Jordan Rudess has amazed audiences as the synth-player for prog rock titans Dream Theater — and now he’s sharing his signature soundpack Wizardly Wayz, so everyone can capture a piece of the magic. Listen to some of the sounds in action in our Halloween inspired video above.
Featuring overdriven synths like Evil Pad, Wizardly Wayz packs a powerful hard-rock punch. But it also has enchanting orchestral effects, such as the strings of Mythic Key Layer and the flute-like Inventing Ether — perfect for adding dramatic flair to your creations.
“I scoured sounds from my various works and found ones that not only represent my rock and prog side, but also my love for sounds that evolve” explained Jordan. “I made sure that all the five dimensions of touch are active and meaningful in Wizardly Wayz. For instance, some percussion sounds start off realistic but can morph into something wild and spacey!” One such sound is the atmospheric Toll Of The Bell, a variant on a patch Jordan developed for Dream Theater’s classic album Scenes From A Memory (1999).
Watch Jordan Rudess perform an epic solo on the Seaboard RISE below:
Our Halloween video also features drums from another new soundpack out today: Floatation, a collection of ambient presets from ROLI’s own expert sound designer, Rafael Szaban.
Packed full of expansive synths that allow you to craft an intricate tapestry of sound, Floatation lets you produce lush atmospheres with warm, layered textures like Cassiopeia Ensemble. Or add spectral moodiness to your music using Darkvista.
Get your hands on both new soundpacks now in the NOISE Soundpack Store. They’re just the latest in an ever-expanding collection. We’ve released signature packs from renowned artists like Grimes, RZA and Rudimental. From Stadium Rock to Golden Age Hip Hop to Synthetic Pop Dream, there’s a stack of soundpacks to choose from in NOISE — to play either on your mobile device or on a Seaboard Block or Lightpad Block.
Preview Wizardly Wayz, Floatation and many more soundpacks below:
Conjure up prog rock magic or ambient atmospheres
Preview Wizardly Wayz, Floatation and many more soundpacks from world-class artists and ROLI sound designers:
Wizardly Wayz by Jordan Rudess
Jordan Rudess, master of the keyboard dark arts, brings you sounds to create prog rock magic. Conjure up shredding leads, dramatic pads and theatrical orchestral effects, all imbued with the spectacular power of 5D Touch. Wand not included.
Available for download in the NOISE app now