AutoDrum is a lightweight, easy to operate application that you can use to combine various drum beats and thus simulate the desired sound. The program includes several templates that you can use, but you may easily define your own.
MIDI parameters configuration
With AutoDrum, you can simulate a large range of drum beats, for various purposes: composing music, experimenting with sounds, practicing. The application allows you to combine a patch template with a rhythm pattern, using the existing examples or adding your own, as MIDI files, in the corresponding folders.
You can set the tempo to master or slave mode, as well as set the tempo value, which ranges on a scale from 16 to 256 bits.
The Mixer balance includes specific drumkit sound parameters, such as Kick, Snare, TamTam, Hi-hat, Cymbal, Master and Others. Not only can you enable or disable either of these settings, but you may also turn their intensity higher or lower.
Match the signal from the MIDI devices
AutoDrum comes in handy especially when you have a MIDI keyboard since it allows you to synchronize the input/output signal. The Sync Start and Sync Stop options are designed to match the keyboard activity with the existing templates and you can customize other settings as well.
Select the MIDI Device option to choose between the input and output instruments, plus you can enable the direct communication between the two devices.
The MIDI Sync Mode allows you to pair the receiving/sending protocols: MIDI Timing Clock, SMPTE/MTC. Additional SMPTE/MTC options are available for the sending end: SMPTE24/MTC or SMPTE30/MTC for instance.
Additional customization tools
AutoDrum does not require installation, all you need to do is unpack and run it. Make sure to change the language, using the dedicated button in the lower right corner of the window. The option is not very visible, but the word “Language” is also written on the button. You may also copy MIDI files in the Patch and Pattern folders, to obtain several new beats.