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Old 01-20-2010, 12:48 PM
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Hi folks,

I'm currently working on an iPhone App for drummers called DrumLibrary. It contains all the rudiments, a bunch of grooves, a metronome etc. it's basically a toolkit for drummers that helps them practice and perform.

I was curious if you guys had any ideas about such an application. I'm looking for ideas, tips, criticism... basically anything that will help me improve it. What helps you practise? Do you use something like a setlist metronome in a gig-situation? or do you think this is just a waste of time? :)

Let me know what you think!

Roel

ps. I realize posting the URL would be considered spamming, so if you want to know what it looks like at the moment, google it.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:18 PM
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Storing the tempos for various songs would be a nice feature. I can't say I'd use it in a live situation but for practice it would be cool.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:44 PM
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Cool, thanks for the input. I think a list of songtempo's would be a nice feature to add (I always play everything too fast ;)
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:57 PM
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Hmmm, dunno how to explain this properly....
but maybe some kinda of feature where you can tab out drum parts and it converts it to proper formal notation (with proper note values ect)
not sure its possible, but it would be really cool. and maybe even something that does the reverse....takes properly written notation and simplfies it into tab form?

just a thought!
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:00 PM
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Hi folks,

I'm currently working on an iPhone App for drummers called DrumLibrary. It contains all the rudiments, a bunch of grooves, a metronome etc. it's basically a toolkit for drummers that helps them practice and perform.

I was curious if you guys had any ideas about such an application. I'm looking for ideas, tips, criticism... basically anything that will help me improve it. What helps you practise? Do you use something like a setlist metronome in a gig-situation? or do you think this is just a waste of time? :)

Let me know what you think!

Roel

ps. I realize posting the URL would be considered spamming, so if you want to know what it looks like at the moment, google it.
I think there is already an App by that name doing something very similar.

EDIT: now I see that you are the designer...
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:04 PM
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I've been thinking of ways to input your own groove or beat. maybe with a sequencer like this: http://www.psphacks.com/wp-content/u...uencer-psp.gif

Converting it to real notes would be pretty hard hough :)
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:14 PM
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something thats turns the screen of you ipod completly white so you can use it as a flash light at gigs would be a great thing.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:12 PM
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Thanks for this thread. I just bought your app. :)
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:54 PM
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I use a boss db-90 in practice and live. Mainly I use the memory function to input the tempos for the set list. It would be alot better if I could save the tempos by song name instead of a number. the main functions I use live are the tap tempo if I need to boost the tempo a little bit, and the mute button for when things get really off, or some songs have ritard endings so I just shut it off. The main reason I use the db-90 is becuase I can use the headphones for my in-ears and then send the signal to the mixer for the rest of guys using the 1/8th inch.

I also use the peterson strobe tuner app (istrobotuner) for tuning my drums.

I checked out your app, seems cool I will definatley give it a try at least for practicing on the pad. I don't want to tell you to do anything illegal, maybe you can do something "similar", but it would be nice to have the first page or two of stick control in there. I have a laminated copy of page 1 and 2 that I keep in my backpack I use it every day for warmups.
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i downloaded a great little app called "iDrum". it turns your phone into a beat box and allows you to program your own beats. it's got a ton of beats already programmed in, mostly techno, house and hip hop beats, but i've added some rock and latin beats of my own. it's super fun!

http://www.ipodnn.com/articles/08/08...pp.for.iphone/
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:37 PM
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something thats turns the screen of you ipod completly white so you can use it as a flash light at gigs would be a great thing.
Is that sarcasm? Such a thing exists...
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:49 AM
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Is that sarcasm? Such a thing exists...
no it wasnt sarcasm , i didnt know they had thought that one up, damn i thought i had a good idea there lol.
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Hey Mate,

What about a click that gradually speeds up over 5 minutes for example. So 32 bars at 80BPM then 32 bars going up 5 or 10 BPM increments? That'd be good for rudiment and pad practice.

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How about an app that simulates a shaker and measures the tempo of the shaking. Like a little on the spot tempo check to see what speed you're playing at today.
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Hey Mate,

What about a click that gradually speeds up over 5 minutes for example. So 32 bars at 80BPM then 32 bars going up 5 or 10 BPM increments? That'd be good for rudiment and pad practice.

Cheers
and one that slows. i like to groove.
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