Tachyon

Tachyon

By Wizdom Music LLC

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2012-07-25
  • Current Version: 1.32
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 12.28 MB
  • Developer: Wizdom Music LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 77 Ratings

Description

Do you want to play an electric guitar and a piano at the same time? What about choosing the electrifying buzz of a drill and blending it into the soothing tone of a human voice? Jordan Rudess and Kevin Chartier’s Tachyon gives you all these options and more. From the makers of the award winning app, MorphWiz, comes a new creation that allows images and sound to become one as they magically blend under your fingertips. Each note you play is an individual expression, allowing independent control of pitch and tone far beyond that of traditional instruments. Most instruments only allow you to play one sound at a time, but with Tachyon, you can seamlessly blend between any two sounds as you slide your fingers up and down the screen. The visual experience of Tachyon is just as mesmerizing. As you move along the playing surface, a field of twinkling stars morphs into the shape of your selected instrument, allowing a direct correlation between sight and sound. As described by Jordan Rudess, “Tachyon is simple to use and at the same time offers a unique musical expressive power. The sonic core of the app is a custom crafted sound set from my personal library, encompassing sounds as familiar as those you would find in your home toolbox, and as exclusive as the ones I use on tour with Dream Theater." Whether you’re a seasoned musician looking for a next generation instrument to further express your creativity, or just a regular Joe browsing the app store looking for a fun and simple purchase that will delight the whole family, Tachyon is the app for you! “Check out Jordan Rudess’s new album with Steve Horelick entitled “interSonic”which features Wisdom Music Apps”

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Reviews

  • Good app but needs MPE.

    4
    By jack splash
    Good app but needs MPE. I would explain more in depth but other reviews can already explain it exhaustively. Otherwise, MPE Midi seems sensible for more expression while playing on an device with force touch or an external device with such a capability. Especially when other apps made under the developer has MPE capability also. 4 stars - because while it still is a cool app released many moons ago, the app has had multiple updates and to survived the crossover to 64-bit - an omission like MPE seems odd.
  • I have had this forever

    5
    By Banjul104
    And still use it.
  • It was not what I expected

    1
    By DalienKeys
    it does not cost much but there are better apps at the same price and it no longer works in IOs 11
  • Could use some more features, but an excellent instrument

    4
    By SlugShotSniper
    A simple but amazing instrument. I would suggest giving it a few more features, such as: 1. Reverb settings 2. Keyboard view 3. More sounds
  • Excellent Instrument!

    5
    By Tweakout321
    Mr. Rudess is the wizard of music! While its not as customizable as the other amazing apps you offer, it gives control over notes in yet another intuitive and expressive way. The best commonality between all these apps are the ability to isolate keys and scales. Beautiful work gentlemen. I'll try to upload stuff at some point :D -B. Hasson
  • Audiobus support THANK U!

    4
    By voodoo jew
    I love this app but was frustrated without audiobus support and was afraid this app was being orphaned. I am so glad for the update. This is a wonderful sounding instrument with a really nice and intuitive interface. It's not as deep as other synths - but it's really easy to make great sounding synth leads with as well as cool sounding chords. Explore the half circles to customize. Pick a scale root and scale type- then have at it. Thanks Wizdom!
  • Broken!

    1
    By Silverquimera
    On Ipad 2 - IOS 7, completely broken. It is not using the complete screen of the Ipad, only a portion of it, so it's impossible to play. Jordan, please tell your guys to fix this...
  • Great sounds & fun to play

    4
    By Base128
    Very, very easy to get great sounds out of this. Would like to see updates. Maybe to help support development offer in app purchases for the following : - Additional Instrument Packs - Ability to import SampleWiz sounds - Audiobus support Great product, please don't let it fade away.
  • makes iPhone worth keeping

    5
    By nicluciano
    i keep my iPhone around for apps like this. this is first one I decided to rate, fwiw. - recording capability would be cool - some automation ability (or an arp) would be cool - configurable scales would be cool
  • Good idea on paper, ultimately disappointing

    2
    By Jah shoe wah
    I bought this up because of the phenomenal morphwiz app that Jordan ruess(spelling?) endorsed, I assumed this one would be as musical and useful as that one. Wrong! One of the most crucial elements of music is controlling dynamics, which apps like kaossilator, morphwiz and bebot do brilliantly, but this one offers no such control. Just flat, robotic stale sounding tones which I could look past if they sounded good but the are downright cheese-tacular. Controlling dynamics, especially on a platform like the ipad, is the only way to make the sounds come to life in a musical way and they seriously missed the boat on that part, instead opting for some pretty star animations the for e shape of the instrument your playing. I mean they couldn't even row a digital mod wheel, or xy pad or something to control volume swells, nope it's all got to be "starry"... The sounds are cheesy and nothing beyond mere novelty status as an ipad toy. Moreover, as a gigging keyboardist looking to incorporate the ipad into my rig, I laughed when I saw the scale options, bebot and kaossilator and most other apps offer an assortment of chromatics, major scales, minors, modes, and often exotic scales that are usually completely customizable as arpeggios and so on. Five. Five scales offered. And what's more, they insult anyone who knows even a little about music theory by including the "major pentatonic" and "minor pentatonic" as two separate scales. Play the major pentatonic in the key of C, then play the minor in the key of A, only start on the note "C". You'll "see" what I mean(oooh a pun)... Jordan, I really expected more from a dude with your prestige on the keys, but its clear your cashing in on the oppurtunity, heck I'd probably do the same thing in your shoes....wait....no way!!! For shame....oh for shame... Two star because it looks nice and its functional as a toy...any serious musicians, save your hard earned money...or buy morphwiz ;)

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