Get all Jordan Rudess's live sounds in an iPad app

You might not have the virtuoso playing skills of Dream Theater keyboard maestro Jordan Rudess, but Jordantron, his new app, does at least promise to put all of the sounds from his live rig on your iPad.

This 940MB sample collection comes with its own bespoke player. This can be controlled from two keyboards simultaneously: one takes care of the blendable ABCtron, while the other deals with the Dtron, which is designed for chord pads in particular.

The instrument was created for Wizdom Music by UK-based Mellotron specialists Omenie and is available on the Apple App Store priced at £6.99/$9.99.

Wizdom Music 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

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.