NAMM 2011 VIDEO: Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess in iPad 'duel'

Jordan Rudess and Rob Math are all smiles as their duel became an all out app jam
Jordan Rudess and Rob Math are all smiles as their duel became an all-out app jam
(Image: © © Joe Bosso)

NAMM 2011: It was billed as a 'duel,' the pairing of Dream Theater's keyboard magician and guitar session ace Rob Math at the Agile Partners' booth. But the two musicians - Rudess utilizing a new Korg Kronos Workstation and demonstrating the seemingly limitless wonders of his own creation, the MorphWiz; and Math rocking out on guitar through the AmpKit and the AmpKit Link - found common ground quickly.

In reality, the 30-minute iPad session was more of a friendly jam than an app can-you-top-this? shootout. The crowd lapped it up, too, mesmerized by the otherworldly sounds Rudess coaxed from the MorphWiz and dazzled by Math's inventive guitar prowess.

MusicRadar gives you a front-row seat for what is already being talked about as one of NAMM 2011's most exciting and groundbreaking musical experiences.