Let’s play some pads.

Finger drumming, or cue point drumming, has become an essential tool for DJs, producers, beat makers and musicians — in the studio and on stage.

Melodics is an app that adapts to your abilities and musical tastes to help you get better at finger drumming, faster.

Download Melodics for OS X & play for free!

Melodics is supported on OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or newer.
Download Melodics for Windows

Download Melodics for Windows & play for free!

Melodics is supported on Windows 7 or newer.
Download Melodics for OSX

Let’s play some pads.

Download Melodics for OS X & play for free!

Finger drumming, or cue point drumming, has become an essential tool for DJs, producers, beat makers and musicians — in the studio and on stage.

Melodics is an app that adapts to your abilities and musical tastes to help you get better at finger drumming, faster.

Melodics is supported on OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or newer.
Download Melodics for Windows

Download Melodics for Windows & play for free!

Finger drumming, or cue point drumming, has become an essential tool for DJs, producers, beat makers and musicians — in the studio and on stage.

Melodics is an app that adapts to your abilities and musical tastes to help you get better at finger drumming, faster.

Melodics is supported on Windows 7 or newer.
Download Melodics for OSX

DJ Jazzy Jeff AraabMUZIK Eskei83

Melodics for Producers

Rhythm and timing are central to music and how a track feels. It can be the difference between a repetitive four bar loop and a track you can listen to all day.

Find out how getting better at finger drumming can lift your production game to the next level.

Write better beats DJ Jazzy Jeff, Philly pioneer

Melodics for Performers

Great finger drummers turn their device into an instrument, letting them show the self-expression & musicianship that really engages their audience.

Find out how getting better at finger drumming can make your performances more exciting.

Rock crowds harder AraabMUZIK, #1in7billion

Melodics for DJs

Cuepoint drumming has become a powerful tool for DJs to take their sets to a different level, showing crowds that a great DJ is truly a musician, not just a playlist.

Find out how getting better at finger drumming can make your shows better than the next DJ.

Play better sets Eskei83, 2014 Red Bull Thre3style champion

What is Finger Drumming?

Long story short: it’s drumming using the pads found on many MIDI & DJ controllers. Hitting a Pad triggers a sound, and then you…

…to be honest, it’s easier just to show you!

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Turn up your volume, then hit the Z key on your keyboard… Nice! Now hit the × key… OK. Hit the SPACEBAR when you're ready to start! Fun right? Get Melodics for more! (SPACEBAR to restart)
When the pads reach the center, hit the key!
You got it!
Home Screen

Home Screen

Melodics recommends lessons to you, building your skills as you play. To start with, it’ll take you through the basics, but as Melodics learns more about you, the suggestions will become more tailored.

Pre-play Screen

Pre Play

Each lesson is broken down into steps. Preview the lesson samples and arrangement, get some hot tips on how to play the lesson from the artists who made it, and check which fingers you use on each pad.

Play Screen

Play!

Get realtime feedback on your playing - the notes light green for on time, orange if your early, purple if your late, or red if you missed it completely. Having trouble with a section? Switch to Practice Mode and control the BPM to build your skills!

Step Complete

Complete!

Unlock new content as you complete challenges and level up!

Lessons

Lessons

Heaps of great content, covering all skill levels and musical tastes.

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Whatever your device, Melodics has it covered

You don’t need* a pad controller, but it is much better with one. You can play it with your keyboard, but it’s just not really the same, you know?
View a list of devices supported by default.



Melodics is proud to be associated with these partners

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* Support for unknown devices can be configured manually - see this support article for details

Artists

Melodics is super excited to be working with these artists

Philly PioneerDJ Jazzy Jeff

Over the course of his career, DJ Jazzy Jeff has achieved many accomplishments including a DMC Championship and multiple GRAMMY and American Music Awards and nominations. But he is a humble man who is still doing it as his 2002 hit said: “For Da Love of Da Game.”

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Blowing mindsGaslamp Killer

Once primarily known for his atomic live sets and hypnotic mixes, GLK’s evolved into a singular auteur and an incredible Producer. Hailing from LA, and an essential linchpin of the Brainfeeder collective, GLK’s sound is visceral, honest, leaving pupils dilated and heads rolling.

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Sweat On The WallsJohn Tejada

Known for crafting a brand of subtle, musical techno, John Tejada has embraced electronic music as a personal frontier, expanding on his resume as a techno recording artist as producer, remixer, DJ, and label owner.

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Toronto strongThugli

Tom Wrecks and Pat Drastik of Thugli come from a technical DJ background, and have a resume of accolades in the competitive DJ world a mile long. They have rocked clubs & festivals from London to Hong Kong and bring a unique experience with every set and every crowd.

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East Village GNick Hook

Nick Hook’s universal brand of dirty, analogue dance music has traveled around the world from New York to Tokyo for more than 10 years. Hook’s eccentric roster of collaborative productions reflects an undying affinity for all types of electronic music.

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Soca superstarBunji Garlin

One of the leading artists in the ragga soca movement, Trinidadian soca superstar Bunji Garlin is also one of the genre’s few crossover artists, having made an impact internationally with Major Lazer, the Soul Train Awards, and even the television show Greys Anatomy all in the mix.

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Jazz scientistMark De Clive-Lowe

Mark De Clive-Lowe expertly melds the science of beat-making and technology with organic musicianship and tradition. The piano set the course, the keyboard is the vehicle, and with the drum machine as fuel, his relentless skill is underscored by a rare sonic sensibility.

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Pad virtuosoJeremy Ellis

Where man and machine collide in innovation and technique, Jeremy’s capabilities are not limited to the studio - on-stage he has developed a unique, energetic, and infectious solo show that is the opposite of the one-man laptop bore.

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100% loop freeSpinscott

As a DJ, producer, and drummer with decades of experience in the Jungle music genre, Spinscott continues to push the limits of performance and production with his Jungle Plus Drums DJ format that combines 100% Loop-Free & Sequence-Free drum machine routines and classic DJ style mixing.

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Tall Black GuyTall Black Guy

From humble origins in Detroit, raised on a healthy diet of Motown, Jazz and early Hip Hop – Terrel Wallace (aka Tall Black Guy) has become a standard bearer for the current hip hop beats scene, and one of the most influential producers working today.

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Dark SonicsLive Evil

Drawing on their backgrounds as club DJs, the Vancouver-based production duo of DJ Marvel and Kutcorners have been killing crowds with their live remix performances, which include and array of Synths, Turntables and live drumming — gaining praise from Pitchfork, Okayplayer, & Hypetrak

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Unique blendCarl Rag

Moving effortlessly between the DJing & production worlds, Finger drummer, performer, and classically trained pianist Carl Rag’s live sets are quickly becoming the stuff of legend. His eye-catching, ear-pleasing performances are a skillfully crafted master class in finger drumming.

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Palm Spring’s FinestDJ Day

From the historic Root Down parties of Los Angeles to the infamous Do-Over, DJ Day’s contributions to the various avant-garde music scenes in Southern California run deep. Not content being defined by one craft, he gracefully transitions between being a DJ/turntablist, musician and beat maker.

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DJ GeniusEskei83

One of the best live performance DJs on the planet, former Red Bull Thre3style Champion ESKEI83 is internationally known both for his incredible technique and his ability to drive the party crowd wild – all over the globe.

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West Philly LegendOddKidOut

Trained on the drums since the age of 6, OddKidOut is well known in the Philadelphia music world, and more recently in the international digital media space, for his drumming, finger-drumming and music production skills.

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OGBuddy Peace

Starting out as a DJ & producer back in the 90’s, Buddy Peace has released an armoury of beat tapes, remixes and guest cuts. Using primarily an MPC 2000XL, finger drumming has remained a major part of his production and DJ performances.

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multi-talentedR!OT

R!OT is the electronic music project of Michael Wyckoff, a pianist, composer, producer, and controllerist from Los Angeles. His YouTube channel has over 150,000 YouTube subscribers and focuses on virtuosic live performances, which have been viewed over 23 million times.

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Unswung heroBeats By J Black

JBlack (Jimmy Stanford) is a young innovative music producer from Atlanta, Ga. As CEO and Founder of Shadow Black Entertainment, headquartered in the Washington, DC area, JBlack provides high quality rap beats for rap-artists and singers.

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More huge artists coming soon!Watch this space

Press about Melodics

Getting buzz yo

I’ve spent a few hours playing and practicing on the software, and so far it’s exciting because it’s the first app of its kind…Just a few lessons in and you can start feeling the beginning of dexterity in your fingers – it’s very exciting.”
Dan White, DJ Techtools
And this is what I like about Melodics – it introduces the skill of pad drumming in bite sized pieces, and breaks it down slowly, with stages and progression. And it helps that your tutors are the likes of Jazzy Jeff too.”
Mark Settle, DJ Worx
Unlike an instrument, you also can’t easily join an ensemble right away to motivate those chops…having an app might begin to shift that – and build armies of talented finger drummers who are then braver about jamming together.”
Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music
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Interested in reviewing Melodics for your publication or website? Give us a yell at press@melodics.com and we'll hook you up.
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