Cambridge, MA (May 12, 2009)–iZotope, Inc. and Mute Records have collaborated to bring a Depeche Mode music application, iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe, to the iPhone and iPod touch.
iZotope’s interactive iDrum apps let iPhone and iPod touch users create music by tapping the touch screen and rearranging simple shapes and color combinations. The Depeche Mode edition of iDrum includes content from the band’s new album, Sounds of the Universe.
Depeche Mode experimented with iDrum for the iPhone/iPod touch in the studio while making Sounds of the Universe, and are now offering their own edition of iDrum on the App Store. Fans can take control of rhythmic patterns, drum hits, effects and instrument sounds from the album to create instant remixes or new original music on their handsets. The album’s producer, Ben Hillier, also produced the content for this iDrum Edition, which includes key rhythmic elements, effects and instrument samples from Sounds of the Universe.
“Since the original iDrum app was released, it’s the music application I’ve been using most on my iPod touch,” says Daniel Miller, chairman and founder of Mute Records. “When the idea came up for Depeche Mode to do their own version of iDrum, I thought it was very exciting and I’m glad it’s come to fruition. The app includes really great sounds, and it gives fans and electronic musicians the opportunity to enjoy the album in a completely new way.”
“Depeche Mode’s innovative music is a perfect fit for iDrum,” says Nick Dika, content manager at isotope. “We’re excited to give fans a fun, unique way to creatively interact with Sounds of the Universe–whether they have musical experience or not.”
iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe is available at the Apple App Store and includes 10 customizable kits with sounds from songs on the album.