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Drum Kit Lite is the free version of Drum Kit, a touch-screen simulator of a six-piece drum kit using real 16-bit sound samples.
The app's interface is a miniature, photo-realistic drum kit, complete with cymbals and pedals, that you just tap to use. The sound has pretty impressive fidelity (best with headphones), and settings let you adjust your kit volume and system volume separately--which helps, for example, if you want to play along with songs from your iPod. Experienced drummers will appreciate nice touches like blending for repeated cymbal taps, while nondrummers can have fun experimenting and trying to pull off drum rolls and rimshots. (Unfortunately, the inevitable--if slightly cynical--placement of a large ad button right next to the kit makes this app a bad choice for entertaining toddlers, who will accidentally buy the full app within seconds.)
Serious drummers will want to buy the full version, with recording capability, multiple kits for different genres, a built-in BPM metronome, and more.
Ever wanted to play the drums? This is the closest you can get without a real kit. This is a fun app for drummers and non-drummers alike. Impress your friends with your chops, or fine tune a beat while away from your kit. You can also play along while listening to songs.NOTE: Turn your ringer volume all the way up for louder sounds."If you are a drummer or constantly tapping on things, you may really enjoy this app" -Ars TechnicaFEATURES: 6 piece kit (4 toms, snare, bass, hi-hat (open and closed), crash, ride, splash) Repeated cymbal taps blend in like real cymbals (only app in store that does this) Visual feedback when drum head is tapped Professionally recorded, high quality 16-bit stereo drum sounds Play multiple drum heads simultaneously Extra long bass drum touch area for double bass (alternate index and middle fingers rapidly) Play along with your existing music, add beats or fillsIN-APP PURCHASE JAM PACKS: Drum Kit Pro UpgradeIncludes multi-track recording, iPod library access to play along to songs, metronome, count-in, left-hand mode, rolls and BPM settings. Electronic and Industrial Theme PackTwo drum pad influenced themes. The Kit Remains The SameA 70's style vintage drum kit with new professionally recorded sounds.YouTube video of Drum Kit 1.0: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO5YESsOPQEFollow Drum Kit on Twitter: @drumkitappLead Developer: Shane Vitarana
What's new in this version:
Support for iOS 5 and iPhone 4S Play drums over AirPlay iOS 5 Twitter integration Hi-res Retina Display update for some icons