iZotope kicked Beatmaker's ass

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iZotope kicked Beatmaker's ass

Post by beats me » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:17 am

http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/idrum/iphone/

Soooooo much more flexible and tons more sounds.

Exciting times.

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Post by djfm » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:02 am

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Post by sweetjesus » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:43 am

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Post by Tarekith » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:26 pm

Yep, pretty fun stuff, I like the iDrum interface a lot more. Being stuck with their sounds kind of blows though, as is still not having a really valid way of doing melodies. Oh export options are only 40 second ringtones as of now, though I hear in an update the kits you make on the phone will load in the computer plug in for further work too.

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Post by beats me » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:44 pm

I like the interface a lot better too but I guess there are some things beatmaker does that idrum doesn't, specifically letting you crop the ends of samples on the fly and I didn't notice any kind of swing/groove on the idrum.

The sounds are great though and you can get the club and hip hop editions combined for half of what beatmaker costs. And I thought softsynths were going dirt cheap compared to harware, now it's about spending $10 or $20....well, except for that stupid expensive $150 mixer app.


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Post by beats me » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:04 pm

yeah I don't think they are going to win any points calling both their plug-in and iphone app iDrum. Watching videos you aren't going to know which is which unless you have them both.

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Post by Daim » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:33 pm

Obviously the one controlled by a mouse curser is not the iphone app.

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Post by Wesley » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:03 pm

their site doesn't really say if you can export decent quality WAV/AIF files though.

btw, iDrum existed by itself before there was an iPHone version. I'm a little sick of iEverything, but overall iZotope is a kickass plugin company. You can even download their Vinyl plugin for free.

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Post by condra » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:32 pm

Very impressive, and great to see competition already.

I wonder what will happen first - will Beatmaker improve their interface up to iZotopes level, or will iZotope allow user created kits.

God I love my iphone. :lol:

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:)

Post by missjade » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:56 pm

just messed around with this app last night... really fun and addictive. interface is pretty easy to use and i like how you can drag out patterns and slide your finger on the pads for different velocity levels. i absolutely love that you have to SHAKE the phone to delete patterns. sick feature!! 8)

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Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:02 pm

missjade wrote:i absolutely love that you have to SHAKE the phone to delete patterns. sick feature!! 8)
I dunno. I saw some dude playing some sort of Tetris-esque game on the subway last night. Every time he finished a board he'd have to shake his iPhone around to reset the game.

I carry my beloved white 3G around in a diaper. I would never subject it to such uncouth hostilities.

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Post by landrvr1 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:30 pm

iCarumba!

How's the latency? Same as with Beatmaker or improved?

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Post by condra » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:56 pm

landrvr1 wrote: How's the latency? Same as with Beatmaker or improved?
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I second that pondering..

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Post by dm_hawk » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:06 am

idrum's latency is pretty bad on my phone - real-time recording is pretty much useless.
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