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New iDrum Version 1.7 Now Available from eMedia Music

November 18, 2008
eMedia Music Corp., through its distribution agreement with iZotope, Inc., announced the release of iZotope’s new iDrum® Version 1.7 Virtual Drum Machine software. iDrum Version 1.7 adds the missing ingredient to your music creation: a powerful and easy to use drum machine for practicing, performing or recording. It's just as simple to use as the hardware drum machines of yesterday with all the flexibility and cost savings of a software-based virtual instrument.

 iDrum comes with hundreds of pre-programmed patterns, rhythms and drum sounds for you to mix and match. The newSong Editor mode makes it a snap to assemble your composition, even if you have never sequenced before. Createdrum patterns in iDrum right alongside your existing tracks, perfectly in time, or use iDrum to provide the backbeat whenyou’re laying down new tracks.

Create your own custom drum kits. iDrum will load sound files as drum samples, making iDrum’s sound palette limited only by your sonic imagination. You can even download more kits quickly and easily with iDrum Sound Portal. iDrum also features an array of sound-shaping tools like filters, pitch control and envelopes, letting you create custom drum sounds at the click of your mouse.

 iDrum works standalone or with most professional host applications. Use iDrum seamlessly with GarageBand®, Logic®,Ableton® Live™, Pro Tools®, SONAR™, Cubase®, Digital Performer® and other host programs. Supported plug-in formats include: RTAS, VST, Audio Units and MAS. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, iDrum is your new beatbox.

New features for iDrum Version 1.7 include:
- Easy song editing – build beats and backing tracks faster than ever before.
- Over 50 new kits including live acoustic drums, hip hop sounds and more.
- Create rhythms in different time signatures – 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8 and beyond.
- Get more iDrum kits at the click of a button with iDrum Sound Portal.
- Share sounds with iDrum Editions for iPhone® and iPod® touch – take your beats on the road! (iDrum Editions for
iPhone and iPod touch are sold separately on the Apple App Store).

 iDrum Version 1.7 is available now at computer and music retail stores nationwide and online at an estimated retail price of $59.95. The CD-ROM is a hybrid for both Windows (XP/Vista) and Macintosh (OS X 10.4 or later). For more information or to watch a video demo for iDrum Version 1.7, please visit

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