December 16, 2015
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GeoShred features next generation physical modeling sound synthesis from moForte, enabling musicians to create mind bending guitar sounds and effects on an iPad
New York, NY & Palo Alto, CA, Dec. 16, 2015:
GeoShred, the latest innovative instrument for iOS devices by Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess, the Keyboardist for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icon Dream Theater, and moForte Inc., experts in audio DSP modeling technologies, was released via iTunes. To purchase and download, visit the Apple iTunes Store or http://www.wizdommusic.com/getGeoShred
GeoShred: The Future of Shredding…No Strings Attached
GeoShred is a powerful, musical instrument that offers a performance environment on a multi-touch surface unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Physical modeling synthesis is back with a vengeance.
A fusion of Wizdom Music’s Geo Synthesizer’s user interface, and moForte’s powerful modeled guitar and effects chain, GeoShred is an innovative instrument that lets musicians create music on an iPad with highly advanced, expressive physical modeling synthesis. GeoShred lets you achieve realistic guitar sounds, and also bend, stretch and manipulate the sound into endless possibilities. You can explore, edit and control the mechanics of a guitar model – solid or hollow body, nylon or metal strings, pick position, harmonics and much more. Geo Shred’s unique, responsive user interface for performance and extensive sound design enables you to directly control dozens of model parameters and effects.
GeoShred Features Include:
- Physically modeled guitar sound with highly expressive playing surface
- Modeled feedback, finger vibrato, slides, intelligent pitch and octave rounding
- Extensive editing capabilities and customizable control surface
- Multiple Modeled “pedalboard” effects
- Arpeggiator, auto-interval and guitar style alternate tuning support
- Supports Inter-App Audio, Audiobus and Air Turn
Wizdom President, Jordan Rudess explains, “GeoShred is my new go to musical instrument for extreme riffing. It offers me an exciting, expressive musical instrument with mind-altering, boundless control over the playing surface and effects. GeoShred turns my iPad into a shred monster!”
moForte adds: “We’ve designed GeoShred to give you unprecedented control of the most powerful guitar physical model ever developed,” says Dr. Julius O. Smith III. “The GeoShred sound engine is the culmination of over 30 years’ research and development in the art of physical modeling synthesis. GeoShred puts next generation physical modeling at your fingertips.”
“GeoShred’s unique, responsive user interface for performance and extensive sound design enable you to directly control dozens of model parameters and effects,” says Denis Labrecque, Marketing Consultant, moForte. ”With GeoShred, you have the power to make music that comes alive with expression – realistic controllable feedback, finger vibratos, note slides, power chords, auto-arpeggios and much, much more.”
Jordan Rudess’ Wizdom Music also created 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, Wizdom Music has also released the popular music apps HarmonyWiz, SampleWiz, GeoSynth, Jordan Rudess Explores, EarWizard, SpaceWiz, and Tachyon.
moForte Inc. is the developer of audio applications based on next generation audio modeling technologies. The founders of moForte are experts in the domain of audio digital signal processing (DSP) and include Dr. Julius O. Smith III (Stanford/CCRMA), Pat Scandalis (CEO/CTO), Nick Porcaro (Chief Scientist).
Praise for GeoShred:
“It takes a lot to blow me away. This blows me away” said music industry icon, Craig Anderton. “This is the first iPad instrument that will become part of my studio – not just a fun thing to do on airplanes.”
“…turns your iPad into a wonderfully expressive new type of instrument.” – macProVideo
“The sounds are absolutely fantastic… You need look no further.” – Ask.Audio