Welcome

Drumline Apps by Telephonic Amusements!

This is the information site and blog for Drumline Apps – a suite of mobile apps for marching musicians and enthusiasts to create beats, exercises, and licks from their iPhones & iPads:

Download:

Ensemble Composer

Snareline Composer

Bassline Composer

Tenorline Composer

We’ll get into the details as we create an online user manual here (although these apps are so intuitive that you probably won’t need it). But here are some things to look for:

  • Splits Menu: You can make your Quad sweeps and Bass splits as sick as you want, with fully splittable 3’s and 4’s.
  • Dynamics: Go beyond the ram with pp to ff settings for more musicality.
  • Easy Edits: Make changes as easily as you make the beats.
  • Amazing Playback: Recorded for us by Brian (Chavez) Lowe, SCV bass tech.
  • Sheet Music Sharing: Share your creations with your whole line.
Coming Soon:
  • Expert Beats: Download exercises, street beats, and more, from your favorite drumline gurus.

About the Makers:

Nicholas and David marched at Mizzou, in drum corps including Sky Ryders and the Velvet Knights, and at the University of North Texas, in finals and at PASIC. Before Nick started coding and Dave started designing, they were both marching drummers first.

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151 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. I’m on my school’s drumline and we compose on the bus to competitionsee alot for fun…
    …But I cannot personally get the app because I have an android device, I would love to have it available on my phone and in the Google play store.

    • Hi Anthony, we’d love to put it on Android, but it’s a pretty big job: because we’re so close to the machine (for timing accuracy), we can’t just port it. We have to rebuild it from the bottom up. It’s definitely on our radar, though. Thanks for dropping a line.

      • Apologies, and please know that we do hear you. Coding close to the machine (which you gotta do to prevent lag and other issues) makes this a HUGE undertaking. We’re still looking at it, and we do appreciate the poke. Thanks, Bryce.

  2. I saved the sheet music and the only option was google drive so that’s what i saved it in. When I go to open it in drive, it said the file is not supported. Is there any way to fix this? perhaps a PDF?

    • How are you trying to open it? Do you have an application that will read MusicXML, such as Finale or MuseScore? If so, try opening from that application.

  3. I used this app all the time to write drum books and warm ups. It such a great app! My only concern is that when I purchased the audio export feature, after I finish recording a piece the app crashes and the pieces get deleted. Also the drums would sound better if it was an actual snare line and not just the sound of one snare drum.

  4. I just downloaded this app, and so far, it’s really great. There’s nothing like it anywhere else and it’s pretty easy to write with it. The only thing I would like to see is a second Spock. I know the recordings came from vanguard so getting the second Spock recording might be difficult. Even without that, it’s still great. Keep up the work

    • Thanks, Scott! We’ve been asked a few times to either add a spock or increase the number of basses. We wouldn’t be able to do that with our current sounds. We’ll continue to look into providing this functionality. Thanks!

  5. Can you please pleaseeeee make this compatible with Android. I March and do indoor percussion I’m bass 4. And I have great ideas but I can’t show others because I don’t have the app. And I don’t have time to pull out paper and pencils and such. I almost always have my phone on me. I would just really like this app

  6. For some reason I can’t transfer the app music to sheet music. How do I do that? Every time I save it to dropbox, the file can never be viewed. PS I already made the in app purchase of the sheet music option

  7. I’m currently looking for a notation software for my iPad and I’ve came across this. I was wondering as I write splits and parts will I be able to actually see the music in score form instead of box form? I don’t see that on the demo pics in the app store. If I can I will be purchasing but just need to clarify first. It will be for the iPad air 2

    • Does exporting to dla format work either? can you tell us a bit more about your situation? What device are you using? Have you upgraded to the latest version of the app? What iOS version are you running? This will help us troubleshoot. Thanks!

    • Jon, we’re doing a major overhaul to the apps. The Snareline Composer app had some limitations from how we first made it to continue to grow. We may introduce it again, but it will be different (we think better). Thanks for asking about it!

  8. Have this app currently for iPhone and love using it. Very useful for writing down any quick ideas I have so I can hear what they sound like. But, I am soon switching to android and will dearly miss this app. Is there still any plan to bring this app to android? I would love to have access to it on my new device!

  9. I know these apps are for apple but can they be compatible for Android? I really want to get this app so I can write some bass licks. I would really appreciate it

  10. So I know that you can’t get this app on an android phone but does that also mean that i can’t share audio files with someone who has android without sending it through email so they can download the audio file and play it one some sort of media player? Also the audio files don’t playback from the computer if i send it through facebook messenger. Is that also a compatibility issue?

  11. Do you think you’ll ever resample the snare rimshots to sound more like dci snare rimshots ? 👍🏾

    • Hi Onieal – thanks for the question. The sounds in there are recorded live on SCV’s gear, so they’re real snarshots. But! We’re working right now on expanding our sound sets to give you guys more options. If you want something other than Rennick’s Dynasty tuning, we’re working on it. Thanks.

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