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DrumJam is out!

The long awaited DrumJam is now available as an Universal iOS app! It even launched 50% off!

iTunes Description:

Designed by award winning international percussionist Pete Lockett and Sonosaurus LLC, the developer of ThumbJam, this app is a real first for percussion. Pete has been top of his game for decades and has performed with the stars, from Peter Gabriel and Bjork to Robert Plant, Dido, Jeff Beck and many more. He has also worked extensively in the film industry, arranging and recording all the ethnic percussion for five Bond 007 films. The app is a direct and personal route to his rhythm factory with all the individual percussion parts recorded by Pete. These are not ineffective sequenced patterns but actual recorded audio waiting to groove with rhythm at multiple tempos through your very own mobile device.

Buy DrumJam on iTunes: $3.99 (On Sale)

Reader Comments 11

Thanks Tim. Been looking for this and PPG on App shopper frequently for days and somehow you scooped me -)

September 04, 2012  | person_outline Duke

I'm not sure about this. Anyone tried it yet?

September 04, 2012  | person_outline Anonymouse

I picked this up today... Very cool, still at the playing about stage but this is very fun and sounds good too.

September 04, 2012  | person_outline Pantsofdeath

Little bit underwhelmed so far. Will get to have a good play with it later today so I can give a more rounded opinion.

September 04, 2012  | person_outline Invisiblesupermonkey

really enjoyed playing with it but I hate how on the kits the hihat is between the kick and snare. try putting it in 'hit' mode and playing hihat with one hand and kick/snare with the other- it's not fun

September 04, 2012  | person_outline RMG

RMG, why different hands? don't you have ten fingers on each?

anyway, HIT mode is much weaker than ThumbJam

September 04, 2012  | person_outline qmish

Love it. The interface is great, the samples are amazing, and the built-in effects (bit crusher, distortion, etc.) are just the icing on the cake. Another great Sonosaurus product.

September 04, 2012  | person_outline victor

qmish: I don't know if you haven't tried, or are just supremely good at tapping rhythms. For me it is relatively easy to tap the beat (open and closed hihat) with one hand and do kick/snare with the other, but doing that all with fingers on one hand would be a nightmare. I take my hat off to you if you can do it (and I 'd like to see photos if you have ten fingers on each hand)

September 04, 2012  | person_outline RMG


1) Sorry, i wanted to write "five fingers" =_= (oh my.....)

2) Ah, the problem that i didn't understand you correctly. I thought that you wanna sliding kick and snare without hats, which can't be done by horizontal 1-finger movement, so i suggested using two fingers.

i didn't understand that you DO want some hats.

September 04, 2012  | person_outline qmish

I'm still trying to grasp what this app is, and how it's different from, say, the drum pads on iMaschine or DM1.

September 04, 2012  | person_outline dswo

@dswo there's a few differences:

- there are quite a lot of built in patterns for instruments (although I can't see how to edit them) and you can easily throw different instruments onto the table and they will play automatically together. It's a nice way to build a rhythm soundscape

- the 'jam' aspect is the 'auto player' - press and move your finger in the play area and you will get some drumming noises in time to the beat (works great with ethnic drums etc, less so with regular kits imo)

- the most interesting feature to me, and why I'm annoyed at the hihat placement: if you use it like regular pads, each pad area has several samples of the instrument, and so offers a much nicer range of expression than regular pads. The bass drum has actually been hit at different velocities and sampled, instead of just a variation in the volume using the same sample. More apps containing drum pads should offer this feature

September 05, 2012  | person_outline RMG

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