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iZotope Acquires iDrum and PHATmatik PRO

August 1, 2006

iZotope will take over development, sales and support for iDrum and pHATmatik PRO.

Cambridge, MA – IZOTOPE, INC. is proud to announce the acquisition of the iDrum and pHATmatik PRO virtual instruments from creator Art Gillespie. pHATmatik PRO provides unique loop manipulation features for performance and editing, and iDrum combines the fun and simplicity of hardware drum machines with the flexibility of software.

"Art has cultivated the 'musician interface', providing working musicians with efficient, creative tools while still allowing beginners to produce music," explains Mark Ethier, CEO of iZotope. "As the first third party plug-in designed specifically for Apple's GarageBand, iDrum has been a critical and market success. Similarly, pHATmatik PRO was one of the first loop slicing tools to hit the market as an answer to musician's struggles to find ways to personalize and re-invent their loop libraries."

"I've been working closely with iZotope, and they're one of the few developers I know of that's smart enough, passionate enough, and committed enough to musicians to take on these amazing products," comments Art Gillespie, CEO of Glaresoft. "iDrum and pHATmatik PRO have found a good home, and I'm sure our customers are going to be very happy with what iZotope has planned for them."

Effective immediately, iZotope will assume all sales and support responsibilities for iDrum and pHATmatik PRO.


The software drum machine designed for users of all skill levels in music production. Features a 64-step sequencer for each loaded voice, drag and drop MIDI export, choke grouping, as well as level and pan control for each sound. iDrum's sound set is expandable, fully customizable, and features a wide array of included drum samples and patterns.

pHATmatik PRO

Unique software loop manipulation tool for music and sound design. Users can import multiple audio file formats, slice and adjust looping points, and apply tempo, pitch, filters and many other parameters to each individual slice.

Pricing and Availability

iDrum is currently available for $69.99USD MSRP and is distributed to resellers worldwide by M-Audio, a part of Avid. (Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.3+; Standalone, Pro Tools RTAS, Audio Unit) 

pHATmatik PRO is available for $149.99USD MSRP, and is distributed to resellers worldwide by iZotope. (Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.3+, Windows 2000/XP; VST, Audio Unit)

About iZotope

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.

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