iZotope & Downtown Records Announce iDrum: Major Lazer App

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — ­ iZotope, Inc. and Downtown Records have collaborated to bring a new edition of the popular iPhone and iPod Touch music app, iDrum, to the iPhone and iPod touch. iDrum: Major Lazer lets you instantly remix elements from the new album, Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do, produced by dance floor innovators Diplo and Switch along with lazer-armed commando Major Lazer. With a huge arsenal of dancehall drums, laser blasts, instrument hits, sound effects and vocal samples, iDrum: Major Lazer is the ultimate zombie-fighting accessory.

Take control and re-arrange rhythms, drums, effects and more from songs on the album. Or use the raw drums, effects and instrument sounds to make your own musical creations. iDrum’s simple interface lets you build beats layer by layer by tapping the touch screen. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never made a beat before–with iDrum, you can create music with simple shapes and color combinations that let you visualize the rhythm.

“mi use di Major Lazer iPhone ting fi remix my chune dem an done di dance. so run guh get it, zeen?” – Major Lazer

• Unique Major Lazer sounds ward off vampires and zombies, now with 20% more zombie-fighting power!
• Use actual sounds from Major Lazer to make music on your iPhone or iPod touch
• Includes 10 customizable kits that include elements from songs on the album
• Take control of the rhythm of every drum sound and sample
• Remix rhythmic patterns from the album or start from scratch to make your own creations
• Bring sounds in and out of the mix to change the music
• Tap the touch screen to play and record your own musical patterns
• Customize patterns to create your own unique beats

Purchase iDrum: Major Lazer as well as the new album on iTunes.

About Major Lazer
Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA. His cover is that of a dancehall night club owner from Trinidad and he enlisted the help of long-time allies and uber-producers, Diplo and Switch, to produce his first LP. His true mission is to protect the world from the dark forces of evil that live just under the surface of a civilized society. He fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has a rocket powered skateboard.

About iZotope, Inc.

iZotope is a research-driven audio signal processing company based in Boston, 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, which now includes an iPhone middleware SDK.

About Downtown Music
Downtown Music, LLC is an independently owned company which operates Downtown Records, Downtown Music Publishing, Downtown Music Services (Licensing Group) and Downtown Recording Studios. Downtown Records is comprised of its Downtown and Mercer Street imprints and joint venture partners Dim Mak, Fool’s Gold, and Mad Decent Records. Downtown Records is distributed by Universal Music’s Fontana Distribution, with certain releases distributed by ADA. Offices are located in New York and Los Angeles.

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