iZotope iDrum Drum Machine Software (Mac and Windows)

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Turn your PC or Mac into a versatile drum machine with this affordable software, and take your beats anywhere when you sync it with your iPhone or iPod touch.
iDrum turns your Mac or PC into a powerful, simple-to-use virtual drum machine. Build patterns with iDrum's lightning-fast step sequencer, using included kits or your own samples. iDrum for PC and Mac can also link to iDrum for the iPhone and iPod touch, letting you take your beats anywhere!

It doesn't matter if you're a professional beat-maker or if you've never touched a drum machine before. iDrum lets you create drum patterns quickly, either with its top-notch included kits or your own samples. There's simply no faster way to build a beat on your Mac or PC.

Drum machine newcomers will get to experience the same magical instant-gratification that hooked an entire generation of musicians on the hardware drum machines of yesteryear. Pros will find that iDrum is the perfect way to manage large unwieldy drum sample libraries, get a phat beat going, and get it exported into the format you need (and for less money than a replacement pad for your MPC 3000).

Seamless integration

iDrum runs as both a standalone native OS X and Windows application and as a plug-in for Pro Tools, GarageBand, Logic, Ableton Live, SONAR, Cubase and more. This means you can use iDrum to create beats from right within your favorite music software environment, perfectly synced with your arrangement and always right where you left it when you return to your project after your next world tour.

Play that Beat

Don't feel like pushing buttons with your mouse? Prefer to bang on things instead? iDrum read more has you covered. Use record mode to tap out beats on an attached MIDI keyboard, or even using your QWERTY keyboard!

Samples Reloaded

iDrum comes with hundreds of professional drum samples arranged in nearly two hundred iDrum files, each with several preset patterns programmed by some of the best beatmeisters working today. But these beats are just the beginning--since you can mix and match parts and samples between kits, and even load your own AIFF and WAV drum samples, the possibilities for beat creation are virtually endless. If you ever run through all the drum sounds that come with iDrum (and it will take you a while, believe us), you can drag any AIFF or WAV file of up to 2MB in size into iDrum's channel window.

Patterns Galore

Store up to 99 patterns in a single iDrum file, along with all of the drum sounds you used to make your beat. iDrum makes it simple to create tons of variations on a simple pattern, and then chain them together using Song Mode. Or simply trigger patterns from your favorite host sequencer.

Parts

iDrum comes with dozens of part presets--a unique feature that makes it incredibly easy to create amazingly cool beats by simply mixing and matching parts and samples--even if you've never programmed a beat before. You can even add your own parts to iDrum's part preset library so you never, ever, ever have to program that syncopated disco hat figure again (you know the one we mean).

Link to iDrum for the iPhone and iPod touch

Take your beats anywhere! iDrum versions for the iPhone and iPod touch platforms are available now in the Apple App Store (for just US $5). iDrum for PC and Mac now lets you share kits and sounds with your iPhone/iPod touch. Create beats in the palm of your hand with your own samples and custom kits!
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Specifications
Formats: Standalone, RTAS (Pro Tools 7+), Audio Unit, VST, MAS

Sample Rates: up to 192 kHz

Internal Precision: 32-bit

Automation: Yes (Pattern Number)

OS:
- Mac OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary)
- Windows XP, Vista
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 617-577-7799
(18 ratings)
Submitted November 18, 2007 by a customer from gmail.com
"Best one going for 50 bucks worth much more"
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Sound
Very intuitive drum machine and really cool. The dynamics controls and layout are very good. Thousands of sounds and you can import your own.
Features
Well done. Try the demo yourself but remember the real version has thousands of sounds.
Quality
software!
Value
You can't beat this software for 50 bucks. It's really amazing - people dog it but they must not have explored it or they would rate it extremely high as well.
Musical Background:
pro
Musical Style:
all
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