Introducing SDS-x!

Introducing SDS-x!

SDS-x is a "nine pads" style drum app that lets you easily use samples alongside your live drum kit. This full featured app comes with sounds from Simple Drum Samples and was created in collaboration with audiosymmetric (the maker of AutoPad). We are so excited to share this app and tell you a little more about it! SDS-x will be available on iOS and iPadOS in the App Store on December 10th, 2019. 

SDS-x is the easiest way to play drum samples live!

We strived to make the app as clean and intuitive as possible so the user can focus on playing and creating music with this instrument. Select one of the 20 factory kits and you can begin playing awesome sounding grooves within seconds of opening the app. Creating your own kits is as simple as a "drag and drop" from the library to a pad, you can even import your own sounds through the files app! There is no more need to buy expensive hardware or waste time menu diving - this is drumming at your fingertips.


Drag and drop samples on to pads!


Here is a list of features included in SDS-x


  • Over 100 samples, each thoughtfully recorded and edited by Simple Drum Samples

  • Import your own sounds from the Files app to expand your sample library

  • Compatible file types: wav, mp3, aiff, and caf


  • SDS-x has nine pads, each with two sample layers  

  • Custom name and color for each pad

  • Control over sample pitch and level

  • Per pad controls for: pan, FX send, trigger mode, sample loop, mono/poly, mute group

  • Trigger modes: one-shot, gate, toggle

  • Velocity sensitivity option and controls


  • Four FX types: delay and reverb (send), high pass and low pass filters (master)

  • Full screen pads mode for improved experience on smaller devices

  • Control pad levels and effects sends with the in-app mixer

  • Pads can be triggered with MIDI - plug in a pad controller and play with sticks!

  • Hard pan option for metronome to run click and samples to FOH on separate channels


  • Use one of the 20 (and counting!) factory kits or easily make your own

  • Drag and drop samples from your in-app library onto a pad to load the sample

  • Intuitive XY pad for controlling FX parameters

  • Double tap and long press actions for most controls to speed up workflow


  • Share user kits via AirDrop, iMessage, and more

  • Audiobus 3 and IAA compatible - sequence and play SDS-x alongside your other music apps!


  • Includes a simple metronome with tap tempo 

SDS-x will be available on December 10th, 2019 in the App Store. Just search "SDS-x" in the app store or click here. If you download the app please rate and review so more people can enjoy and use SDS-x!



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