The MorphWiz is not cool

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Recently someone showed me a movie of the MorphWiz, a to be released app by Dream Theater1 musician Jordan Rudess. First impression: cool. Second impression, nice. Third impression…

I browsed some of the other movies displayed in the context of that movie and found another video by the same Jordan Rudess playing the Harpejji. And suddenly the app turns out to be a boring replica of the original:

Technologists are often biased towards technological solutions. Of course the cool thing about the instrument being an app is that you can use the device for something else as well (“you know that the iPad is also a mobile recording studio!”)… but I'm sceptical towards the idea that a two dimensional touch screen with some motion controllers can ever replace a real multi string instrument.

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