Depeche Mode Launches App

Hopefully, Depeche Mode will have a less controversial experience launching a mobile phone app than Nine Inch Nails did several weeks ago, when Apple refused to carry their revised app in their app store.

For now, all is fine in the world of music and mobile for Depeche Mode.

iZotope, Inc. and Mute Records have collaborated to launch the new app called iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe.

Available for the iPhone and iPod touch. iZotope’s iDrum apps let 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 popular new album, Sounds of the Universe.

iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe is available for $4.99 on the Apple App Store (eat your heart out Nine Inch Nails) and includes “ten customizable kits” with sounds from songs on the album.

For those who love something to literally play with, you’re in luck. iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe also allows users to manipulate album sounds to create music by:

* Tapping the touch screen to play and record musical patterns
* Taking control of the rhythm of every drum sound and sample
* Remixing rhythmic patterns from the album or starting from scratch to make new musical creations
* Bringing sounds in and out of the mix to change the music
* Customizing patterns to create unique new beats