What's New

- Fix pattern duplication crash

App Description

Simple Is Beautiful's DrumTrackHD© is the long-awaited Drum Step Sequencer for the iPad. Building on DrumTrack8's critically acclaimed foundations (for iPhone) but completely redesigned to take full advantage of the iPad's intuitive interface and powerful capabilities, DrumTrackHD is loaded with new features like FX (audio effects), up to 16 tracks of scalable patterns (up to 32 steps), track automation, pads, signature modification, sample patterns, new HD drum kits, reverse samples and much, much more.

Create killer rhythms in DrumTrackHD's great looking, intuitive interface using a choice of over 15 drum kits. Customize your kits at will by importing user samples, adding/subtracting/replacing tracks, or creating multi-sample tracks. Add audio Fx, swing and more while playing back and fine tuning your song. When you're ready, export your patterns or songs in General MIDI or WAV Format (Ipcm, aac, or Ima4), transfer files with iTunes, upload them to SoundCloud or copy them (as audio file) using AudioCopy protocol (FourTrack) or Intua (Beat Maker) public pasteboard methods.

DrumtrackHD Key Features:

- Based on critically acclaimed iPhone app DrumTrack8, great looking, intuitive user interface to make killer rhythms.
- Classic transport functions (play/pause/reset, loop in pattern)
- Global adjustable swing
- Adjustable BPM with tap tempo recognition, long hold for numerical input, or drag & slide
- Change drum kits by scrolling or in the Kit Selection Dialog during live sets

Pattern Edition
- Up to 16 tracks depending on the Drum Kit
- 1 to 32 steps per pattern with optimized screen usage
- Edit each step's velocity, pan, pitch and start/end offset, and even reverse samples
- Coherent color-coded visual representation facilitates pattern recognition and reading
- Multi-touch step drawing and editing
- Adjustable length and signatures (4/4, 3/4, 4/8, etc.) for each pattern
- Rectangle selection allowing to quickly move, copy, delete and duplicate whole/part of a pattern

Song Edition
- Easy drag and drop UI for song creation
- Unlimited number of unique patterns, with editable name and color, in a song.
- Unlimited number of pattern instances in a song structure.
- Mail/export song/pattern as MIDI files or audio (wav, adpcm or aac) to import into your choice of DAW
- Render to disk: transfer files to and from your iPad using iTunes.
- Sonoma Wireworks AudioCopy © and Intua© pasteboard integration to copy/paste (as audio) into other Apps
- Upload songs and patterns to Soundcloud© to share with friends.

Drum Kits
- Choose from more than 15 kits, including the classical 808, 909, 606, LM1, etc.
- Advanced kits with multi-sample per track, with random or velocity-based triggers
- Entirely user-customizable kits: adding, removing or replacing samples in tracks, and importing user samples.

Fx: Real-time Audio Effects
- Up to two simultaneous Fx
- Assign to Master return track or two possible return tracks, with adjustable wetness
- Delay: time or beat quantization
- Filter: low-pass resonant filter
- Bitcrusher: beat rate and sample reduction
- Saturator
- More coming soon...

Mixer
- Adjustable volume and panning per track
- Large mute and solo buttons
- 2 adjustables Fx return per track

And much more:
- Automation panel for precise controls of a track's parameters, including clear, linear or quadratic ramps, shuffle, randomize, copy/paste functionalities...
- Pads panel: live jam, overdubbing and quantized recording.
- Integrated documentation and Quickstart

Zac Laurent - Evolutionaryarts:
"I have all the decent music apps, including drum machines of various descriptions.
BUT DRUMTRACKHD IS BY FAR THE BEST DRUM MACHINE AVAILABLE FOR THE IOS, and I do not say this lightly
[...]
THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE DRUM MACHINE IN THE APP STORE, DO NOT LOOK ELSEWHERE!”

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • April 10, 2011 Price increase: $4.99 -> $9.99
  • April 06, 2011 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • February 26, 2011 New version 1.1.1
  • February 15, 2011 New version 1.1
  • September 18, 2011 Price increase: $4.99 -> $9.99
  • October 19, 2011 New version 1.2
  • November 03, 2011 New version 1.2.1