Open Mic: What Are Your Favorite Music Apps For iOS?

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Open Mic: This video captures Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess demoing his favorite music apps for iOS, including: Magellan, Tachyon, Cassini, Nlog, Cylon Voice, Garage Band, Geo Synthesizer, DrumJam, NanoStudio, SynthX, VoiceSynth, BitWiz, SpaceWiz, Animoog, iDensity, iKaossilator, PixiTracker, TC-11, MorphWiz and SampleWiz.

What are your favorite music apps for iOS?

Wizdom Music Tachyon Lets You Graphically Morph Between Sounds

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Jordan Rudess posted this sneak preview of an upcoming iPad app from Wizdom Music, Tachyon.

Tachyon is designed to let you graphically morph between two sounds. The iPad surface is used as a multitouch XY interface, where the x-axis controls pitch and the y-axis controls the blend of two different sounds.

Pricing and availability are TBA.

Check out the demo and let us know what you think of Tachyon!

Jordan Rudess Makes His iPad Sing

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Sunday Synth Jam: Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess makes his iPad sing, in this short synth jam.

Rudess is running Wizdom Music’s Geo Synthesizer on his iPad, through the Electro-Harmonix Talking Machine effects pedal.

For another example of what you can do with the Talking Machine, see Peter Pringle’s amazing performance of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, from the opera Turandot.

New iPad Music Show

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Sonic State is piloting a new Internet video show looking at the topic of iPad music software, iPad Show.

In the initial episode, SS’s Nick Batt and Gaz Williams take a look at some iPad mounting and protection options and also GEO Synthesizer, the latest App from Jordan Rudess’ Wizdom Music.

It’s their first episode – so let them know what you think!

via sonicstate

Geo Synthesizer Review

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This video, via Nick at The365AppChallenge, takes a look at Wizdom Music’s new Geo Synthesizer.

Geo Synthesizer is a collaboration between Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess,  Kevin Chartier (MorphWiz, SampleWiz) and Rob Fielding (Mugician). Geo Synthesizer is intended to be an ‘expressive musical instrument specifically created for a multitouch surface’.

Some of the more unique features of Geo Synthesizer are microtonal support, ‘snap speed control’ – which allows for accurate pitch control on a continuously pitched instrument and a unique key layout.

If you’ve tried out Geo Synthesizer, let us know what you think of it!

Geo Synthesizer For iOS – Demo & Details

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Wizdom Music has introduced Geo Synthesizer – a new software synthesizer and MIDI controller for iOS, available now in the App Store for $10.49.

Geo Synthesizer is a collaboration between Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess,  Kevin Chartier (MorphWiz, SampleWiz) and Rob Fielding (Mugician). Geo Synthesizer is intended to be an ‘expressive musical instrument specifically created for a multitouch surface’.

Some of the more unique features of Geo Synthesizer are microtonal support, ‘snap speed control’ – which allows for accurate pitch control on a continuously pitched instrument and a unique key layout.

See the demo video above by mvpadrini for a preview of Geo Synthesizer’s patches and potential.  Details on Geo Synthesizer are available below.

Geo Synthesizer is a serious & ambitious software synth – but it’s also one that doesn’t fit neatly into the ‘software synth module’ category, with its alternative keyboard and emphasis on microtonal playing.

If you’ve tried Geo Synthesizer, leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on it!

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