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iDrum turns your Mac or PC into a slamming beatbox ready to lay down your grooves, your way. From ambient downtempo to bangin' hip-hop to frenetic dr...Click To Read More About This Product
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Your Mac or PC never grooved like this before!
iDrum turns your Mac or PC into a slamming beatbox ready to lay down your grooves, your way. From ambient downtempo to bangin' hip-hop to frenetic drum 'n' bass, iDrum does it. Drum machine neophytes will get to experience the same magical 'instant-gratification' fun that hooked an entire generation of musicians on the hardware drum machines of yesteryear. Pros will find that there's simply no faster, easier way to access and manage large unwieldily drum sample libraries, get a phat beat going, and get it exported into the format you need.
Seamless integration with ProTools, GarageBand, and Logic.
iDrum runs as both a standalone application and as a plug-in for Digidesign's ProTools, Apple's GarageBand and Logic, and Ableton's Live 4 applications. 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.
Hundreds of Samples and Kits
iDrum comes with hundreds of dope drum samples arranged in nearly 200 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.
- Software drum machine for Mac OS 10.3 or later Easily create beats and export into various
- Runs as both a standalone application and as a plug-in for Digidesign's ProTools, Apple's GarageBand and Logic, and Ableton's Live
- 4 applications
- Hundreds of dope drum samples arranged in nearly 200 iDrum files
- Each iDrum file has several preset patterns programmed by top beatmeisters
- Mix and match parts and samples between kits, or load your own AIFF and WAV drum samples
- Windows XP, Vista, 1.2GHz, 512MB, 20MB hard drive space for program, 65MB for full install with all sample content
- Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later Universal Binary, 1.2GHz, 512MB, 20MB for program, 65MB for full install with all sample content
- Applications that support AudioUnit, VST, and MAS plug-ins
- Also compatible with Pro Tools versions that support RTAS plug-ins
Reviewed by 5 customers
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Initially, this seemed like a good idea--a better way to sequence drums for GarageBand, plus a whole host of drum samples. Unfortunately, the software is buggy and amateurish. After installing the latest upgrade (1.03), it stopped working entirely (even after "activation") and required an uninstall/reinstall. It sorely lacks a couple of features that I would like, such as alternate time signatures (only 4/4 is supported) and can be difficult to use at times due to the poor UI. For example, take adding a new channel--you're expected to know where the drum samples are and navigate there yourself (~/Library/Application Support/iDrum/samples for the record). The software quality is comparable to beta or an unfinished free software project. In its defense, it is possible to create nice sounding drum tracks with it. I just don't feel that it justifies the difficulty using the product.
A nice simple drum machine. It took me a few minutes to figure out the paradigm of the interface but after that it's a 'no-brainer'. MAKE SURE YOU READ THE HELP FILES! WITH YOUR EYES AND YOUR BRAIN. Otherwise I could see somebody messing around for 2 hours and not be able to figure this software out.My Mac i-book G4 with Garage Band has a small problem with it though, which causes this annoying rap beat to play behind any pattern or patterns that I have programmed. I have found a way to work around this issue. It doesn't bother me too much, but I only make small productions with the thing.Could have some better quality drum samples too. All in all I'm glad I bought it. Lord knows, to just have one bug isn't bad considering the 20 workarounds I used to have to do to use a pc based system.
I bought this as an alternative to using loops for my home demos. I don't see this as a good alternative and feel like it is not worth the price.Very dissapointed.
I am a hip hop producer so this was a great way to travel with a drum machine and not have to carry it. This product does what it says it will do. the company sample library are a bit wonky and I wind up using drums and percussions from other places (plays .wav and .aif files). Idrum has gotten a lttle bit easier to use though with the Pro tools support they now offer.While idrum's major drawback is it's 4/4 time signature I have found ways to work around it in garageband by downloading apple's free soundtrack loop utility. then changing the time signature on the midi or audio sample then cutting it in your timeline.All in all i think this a worthwhile product for the money especially if your doing hip hop club or trip.
I am sorry to have wasted my time trying to get something useful out of what is little more then a child's toy, and a crap one at that. I am considering boycotting M-Audio all together. If they can honestly sell this as a product, I would not like to own anything else with their name attached.