Drums Room is an ultra-simplistic software application designed as a means to provide completely inexperienced users with a glimpse into drums. However, we can look at it as a preview tool only, since it does not integrate options for creating drum roll, saving progress or exporting any sounds. It can be a fun app for children, though.
There is no installation involved, which makes Drums Room portable. You can extract the program files to any part of the hard disk and just click the executable to run. Another possibility is to save Drums Room to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any PC effortlessly and without previous installers.
An important aspect worth taking into account is that the Windows registry and Start menu do not get updated with new entries, and no extra files are created on the disk, thus leaving no traces behind after its removal.
Simplistic interface with limited options
The GUI is made of a single window with a regular layout. It bundles 13 drum kits that you can use to experiment some of the most common drum notes (including percussion) and shows the supported numbers and letters which trigger the sounds. In addition, the drums picture in the main frame can be exchanged for another one.
However, Drums Room's functionality stops here, as there is no possibility to record a drum roll or save anything. Creating a drum roll is difficult as well when it comes to typing speed, since the numpad is not supported.
Evaluation and conclusion
As expected from such a simple tool, it runs on low CPU and RAM, so it does not affect the overall performance of the computer. No error dialogs were shown in our tests, and the app did not hang or crash.
Given its simplistic nature, Drums Room should be best used by children and those curious enough to find out how different kinds of drums sound like. Development on this software product has ceased a long time ago, so expect no further additions.