In the latest Sonic Talk video podcast, Nick Batt talks with Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess and Kevin Chartier about developing multi-touch music apps for Windows 8.
Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a relaxed improvisation for SpaceWiz and Steinway by Jordan Rudess.
SpaceWiz is a generative music app. Rudess says “The beauty of this improv is that there is the element of the unknown, quite similar to jamming with a human partner. You can interact with SpaceWiz and throw particles at the planets to create sound, or just let things evolve on their own!”
The latest episode of Nick Batt & Gaz WIlliams’ Sonic Touch video podcast features three iPad apps: Tachyon, Spacewiz and Auria.
Jordan Rudess contacted us to let us know that he’s released a new music app for the iPad, Spacewiz.
“We partnered with developer Tobias Miller to see if an otherworldly dream I had could be made into reality,” says Rudess. “He was able to bring it completely to life.”
Spacewiz takes a unique approach to sound generation that’s part synth, part game and part generative audio/visual environment.
Regardless of your desires, this app will reward you with a mind-blowing creation. Sit back, and allow SpaceWiz to guide you on a uniquely woven audio-visual journey. Enjoy the ultimate sonic/visual wallpaper, or get busy and start throwing your own particles around the universe. Try rolling the dice for total randomization and see what happens!
For creators who want to play a larger role in their SpaceWiz experience, you also have the opportunity to build your audio/visual world from the void!
Spacewiz is $9.99 in the App Store.
We’ve got full specs, demos and tutorials by Rudess below. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Wizdom Music has released a new iOS app, Jordan Rudess and Kevin Chartier’s Tachyon, that lets you morph between two sounds, polyphonically.
Here’s what they have to say about Tachyon:
Most instruments only allow you to play one sound at a time, but with Tachyon, you can seamlessly blend between any two sounds as you slide your fingers up and down the screen.
The visual experience of Tachyon is just as mesmerizing. As you move along the playing surface, a field of twinkling stars morphs into the shape of your selected instrument, allowing a direct correlation between sight and sound.
Reader ‘fatbackribs’ let us know about new free music app for the Mac:
Just a heads up on the upcoming iOS app from Jordan R. and Wizdom Music.
You can download a free mac os version of Tachyon on the Wizdom Music site. Without a multitouch trackpad you’ll only be able to to play one note at a time, but you can still get a nice preview of the sounds and features for the iOS version. Check it out.
Preview above features the iOS version of Tachyon.
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!