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iDrum 1.52

Publisher:iZotope, Inc.
Language:English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Install:Install and Uninstall
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Publisher's Description:

iDrum - Seamless integration - iDrum runs as both a standalone native OS X application and as a plug-in for Pro Tools, GarageBand, Logic, and Ableton Live. 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 has you covered. Use record mode to tap out beats on an attached MIDI keyboard, or even using your Mac's computer keyboard! Samples Reloaded - iDrum comes with hundreds of dope 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 up to 2MB in size into iDrum's channel window. Pattern-alooza - Store up to 99 patterns in a single iDrum file, along with all of the drum sounds you used to make your beat. 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 :-)).

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Version 1.52 from 2006-05-05


The Drum Machine for Mac OS X.

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Latest User Reviews:

Martin Harbridge 2010-04-19 05:28:27 #
Version: 1.52

This is a very good product. I had programmed my first drum sequence within 15 mins of starting. Very intuitive to use, love the way it works as a standalone as well as a plugin for Logic (and others). When activated make sure you download all the factory content and extra kits (from your account page). This adds hundreds of additional kits and samples (the basic programme does not have these pre-installed). I also purchased one of the iPhone apps to enable me to wirelessly send new patterns to my phone which is very useful. I would like to see an update to export a complete arranged song to iPhone though.

ScaryHouse 2010-04-17 06:34:50 #
Version: 1.52

This is a great product which I have found to be immediately easy to use, but then was able to drill down, by learning more about it's interface, into a much more varied and flexible piece of software than I initially thought.

The Starr 2010-04-06 05:51:12 #
Version: 1.52

its cool and i love it its awsome

Dahvid Minor 2009-09-29 15:19:50 #
Version: 1.52

Right after I downloaded it, it said the demo had expired so I never got a chance to try it.

Jim 2009-07-23 19:47:29 #
Version: 1.52

Just getting started with iDrum, but it seems fairly intuitive - that is if you are used to using drum machines. As I go back to the very first Lin Drum it's not so hard!

Photostomovies 2009-06-25 07:03:12 #
Version: 1.52

It doesn't let me use the trial version. Tells me it's expired.

Mail 2009-05-17 11:35:34 #
Version: 1.52

quick and easy to handle as a practicing tool for the musician. good to work with in logic pro. good sound

Cyrukoch 2009-05-10 13:14:29 #
Version: 1.52

I was looking for a stand-alone program that I could rewire into logic using the iac bus, an audio interface and a midi connection. Thanks anyway.

Codydeclan 2009-03-29 18:25:14 #
Version: 1.52


Jayjordan354 2009-03-07 20:11:19 #
Version: 1.52

I have not tired IDrum

Well I didnt download the program because I wasnt sure if it was free or not. But if it is please let me know and i will for sure download.

Mondozen 2009-02-09 09:25:20 #
Version: 1.52

nice software!

It's very eazy to use.
And it has nice preset sounds which are useful for all kind of music.
I had to search and add free expantion sound files from the web thought.
It would be better if I can add my own audio files into iDrum and vice versa.

if you are looking for some simple audio file rythem machine, this is it.

Goodrat 2009-02-09 07:21:45 #
Version: 1.52

Idrum , Almost perfect

Most software for drum sounds only deal with loops and you can't write your own patterns like a drum machine. With iDrum you can use your own samples and create your own patters and string them together for songs. You can record your finished track into your DAW just like if you created the track on your drum machine. Even export as a wav file!
You can use loops and grooves too. I don't understand why someone would use loops to create a song, but it is there.
Two problems though. You only get 4 beats per measure. Well, actually up to 7. But I would think most need 8 beats. 4 is just too many paterns to string together.
The other problem is the song panel or window, (whatever pops up when you click the "E"). I don't know what "E" stands for, but you click that and you can string your created patterns together.

One problem there is, there is no number to reference that pattern in your song.
For example, I keep a chart that is a list of measures in my song and what number patern will go to that measure. In iDrum the list would just be maybe: Patern 1, repeat twice, patern 2, patern 7, then patern 1, patern 7.... whatever it is. Now if I am playing back and I notice I need to add a crash somewhere in the song on measure 19, how will I possibly find it on the list in iDrum without reading the entire list and figuring out where that point in the song is.
If the steps were numbered, I can look over to my notes or chart and think, oh, it is step 29, I need to edit that.
Another problem is when you press the "add" to add a patern to the iDrum song window. It puts the current pattern just abuve the patern that is highlighted in the list and moves the current one down!
Why would it do that? I want to add the next pattern on the list, not insert patern above the last one. There should be an insert button for that. That is not logical at all. I would have to edit both the second to last and last pattern number to get what I want.

Peacenotgreed 2008-10-01 16:38:47 #
Version: 1.52

iDrum - The Legacy travels to the iPhone..

I have been using iDrum on my Mac for a couple years now, and it's a great feeling and privilege to know that now I have access to it within my pocket on my iPhone. Making music on this iPhone App makes making drum sequences one of the easiest experiences for the beginner or the advanced user. I showed it to my girlfriend and she got the hang of it within a couple of hours. It allows you to specify which sound you want on each track along with volume levels for each beat and even track audio panning. You can even enable the "live" drum synth pads, which allow you to edit tracks live by tapping your fingers to the beat!.. Along with lots of other capabilities.

A couple drawbacks that I have experienced so far are:

1. You are allowed to save your progress with a project you create, but there is no option to export it so that you can view and edit the beat within the Mac version of iDrum.

2. I haven't yet found a way to import my own samples, clips, or sounds into the sounds archive. I may have missed something, but if the option isn't there, it REALLY should be so that everyone's beats don't sound the same.
I believe these things would be important to focus on in future releases.

Overall though, I love it for everything that it is and hope that iZotope keeps making it better and keeps making products similar to this.

Niall.kitching 2008-09-15 08:21:48 #
Version: 1.52

Didn`t Work on Mac OSX 10.4.1

It looked like part of the interface was missing?


tomatetom 2008-03-10 17:08:02 #
Version: 1.52

Fair... Not the Greatest

I felt that there was a compromise between ease of use and effectiveness of the program as a whole. Didn't feel like I was confident abut the overall success of the product.

Jonnyburns 2007-10-30 05:32:40 #
Version: 1.52

Fine and simple.

Idrum is good for stand alone drum lopp creation. I like the on of and volume components being in the same button. I also like the type selection of kick or snare type etc.

Alessandro MInetto 2007-10-09 06:52:42 #
Version: 1.52

Can`t play odd times and such but.

IDrum doesn't play odd times. This is very annoying but I got a solution. If anybody wants to buy the files with full instruction or the licence of the idea please contact alessandrominetto at gmail. com.

Haha 2007-09-10 22:09:50 #
Version: 1.52

This program was amazing.

It was pretty cool. I liked it a lot. It was helpful.

:-( 2007-02-28 16:16:42 #
Version: 1.52


Tried it on a wallstreet 233mhz and that did not work. I was hoping for a low-fat drum machine but this wasn't it. It wouldn't keep tempo. Was drumming like a drummer in a roller coaster. No good. Idea was to use it like an hi tech metronome while playing guitar but as said; no go.

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