Positive Grid says that its AI-powered X Drummer app is like a virtual session drummer

Positive Grid teased the AI Drums iPad app late last year, and now it looks like it’s arrived with a new name: X Drummer. Promising to remove the hassle from building drum tracks, this ‘listens’ to your song and then uses artificial intelligence to come up with drum grooves and sounds to match it.

X Drummer is said to offer a “bottomless library” of sounds and grooves, and every kit component - from the drumhead and damping ring to the cymbal types and sizes - can be edited. The feel of the groove changes based on the style of music that you’re working in.

As well as the built-in drum kits and patterns, Positive Grid is also promising a massive library of cloud-based content. This is scheduled to arrive later in the year.

As well as responding to audio input, X Drummer supports Audiobus and Inter-App Audio. Export options aren’t specified on the Positive Grid website.

X Drummer is available now priced at £19.99/$19.99 on the Apple App Store

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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