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Drum Circle Jam
Drum Circle Jam provides 9 different drums/drum sets, each on its own repeating track or loops. Loops contain 1-16 beats. Each beat is divided into 24 clicks that captures slight differences in beat, which make the rhythm sound more "organic" and less mechanical, or use the quantizer to clean up mistakes. When the player stops, the loop starts repeating the rhythm.
The following demo video shows you how to use the app. A more detailed description is provided below.
ControlsThe bottom toolbar has five buttons: Play/Pause, Circle, Drum, Tempo, and Meter.
Tap Play to record and play back a drum loop. It also loops the other tracks. Tap again to pause, which lets you play the drum manually without looping.
Tapping the Circle button on the bottom toolbar exposes the Circle toolbar at the top. The stepper on the right selects a drum circle to play or program. The Clear button erases all drums patterns in the circle. Tapping the dice icon to the right of the Clear button generates random beat patterns in all drums within the circle. This lets you create new and unique beat patterns without much effort as demonstrated in the video.
Tapping the Drum button on the bottom toolbar exposes the Drum toolbar at the top. Tap the stepper on the right to change the drum/track. There are 9 drum tracks:
The Clear button erases the drum pattern in the current track. The green slider switch mutes the track.
Tapping the Tempo button on the bottom toolbar exposes the Tempo toolbar at the top. Tap the stepper on the right to change the beats per minute. The Metronome button displays the beat pattern.
Tapping the Meter button on the bottom toolbar exposes the Meter toolbar at the top. Tap the stepper on the right to change the number of beats in the loop. The top middle button controls the rhythm quantizer:
Some IdeasRecord a drumming session in one meter (e.g., 8 beats per loop) and play it back at a different one; e.g., 5 beats/per loop. Record at one tempo and play back at another. You can also use Drum Circle Jam for live performance. Create and store beats ahead of time in the app's 16 presets that you can recall and play with just a few taps.