Elastic Drums

Elastic Drums


  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2014-12-17
  • Current Version: 2.2.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 155.64 MB
  • Developer: O-G-SUS
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 81 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.




  • Yes

    By johngme22
    The more I play with it the more fun it becomes. Well worth it.
  • Really Nice on iPad

    By ZenLizard
    Sampler is a sweet addition to an already powerful groove development and performance playground. Extra star for being a responsive, proactive dev. I am absolutely loving this drum synth & sequencer. The sound sculpting capabilities are much deeper than your average drum synth and the automation tools open many possibilities.
  • Great drum synth, add AU and individual outs and it would be Amazing

    By Scottsunn
    I have been scouring the web to find a simple yet dynamic drum synth and this is well on its way to becoming just that! I managed to keep myself entertained for a several hours making ‘live’ techno on one pattern! (Adjusting it on the fly). I love how far you can stretch a sound with this... seriously, with a couple nice fx on it there is a lot to play with and evolve over time. Absolutely part of my regular arsenal now. All I need to give it 5 stars is - Individual track outs and AU. I’m sure this has been requested.... I don’t think it needs much else, because everything else you can do in a host channel strip just fine... Not to say I wouldn’t like more drum synths to choose from, or FX..., but srsly, please get me individual outs and I will be all lollipops and rainbows about this nearly perfect beast of an app!
  • Redundant

    By sparkiexxx
    Good engines and sound. However, weak MIDI implementation and lack of AU support or individual audio outs leave it redundant as a serious tool. A decent time waister on a long flight.
  • Oops lost my song again

    By hi fi Cary
    Can’t walk away from my ipad pro because it will just go away. I like it as a drum machine sequencer and a lot more but its not dependable plus 360 mb app on my ipad and i have not made a song yet!? By now i am used to apps that automatically save esp when i don’t even close them and just walk away for maybe 15 - 20 minutes , so now i am going back to dm1 and beat maker.
  • Just getting started

    By pinkydisco
    So, I got this app and a few of the IAP’s (next is ‘import sample’) and then didn’t use it for a while. At first, I don’t even know why but I thought it was hokey. Honestly, I had yet to figure out the velocity function (this is now huge for me, in other apps too, much like LFO) and wasn’t impressed with the layout or even the sounds. Fast forward to about a month ago and I’m digging deeper. I really was looking for more organic sounding drums but have found that the sounds this app is capable of is extremely versatile. And I’m sure once I acquire the import IAP I’ll be totally addicted. I’m really just getting started with this app even though I’ve had for quite some time. I give it 5 stars simply because there is so much more to it than meets the eye.
  • 💚

    By sally bowls
    The best drum synth for iphone.
  • 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.
  • One of the best drum machines ever!

    By UK Headz
    I love this app! It's so intuitive to use, the new features are butter! The only thing that I'm hoping for is a VST version, it would blow the competition out of the water! Great drum machine, props!