Drummer is available in the Ovi store and you can get a URL via SMS to download it. The Ovi store application automatically installs the application after purchase.
The potential of a handheld touch screen device is enormous. Developers come up innovative designs to use the touch screen. Music applications on the Nokia 5800 is one such innovation that is of high entertainment value. Read on.
The Drummer is a simple application that contains a Drum Set or Drum Kit with seven components, a Bass Drum, two Toms, a Floor Tom, a Snare Drum and two cymbals, one Crash Cymbal and one Hi-Hat Cymbal. This is a standard collection of drum kit components that are used in Rock and Jazz music.
The application is quite responsive and I only noticed a very minor lag between a tap on a drum and the actual sound. But the application is not able respond fast enough to the speed of thumbs. If I went fast with my thumbs, the application misses a few beats. Of course, I never expect it to respond to the speed of my wrists with drum sticks on real drums.
A tap on a drum or a cymbal animates it giving a visual feedback that the instrument has been touched. The Hi-Hat and the Crash Cymbals also animate when touched.
The Drummer application has a Record and Play option using which you can record a music. A pre-recorded piece of music is also available that demonstrates the capabilities of Drummer.
Drummer is very simple and easy to use.
Responsiveness to taps could be improved.
Drummer is a fun application to play with and a nice way to kill time. Its more of a demonstration of the capabilities of touch screen phones. Even Nokia introduced free music applications including a drummer when the Nokia 5800 XPress Music was introduced. Drummer is worth a look and I’ll give it 3 of 5. Download Drummer at the Ovi Store.