Drummer ITP is designed to help you learn exceptionally accurate timing with your drum performances and become a true ‘In The Pocket’ player. The app is designed for practicing rudimental stick patterns on a drum practice pad, and uses an intelligent listening feature that allows your performance to be measured against a metronome click and given as feedback scores.
If you want to test the accuracy of Drummer ITP, and check you have everything setup correctly, then you can turn the loudspeaker volume up on your device and the app will listen to its own click sounds, and should read 100% if you have a good loudspeaker and are in a noise free environment.
With Drummer ITP, it’s also possible to listen to the selected rudiment pattern in order to get an understanding of the sound of the exercise to be performed. While it is usually most valuable to listen to a single click sound on each beat whilst practicing, listening to the performance pattern can be useful for getting an understanding of the exercise being played, and for assisting with first attempts at getting the pattern right. In Rudiment Mode, there are two listening options – ‘Metronome’ and ‘Stick Pattern’. When the exercise count in starts, it is possible to switch between these modes by selecting the buttons on either side of the exercise name display. The Metronome sound button is positioned on the left hand side, whereas the Stick Pattern sound button is on the right hand side.
A valuable feature is to verify the accuracy of Drummer ITP by playing the stick pattern sound at a relatively high volume from the device loudspeaker (rather than through headphones as are usually required). By playing the stick pattern out loud you can verify that Drummer ITP is measuring the sound of practice routines to a high level of accuracy. Drummer ITP should measure its own performance to 100% every time, since it gives a perfectly accurate playback of the selected rudiment or practice exercise.
If 100% self-accuracy is not measured, then use the Learn Latency feature to calculate the necessary latency offset – which you can find further details of in our App Settings and Learn Latency Tutorial.
Download Drummer ITP in the iPhone App Store