MorphWiz Wins ‘Best Music Creation App’ at Billboard’s Music App Summit
October 7, 2010 – San Francisco, CA – MorphWiz was chosen as “Best Music Creation App” in the first-ever Billboard Music App Awards, produced by Billboard Magazine, on October 5, 2010. MorphWiz is the first virtual musical instrument for iPhone, iPad and iTouch created by Wizdom Music, founded by Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess and co-created by Rudess and software developer Kevin Chartier. MorphWiz shot to the #1 spot on iTunes in the USA and other nations within a few days of its June 18, 2010 release.
MorphWiz was inspired by Jordan’s experience with the Haken Continuum Fingerboard, a radically innovative and revolutionary MIDI instrument that he helped to pioneer on stage and in the studio with Dream Theater. Like the Continuum, MorphWiz is a vertical grid based musical instrument that allows a whole new level of expressive control with real-time, highly organic, animated visual feedback. Beginners and professionals alike rave about the in-depth feature set, presets and almost infinite creative control from the most impressive and expressive virtual musical instrument that perfectly melds the world of intuitive musical creativity with real-time visual control and response.
Jordan Rudess, whose long-term use of the iPhone as a live performance instrument was featured in a September 2009 San Francisco Chronicle cover story, states, “I believe the iPhone and iPad multitouch platform opens up a whole new world of electronic musical instruments. We’re proud, honored, and humbled that MorphWiz, the first major offering from Wizdom Music, has received Billboard’s prestigious industry recognition. I want to thank everybody for making this happen, as I believe in this technology and that devices like the iPhone and the iPad play an important role in the future of music-making.”
Garnering glowing accolades from leading music industry professionals and performers alike, Jim Dalrymple, founder of LoopInsight.com, states, “Not only is Jordan a creative force in the music industry, he is also one of the leading influencers in adopting technology and meshing the two worlds together.” David Mash, Vice President for Technology and Education Outreach, Berklee College of Music, called MorphWiz “a 5 Star app,” that is “deep, powerful, sounds great, stable and well thought-out,” and “a very satisfying musical experience!”
MorphWiz features over 80 custom Jordan Rudess-created patches and a wealth of other features, including:
Qualified members of the press wishing to review MorphWiz may request a complimentary download code and/or interviews with Jordan Rudess and/or Kevin Chartier through Christopher Buttner, President, PRThatRocks.com, at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 415-233-7350.