NAMM, Anaheim, CA (January 15, 2009) – iZotope, Inc., a leading developer of tools for musicians and audio professionals, today announced that iDrum Rock Edition for Apple iPhone and iPod touch will be available on the Apple App Store at the end of January, 2009.
While previous editions of iDrum focused on hip hop and club beats, Rock Edition brings life-like acoustic drum sounds and fun rock-themed samples to iZotope’s critically acclaimed iDrum family of apps. Rock Edition sounds cover a broad range of rock and related genres such as punk, alt-rock, funk, metal, fusion, rhythm & blues, reggae, latin rock, nu-country and more. Users can mix and match sounds from different kits to create their own beats that include samples like guitar riffs, bass, keys and special effects. The app is designed to be fun for everyone, even users with no musical experience.
iDrum Rock Edition’s high quality acoustic drum samples also make this application a great drum machine for guitarists, bassists and other musicians that want to use their iPhone/iPod touch for practice or performance.
The iDrum family of apps allows users to combine professional sound content and patterns to create their own music. The iDrum applications take advantage of unique features of the iPhone platform—users can tap virtual pads to create rhythms, shake the handset to clear patterns, and use slide and flick gestures to navigate the application’s interface. Immersive, colorful visuals show the relationship between different sounds in the beat, allowing users to create new rhythms by creating visual patterns. Using a special companion application, beats can even be turned into ringtones for iPhone.
iDrum Rock Edition will be available beginning in late January from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. iZotope will launch the new app with introductory pricing of $0.99 for a limited time only. iDrum Hip-Hop Edition, iDrum Club Edition and iDrum: Ministry of Sound Anthems are also available for download now from the App Store.
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.
For more information on iZotope products, visit www.izotope.com.