Wizdom Music has released Jordantron – a new iPad instrument that features the custom patches of Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess.
Jordantron is a giant sample collection, wrapped in its own playable instrument, so it can be used as an iPad instrument or as a MIDI sound module.
Jordantron also lets you play it with two MIDI keyboards, one controlling the blendable ‘ABCtron’, the other controlling the ‘Dtron’, which is usually dedicated to chord pads. VOICEBANKs can be loaded using MIDI Program Change, so the iPad screen never needs to be touched during performance.
According to Wizdom, Jordantron will turn your iPad into the ‘most epic sounding instrument ever.” Continue reading
CME (creator of the XKey multitouch controller) has announced that Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Wizdom Music) has accepted the position of Chief Musical Officer at the company.
According to CME, Jordan (right) will be involved in new product planning and development.
“I am every excited to announce my new position as Chief Music Officer of CME,” says Jordan. “Creating next generation instruments has been a passion of mine for a long time.” Continue reading
Jordan Rudess’s Wizdom Music has introduced HarmonyWiz – a harmonic generator for iOS, designed for creating multi-part arrangements from single musical lines.
HarmonyWiz is designed for users with varying levels of musical knowledge. For beginning users, it lets you ‘paint’ musical lines onscreen and have a melody auto-harmonized.
Trained musicians can play melodies via a MIDI keyboard and specify harmonizations using Figured Bass notation, inversions and non-harmonic tones. It also supports AudioBus and MIDI out for integration with other apps.
This video, via ROLI, captures a synth jam by a Seaboard multi-touch instrument ensemble at Abbey Road Studios.
On May 22nd, ROLI showcased a Seaboard ensemble at Abbey Road Studios, featuring Jordan Rudess, Marco Parisi and Heen-Wah Wai on Seaboard Grand keyboards, and Ray Hearne at the drums. Continue reading
Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess gives a tour of “Studio A”, one of two studios Rudess has in his home. Continue reading
Developer Andrew McPherson let us know about this new video, which features the new TouchKeys Multi-Touch Keyboard system being used to control a modular synthesizer. Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, MIDI creators and innovators Alan Parsons, Tom Oberheim, Dave Smith, Jordan Rudess, George Duke and Craig Anderton participated in an uber-panel, discussing the past, present and future of MIDI. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Moves Like Jagger goes samba in this live cover by Meytal Cohen, Tammy Scheffer, Eyal Amir and Jordan Rudess.
This cover manages to rise above the Maroon 5 original, taking the pop song in a syncopated, jazzy direction.