DISCLCLAIMER: I tend to write reviews like an advertizement, but I have no affiliation with IMEA.
Groove Drum Synth by IMEA Studio is an inspiring pattern-based drum machine that combines a sampler and synth to enable the user to create authentic sounds. It comes in both plugin and stand-alone, which is very convenient — especially when feeling a spark of creativity and working fast to get an idea down. IMEA has assembled many great features from an electronic musician's wish list and put them all into one exciting package: independent outputs, CPU efficient, drag n' drop, velocity paint tool, MIDI learn, loop export, filters, built-in effects (Chorus, Compressor, Delay, Filter, Flanger, Limiter, Reverb, etc.), effects sends, and lots of patterns and steps per channel. My favorite feature is the randomization tool, which helps to create unique rhythmic variations. For anyone who's a fan of iDrum and the likes, give Groove Drum Synth a go! In fact, anyone creating music electronically should give this a go! You get a lot of bang for the buck! Also, the developer is very responsive and quick to help and/or answer questions. Tommy Zai gives Groove Drum Synth two thumbs up. Great work IMEA.
FEATURE REQUESTS: more patterns, more steps per pattern, round robin layers, triplets.
I originally wrote, "I got excited and started writing." The 10/10 score didn't come until I spent time demoing and noodling. Come on, man, allow me to write with a little passion. I thought I gave some decent info and impressions; yet, you felt the need to give me this negative comment and click that NOT HELPFUL button.
I'll probably reduce the score anyway. .. they seem to have vanished. That's far from perfect, isn't it.;-).