Jordan Rudess from Dream Theatre

Keyboard and technology superstar Jordan Rudess from Dream Theatre was one of the first to review Gestrument in the AppStore and he wrote:

 

Total Creativity ★★★★★

by Keywiz – Version 1.0 – Nov 14, 2012

What a wonderfully creative new way to make music! This is a totally original well thought out and beautifully constructed music making app. It is geared towards the more experimental side of things and will open channels of creativity in your brain. Very cool! Jordan Rudess Wizdom Music

After that we have been in touch with Jordan several times to discuss future projects and possible collaborations.

 

His own music Apps for iOS, like MorphWiz and Tachyon, are already classics and he is always finding new ways to interact through apps both by learning ear training in EarWizard and by letting his fans interact with his music in Jordan Rudess Explores

 

Jordan Rudess was kind enough to let us include one of his own presets – a preset he feels represent part of his “musical DNA”. Explore the Rudess World!

 

Bio from jordanrudess.com

 

At nine, he entered the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division for classical piano training, but by his late teens he had grown increasingly interested insynthesizers and progressive rock music. Against the counsel of his parents and tutors, he turned away from classical piano and tried his hand as a solo progressive rock keyboardist.

After performing in various projects during the 1980s, he gained international attention in 1994 when he was voted “Best New Talent” in the Keyboard Magazine readers’ poll after the release of his Listen solo album. Two of the bands that took notice of Rudess were The Dixie Dregs and Dream Theater, both of whom invited him to join. Rudess chose the Dregs, primarily as being a part-time member of the band would have less of an impact on his young family.

During his time with the Dregs, Rudess formed a “power duo” with drummer Rod Morgenstein. The genesis of this pairing occurred when a power outage caused all of the Dregs’ instruments to fail except Rudess’, so he and Morgenstein improvised with each other until power was restored and the concert could continue. The chemistry between the two was so strong during this jam that they decided to perform together on a regular basis (under the name Rudess/Morgenstein Project or later RMP) and have released a studio and a live record. RMP will undertake a short U.S. tour in November, 2013.