Rudess Joins CME As Chief Musical Officer

Jordan_Paster-01CME (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

HarmonyWiz Brings Assisted Composition To The iPad

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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.

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Seaboard Ensemble At Abbey Road Studios

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

The Past, Present And Future Of MIDI

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

Jordan Rudess At Windows 8 “Build” Show – Making Music On A 27″ Touchscreen

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This video captures Jordan Rudess‘s demo at the Windows 8 “Build” Show. He kicks off with a prog synth jam, before moving on to demonstrations of his Wizdom music apps, MorphWiz & Tachyon, running on a 27″ Lenovo Windows 8 touchscreen computer.

The technical demos kick in around 9 minutes into the video.

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