A Personal Drummer Inside AmpliTube

IK Multimedia introduces Loop Drummer for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch   05-Feb-13

A Personal Drummer Inside AmpliTube

IK Multimedia has introduced Loop Drummer, described as a high-quality drum module that's included in the new AmpliTube 2.9, the latest version of IK's  real-time guitar-and-bass multiFX-processing and recording app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. They tell us that the programmable, loop-based drum section lets users easily create custom drum tracks and sync them seamlessly to the AmpliTube recorder. Here's more details direct from IK Multimedia...

With Loop Drummer available inside of AmpliTube, users can jam and practise over single loops or entire drum sequences, or they can compose a full-length drum track (with intro, groove variations, fills, and ending) to be used as a start-up rhythmic base for recording full multitrack compositions on the AmpliTube recorder. All of this can be done inside the app.

Loop Drummer sports over 500 loops, which are available in a variety of popular styles including Rock, Blues, Country, Metal, Funk, and more. Loops are grouped in "Style Packs" containing up to 64 different loops for each of the available styles, which are organized in 8 "songs" with 8 loops each, including intros, outros, fills, and alternate parts.

Loop Drummer's powerful and unique Remix feature allows the production of an entire drum track with a single tap, using an intelligent algorithm that sequences the loops, structuring a song as a producer would do. At each tap on the Remix button, a new track is generated. This allows for the creation of endless inspiring grooves for jamming, practising, or for use in composition.

Alternatively a drum part of any length can be produced by dragging loops into the timeline. Any of the loops can also be customized with the Cymbal button, which sets a crash on the downbeat.

A Tap Tempo button is also available for easily changing loop tempos, and the module is equipped with a high-quality time-stretching algorithm that automatically processes the loops when the tempo is changed. As a result, the loops are usable at a wide range of tempos with no effect on quality.

Loop Drummer has its own built-in mixer controls, with a cool circular volume control that allows for adjusting the overall drum level, independent of the recorder's volume, and also functions as a reverb send.

In addition to Loop Drummer, the new AmpliTube 2.9 adds a handy new feature to the recorder, a pre-roll function that can be turned on and off. The pre-roll gives the musician who's recording two measures to lock in on the groove before recording starts, making it easy to play in tempo from the very first beat.

Pricing and Availability:

AmpliTube 2.9 is available for €17.99 from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at AppStore.com. The AmpliTube App includes Loop Drummer with a free set of 8 loops from the Rock style pack. Eight additional Style Packs (each containing 64 loops) can be obtained via In-App Purchase for €3.59 each. The complete collection is available in the All Style Pack bundle, which sells at the discounted price of €13.99.

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FakeSquidmUsic69    Said...

IK Multimedia has always been lower quality everything but I suppose if you're desperate and on a budget it would make sense to spend good money on IK Snake Oil...yeah? isn't IK a disco brand always trying to be american rock but never really? Good luck to them though.

05-Feb-13 07:40 AM

RP    Said...

This forum has become a bashing ground for IK Multimedia and I won't have any of it. I applaud their new and exciting ways to squeeze money out of people.

Non universal apps, additional requirements to purchase functions that should be free, now overpriced drum loops that will be on a 50% sale in a few weeks. Well done sirs

05-Feb-13 08:50 AM

Sam Mallery    Said...

Products like SampleTank didn't do it for me, but I think IK is doing some halfway interesting things. The BlueBoard is cool. I don't know of any other Bluetooth foot pedals that can send MIDI commands to your DAW wirelessly.

05-Feb-13 09:10 AM

IK Multimedia    Said...

Why the hate? We've been making quality audio products for 16 years, and continue to move forward. We have never been lower quality, in fact our flagship products have been considered top notch for years. If you have a specific issue you should report it to us via the multiple methods available to you on our web site, etc and we'll take care of it.

This is an official IK Multimedia rep, not some anonymous comments... Hope that says at least something...

05-Feb-13 10:39 AM

Sony Corporation    Said...

It does at least say you don't know the meaning of the term 'anonymous', otherwise your driving license would have to read:

First Name: IK Surname: Multimedia

Nice troll attempt though.

06-Feb-13 09:26 AM


more junk from IK

09-Feb-13 05:39 PM

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