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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SpaceWiz Intro With Jordan Rudess

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.

Rudess explains:

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!

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Jordan Rudess On The Madrona Labs Soundplane

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Jordan Rudess has been playing with the new Madrona Labs Soundplane & this video captures some of his experimentation with the new controller.

The Soundplane is a computer music controller designed to have the sensitivity and feel of an acoustic instrument. It can detect a wide range of touches on its walnut playing surface.

The Soundplane A can be configured as either a 150-note keyboard with position and pressure sensing on each key, or as one continuous surface.

Details are available at the Madrona Labs site.

Beethoven’s 5th, As Performed By Jordan Rudess

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Sunday Synth Jam: Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess performs his take on Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, using the “brilliantly bizarre” VidRhythm video sampler for iOS.

Note: VidRhythm basically lets you sample video and then uses it to play back from a selection of songs.

SampleWiz ‘Coming Soon’, Will ‘Blow Your Mind’

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Here’s a sneak preview of the upcoming SampleWiz – a new sampling instrument for the iPad from Jordan Rudess’s Wizdom Music.

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