Positive Grid has released version 1.5 of X Drummer, a drum production tool for guitarists, songwriters and mobile musicians.

The update comes with a completely redesigned user interface, 5 new drum kits, 3 MIDI groove packs, over 380 realistic drum performances and an improved Play to Find engine for more accurate and faster analysis.

X Drummer 1.5 also includes Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support, new drum kit preset management, filter options and recorder features.

Start your musical journey by playing a simple riff on your guitar into X Drummer, it then listens in real-time and searches for a complete matching drum track based on the tempo and feel of your riff. X Drummer’s extensive grooves library offers detailed realism that encompasses the subtle nuances of a real drummer, delivering realistic drum performances than just generic backing tracks.

Record your musical ideas into X Drummer and take it with you anywhere to edit, whether you’re at home, in the studio, or on the road. Then utilize the simple yet robust drum editor to fine-tune your drum grooves and further personalize your song.

Changes in X Drummer v1.5

  • Completely redesigned user interface for better workflow – new Song Editor, transport controls, Browser, Play to Find, and more.
  • The groove library has been expanded to 380+ realistic drum performances.
  • New drum kit preset management lets users quickly save and recall custom drum kits.
  • Improved Play to Find engine for more accurate and faster analysis.
  • New filter options allow quicker navigation within the MIDI groove library.
  • Recorder feature allows users to overdub guitar riffs on top of the backing drum track.
  • 5 new drum kits (80s Rock, Modern FX, Jazz, Progressive Metal and Indie Rock) available as in-app purchases.
  • 3 MIDI groove packs (80s Pop, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal) available via in-app purchases.
  • Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support (full integration with BIAS FX, BIAS Amp, BIAS Pedal, and JamUp).
  • Export audio and drum tracks via Email or Dropbox.

X Drummer for iPad is currently available for $9.99 USD (regular $19.99 USD).

More information: Positive Grid / X Drummer