GeoShred 5.9

Categories: Commercial Software Products

Submitted by:Gregory Scandalis

10 May 2022

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GeoShred 5.9

GeoShred, an award-winning, fluidly expressive musical instrument with a performance surface that uses MIDI/MPE to control expressive physics-based models of musical instruments.

Product Description

GeoShred 5.9

Imagine a new kind of musical instrument ... This is GeoShred, an award-winning, fluidly expressive musical instrument that runs on multi-touch devices.

It has a performance surface with almost magic pitch rounding algorithms that uses MIDI/MPE to control expressive physics-based models of musical instruments: Guitars, Bowed Strings, and Woodwinds.

And its a powerful MIDI/MPE Synthesizer and Controller. it's a fusion of Jordan Rudess' performance concepts and powerful organic instruments and effects based on the physical modeling research of Dr. Julius O. Smith III of Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

There are over one hundred thousand artists, from more than sixty countries who perform GeoShred, with thirty percent of those artists in India.

GeoShred is the gold medal winner of the 2019 Denny Award, a 2019 Guthman New Musical Instrument award, and winner of the 2017 Electronic Musician Editor's choice award as "...one of the most innovative groundbreaking products to emerge in the past 12 months".

GeoShred 5.9 adds 11 beautifully inspired physically modeled instruments, including GeoViolin, GeoCello, GeoPizzBass, GeoFlute, GeoBassFlute, GeoTenorSax, GeoClarinet, GeoOboe, GeoTrumpet and GeoBassTrombone. All powered by Audio Modeling's SWAM technology. The GeoSWAM instruments are awesome to play from GeoShred's isomorphic keyboard, and you can also play them from other expressive MPE controllers like the LinnStrument or the Roli Seaboard.

How It's Innovative

GeoShred innovates in a number of areas:

- GeoShred's performance surface (aka "the glass") is fluid and supports multi-dimensional expression.

- The performance surface offers "Almost Magic" pitch rounding so that performers can bend pitch fluidly, and yet always be in-tune in the chosen temperament (Equal, Just, Carnatic ... ). This is the reason that GeoShred is so popular in India. Pitch fluidity is integral to musical expression in Classical Indian music. GeoShred's pitch rounding works well with Classical Indian pitch gestures like long slides and Gamakas. And GeoShred's pitch rounding supports arbitrary temperaments so that Classical Indian performers can perform using Carnatic temperament and be in-tune in that temperament. 

- It's a powerful MIDI/MPE Synthesizer and Controller.

At $24.99 USD, GeoShred is one of the most cost-effective ways to get started with an MIDI/MPE controller. 
 - GeoShred is tightly integrated with a number of beautifully inspired physics-based models of musical instruments: Guitars, Bowed Strings, Woodwinds, and Brass.

See MIDI Innovation In Action

Most Inspiring Use Cases

There are over 100,000 artists around the world using GeoShred. Many are now creating full orchestrated arrangements using GeoShred's physics-based models.

A few of these orchestrations are here:

Jordan Rudess - Icarus Cello, Oboe orchestration https://youtu.be/xVDBmmDY5L4
Madan Pisharody - Kay Sera Sera Orchestration, A R R Rahman https://youtu.be/DmOu1aM-tqg
Gerald Peter - "Cold Day in Hell' by Gary Moore using MPE/3D touch https://youtu.be/WNOKmnILj1Q
Gerald Peter - Disenchantment - Full brass orchestration https://youtu.be/HGOGQENatpE
Marco Parisi - Expressive Sax Jam using MPE/3D touch https://youtu.be/aumvcpr5rBY

Expansion Plans

- We are working on an AU desktop version for macOS for late 2022.
- This will be followed by VST and other plugin formats for macOS and Windows desktop machines.
- There is also an Android version in the works.
- There are more instruments under development as well.


GeoShred 5.9 is currently available for iOS devices