updated 05:10 pm EDT, Mon August 11, 2008
iDrum beat app for iPhone
Izotope released a beat making application, iDrum, for the iPhone and iPod touch today. The application allows users to create rhythms using professional sound content and patterns. The iPhone's unique inputs are used for different controls. Tapping virtual pads will create beats, slide and flick gestures navigate through the program, while shaking the handset clears the beat. Visual patterns show the relationships between the rhythms.
iZotope created iDrum as a program that can be used with no musical background while keeping the features that make it fun for professional musicians as well. iDrum is available as a Hip-Hop edition or Club edition, both priced at $5 from Apple's App Store.