Whether you’re a drummer looking for a way to practice on the road, or a parent trying to preserve your sanity by offering a silent way for your child to bang away, drum apps offer a great alternative. There are currently dozens of drum apps available. One of the best is Drums! from ifantastic. The app offers the basic kit including splash, crash, ride, high hat (open and closed) cymbals, snare drum, kick drum, and three toms. Additional sets are available including an acoustic kit and groove kit. A second kick drum can be added. Another option is the ability to switch the sets for left-handed drummers. Finally, songs can be chosen from your iTunes library to play in the background for practice.
The app costs 99 cents and is compatible with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad running iOS 3.0 or later (4.0 tested). It currently has a rating of 3 1/2 stars.