Keezy Drummer (Free) by Elepath, Inc is a slick app for making your own drum beats without any previous musical training. If you’ve been itching to create your own beat, but don’t have a drum set or professional musical know-how, then Keezy Drummer is the app for you. It’s similar to other apps like Take Creative Vocal Recorder, Trap Studio, and Figure.
When it comes to music, I love listening to it, but I have no knowledge when it comes to making it myself. I didn’t learn any instrument as I grew up (weird, I know), but listening to it always soothes my soul, and cheers me up when I’m down. Often I find myself tapping or humming a tune throughout the day, but I don’t capture the rhythm in a tangible form. But now, thanks to Keezy Drummer, that’s going to be an easy task.
The design of Drummer is minimal and flat, so it fits in well with the overall aesthetics of iOS. It has a dark interface, but this works nicely with the contrasting colors and buttons, because the user will never feel lost. Drummer also has some smooth and fluid animations as you transition between views. I admit — I was a bit confused in the beginning because there isn’t a tutorial or guide to show you how to use it, but within seconds, I was figuring it out on my own — it’s that simple.
The first thing you’ll see when you launch the app is the main screen, which has two colored circles in the top half, along with a “+” button next to it. The colored circles represent the percussion sounds, and Drummer has 12 to choose from — each one is represented with a different color. Users are free to create up to nine layers of sound from these 12 sounds, with the ability to customize each beat. To do this, all you need to do is select the layer, then tap on the circles that you want to include in the rhythm.
When you have chosen your sounds and changed the beat, the next option for you is to change the tempo, which can be from zero to 300. This is done by tapping on the diamond button in the bottom left corner. The tempo can be applied to the whole tune, or for each individual layer. The higher the number, the faster it plays.
As you make your beat, the app will play automatically in a loop. It continues playing in the background when you exit the app, unless you pause it. This is useful when you want to use the beat in another music app.
Drummer does not allow users to save or load in beats, which is a little disappointing, but understandable, since these aren’t exactly full songs. Still, I would like to see the option for importing sounds or exporting beats in the future, even as a premium in-app purchase.
I’m no musician, but Keezy Drummer is a fun app that makes the process of creating a drum beat super simple and easy enough for beginners. The interface works well, and you’ll be drumming along in minutes. It’s great for musicians or whenever you want some catchy background noise while you work.
I recommend checking out Keezy Drummer for yourself, regardless of skill level. This is an app that fits anyone. You can find Keezy Drummer on the App Store as a universal download for free.