What's New

Fix for audio issues with older iOS versions

App Description

Create stunning Drum tracks for any song in minutes with SessionBand Drums - the dedicated drums version of the award-winning SessionBand app

SessionBand Drums includes over 800 multi-channel, acoustic drum loops recorded exclusively for SessionBand by the legendary drummer Ralph Salmins (Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Madonna, Wynton Marsalis...) twice voted world 'Top 10' drummer by Rhythm Magazine.

“Remarkably polished“ Forbes

“Create like a master“ Engadget

“Creating a rhythm section for a song has never been so easy“ Tidbits.com

“Supremely versatile“ Jazzwise

Ralph delivers 116 of the most current playing styles across 7 main genres with fills, build-ups and alternative grooves perfect for the tracks you are creating. It's the fastest way to create pro-quality, real drum tracks for your songs.

And with a host of pro features like automated 5 channel mixing, real-time tempo shift, one-touch live recording and Audiobus compatibility - allowing you to seamlessly export our unique content into other top music apps like GarageBand - it has never been easier or quicker to create your own studio- quality drum tracks – even if you can't play a note!

This is a unique app for musicians, producers and anyone who wants to quickly create professional drum tracks.

Create awesome drum tracks for your songs with one of the world's best known session drummers and SessionBand Drums – Volume 1 - a Top 5 music app in 44 countries since launch.

Watch the video at sessionbandapp.com


The fastest way to create studio-quality drum tracks...

• Simply pick one of 116 styles
• Quickly build up a track by inserting drum loop blocks on the grid
• Stretch or shorten loops in seconds
• Build up a full track in minutes with all-new 'Track Builder'
• Instantly hear your track across most of the other styles and tempos
• Use the automated mixer to get exactly the right sound
• Mix your track (manual or automated)
• Record direct to audio
• Copy straight to other music apps
• Share with the world!


Over 800 x 5-channel acoustic drum loops included in the app...

• Over 800 stunning acoustic drum loops included – all in 5 channel format – reflecting the microphone set up as recorded in the studio
• 116 of the most current playing styles and tempos organised across 7 main musical genres


Create great-sounding real acoustic drum tracks on the move...

• All loops reside within the app
• No internet access required (once the app is downloaded)
• Create studio-quality drum tracks absolutely anywhere!


Artist Information

Drums – Ralph Salmins

Ralph is one of the world's most in-demand drummers - three times nominated as a 'Top 10' drummer in the Rhythm Magazine Poll and voted 'Best Drummer' at The British Jazz Awards.

Ralph continues to perform with some of the biggest names in music including Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Madonna, Wynton Marsalis, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Robbie Williams, Paloma Faith and The Waterboys...to name just a few. He is credited with performing on over 100 movie soundtracks!

Ralph is also Professor of Drums at London's Royal College of Music.


Detailed Product Information

• 812 x 5-channel loop stacks included in the download
• 116 of the most current playing styles and tempos organised across 7 main musical genres: Pop; Rock; Funk/RnB; Jazz; Blues/Country; Latin; Reggae plus an additional 6 'Odd Meter' styles in 6/4 and 7/4
• Tempos from 55bpm to 250bpm
• The exclusive musical content in this app is not duplicated in any of the other SessionBand apps
• All loops are offered royalty-free and can be used freely in your own works

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 09, 2015 Initial release
  • August 10, 2015 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $3.99
  • August 21, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • August 23, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • September 03, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $8.99
  • September 13, 2015 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $3.99
  • September 15, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $8.99
  • October 04, 2015 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $0.99
  • October 10, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $8.99
  • November 01, 2015 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $1.99
  • November 04, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $8.99
  • November 28, 2015 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $3.99
  • December 02, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $8.99
  • December 20, 2015 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $1.99
  • January 03, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $8.99
  • February 07, 2016 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $3.99
  • February 15, 2016 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • February 23, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $8.99
  • March 20, 2016 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $3.99
  • November 07, 2016 Price increase: $3.99 -> $8.99
  • November 12, 2016 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $3.99
  • November 30, 2016 Price increase: $3.99 -> $8.99
  • December 03, 2016 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $3.99
  • December 23, 2016 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • January 06, 2017 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • June 14, 2019 New version 1.2
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $1.99 -> $8.99
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $1.99 -> $8.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $1.99 -> $8.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $1.99 -> $8.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $1.99 -> $8.99
  • June 16, 2019 Price increase: $1.99 -> $8.99
  • June 20, 2019 New version 1.3
  • October 28, 2019 New version 1.3.1
  • October 28, 2019 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $3.99
  • November 11, 2019 Price increase: $3.99 -> $8.99
  • December 24, 2019 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $3.99
  • January 14, 2020 Price increase: $3.99 -> $8.99
  • July 15, 2020 New version 1.3.3

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