Video: Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess goes on a music app bonanza

Rudess has some apps and he's gonna use 'em!
Rudess has some apps and he's gonna use 'em! (Image credit: David Atlas/Retna Ltd./Corbis)

For the past few years, we've referred to Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess by a few well-earned nicknames: the 'keyboard master,' 'keyboard wiz' - things like that. But we might have to call him something else very soon. Perhaps 'king of all apps' - after all, he's been releasing his very own music-making creations with head-spinning frequency.

In the above video, Rudess runs through some of his favorite apps, including the MorphWiz, Tachyon, SpaceWiz and SampleWiz. It's a beautiful, dreamy ride. And more is to follow - Rudess has posted that this is only Part One.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.