iZotope, Hed Kandi release new iDrum app for iPod, iPhone

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-09-11)

iZotope, Hed Kandi release new iDrum app for iPod, iPhone

iZotope together with lifestyle and party connoisseurs Hed Kandi have collaborated for the release of iDrum: Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix 2010, a new music creation app for the iPhone and iPod touch. With this new app release, users can recreate the party atmosphere of Hed Kandi's roadblock Ibiza events in the palm of their hands, experimenting with over 300 new samples and beats, and 20 new drum kits created by the Hed Kandi. The beats can be customized, mixed and matched to create the user's own unique tracks, which can then be shared with friends via Twitter, Facebook and email. iDrum's simple interface lets even novice users build beats layer by layer by tapping the touch screen, while simple shapes and color combinations enable users to visualize the rhythm.

Key Features include:
Over 300 new professionally produced samples and beats from Hed Kandi
20 new unique drum and synth kits with dozens of pre-made patterns
Recording mode, which allows users to create their own samples by tapping the screen
Facebook, Twitter and email sharing abilities
Customizable patterns to create unique beats
The fun and simple way to make music on an iPhone or iPod touch

Alex Westner, Business Development Manager at iZotope, said: "We're very excited to work with Hed Kandi. Their passion for impeccable sound and their devotion to dance music energizes the app, Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix 2010 takes the party to another level."

Tom Bulwer, Head of Mobile at Hed Kandi added: "We pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge, not just with our sound, but also regarding how we relate to our fans. Partnering with iZotope on the development of this new app not only enables fans to get closer to our music, it also lets them get closer to our creative process, which is incredibly powerful. It's the perfect complement to our worldwide events and CD release, and puts us in good company with other pioneers in the music industry like Ministry Of Sound, Underworld and Depeche Mode."

iDrum: Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix 2010 is available for $0.99 at the Apple App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idrum-hed-kandi-the-mix-ibiza/id385634322?mt=8.

About Hed Kandi
Launched in 1999, Hed Kandi has evolved from humble beginnings as a compilation brand into the global phenomenon it is today. With a catalogue spanning over 100 albums, a number of successful artist projects who've racked up three UK Top Ten singles and a host of Top 40 hits to date, Hed Kandi is now a globally respected brand. Delivering stylish music with a sense of humour to grown-up clubbers eventually snowballed into Hed Kandi parties and the first full residency began in London in 2002. The buzz about the most lavishly produced club events seen in the UK at that time soon spread and the first parties were roadblocked. The popularity of the nights increased exponentially so that residencies started to crop up all over the UK. Hed Kandi parties now happen in all continents of the globe! There's also Hed Kandi's radio empire currently pumping out daily broadcasts of the hottest tracks across the UK on Kiss network and globally on MoS radio online.

About iZotope, Inc.
iZotope is a research-driven audio signal processing company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its hardware products, software products, and audio technology are used by millions of people in over 50 countries, from hobbyist musicians to GRAMMY Award winners. iZotope focuses on developing innovative audio technology for professional and consumer applications. This core technology is presented to customers in its award-winning product line and through its extensive licensing program now including console video games and mobile platforms. For more information about iZotope's licensing program, visit http://www.izotope.com/tech/ or contact Alex Westner at awestner@izotope.com.

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