Drum Beats+ (Rhythm Metronome, Loops & Grooves Machine)

Developer: Ninebuzz Software LLC

Current Version: 2.1

Last Updated: 5 years ago

Download Size: 655.4 MB - Download


Drum Beats+ is the perfect practice companion for any musician who loves to groove.

It’s a simple, beat-based metronome app that’s more fun than a programmable machine and more reliable than a drummer. You’ll develop essential timing, jamming and improvisation skills.

With Drum Beats + for Mac as your jam buddy, you’ll never practice alone again.

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“A proper replacement for your deadbeat drummer.” Rolling Stone Magazine

“This is a great app and I recommend it to anyone.” Bill Bowie

“Simple, intuitive interface. Great samples and sound quality. Couldn't be easier to use.” 5--String  

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Practice to the right beat, right now.

• The simple design means you’ll find the right beat fast. No digging through menus, no wasting time.
• Includes over 250 great sounding drum beats in rock, blues and other styles
• Play back any beat at any tempo without changing the pitch
• Tempos range from 60 to 190 bpm (beats per minute) in 5 bpm intervals
• "Favorite" the beats you like best so you can access them quicker
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Become the musician you know you can be.

• Hit the randomizer button to play with random beats that’ll keep you on your toes
• Jam to Bar Break beats that rest for entire bars or more, challenging you to riff, improvise and get creative
• Play with beats that alternate between swing and straight feels, loud and soft volumes and beats per bar
Jam loud using AirPlay to play beats through your stereo or Apple TV
Record yourself practicing by simply dragging the high-quality beat file from the app right into your recording software

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You’ll never jam alone with 15 Beat Packs of different styles—250+ beats in all. With booming rock bass drums, snappy soul snares and more. All digitally mastered for radio-ready sound quality.

• Starter Pack. 17 essential rock, jazz, blues and electronic beats
• Hit Songs 1 Pack. 16 beats based on popular songs every guitarist should know
• Break Beats Pack. 16 bumping beats of classic funk and soul breaks
• Pop Rock 1 Pack. 12 beats spanning funk, straight ahead rock, shuffles and more
• Blues Packs 1 and 2. A mix of 29 traditional blues beats. Including straight and shuffle, sticks and brushes
• Country 1 Pack. 14 ballads, trains, shuffles and more. Perfect for country and beyond
• Heavy Metal 1 Pack. 11 thunderous and shredtastic double-bass beats
• Jazz 1 Pack. 20 essential jazz beats masterfully played with sticks and brushes
• R&B Essentials Pack. 12 drum machine-inspired R&B beats
• Latin Jazz Pack. 20 crisp and percussive Afro-Cuban, Brazilian beats and more
• World Beats Pack. 20 world-famous beats including salsa, rumba and bossa nova
• Tambourines Pack. 10 sizzling tambourine loops in various rhythms
• Artificial 1 Pack. 16 excellent modern and vintage-sounding electronic beats


The new Rhythm & Timing Beat Pack will improve your feel, ear training, and dexterity. Play along with alternating grooves, volumes, beats per bar and rests—all within a single beat. 41 beats in total.


Release Notes:

Audio engine stability fix.
New Rhythm & Timing pack (41 practice beats)!
We recommend using OS X 10.8+ for best performance.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1
Review by Bill Bowie

Drum Beats+ - I have been using this App for a year or so now, every day, for practice. I think it is easy to use and a very fast way to get straight to practicing my guitar without any hassle. I am not interested in learning how to write a drum part in a drum program nor have the time to do it. I just find the rhythm I want and go. I have never had a problem with it in either the old or new version for crashing or not working as it should. This is a great App and I recommend it to anyone.

Found helpful by 12 out of 12 people
Version 2.0
Review by too fast tempo

Tempo issue still not resolved 12 months later - I bought this app and had a fast tempo issue on my Mac Pro from day 1. I contacted the company 1 year ago and although receptive they say they can not figure this out. I've asked for a refund but they wont give one...I corresponded with the company but still no resolution 12 months later.... they told me they were aware of the issue but I still have no fix and no app that works. Well if your selling apps and your aware of the problem and don't fix it what does that say?? I would not buy this app if you have a mac until they assure you the issue is fixed.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1
Review by drbulbulia

Simplicity is Divine - I like the 5bpm intervals and the intuitive-works-out-of-the-box approach. I like that this app doesn’t crash. I don’t agree with those who want further bells and whistles. All I need is here. As a bassist, I enjoy practicing to this over a metronome because I get a feel of playing with a drummer, which is what I do when I’m playing in jam sessions/live.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 2.1
Review by T Sandwich

no tap tempo, limited tempo selection - This thing is titled “Rhythm Metronome, Loops and Groove Machine”. I feel “metronome” is not an accurate description of the product, as it is not a tricked-out metronome and many basic metronome applications are useful for this purpose. If your mind set is “drum beats might be a nice addition to my metronome”, turn back. You cannot tap the tempo, and you can only select from multiples of 5bpm i.e., {60, 65, … 190}, which isn’t that great a range. Seriously? 60 is the lowest value? Apparently the idea of time-stretching samples is technology wayyy outside of the scope of this project. If you think this is basically a software “Dr. Beat” with a drum loop feature: it is not. It is purely a loop tool, NOT a metronome. You can’t even supply your own samples and make a beat as far as I can tell.

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people
Version 2.1
Review by ImBach

Needs More Variety - Im a bit disappointed with this app. I find alot of the beats they offer arent that great. Where’s the funk drum beats? I was surprised that there wasnt anything for practicing grooves over with funk and classic rock beats but there were a whole section to Latin Jazz and world beats? They need to update with some more practical drum beats that can be applied in many different ways.

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people
Version 2.1
Review by Theripsaw66

Sweet!!! - I’m a guitarest and i could care less about drummers and thier fills lol, this is simple and user friendly, good for quick riffing and cheeper then anything else i would buy for my guitar lol. plus it doesn’t need to take breaks. lol WORTH IT!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.1
Review by Stamura

Just updated it…Now I can't use it - I just updated it all excited to practice…now it crashs everytime….Can't use it. Don't update it if you have 10.7!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people