IK Multimedia, the leading iOS accessory maker for music-related products recently updated their popular AmpliTube guitar and bass effects app to include “Loop Drummer,” a personal drummer inside your app.
Through an in-app unlock, users can access Loop Drummer, which is a loop-based customizable drum track that you can sync to your AmpliTube recorder. You can either play along with a single loop, or put together a full drum track, complete with intro, basic beats, fills, and an ending.
There are more that 500 different drum loop sounds across a variety of music genres, including Rock, Blues, Country, Metal, Funk, and more. They are available in “Style Packs,” which package 64 different loops in each genre, organized into eight songs with eight loops in each song.
Loop Drummer is more than a click track for recording. It features a remixer, which creates a drum track based on an algorithm that sequences the loop. Drum tracks can also be customized with a cymbal button, which adds a crash to the downbeat, and a tempo adjuster to let you speed up or slow down the song. There are built in mixer controls and the ability to adjust the drum level, separate from the recorder’s volume.
Loop Drummer is available as an in-app purchase inside AmpliTube. If you don’t already have the app, you can purchase it for $19.99 in the App Store. If you already have AmpliTube, download the free update to gain access to the new feature. You’ll get eight sample loops for free with the download. Each pack of 64 loops cost $3.99 each, or you can download the whole set for $14.99.