Wizdom Music has released Jordantron – a new iPad instrument that features the custom patches of Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess.
Jordantron is a giant sample collection, wrapped in its own playable instrument, so it can be used as an iPad instrument or as a MIDI sound module.
Jordantron also lets you play it with two MIDI keyboards, one controlling the blendable ‘ABCtron’, the other controlling the ‘Dtron’, which is usually dedicated to chord pads. VOICEBANKs can be loaded using MIDI Program Change, so the iPad screen never needs to be touched during performance.
According to Wizdom, Jordantron will turn your iPad into the ‘most epic sounding instrument ever.”
Here’s the official Jordanatron intro:
- 57 sampled stereo instruments, 940MB of samples
- 4 octave samples per voice, 6 playable octaves
- Voices categorized by ‘velocity sensitive’, ‘leads’, ‘orchestral / choral’, ‘pads’ and ‘strings’
- Velocity sensitivity on selected voices
- Decay tails on selected voices
- Octave shift keys to extend range of on-screen keyboard
- ‘Half-speed’ tape mode
- 12 programmable chord pads
- Warm, lush stereo reverb
- 32 ‘VOICEBANKs’ holding voice, reverb and ABC blend settings for instant retrieval
- Giant ‘Jordan-style’ whole octave divebombs (configurable as whole tone or whole octave downshift)
- Support for multiple simultaneous instruments via MIDI
‘Oscillotron’ waveform display
Jordantron is available now in the App Store for US $9.99.
If you’ve used Jordantron, let us know what you think of it!