The Idiopan Story

All Tone, No Tank™

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.

Many Moods, Many Scales

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.

Handcrafted in the USA

Idiopan is a proud partner of EnSoul Music Designs (formerly Mid-East Mfg.) — a family-owned and operated music development company dedicated to enriching lives with instruments inspired by cultures around the world.

All Idiopan tunable steel tongue drums are proudly handcrafted with American steel at EnSoul’s facilities in Palm Bay, Florida.

For more information about Idiopan and Ensoul Music Designs, feel free to contact us at, or give us a call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 321-724-1477.