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Description

The basic idea for Elastic Drums was, to create an easy and fun in handling drum app, with a genuine sound, an instrument with its own character.
Elastic Drums works with drum synth modeling, so the the drum sounds are much more „elastic“ compared to the use of samples, most drum apps do so far. The sounds can be changed drastically and combined with a very flexible effect section Elastic Drums can be even a tool for sounddesign, not only for creating beats.
Analog originals would be the Korg Electribes for their ease of use handling and the recoding of parameters and Elektron Machine for it’s concept to have different switchable drum synth models for every sequencer channel.
Elastic Drums is designed and developed by Oliver Greschke, with contributions to Pure Data patching by Matt Davey. Graphic design by Carsten Schneider. Elastic Drums is published by MoMinstruments.

Screenshots

Instruments screen (iPad)

Arrange screen (iPad)

Effects screen (iPad)

Jam screen (iPad)

Features

Elastic Drums is an iOS app with 6 channels of synthesized sounds, a step sequencer and 4 effect channels, all tweak-able in an elastic way.

– 6 synth channels with 12 different percussion synth engines
(kick, snare, hihat, clap, tom, wobble, fm, fm4, square, grain, bass, drone)
– 12 parameters for each synth engine
– automation for each parameter via knob recording or velocity
– 4 send effect channels with 2×11 mono effects and 2 x 9 stereo effects
– automation for all of the 8 possible effect parameters via xy pad
– master effects (stutter, delay, compressor …)
– 16 step sequencer for the 6 channels, each with own tempo multiplier & length
– record audio and export to Soundcloud or Audioshare
– email audio recordings and presets
– iOS 8 supported
– Audiobus supported
– Inter-App audio (IAA) supported with transport control
– Midi start/stop/sync, Midi learn/Midi implementation of important parameters
– Ableton Link supported

Because all sounds get generated in realtime, the app is cpu heavy! iPhones 5 and greater can handle it with no problem, on iPhone 4s effects 3 and 4 get switched off by the engine automatically to save some cpu power. iPhone 4 and iPad1 are NOT recommended!

Awards

Elastic Drums was rated as one of the best drum apps of 2015 on several websites:
– ANR: Sonic Joy Award 2015
– Music App Blog: Top 10 iOS music apps of 2015
– SoundTestRoom: Drum Apps 2015
– Musik Radar: 10 best drum machine apps

Releases

– iPhone version: out!
– iPad version: out!
– price: $ 14.99  
(Universal = for both iPad & iPhone apps together)

Videos

Since Update 1.7 Elastic Drums comes with Ableton Link integration.


More about Ableton Link here: www.ableton.com/link/

More tutorial videos
www.youtube.com/playlist/elasticdrums

Reviews iPad

– http://www.factmag.com
– https://ask.audio
– http://www.keyboardmag.com
– http://soundbytesmag.net
– C’T 12/2015

Reviews iPhone

– http://www.musicradar.com
– http://www.palmsounds.net
– http://www.musicappblog.com
– http://iosmusicandyou.com
– http://www.sequencer.de
– https://ipadmusiced.wordpress.com
– https://zlaurent.wordpress.com
– Beat 04/2015
– http://main.iosmars.com


 

17 thoughts on “”

  1. oliver,

    hey, it’s greg here, longtime user of the app. love it! what do you think are some good midi controllers to use with the app? any recommendations greatly appreciated. keep up the good work!

    1. Any controller of your choice is possible. But to give some examples – a cheap one would be Korg NanoKontrol and Novation Launch Control XL has a great haptic feeling

  2. Hi, I’ve been enjoying the App.

    There’s only one problem I’ve been having, which is that on Midi Encoders, the Elastic Drums doesn’t take in the relative setting properly. When I set my encoders that way, the knobs in Elastic Drums only alternate between two values, and not a subtraction on the current value. Is this how it is supposed to work?

    I have an Arturia MiniLAB MKII, and my plan was originally to use it to control all of the knobs on each instrument while I messed with other things in other apps. So, I have the “Same controller for all instr” turned on.

    1. I just tried with a controller and I can not confirm, works great with mine. I guess the controller data you are sending is mal formatted, maybe you send Midi Notes instead of controller data? The knobs should get controller values between 0-127. Best, Oliver

  3. Hello i have this app for quite a long Time on my iPad.i don’t count the number of loops & samples i made for my hardware sampler & arrived on a Finished track with it.but please i dream on using it on my Android phone on the go. I don’t wanna buy an iPhone anymore. Please consider an Android version because since version 7 or 8 realtime performance were really improved. Thanks for your hard work.

  4. In Elastic Drums, can you set the frequency of a kick (sine wave) by the note value like G2 or by hertz like 52 hertz so that the kicks can be “tuned” to the key of the song?

  5. Elastic drums is just a superb piece! Fantastic job! forgot about NI Maschine for almost a week now) ! But we have troubles on recording the result, is it possible to make this process a bit more user friendly, when you press a button and it records either one bar (a pattern) or a complete song and exports it? Now I get silence at the beggining of a file, or i send it to audioshare but its an empty file and so on…
    Thanks and congratilations on this app!

    Kind regards
    Eric Val

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