With native iPhone applications such as PocketGuitar – a virtual guitar, iAno – a virtual piano developed by ever-so ingenious iPhone hacking community, I guess the next instrument in the wish-list was a virtual drum pad.
Folks at MooTheCow have risen to the challenge and have developed a native iPhone application called Drummer which turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a drum pad.
The drum pad application on iPhone developed by MooTheCow is called “Drummer”. The features of iPhone Drummer are as mentioned below:
- Allows you to play up to 15 unique audio samples (one on each finger touch pad).
- Makes use of iPhone’s revolutionary multi-touch interface by allowing you to play up to five sounds at once.
- You can play along to all your MP3s.
- The following kits come pre-installed: Rock, Dance, Jazz 1 and 2, and Electro.
- Change between drum kits at the touch of a button.
- The drum kits are fully expandable so that you you can add your own samples.
- Animated pads illuminate at your touch.
Before the pros start complaining, let me clarify that just like PocketGuitar and iAno, Drummer is for iPhone users who want to have some more fun with their iPhone. As you will see from the YouTube video of Drummer in action, drumming on the iPhone with its small screen (i.e. when you want to use it as a drum pad) will need you to have pretty agile fingers.
In order to install Drummer on your iPhone, you will need a Jailbroken iPhone with the Installer App installed. If you want to jailbreak your iPhone you can check out this post: Step-By-Step Guide to JailBreak iPhone Firmware 1.1.4 using ZiPhone.
You then need to follow some simple steps on your jailbroken iPhone:
- Add the "ipodtouchfans.com" repository to your Installer.
- Click on the Installer Icon.
- Click on the "Sources" icon at the bottom.
- Click "Edit".
- Click "Add".
- Enter: "http://www.touchrepo.com/repo.xml".
- Click "OK".
- Drummer will appear under the "Toys" section of installer.
The interesting bit to note here is folks at MooTheCow are now looking to develop Drummer using the recently announced iPhone SDK so for all those not so technically inclined, here is another official native application to look for in the AppStore when iPhone firmware 2.0 is released in June.
You can also check out the YouTube video of an iPhone spoof ad featuring Drummer (quite cool):
As always it will be to great to know if you got Drummer to work on the iPhone and your feedback on the latest iPhone application. If you have any tips/tricks for fellow iPhone Hacks readers please do share it in the comments.
To find out more details on Drummer as well to get instructions on how to make your own Drum Kits visit MooCowMusic.
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