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 MorphWi 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.