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“HARMONYWIZ” by Jordan Rudess out today!

  • “HARMONYWIZ” by Jordan Rudess out today!
    DT: JUNE 13, 2014
     

    “HARMONYWIZ”
    CREATIVE NEW APP BY
    JORDAN RUDESS OF DREAM THEATER
    RELEASED TODAY (6/12)

     

    HarmonyWiz--the latest app for iOS devices by Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess, the Keyboardist, Seaboardist and Continuum player for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons Dream Theater, and developer  Ruben Zilibowitz--was released today(June 12) via iTunes. To purchase and download the app, visit:http://tinyurl.com/nlr4cvs.

    HarmonyWiz is an advanced harmonic generator which can create multi-part harmony, all just from inputting a single musical line. You can paint your music in or play it from a piano style keyboard.  Besides the fact that HarmonyWiz is entertaining and fun for all ages, it is also a valuable educational tool for music students and can be used for advanced editing by industry professionals. After an arrangement is created, the app provides harmonic analysis and displays a notation system known as Figured Bass. Enter the Expert mode and you will have access to manage all the tracks in your arrangement with our editing tools. Select different preset sound ensembles or create your own. HarmonyWiz features the Baroque style and sounds from Jordan’s personal library. Paint a symphony and orchestrate your music in one touch. You compose it and HarmonyWiz will arrange it! Your introduction to HarmonyWiz here: http://tinyurl.com/pw5lgpm.

    Jordan Rudess explains, “I always felt that a composer’s thought process would be fascinating to capture in code. I’ve wanted to do anapp like this for a long time and, upon meeting developer, Ruben Zilibowitz, I knew it was finally going to be possible. Ruben has spent years studying classical music texts such as Schoenberg's Theory of Harmony. He started by writing out four-part phrases by hand. Eventually, he was able to translate this process into computer code that could generate natural musical phrases. Partnering with him was the key to us being able to offer this bit of music magic. Through hours of sitting at the piano, studying my own compositional method, to Ruben’s tireless coding we believe we have achieved something truly unique and inspiring.”

    Ruben Zilibowitz adds: “Wizdom Music has helped me take my ideas to the next level. Jordan Rudess is an awesome musician with a deep interest in technology. He is exactly the kind of person I needed to partner up with. I sincerely hope everyone loves what we came up with together as much as I do.”

    HarmonyWiz features:

    • Offers a unique, assisted composition engine

    • Place guide notes in any track including the melody or bass lines

    • Force chords to have certain degrees or inversions

    • Choose from five different harmonic styles: Baroque, Contemporary, Smooth, Free, And Open

    • Non-harmonic tones such as passing notes or suspension notes

    • Built in multi-touch keyboards in both chromatic layout and harmonic

    • Supports the use of accidentals

    • Supports simple and compound meters

    • Supports major and minor keys

    • Displays harmonic rhythm

    • Multiple undo and redo

    • MIDI in and MIDI out support

    • AudioBus support

    • AudioShare support

    • Ten built-in instruments including orchestral and electronic sounds

    • More instrument packs available for in-app purchase

    • SoundCloud sharing

    Jordan Rudess’ Wizdom Music is also the creator of 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 theBest 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 SampleWiz, GeoSynth, Jordan Rudess Explores, EarWizard, SpaceWiz, and Tachyon.

    Learn more and purchase HarmonyWiz at: www.wizdommusic.com

     

    Imaginary praise for HarmonyWiz:

    “I wrote my first composition at age four. Too bad I didn’t have HarmonyWiz so that I could’ve had an even earlier start.”     

                            --Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    “HarmonyWiz is a great tool for composers like myself. If I had HarmonyWiz when I was a young man, I could have composed a symphony every day.”

                            --Ludwig van Beethoven

     

    Real praise for HarmonyWiz:

     

    “HarmonyWiz is the perfect compositional tool for helping any musician unlock and explore endless creative harmonic possibilities. It’s practically like having your own digital writing partner at your fingertips. The only problem for Jordan, is that if he keeps this up, he may just “tech” himself right out of a job!”

                          --John Petrucci (Dream Theater founder/guitarist)

     

    ABOUT THE CREATORS:
    Jordan Rudess explains, I always felt that a composer’s thought process would be fascinating to capture in code. I’ve wanted to do an app like this for a long time and, upon meeting developer, Ruben Zilibowitz, I knew it was finally going to be possible. Ruben has spent years studying classical music texts such as Schoenberg's Theory of Harmony. He started by writing out four-part phrases by hand. Eventually, he was able to translate this process into computer code that could generate natural musical phrases. Partnering with him was the key to us being able to offer this bit of music magic. Through hours of sitting at the piano, studying my own compositional method, to Ruben’s tireless coding we believe we have achieved something truly unique and inspiring. 

    Ruben Zilibowitz adds: “Wizdom Music has helped me take my ideas to the next level. Jordan Rudess is an awesome musician with a deep interest in technology.
    He is exactly the kind of person I needed to partner up with. I sincerely hope everyone loves what we came up with together as much as I do.”

    Posted by Mark Bredius Jun 12, 14.
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on June 12, 2014 - 11:25am
DT: JUNE 13, 2014
 

“HARMONYWIZ”
CREATIVE NEW APP BY
JORDAN RUDESS OF DREAM THEATER
RELEASED TODAY (6/12)

 

HarmonyWiz--the latest app for iOS devices by Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess, the Keyboardist, Seaboardist and Continuum player for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons Dream Theater, and developer  Ruben Zilibowitz--was released today(June 12) via iTunes. To purchase and download the app, visit:http://tinyurl.com/nlr4cvs.

HarmonyWiz is an advanced harmonic generator which can create multi-part harmony, all just from inputting a single musical line. You can paint your music in or play it from a piano style keyboard.  Besides the fact that HarmonyWiz is entertaining and fun for all ages, it is also a valuable educational tool for music students and can be used for advanced editing by industry professionals. After an arrangement is created, the app provides harmonic analysis and displays a notation system known as Figured Bass. Enter the Expert mode and you will have access to manage all the tracks in your arrangement with our editing tools. Select different preset sound ensembles or create your own. HarmonyWiz features the Baroque style and sounds from Jordan’s personal library. Paint a symphony and orchestrate your music in one touch. You compose it and HarmonyWiz will arrange it! Your introduction to HarmonyWiz here: http://tinyurl.com/pw5lgpm.

Jordan Rudess explains, “I always felt that a composer’s thought process would be fascinating to capture in code. I’ve wanted to do anapp like this for a long time and, upon meeting developer, Ruben Zilibowitz, I knew it was finally going to be possible. Ruben has spent years studying classical music texts such as Schoenberg's Theory of Harmony. He started by writing out four-part phrases by hand. Eventually, he was able to translate this process into computer code that could generate natural musical phrases. Partnering with him was the key to us being able to offer this bit of music magic. Through hours of sitting at the piano, studying my own compositional method, to Ruben’s tireless coding we believe we have achieved something truly unique and inspiring.”

Ruben Zilibowitz adds: “Wizdom Music has helped me take my ideas to the next level. Jordan Rudess is an awesome musician with a deep interest in technology. He is exactly the kind of person I needed to partner up with. I sincerely hope everyone loves what we came up with together as much as I do.”

HarmonyWiz features:

• Offers a unique, assisted composition engine

• Place guide notes in any track including the melody or bass lines

• Force chords to have certain degrees or inversions

• Choose from five different harmonic styles: Baroque, Contemporary, Smooth, Free, And Open

• Non-harmonic tones such as passing notes or suspension notes

• Built in multi-touch keyboards in both chromatic layout and harmonic

• Supports the use of accidentals

• Supports simple and compound meters

• Supports major and minor keys

• Displays harmonic rhythm

• Multiple undo and redo

• MIDI in and MIDI out support

• AudioBus support

• AudioShare support

• Ten built-in instruments including orchestral and electronic sounds

• More instrument packs available for in-app purchase

• SoundCloud sharing

Jordan Rudess’ Wizdom Music is also the creator of 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 theBest 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 SampleWiz, GeoSynth, Jordan Rudess Explores, EarWizard, SpaceWiz, and Tachyon.

Learn more and purchase HarmonyWiz at: www.wizdommusic.com

 

Imaginary praise for HarmonyWiz:

“I wrote my first composition at age four. Too bad I didn’t have HarmonyWiz so that I could’ve had an even earlier start.”     

                        --Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“HarmonyWiz is a great tool for composers like myself. If I had HarmonyWiz when I was a young man, I could have composed a symphony every day.”

                        --Ludwig van Beethoven

 

Real praise for HarmonyWiz:

 

“HarmonyWiz is the perfect compositional tool for helping any musician unlock and explore endless creative harmonic possibilities. It’s practically like having your own digital writing partner at your fingertips. The only problem for Jordan, is that if he keeps this up, he may just “tech” himself right out of a job!”

                      --John Petrucci (Dream Theater founder/guitarist)

 

ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Jordan Rudess explains, I always felt that a composer’s thought process would be fascinating to capture in code. I’ve wanted to do an app like this for a long time and, upon meeting developer, Ruben Zilibowitz, I knew it was finally going to be possible. Ruben has spent years studying classical music texts such as Schoenberg's Theory of Harmony. He started by writing out four-part phrases by hand. Eventually, he was able to translate this process into computer code that could generate natural musical phrases. Partnering with him was the key to us being able to offer this bit of music magic. Through hours of sitting at the piano, studying my own compositional method, to Ruben’s tireless coding we believe we have achieved something truly unique and inspiring. 

Ruben Zilibowitz adds: “Wizdom Music has helped me take my ideas to the next level. Jordan Rudess is an awesome musician with a deep interest in technology.
He is exactly the kind of person I needed to partner up with. I sincerely hope everyone loves what we came up with together as much as I do.”