Cambridge, MA (April 13, 2006)–iZotope, Inc. has acquired 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 simplicity of hardware drum machines with the flexibility of software.
pHATmatik PRO screen shot”Art has cultivated the ‘musician interface’, providing working musicians with efficient, creative tools while still allowing beginners to produce music,” explained 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,” commented 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.
iDrum is a software drum machine designed for users of all skill levels in music production, and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3+; as a standalone plug-in, Pro Tools RTAS or Audio Unit. iDrum 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. iDrum is currently available for $69.99 MSRP and is distributed to resellers worldwide by M-Audio.
pHATmatik PRO is a 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. pHATmatik PRO is also compatible with Mac OS X 10.3+; and as Windows 2000/XP; VST, and Audio Unit. pHATmatik PRO is available for $149.99 MSRP, and is distributed to resellers worldwide by iZotope.