Hey, I'm Fred developer of FAC
We share the same passion: MUSIC. A wonderful universal language and an amazing source of happiness.
FAC is a one person business, and as you may guess designing such apps is a very long process.
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Everyone agrees that the drums are a very important key element of almost every genre out there, they are the fondation of a song. We are all fan of acoustic drums and drum machines, they each have different characters and strengths. FAC Drumkit combines both world, samples and synthesis, in order to provide new exciting and unique sounds. As a rule of thumb, the synthesizer section brings the body of the sound, and the sampler the unique character. Both parts are layered together and contain essential parameters to ensure they won't clash and will sit well together.
On top of the samples and synthesizer section, FAC Drumkit brings unique Amp and Pitch envelopes with precise control points to modify the curve in a gentle or extreme way. The envelopes play a very important part in the signal path because, thanks to their flexibility, they allow designing very special transition. Indeed, the envelope of a Clap is probably the best one to illustrate the benefit of such envelopes created by points. The burst kind of sound is very hard to replicate with classic ADSR, it's not the case in FAC Drumkit. Needless to say, thanks to the control points the pitch transitions are also more interesting and precise. The value of each control point can also be altered manually, to set the root note of a kick for example.
FAC Drumkit is for everyone, as sound designer you will be able to synthesize your own drums in a fun and creative way. On the other hand, if you are looking for instant results, use the provided presets or load your favourite sample pack in the sample section of the 16 voices.
The app comes with three pages, the voice editor, the mixer and the drum pads.
Page 1: Voice editor
① Stereo Sampler
⑧ Envelope Additional Parameters
② Synthesizer (OSC 1/2)
④ Voice Selector and options
⑥ Osc and ⑦ Sample Envelopes Sections
Tap the section buttons to select the envelope
Tap again to show the templates, those are starting points for designing new sounds
⑧ Envelopes Options
The contextual options are dependent on the current section (⑥ or ⑦) and the position of the points
⑨ Page Selector (Always Visible)
Preset manager (tap/long press)
Page 2: Mixer
16 Channel Strips (From top to bottom)
Page 3: Drums Pads
16 velocity sensitive drum pads
As with all FAC products, the interface has a unique sober look and provides a great user experience. The value of each knob can be monitored at any time. The knobs are very responsive, natural and follow a specific curve according to the parameter type.
Preset Management and note about the default factory
FAC Drumkit comes with factory presets to provide you a source of inspiration for your sound design adventure. The provided presets try to mimic some of the famous sounds you may find on classic drum machines. You will notice that the sample section (from the default factory) is often simple, mainly noises. This is done on purpose to show how easy it is to get interesting sounds with minimal elements. I enjoyed designing the factory presets because it was so rewarding to understand how different parts of the signal path interact to produce some famous sounds we all know very well.
The preset button provides common management features: loading, organization and saving. The left and right arrows allow fast navigation shortcuts among all the presets (factory + user), a short press on the center label provides a detailed list of all the available presets, select the one you want to work with. On the other hand a long press (hold) provides contextual operation. For factory presets it's possible to save the current preset to a user preset, for user presets it's possible to rename, save and delete the current preset.
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Check out what musicians think about FAC Drumkit
Just recently got FAC Drumkit and I’m totally in love with it. What an amazing app
Blown away already, after just a little play. No fluff, just superb functionality in a beautifully formed interface
Man, those sounds have so much dynamics! This must be the best sounding drum synth on iOS
This thing is perfect! FAC you did it again!
It sounds good. Really really good. Impressed and chuffed
I have to repeat this sounds awesome as all FAC apps. Thickest kicks yet on ipad for me