine. It turns your iPad into a fun and creative beat making machine.
Easy and fast to use, loaded with 108 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, have developed DM1 with the intention of delivering the perfect...

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:

– iOS 7.1 and up compatible, iPad retina graphics
– 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...

SeekBeats Drum Machine Synthesizer
SeekBeats Drum Machine Synthesizer

SeekBeats Drum Machine Synthesizer

Rodrigo Yanez

MORE THAN 40% OFF

MORE THAN 40% OFF!! ONLY UNTIL SUNDAY! (was $11.99US, now is $6.99US)

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...

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

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 bring endless fun and blissful joy to your face. Your...

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....

DM1 for iPhone
DM1 for iPhone

DM1 for iPhone

Fingerlab

DM1 is an advanced vintage Drum Machine

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 108 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, have developed DM1 with the intention of delivering the...

Also Good

Apps with average score

iMPC
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.

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...

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...

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...

Beat Maker Go - Make Music & Beats With Drum Pad
Beat Maker Go - Make Music & Beats With Drum Pad
Beat Maker Go - Make Music & Beats With Drum Pad

Beat Maker Go - Make Music & Beats With Drum Pad

Gismart

Beat Maker Go is an ultimate drum pad controller 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 from our fresh presets library. Tap drum pads and...

BeatPad
BeatPad
BeatPad

BeatPad

XME Inc.

Making music is fun & easy. No other app is this easy and is 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...

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...

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
-...

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....

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...

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:

– Record patterns in real-time with quantization, MIDI assignable
– 16/32 steps sequencer with advanced MIDI options
– Fast loading of presets...

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...

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...

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

KORG iELECTRIBE for iPad

KORG INC.

*** Special Summer Sale : Up to 50% OFF on All KORG apps until Aug 20! Sale Price US$9.99 (Reg. Price US$19.99). ***

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...

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...

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...

DrumPerfect
DrumPerfect
DrumPerfect

DrumPerfect

Marinus J.G. van de Molengraft

DrumPerfect - the drum machine that brings real sounding drums to your iPad

Top 10 iOS Music App 2014 in the Music App Blog selection!

Recommended hardware: iPad 3 and higher.

DrumPerfect features three extensive editors to easily create very human-like drum sequences:

- An extensive pattern editor in which each individual drum stroke...

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...

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...

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

Drum Pads Machine 2 - Beat maker app

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

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 to use instrument to create drum rhythms in an instant. With D-Pad, you are able to create new sequences, play with patterns, have a full overview of the drum track and add up to 7 effects in real-time. D-Pad includes many kits, from old machines to new up-to- date styles. D-Pad has a build-in 4 bars sequencer as well as a live mode. Last but not least, D-Pad natively comes with audio export.

D-Pad comes with 3 different sections: the mixer, the grid and the effect rack.

The Mixer offers you:
•To individually change the Volume, the Pan and the Tune of each track
•To play each track in live mode with dedicated pads, where changes and effects also apply
•To record in live mode with a quantize functionality

The Grid allows you:
•To have a full overview of the rhythm you are creating
•To quickly assign events to each track with the multi-touch enable. Just swipe the pads with your fingers.
•To easily identify when one or more tracks are in solo

The Effect view allows you:
•To control which effect is applied on the whole track
•To set each single parameters of each effect. Here again, the multi -touch enable allows you to modify many parameters at the same time.

D-Pad also comes with the great audio Mix-down feature: create a rhythm (with the sequencer or with the live mode) and record it. The corresponding audio file is stored in the document folder of the D-Pad Application.

Complete specifications:
•8 track Sequencer (bpm from 40 to 240)
•21 kits Classical (808, 909, ...) and quality in-house kits (House, Disco, Funk, DnB, Dubstep and more)
•4 bars: sequenced play mode, single bar edit, copy and paste between bars
•Swing feature
•Live pad mode with recording capability (length up to 32 bars or 64 seconds)
•Volume, pan and tune adjustment for each individual track
•Manage your sequence through the sequence menu
•Kit selection menu
•Mixer view, Sequencer Grid view and Effect Rack view
•7 effects: Reverb, compressor, Filter LPHP, Delay, Bitcrusher, Phaser and 3 band EQ
•Audio Mix-down to reuse your tracks in other audio applications (Wav files)
•Info screen (touch the logo) with parameters modifications (mix-down and swing)

Currently under development
•Midi export
•More effects

contact: [email protected]

For more information and user guide, please visit us on http://www.myelectronica.com/ipad/D-Pad
contact: [email protected]
Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/myelectronicaws

EGDR909 - 909 Drum Machine

EGDR909 - 909 Drum Machine

Elliott Garage

ElliottGarage presents EGDR909, a drum machine that emulates the vintage hardware from the 80's with all the facilities of modern software.

Its realistic and clear interface recalls the analog machine from the past, for all the vintage fanatics.
You can play with the groove presets included or you can create your own beat to play along your favorite song via InterApp, Audiobus, Core MIDI and clock MIDI.

You can also share your drum patterns with iTunes filse sharing or Audio Copy.

Features:
- Interface like the real drum machine from the 80's
- 16 steps sequencer, with variable lenght
- 48 programmable rythm patterns
- Save the pattern you've created and play your songs
- Manual Play, Pattern Write and Pattern Clear mode
- Drumkit pieces parameters control (tuning, decay and snappy)
- Song Mode page (swipe to left to open) with loop option
- Swing and tap tempo
- Quick Edit mode
- Core MIDI & clock MIDI (network session, external controller, inter app midi)
- Audiobus support
- Ableton Link support
- Interapp Instrument
- Export with iTunes, mail or Audio Copy
- Korg Wist sync

Check the videos on http://www.youtube.com/ElliottGarage

support: [email protected]

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, sing along, or record a song, Drum Kits can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.

Just by tapping on the screen, you create a drum rhythm. You have 16 banks, up to 160 tracks, from 40 to 200 BPM.

Contains 50 sample rhythms, such as hiphop, drum&bass, disco, rock, jazz, salsa, merengue, techno, house, etc.

It's an easy to use music rhythm composition tool that let's anyone create drum patterns. You can try this app 3 days for free.

Beat Pads: Pocket Studio

Beat Pads: Pocket Studio

Music Breath, OOO

3 DIFFERENT TABS – Beat pads, Step sequencer, Sound effects
AUDIO FX PROCESSOR – Enrich your music
METRONOME – Follow the rhythm of your song

Beat Pads: Pocket Studio app features:
- Music making board optimized for every person
- Large library with high-quality samples
- Awesome filters: from equalizer to flanger
- Volume adjustment for each part of track
- Special tempo metronome

Turn on your imagination and become a music maker with Beat Pads: Pocket Studio. Your favorite music in your hands!

KORG iELECTRIBE for iPhone

KORG iELECTRIBE for iPhone

KORG INC.

*** Special Summer Sale : Up to 50% OFF on All KORG apps until Aug 20! Sale Price US$9.99 (Reg. Price US$19.99). ***

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

Drum Pads Machine - Beat maker & dj music studio

Drum Pads Machine - Beat maker & dj music studio

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: Dubstep, Trap, Techno, Garage, House, Glitch, Electronica.

What you will find in the application?

- Powerful sequencer for creating music;
- Share music functions
- Presets in popular and underground musical genres; Dubstep, Trap, Techno, Garage, House, Glitch, Electronica
- Original samples in high quality (Kick,Snare,Hat,Tom,Clap,Bass);
- Swing mode for broken and realistic rhythms;
- Autoplay Mode for generating random grooves;
- High quality recording;
- Intuitive design with innovative animation;
- BPM changer;
- Ability to mix sounds from various musical genres in one.

All features are available absolutely free

Using autoplay mode can create interesting and unusual rhythmic patterns,enabling applications to generate their own rhythm.Minimalist graphics and innovative animation will help you focus only on creating music without being distracted by unnecessary.

With Drum Machine Pads you can export recorded songs into your music library or share it with your friends.Just push drum pads for starting.

You do not need to be a professional to create music.
Made by musicians for other artists.

iAmDrums

iAmDrums

savageApps

#1 App in 11 countries. #1 Music App in 50 countries! See what the buzz is all about!

Want to rock the drums? Anytime, Anywhere? Get iAmDrums by savageapps and satisfy 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, including...

★ Rock
★ Acoustic
★ House
★ Rave
★ Lo-Fi
★ Stomp
★ Orchestral
★ 808
★ BeatBox
★ DrumCircle

And through a single in-app purchase:

★ Dub Step
★ Industrial
★ Analog
★ Minimal
★ Punk
★ Rage
★ Radio
★ Blue
★ Trip Hop
★ Rebel

To get that Real Drum Feel we included both velocity and expressions in every kit:

-Hit any drum closer to the center for a louder beat, and further out for a quieter one.

-Hit the ride in the center for a sweet bell tone.

-Hit the high-hat in the center for a pedal mute.

- Hit the snare on the edge for the crack of a rim shot.

-Slide your finger around for up-tempo grooves.

Works best through headphones or speakers--the rocking bass tones of the drums aren't fully captured by the external speakers of your device.

Beatmaker Studio

Beatmaker Studio

magictime apps

It is a full multi-track beatmaking & sequencing, music-production environment. Its easy to use and simple interface inspires you like nothing else.

You can effortlessly transform your musical ideas into great beats instantly.

You can have a choice of 16, 32, or 64 beats to each track that can be highlighted by pressing.

When you press play all highlighted parts will play. To unhighlight each part simply press again and the sound will turn off.

You can also adjust the pitch and volume of each track and of each sound in real time!

With a great library of high quality preset sounds, you can create your perfect beat in just a few minutes.

Transform tracks into fresh, new sounds with our multitrack playpack. You can control & effortlessly change the groove of a track by increasing or adjusting the BPM (beats per minute) in real time.

You can use this app to make beats or to or to play over with live instruments.

There are 2 great demo tracks for you to check out too.... Try remixing them!

You can also save your up to 8 of your beats to show off to your friends!

We hope you enjoy.

Drumtapz

Drumtapz

Bit Rhythmic Inc.

Drumtapz is a free sixteen pad drum playing app. There are sixteen drum sounds assigned to the pads on the iPad version and two banks of eight pads on the iPhone version. For rapid playing there is a re-trigger pad that plays the drum sound of the last pad touched for rapid playing of the same sound. Volumes are individually adjustable.

Instead of a metronome to play along with, we have included a single channel programmable step playback mode called the step metronome. Any of the sounds can be assigned to the step metronome and the tempo can be adjusted from 20 to 220 bpm.