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Jazz Drummer by Lumbeat

Lumbeat released Jazz Drummer today as their 9th specialized drum app! The app gives you three different drummers with unique styles; Swing, Be Bop, and Modern Bop. These will affect the improvisations and fills. Owners of Jazz Drummer will find a new Jazz Bank unlocked in iBassist.

Jazz Drummer App Store Description:

Jazz Drums for iPad and iPhone with new approach to improvisation and swing pulse.

- Three drummers in one. Jo, Max and Roy : Swing, Be Bop and Modern Bop drums. Regardless of the selected rhythm, the choice of drummer will affect all improvisations, jams and fills style.

- New 2d Slider to control jam level ( x - horizontal ) and intensity ( y - vertical )

- Save Mixer and Effects for each Sound Bank.

- Toggle Ride / Hats and Corss Stick / Snare

- Adds a new Jazz bank to iBassist with lot of bass lines and chord progressions.

- Humanize Velocity to get more human authentic sound.

- iCloud Backups

- Live Pads with Rhythm, jam and intensity parameter to play live and control by MIDI.

- Song Mode with the new 2D Slider for parts.

- Sound Module Mode

Doug Woods from The Sound Test Room did a live stream exploring the new app!

Reader Comments 3

Doug has a short demo on his Patreon page, sounds good! I love the references to great jazz drummers in the names. although they don't correlate to the styles exactly I would say Roy is swing, Max is Be Bop and Jo is Modern Bop, even if they don't line up that way in the description. I hope iBassist gets a nice, soft upright bass sound too.
December 13, 2019  | favorite_border Laarz
With the other LumBeat apps, I've been impressed with how much better the grooves and fills feel compared to other software-drummer attempts I've heard (like garageband).

Jazz/Swing/BeBop seems like the most ambitious, and most challenging style to get right. I wasn't instantly impressed with the first example I heard of this, as compared to the other LumBeat machines. This could be because I've heard more jazz than, say, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, or other styles.

It does make perfect sense that LumBeat would need to include this in their offerings. It also makes sense that they would take their time and try to get it right. Sometimes, a side-benefit of these kinds of apps is that you learn about various types of grooves you wouldn't come up with on your own.

I'm not drawn to jazz grooves the way I am to other genres, but that's because I was kind of immersed in it enough to get tired of it. Maybe some day I'll pick this up, and practice walking bass lines.
December 14, 2019  | favorite_border stub
I put another one up this morning, not a live stream this one but using it with the newly updated iBassist which now has extra lines and progressions added for Jazz Drummer
December 15, 2019  | favorite_border Doug

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