What's New

Two huge improvements! Audiobus 2 is now supported. And ... MIDI! Plug in a device and get some basic drum mapping for the bass drum, snare, hi hats, and crash. Trigger the synth side with the C4 octave. See the all-new Info menu for Help.

This version also includes numerous other fixes: more stability, remembering your loops and settings on suspend/quit, and audio engine improvements.

App Description

The amazingly easy to use sBASSdrum drum machine and synthesizer let's you blast off to new sonic realms with your iPad! Instantly add DJ-style filter/resonance effects, loop your performance, and keep it looping in the background to play another app's audio over it.

Designed for novices with super-simple operation: play both drums and music with just two thumbs! Or team up with a friend and each person can play a different side of the screen. Perfect for kids or kids at heart!

IT'S A DRUM MACHINE
- 6 special drums pads can play more than one sound
- Optimized workflow for 1-finger operation
- No lag switching between kits

IT'S A SYNTHESIZER
- Instantly make harmony without knowing piano or music!
- Hand-crafted patches great for dance, pop, and jazz styles
- Super easy interface splits bass, melody, and accent keys
- Based on a rich sample library

IT'S A LOOPER
- Punch Record to create a loop, Play to begin immediate looping
- Add any amount of overdubs you want!
- Leave it running while switching to another app to have a background beat!

IT'S GOT EFFECTS
- A single X/Y control pad gives you quick access to built in low-pass and high-pass filter effects
- Do DJ-style filter sweeps and resonance overdriving
- Built-in reverb

AND IT'S A SPACESHIP
- Seriously: it's a spaceship.
- That's a music instrument.
- And compatible with Audiobus.

You'll never need to know that under the cute exterior beats the heart of a custom-built event-based multitimbral sampler engine capable of playing hundreds of samples at once on an optimized floating-point audio pipeline. As avid musicians, coders, and designers, we would want no less than a pro-spec system ourselves. This app is just the beginning...

Enjoy your trip to outersbass!

iPad Screenshots

(click to enlarge)

sBASSdrum Drum and Groove Machine screenshot 1 sBASSdrum Drum and Groove Machine screenshot 2 sBASSdrum Drum and Groove Machine screenshot 3 sBASSdrum Drum and Groove Machine screenshot 4

App Changes

  • February 10, 2014 Initial release
  • February 16, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • March 12, 2014 New version 1.0.11
  • March 14, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • March 17, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • April 14, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • May 16, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • October 12, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • April 27, 2015 New version 1.1.1
  • April 27, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99