Yamaha releases Synth Arp & Drum Pad app

Yamaha has been ramping up its presence in the iOS app market for a while now and - when it comes to creating a complete track - its new Synth Arp & Drum Pad offering looks to be its most comprehensive release yet.

As its name implies, the software features an arpeggiator: this offers patterns from 342 types of instrument. The drum pads, meanwhile, allow you to play multiple chords and percussion sounds with a single finger, and there are 61 different soft synth sounds.

Other features include a MIDI loop sequencer/recorder, editing of sounds and Core MIDI support so that you can play the instruments on your keyboard.

Synth Arp & Drum Pad is available now from the App Store (opens in new tab) at the introductory price of £2.49.

Ben Rogerson

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.