Wizdom Music Tachyon Lets You Graphically Morph Between Sounds

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!

8 thoughts on “Wizdom Music Tachyon Lets You Graphically Morph Between Sounds

  1. what I don’t like is that it’s gimmicky and achieves very little. but hey, at least you can get your ‘tacky on’!

  2. Seemed interesting to me.

    Morphing sounds over time has been one of the key performance elements of electronic music decades, and this offers an interesting new way of doing it.

    Rudess demonstrated morphing between two sounds contrapuntally, which sounds cool and is something that would be pretty hard to do with a standard MIDI keyboard.

    It sounds like you might have been put off by the gee whiz graphic morphing, which I’d agree isn’t real useful.

  3. I’m finding it hard to connect the video presentation with the press release text: ““Tachyon will allow you to get very deep into the sonics of a sample. You can do things like get a hundred thousand points of automation inside of a ten second sample. You can freely draw your automation, you can put in points and you can put in steps. In addition to all that, you can also convert one kind of automation to another. You’ve got things like formant filters in it to get vowel-type sounds. It’s got bit crushers and ring modulators and other types of filters and ways to change the pitch. Basically you’re just drawing everything. The end result can be moved into anything that will play a .wav file or an .aiff file. You can put it directly into SampleWiz so you can play it in SampleWiz or GeoSynth.”

    Manual is already online: http://www.wizdommusic.com/Tachyon/manual.html. Apparently the app is not designed for you to use your own samples.

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