Wizdom Music has released Geo Synthesizer is a musical instrument and MIDI controller for iOS.
A collaboration of Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess and Kevin Chartier (MorphWiz, SampleWiz) and Rob Fielding (Mugician), Geo Synthesizer is an incredibly expressive musical instrument specifically created for a multitouch surface.
Jordan says: “Since touching a preliminary piano keyboard on an iPhone screen and realizing the amazing potential for musical expression on a multitouch device, I have been inspired to create next-generation musical instruments for iOS. Geo Synthesizer is a dream come true in many ways. It is the fastest truly playable iOS instrument that I have put my hands on to date. I can fly through the range of an instrument while expanding on the kind of advanced pitch control we introduced in MorphWiz. As someone who grew up with synthesizers, I can tell you that pitch bending has never been this good!
Geo Synthesizer features
- Ability to load waveforms from SampleWiz presets.
- Octave rounding for effortless soloing over large ranges.
- Whammy slider with absolute and relative modes.
- 12ET, 24ET, 53ET, and 665ET temperament options.
- Mono, string, and full-polyphony modes.
- Tuning and transposition controls.
- Snap speed control to affect how quickly the instrument pulls notes in tune.
- Playing surface options for number of rows and columns on screen.
- Octave and fifth harmonics synthesis options to rich, organ-like sounds.
- Gain control to add distortion to the sound.
- FM and touch FM controls for timbal variation.
- Mono out for use with guitar amps.
- Sine, sawtooth, square, and custom (SampleWiz) wave options.
- Attack and release controls.
- Synthesis body control.
- Lowpass filter with resonance.
- Stereo delay.
- MIDI output with polyphonic note bending and multiple configuration options to allow compatibility with a wide range of hardware and software synthesizers.
- Performance menu lets you make your own custom menu so all the controls you need are always right at your fingertips.
- 40 presets carefully selected by Jordan Rudess, including patches from Jordan’s personal sound library.
Geo Synthesizer for iOS is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.
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