Elastic Drums

Elastic Drums


  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2014-12-17
  • Current Version: 2.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 153.90 MB
  • Developer: O-G-SUS
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 8.2 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 137 Ratings


Featured 170 times on App Store category pages! Comes with Ableton Link synchronization and Ableton Live Set Export. Machinedrum: "It's awesome, a lot of fun to work with and very easy to get something going. I love the sound presets too.“ Funkstörung:"Fantastic sounding, great fun to play with, a must have for live performances!" Palm Sounds: "I have to say that I've been completely impressed by this iPhone drum machine. In terms of sound, in terms of design, and in terms of functionality. It is amazing." Keyboards: „An extremely flexible beatbox with tons of character." CDM: "Finally, Your Pocket Gets a Perfect Drum Synth: Elastic Drums for iPhone." iOS Music&You: "Highly, highly recommended." Elastic Drums is a music app showcasing an interactive drum kit, that enables to create a huge range of rhythmic grids, ranging from classical analog drumkits up to experimental soundscapes. It contains six channels of high quality synthesized drum sounds, a step sequencer and 4 effect channels. All important control parameters are automatable. The result: Elastic drum composition with a unique character! Features: - 6 synth channels with 13 different percussion synth engines (kick, snare, hihat, clap, tom, wobble, fm, fm4, square, grain, synth, drone, sampler) - 12 parameters for each synth engine - automation for each parameter via knob recording or velocity - 4 send effect channels with 2x13 mono effects and 2x11 stereo effects - automation for all of the 8 possible effect parameters via xy pad - master effects (stutter, delay, compressor ...) - 16 step sequencer for the 6 channels, each with it's own tempo multiplier & length - record audio and export to Soundcloud or Audioshare - email audio recordings and presets - Audiobus, Audiobus Remote, Inter-App Audio and Ableton Link support - Midi learn/Midi implementation of the most important parameters Because all sounds get generated in realtime, the app is cpu heavy! iPhones 5 and greater can handle it with no problem, on iPhone 4s effects 3 and 4 get switched off by the engine automatically to save some cpu power. iPhone 4 and iPad1 are NOT recommended! Elastic Drums is published by MoMinstruments, the instruments app label of Mouse on Mars and friends.




  • 💚

    By sally bowls
    The best drum synth for iphone.
  • Brilliant, powerful

    By Wįll
    Easy mayhem, great sounds. What's not to like?
  • Favorite App

    By Dbdgdpg
    This app has managed to keep me engaged with it on a daily basis for months! changed the way I do music, start using it!!! *some bugs happen at times but they DO try to fix them quickly.
  • Underrated - This is a Gem!

    By wareismike
    I’ve recently gotten back into Elastic Drums and find myself amazed at how little I had thought about it compared to what it does. This app truly lives up to its tagline “The Flexible Drum Machine”. My goodness, you can do everything with this! Everything from Electribe drum and sampler type madness to old school 808 and even plain ol’ acoustic rock drumming. There’s an amazing array of useful synths and most importantly a good sampler which you can build your own kits with. The power available here easily outshines 1000’s of dollars of equipment, and all in a nice neat package. Sure, there are some in-app purchases needed to really leverage all the capabilities, but they’re reasonably priced and help keep the development going. Developers gotta feed their families too. The iPhone interface is surprisingly well thought out too. Highly recommended!
  • More serious than you think

    By Awesomely me app
    I've popped for a bunch of drum machines on the App Store, looking for the one that feels like hardware, that feels pro, that inspires. This is it. No matter the genre your into, this app kills it. And if your looking for an app to turn you into autechre, you won't find it... but, Elastic drums will give you the best head start. BUY IT NOW!
  • A whole lot more than mere 'drum machine'...

    By Ronzlo
    When I first installed the app I was more than a little intimidated by all of the control and extraordinary feature set it has. Recently something kickstarted a learning phase and I started diving deeper into apps and programs that I use regularly, Elastic being one of them... and holy moly, am I ever glad I did. 1) You can make entire tunes with this: it does more than just drums. In fact, the synths and sampler could be used to create EVERYTHING for a song. Be prepared to get experimental though, because there's no generic keyboard to control pitch - that's handled by knob tweaking, so the results are more organic and chaotic [to my ears] than something played on a 12-tone interface (anything borrowing from piano key layout). 2) The live performance feature set is crazy: this app was obviously designed with live performance in mind as much as anything else. The sequencer & song arrangment views are set up in such a way that you could play a very dynamic live set with it, plus the syncing and export options... yeah. 3) Responsiveness of the devs: a little while I found a very minor bug and contacted the dev team with info. Received a reply within 12 hours, a little more discussion took place, and the fix has already been submitted for next release. If everybody had a turnaround time like that, what a world we'd live in... Honestly, the original term applied to Roger Linn's first box - a "drum computer" would be a far better designation for Elastic. There are a ton of generic 16-step drum emulators and even a few novel takes like circular interfaces and whatnot, but Elastic is fast becoming a mainstay. Integrated Ableton Set functionality means I can shoot ideas over to collaborators effortlessly, and its integration with other music iOS apps like Aum is among the best I've seen. Three thumbs up and five stars! :)
  • Buy this app, seriously

    By Peter Schussheim
    If you are reading this review, stop and buy this app. I consistently find myself using this app daily, whether it is to create simple tracks, more complex sounds or just remix the factory presets. It is so much fun. One request, please enable landscape mode for iPhone.
  • Previously rated this five stars and still do

    By capedape
    Sample import with this app has been a wonderful addition and previously only using stock samples I was able to get tracks going quicker than any other ios drum app I own, and I own a lot. The effects you can do on the sounds is unparalleled and most importantly this app is just fun to play.
  • Cannot use. Will not play thru Bluetooth.

    By WadeCottingham
    Used to be a great 5 star app. But it stopped playing thru Bluetooth speakers. All my other audio apps work fine, only a Elastic Drums refuses to play thru Bluetooth. To be fair the developer did answer me on this and suggest upgrading my iOS. And when I can afford a new iPad I am sure I will download elastic drums again. Till then unable to use it.
  • Absolute Garbage!

    By Shaun Nabíla
    Samples never upload. Requires you to buy additional apps to even do that! requires to actually have a computer to get the in app purchases, which I had to borrow a friends. Don't waste your money! Buy a hardware sampler instead.