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.
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!
MorphWiz, the brain child of Dream Theater keyboardist, Jordan Rudess, and developer, Kevin Chartier, has been brought to Android as a preset synth, MorphWiz Play.
MorphWiz-Play takes the deep synthesis and immersive visuals of MorphWiz and packages it into 30 presets, programmed by Jordan Rudess.
“Our goal was to create an instrument that would allow the seamless morphing of the audio and visual domain while delivering a seamless musical experience,” explains Rudess. “I believe the multitouch platform opens up a whole new world of creation for electronic musical instruments. MorphWiz features a totally unique pitch control system that is still uncharted territory in today’s musical instrument world. This is the heart of MorphWiz.”
Moog Music today introduced the BASE soundpack for Animoog – a collection of timbres and presets that radically extends the sonic capabilities of Animoog from the purely electronic realm of its Moog ancestry into a richly organic world of biological sound.
The BASE Pack is born from a quest Moog engineers embarked on, with help from researchers at The University of North Carolina at Asheville, to discover the most primordial sounds known to man. The result is the Biomimetically Augmented Synthesis Expansion Pack (BASE Pack) for the Animoog synthesizer.
In addition to the over 40 new Timbre files, Moog recruited top sound designers to craft 25 powerful new presets which demonstrate the range of BASE sounds that Animoog can now emit. Some of the Presets included are Extravasation, Eructations, Bad Beans, Bathtub Bubbles, and Oops Sorry Excuse Me. Some of the Timbres included are Sploot2, WetGas1, Dribbly, WetSquish2 and Excuse Me.
Above, Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess demonstrates some of his trademark licks using BASE for Animoog and UNCA’s Dr. Wayne Kirby explains the origin of the new sound library.