the most hands-on drum synthesizer plugins on iOS

Drum Synthesizer Plugins

Ruismaker means ‘noise generator’ in Dutch. The original Ruismaker started its existence as a hardware drum machine, but is now available as an Audio Unit Instrument for mobile DAWs and sequencers.

Ruismaker plugins are about authenticity: everything you hear is synthesized in real-time by emulating classic electronic circuitry – giving your beats that little bit more soul and offering lots of useful control over the sound of your music.


Virtual Analog Drumsynth

A drum synthesizer in the spirit of the iconic drum machines of the 20th century. No sampled sounds are used. Every single sound is fully synthesized using analog models, emulating electronic components – Introducing subtle differences in every hit; just like in the old days.

Kicks, snares, claps, toms, cowbells; each drum sound has its own independently modeled virtual circuit. Ruismaker has dozens of unique sound models, each one lovingly handcrafted to offer a signature character that can be personalized to match your tracks.

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Ruismaker FM

FM Percussion Synth

Ruismaker’s crazy twin-sister. Based on a clever FM synth model engineered to let you create a vast bandwidth of different sounds from scratch. From kicks and snares to alien sci-fi effects, growling bass sounds, zaps, blibs, chirps, wows, hits and hats. Easy to learn, fun to master.

Ruismaker FM makes for a great companion for Ruismaker (and shares its signature sound character), but also holds her own as a versatile drum synth. Create your own sounds, or use included presets as a starting point (and easily share your sounds using the Patch Sheet feature).

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System requirements:

Ruismaker and Ruismaker FM are plugins; they do not run stand-alone and require an Audio Unit compatible host or sequencer, such as Garageband, Cubasis, Modstep or AUM.
Audio Unit Extensions works on iPads (iPad 4, iPad Mini 2 and up) and iPhones (iPhone 5S and up) with iOS 9 or higher.

Ruismaker - Virtual Analog Drum Synth


Dozens of carefully crafted synth-models instantly recreate a variety of legendary analog and FM percussion sounds

Easy access

Effective UI gives access to the most important parameters to completely personalize the character of each sound

no samples

Authentic realtime analog synthesizer algorithms, so everything sounds natural and alive. Each hit is subtly different.


Ruismaker FM - FM Percussion Synth


Easy to learn, fun to master. There’s a vast universe of weird and unconventional percussive sounds waiting to be created by you.


The FM engine is optimized for drums and percussion – engineered to offer maximum sonic flexibility using only 12 controls.

no samples

Realtime FM synthesis algorithms that are extremely easy on the CPU, letting you run many plugin instances simultaneously.