CREATIVE NEW APP BY
JORDAN RUDESS OF DREAM THEATER
SPACEWIZ–the latest app by Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess, the keyboardist/Continuum-player/multi-instrumentalist for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons Dream Theater, and chief programmer Kevin Chartier–was released for iOS devices today (August 9) via iTunes.
Jordan Rudess explains, “We partnered with developer Tobias Miller to see if an otherworldly dream I had could be made into reality. He was able to bring it completely to life.” Rudess and Miller worked together to create every unique sound and image. There are over 250 on-board instruments, as well as forty-five presets and access to control external midi instruments.
SpaceWiz allows the viewer to interact with and control their environment at the highest level of complexity. With the manipulation of their own fingers on the playing surface, together with the technological wonders of the Chaos and Satellite generators, they fabricate particles, which then collide into planets. One can even add the onboard real time synthesizer with its independent set of sounds and parameters to create their sonic masterpiece. SpaceWiz will guide them on a uniquely woven audio-visual journey while they enjoy the ultimate sonic/visual wallpaper, or get busy and start throwing their own particles around the universe. Users can even try rolling the dice for total randomization and see what happens. For creators who want to play a larger role in their SpaceWiz experience, they have the opportunity to build their audio/visual world from the void. Regardless of the user’s desires, this app will reward them with a mind-blowing creation.
Jordan and Kevin are also the creators of the top-selling synth-app MorphWiz which won first place in the category of “Best Music Creation App” in the 2010 Billboard Music App Awards, “Best Musical App” in the Best App Ever Awards and best “IPhone/Ipad/Itouch” app in the Electronic Musician’s 2011 Editor’s Choice Awards. In addition to MorphWiz, they released the popular music apps Sample Wiz, and GeoSynth as well as Tachyon, which was released on July 25.
Details on SpaceWiz:
-Chaos, Touch and Satellite controllers.
-Randomization of total system
-Beat Sync, (so you can align your particle impacts to a grid.)
-LowPass Filter with Resonance
-HighPass Filter with Resonance
-FX including Chorus, Delay and Reverb
-8 planets each assigned to its own timbre.
-Randomization of independent planets
-Control the independent volume, rate, width, height, mass and bounce of each planet
-Solo and Mute
-Pitch control according to Angle, X Position and Y Position of particle impact
-Pan position with Auto Pan (which pans according to a planet’s position on the grid)
-Tonality systems offering numerous scales, modes and chords
-Custom Tonality (choose your own!)
–A full modulation matrix for assigning any planet’s motion to control most available parameters
SYNTH – The SW-3000 SpaceWiz synthesizer!
-2 Oscillator synth with Sync
-Filter with Resonance assignable to vertical axis
-Separate configurable playing surface
-Dedicated SW-3000 Chorus and Delay effects
–Assign external midi sounds to each planet and even control Wizdom Music’s own SampleWiz, Geo Synthesizer, or any virtual MIDI app running in the background!
Direct link to purchase SpaceWiz: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spacewiz/id541828795
Praise for SpaceWiz:
“I love SpaceWiz. It’s totally out of this world. I haven’t seen/heard anything like it before!”
— Richard Devine (Top Sound Designer)
“I just love it! I’ve been repeatedly hitting the random tone button until I hear something I like, and then working with the modulation and FX pages to develop it. Amazing work!”
— Steven Wilson (Producer/Composer)