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Elastic Drums app review: create your own drum sounds



We've got an app that is fun for music lovers and anyone who'd love to do a little sampling with drums. The Elastic Drums app can be played on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and provides users with six different channels of synthesized drum sounds. It's more than just sounds though you will also get to use a step sequencer with four FX channels all of which are customizable. This means you'll be able to create some rather fun and unique sounds all your own. And as an added bonus of fun you can even record your audio and share it.

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Elastic Drums


Get Creative with Drums

There's no need to own a drum set in order to get creative with the beats thanks to the Elastic Drums app. The app features six different synthesized drum sounds and features 10 percussion synth engines such as hit, kick, clap, snare, and more. There are 12 parameters for each of the synth engines. There is automation for each of the 12 parameters using velocity or knob recording. Part of the fun in creating these sounds is being able to share it with others which can be done by recording the audio and then exporting it to Audioshare or Soundcloud. You can also email your recordings.

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The app has recently been updated with some basic Audiobus support. The app requires iOS 7.0 or later and it now supports iOS 8. It has a customer rating of 4.5 out five stars and users have described it as very cool, fantastic, and it sounds great.

Enjoy the smooth and user-friendly navigation
Enjoy the smooth and user-friendly navigation

Additional Tools and Features

There are a number of fun tools and features in the Elastic Drums app that make it possible to create all this great music. For example you've got the ability to use sound effect channels that offer 2x9 stereo effects and 2x11 mono effects. The sequencer allows for individual length and tempo multiplier, there are master effects, and automation of the eight effect parameters using the xy pad.

It should be noted that you'll need to have an iPhone 5 or higher because the app is actually generating the sounds in real-time. The iPad 1 and iPhone 4 are not recommended for use with this app. There are lots of plans for additional features and tools that will give users even more creative freedom. The user interface is quite fluid and smooth and the navigation bar along the bottom of the screen means you'll have no problems at all using this app.

Get as creative as you like
Get as creative as you like

Elastic Drums


Pros and Cons


  • The app provides users with plenty of ways to be creative when it comes to music
  • Record your creations and then share them with friends
  • Make use of all the customization tools, sounds, and features
  • The user interface is simple and smooth to use
  • There are plans to add plenty more


  • Some users have experienced a few minor issues with the tools

Export to Soundcloud or Audioshare
Export to Soundcloud or Audioshare

Final Thoughts

The Elastic Drums app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a great way to have some fun with music, in specific drums.


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