What's New

Bug fixes:
● Fixed a bug which caused the app to crash when a custom rhythm voice contains only rests.
● Fixed a bug which caused drum line patterns to register incorrect scores.
New Features:
● Import custom rhythm patterns directly inside the app from the user screen.
● Export users and user scores to cloud storage apps such as iCloud Drive and DropBox, and import the saved user group back into any Rhythm Lab app installation on any iPad. This feature is useful for backing up and sharing user stats.
● New rhythm patterns: Level 2.5 (A = single, B = double) adds a number of patterns using dotted quarter notes + eighth note combinations.

App Description

v. 3.1.5
● Fixed a critical bug which was causing the app to crash when updating from previous versions.
● Corrected the page size and boundaries when creating and sharing User Statistics or Worksheet pdf files.

v. 3.1.4
● Added a MIDI send button to main tap interface.
● Several bug fixes.

v. 3.1.3

● MIDI - Rhythm Lab can now send MIDI out as well as receive MIDI input - set the option in MIDI settings. Also allows recognition of Bluetooth MIDI devices.
● New rhythm patterns - featuring rhythms for "Rhythm - Make It Count" series by Leila Viss.
● Expanded User Stats reports - now users can see most recent as well as high scores for all completed exercises, and also see the total number of completed attempts for each exercise (starting with this version 3.1.3).
● Bug fixes.

v. 3.1 - added MIDI input compatibility, more tap options.

Rhythm Lab is a comprehensive rhythm app that tests your skill and coordination. There are four types of drills: single, double, drum, and drum kit.

Rhythm Lab features:

● Preset rhythm patterns covering a wide variety of levels and types.
● Custom pattern creation: create new patterns from scratch, copy and edit existing patterns, and generate new patterns randomly.
● Share custom pattern sets - export pattern sets and email them or share via storage apps such as Dropbox.
● Create worksheets using preset or custom rhythm patterns.
● Create individual users and track high scores.
● Audiobus compatibility - Rhythm Lab is an input for Audiobus, allowing you to record patterns or add special effects to the sounds with any other compatible Audiobus apps.

Rhythm Lab is designed for students, teachers, and any musician who would like to improve rhythmic performance and accuracy. There is a large number of patterns of all types, including:

● 10 levels of single- and two-handed rhythm patterns similar to rhythms found in standardized music exams
● Special patterns that emphasize certain types of rhythm notation, like rests, ties, triplets, quintuplets, cross-rhythms (2 against 3, 3 against 4), unusual meters.
● Custom patterns that users can create and share, using a wide range of rhythm values, rests, ties, dots, time signatures, and tuplet values.
● Composer patterns: rhythm patterns from works by classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Gottschalk, Haydn, Joplin, and Mozart.

● Single-line (snare style) for Right and Left hand (color coded and marked R or L).
● Drum kit: three pads - hi hat, snare, and kick drum. Drum pad positions are easily interchangeable by simply dragging pads to swap positions.

Sound Options
● Rhythm Lab uses a Soundfont to provide an entire range of sounds from the General MIDI sound set.
● Users can select from a large number of sounds, drum kit types, and even change the pitch of the tap pads.

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • January 05, 2013 Initial release
  • February 12, 2013 New version 1.0.2
  • March 27, 2013 New version 1.0.3
  • July 19, 2013 New version 2.0
  • July 22, 2013 New version 2.1
  • July 28, 2013 New version 2.1.1
  • August 01, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • September 03, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • October 15, 2013 New version 2.2.1
  • January 31, 2016 New version 3.0
  • January 31, 2016 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • February 04, 2016 New version 3.0.1
  • June 22, 2016 New version 3.1
  • July 02, 2016 New version 3.1.1
  • July 08, 2016 New version 3.1.2
  • November 06, 2016 New version 3.1.5
  • December 26, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • January 14, 2018 New version 3.1.6
  • January 14, 2018 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99