The very first Idiopan was created by musician Bret Hutchinson in 2010. Inspired by Dennis Havlena’s tank drum, Bret sought to craft a tunable percussion instrument he could incorporate into his musical projects that would produce a pure, clear tone with no “tankiness”.
After much experimentation, Bret developed the first and only steel tongue drum capable of tuning to hundreds of scales with its unique magnet tuning system — providing warm, rich, pure tones ideal for harmonizing with any instrument.
Bret later teamed up with Max Kundrat of EnSoul Music Designs to develop a full line of high-quality, tunable steel tongue drums.
Idiopan steel tongue drums can be tuned to suit your mood. Relax and meditate to the soothing tones in A=432 Hz or energize yourself with the uplifting sounds of bright and colorful major scales in A=440 Hz.
All tongues can be tuned to several pitches, allowing you to easily tune your Idiopan steel tongue drum to hundreds of scales — no tools necessary.
Included with all Idiopan tunable steel tongue drums are a pair of mallets, a standard set of preinstalled tuning magnets, and a silicone display ring.