This is the first time Jordan Rudess, best known as the keyboardist for Dream Theater, has released a complete set of his exclusive sounds to the public. Jordantron will turn your iPad into the grandest and most epic sounding instrument ever!
Developed for Wizdom Music by Omenie, UK-based mellotron specialists, Jordantron features :
• 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
First and foremost, this is a giant sample collection wrapped in its own playable instrument, designed for live and studio use with MIDI control. Jordantron allows its two internal Tron engines to be controlled by a pair of external class-compliant MIDI keyboards for maximum performance flexibility, one controlling the blendable 'ABCtron', the other controlling the 'Dtron' which is usually dedicated to chord pads. A flexible MIDI response allows VOICEBANKs to be retrieved using MIDI Program Change, so the iPad screen never needs to be touched during performance.
Supports AudioBus 2 and Inter-App Audio.
Fix to correctly initialize transposition at first run.
Fix to solve a race condition at start up that stopped the app from being launched from within Garageband
Fix to eliminate 'one time only' crackles.
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing sounds and lots of fun
Just got it today but so far I'm blown away. Can't wait to really use it. I'll update once I've done that.
Update: I had to drop it to 3 stars because it is eating through my battery in the background. 63% in the last 24 hours despite me only using it for about 10 minutes today.
This is a blast to use and sounds great. Please get rid of the mascots.
I have to say some of these sounds sound familiar, like ive heard them in hardware or software before, never the less, they sound great.
Let me just start off by saying this app has some of the best sounds that I've heard in an app in a long time. Every one that I've tried playing with has inspired me to create something. The combinations are pretty vast so I haven't tried them all but I imagine there aren't going to be too many duds in the bunch.
The only gripe I have, and it's a small one, is the lack of universal attack and release knobs or sliders. Or even better yet, a separate attack and release for each sound. I don't know if that's possible but I think a global attack and release would definitely be doable.
Other than that, this is a very usable app and I think most people would have a lot of fun with it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.