While sitting in “Studio B,” one of the two studios in his home, keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER talked to MusiciansFriend.com about what it means for him to have a home studio; his long relationship with Korg; and introduced MusiciansFriend.com to the new intuitive, rubber-keyed Seaboard made by Roli, where Jordan is the Head Of Music Experience. Check out the clip below.
DREAM THEATER will release its new, self-titled album — the band’s 12th studio release overall, and fourth with Roadrunner Records — on September 24. The nine-track disc was recorded at Cove City Studio in Glen Cove, Long Island, with Petrucci producing and Richard Chycki engineering and mixing. It’s the band’s second album with drummer Mike Mangini, and the first one on which he was a part of the writing process from Day One.
Rudess, along with his company, Wizdom Music, and Chilean developer Felipe Peña, released their latest app, EarWizard via the Apple iTunes store on July 11. An ear-training app that improves memory, EarWizard was made available in 8 languages (Spanish, English, Greek, Dutch, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and German).
Rudess is also the creator of the top-selling synth-app MorphWiz which won first place in the category of “Best Music Creation App” in the 2010 Billboard Music App Awards, “Best Musical App” in the Best App Ever Awards and best “iPhone/iPad/iTouch” app in the Electronic Musician‘s 2011 Editor’s Choice Awards. In addition, Jordan has released the popular music apps SampleWiz, Geo Synthesizer, Tachyon and Space Wiz.