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Description of App

Keyboard Magazine's November 2011 Key Buy Award!

Winner of Electronic Musician's 2011 iPhone/iPod touch/iPad App Editors' Choice Award!

Winner of Billboard Music App Awards 2010 Best Music Creation App!

Winner of Best App Ever 2010 Award for Best Musical iPad App!

MorphWiz from Wizdom Music, created by Jordan Rudess and Kevin Chartier.

"MorphWiz, by design, affords incredible expressive subtlety for anyone who explores its endless possibilities. Rock on!!!" Ge Wang, Co-Founder, CTO, and Chief Creative Officer of Smule (creators of Magic Piano)

"Jordan's very capable use of his unique invention- MorphWiz must be a Godsend to his road crew. It's important to note that no Moog synthesizers were harmed in its production."
Keith Emerson.

"It's completely awesome and inspiring to play!
Absolutely loving it!"
Eric Persing-Spectrasonics

MorphWiz is the second app to bear the Jordan Rudess name. MorphWiz is partly inspired by the Haken Continuum Fingerboard, a radically innovative and revolutionary MIDI instrument that Jordan uses on stage and in the studio with Dream Theater.

Like the Continuum, Jordan Rudess' MorphWiz is a vertical grid based musical instrument that allows a whole new level of expressive control!

If you're a beginner, you’ll love experimenting with all of the presets, but if you’re a professional musician, you will soon be blown away by one of the coolest methods of controlling sound that you've ever laid hands on.

Jordan states, “Our goal was to create an instrument that would allow the seamless morphing of the audio and visual domain while delivering a seamless musical experience. I believe the iPhone/iPad multitouch platform opens up a whole new world of creation of electronic musical instruments and we’re proud MorphWiz is our first major offering. My experience and involvement with the Haken Continuum and extraordinary Bebot app brought to life an advanced pitch control system that is still uncharted territory for many in today’s music instrument world. This is the heart of MorphWiz.”

MorphWiz video tutorials:

Over 80 Jordan Rudess-created patches


  • Assign audio waveforms as visual shapes to the grid and morph between them with your fingers on the grid or the accelerometer
  • Advanced pitch control allows the player to round the pitch of the initial attack of any note. It also recognizes when your finger stops after a slide, and rounds your notes to the nearest diatonic pitch
  • Rounding pitch on initial attack and/or after a slide
  • Independent control for up to 10 simultaneous notes
  • Finger Vibrato Effect (FVE) where you can achieve vibrato even when lock pitch is selected and the pitch is snapping to the grid!
  • Velocity Controlled Animation (VCA) in sync with your musical performance
  • Trippy full-color, animated particles, fire, and ring effects visually radiate under your fingertips and contain real time pitch information
  • Choose from a wide variety of scales and chords to assign to the playing surface with easy customization
  • Choose to display names of notes or intervals to help guide you
  • Performance controls include octave shift, pitch lock on/off, record to delay buffer on/off, infinity delay setting on/off, and multi-function slider
  • Unison detuning effect with separate pan control for that classic analog thickness
  • FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesis can be assigned to the vertical grid or accelerometer
  • Wave Sync Synthesis (WSS) can also be assigned to the vertical grid or accelerometer
  • Adjustable note attack and release time
  • Infinite-Track Loop (ITL) recorder features user-selectable measures and beats.
  • Reverse play
  • FX include digital delay, stereo chorus, and tremolo



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This version is not accessible using VoiceOver. The app was once accessible. Since version 1.2, VoiceOver does not read anything.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads no page elements.

Button Labeling

No buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is totally inaccessible.

Other Comments

Please do not update this app if you want VoiceOver accessibility. When playing with the app, you might touch something (the settings button I presume), and you will be stuck.


1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Joseph 7 years 7 months ago



Submitted by Joseph on Monday, June 4, 2012

I've got this app, but I'm not sure how to customize the app apart from switching presets. I'd like to increase the number of octaves on my playing area. any suggestions?

To change the number of octaves on the screen, triple-tap "open configuration menu" icon in the app when VoiceOver is active, double-tap "Ptch/Rng" tab, and change the number of octaves from there. You can also change other settings from other tabs.

awesome, thanks! I'll be getting an iPad soon as well, so I'll have an even bigger playing surface to work with.

Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Saturday, July 20, 2013

This app has been updated to support the iPhone 5 and audiobus. It also has the dreaded note saying that the interface has been completely redesigned. Unfortunately, I must say this app just went from being fully accessible to voiceover not seeing anything at all. I turned it off and was able to play for a while, but then opened some kind of settings screen and got stuck..

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