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Entries in Jordan Rudess (5)

Swiftly blend between two instruments with Tachyon, the new app from Jordan Rudess

Getting its name from the theoretical faster-than-light particle that puts physicists in a tizzy, Tachyon, a new music app from Jordan Rudess, shows that there is still plenty of room left for real innovation in the iPad music app space.

In addition to featuring many of the sounds and unique expression methods that Jordan has developed over the last few years, Tachyon allows for the seamless transition from one instrument to another, within the same note. The result is often subtle, but always effective. The accompanying particle effects that spin, swivel, rotate and morph as you play the notes and transition between instruments, provides pleasing visual feedback that goes beyond just entertaining graphics.

I've only played with Tachyon for a day or two, but I can already see a permanent place for it on my iPad.

App Store Link: Tachyon

Further Reading: Jordan Rudess

Video: Jordan Rudess Controls SampleTank with Geo Synth

How cool is this? Jordan Rudess uses MIDIBridge to play IK Multimedia's SampleTank with Geo Synthesizer as the controller. The possibilities for music making on just the one iPad continue to amaze us.

Here's our review of SampleTank (and the iRig MIDI).

Moves Like Jaggar With iPad - Video

Here's a video that creator Eyal Amir (Google+ login needed) let us know about and that already has over 23,000 views on YouTube in just a few days!

Showing off what you can do with new iOS app Geo Synthesizer from Jordan Rudess (a previous collaborater with Eyal), who has already brought to the platform two other brilliant apps MorphWiz and SampleWiz, the song is a cover of Maroon 5's "Moves like Jaggar":

Eyal describes how the song was made on the video's YouTube page:

Geo was used as a controller, and sounds came from Geo's internal sounds, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Fxpansion BFD and Steinberg Halion. The cool device connecting the gear - iConnectMIDI - http://www.iConnectivity.com Mixed using Steinberg Cubase and Waves Plug-ins.

Jordan Rudess on multi-touch music creation

There is little doubt that the iPad is making music creation and performance accessible to people who had previously written off any hope of expressing themselves musically. Not too surprisingly Jordan Rudess just 'gets it'. We wholeheartedly recommended this MacWorld 2011 video (shown above). Prepare to be inspired!

We'll be featuring Jordan's very own MorphWiz in the near future, but for now check out his rendition of 'Over the Rainbow' at 4 minutes and 50 seconds into the video.

Jordan Rudess and RnL showcase rich iPad music using 13 apps in one song!

It's hard not to be anything less than impressed by 'Another One'. The first two thirds of the song are completely created using nothing but iPad apps and human voice, the final third brings in traditional instruments. Amazing stuff! Congratulations to RnL and Jordan Rudess for showing the iPad content creation doubters (are there still any out there?) how the iPad is opening up an entirely new trove of musical creativity and artistic expression.