Positive Grid’s X Drummer: Songwriting Tool arrived back in March this year as a new artificial intelligence drum for your iPad. It’s had a few incremental updates since then, but nothing as big as its 1.5 release today. Positive Grid have outdone themselves by making X Drummer even better for its users, and far more enticing for anyone who needs an AI for their iOS production workflow.

Here’s what’s new:


Completely redesigned user interface for better workflow – new Song Editor, transport controls, Browser, Play to Find, and more.

  • The groove library has been expanded to 380+ realistic drum performances.
  • New drum kit preset management lets users quickly save and recall custom drum kits.
  • Improved Play to Find engine for more accurate and faster analysis.
  • New filter options allow quicker navigation within the MIDI groove library.
  • Recorder feature allows users to overdub guitar riffs on top of the backing drum track.
  • 5 new drum kits (80s Rock, Modern FX, Jazz, Progressive Metal and Indie Rock) available as in-app purchases.
  • 3 MIDI groove packs (80s Pop, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal) available via in-app purchases.
  • Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support (full integration with BIAS FX, BIAS Amp, BIAS Pedal, and JamUp).
  • Export audio and drum tracks via Email or Dropbox.


X Drummer: Songwriting Tool is currently half price at $9.99: