2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Decent entry level virtual drum machine,
This review is from: eMedia iDrum (PC/Mac) (CD-ROM)
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"After working with it a while, I can honestly say that the aptly-named iDrum is the perfect beatbox for any OS X-based musician looking for quick and easy beats."- Keyboard Magazine
The above quote from keyboard magazine, just about sums up the idrum perfectly! As someone who more than dabbles in composition I've spent literally hours de or retuning a drum sample to get the "perfect" sound for a particular piece, the iDrum's use here is very limited with the sample quality been described at best "good" and the sound databank actually quite limited for professional recording. But hang on this is not what the iDrum was designed for! When composing a piece of music or testing a phrase nothing beats (no pun intended!)a readily composed beat from a decent sounding kit to help you on the way. Here the iDrum excels, for within minutes you can create & edit your own groves, with as mentioned before, reasonable to good sound samples. What for me is even better is the product's compatibility, being a Protools user the interface is actually very good and without too much hassle again you are soon up, synched and away. For the price this is as good a piece of kit i've seen for the money, it's useable, creative, comes well interfaced and perhaps best of all as you become familar with the navigaton screens you can even upload your own samples and begin to get quite creative - highly recommended for beginners to rappers and great value for your pound!