The InstantDrummer ($0.99) iPhone app includes professionally recorded, customizable drum loops that can be built into drum tracks for songs. Heartbreaker is first in a series of InstantDrummer iPhone apps that will soon be available in various genres. Jason McGerr, the drummer for pop/rock band Death Cab for Cutie, recorded Heartbreaker on his signature Ludwig drum kit in his Seattle-based studio, Two Sticks Audio. Hayden Bursk of Drummerheads was the producer.
Pick a groove by McGerr and tap in a tempo, and InstantDrummer inspires you to play along with continuously varying drum tracks using matched, full kit studio drum recordings. Spin the Intensity wheel to set the mood from mellow to aggressive. Use the Variation slider to get a constantly evolving beat. Ambience adds room sound and Gain sets the level. InstantDrummer automatically plays fills on the last bar of a section. Build drum tracks for songs using the part sequencer, then WiFi-sync the WAV files to any computer.