Musician’s Friend: Have you collected the important keyboards as they came out? Were you the first kid on your block to have a Yamaha DX7, the first with a Korg M1?
Jordan Rudess: I have a lot of these instruments, but I was never really into the collector’s mindset. As I've been going through my path as a keyboardist, it's kind of been more about the ones that really matter to me. I don't necessarily like to collect. Especially when I was younger I wasn’t into holding
onto like the older gear. I didn't have any real feeling about it. I kind of like having different keyboards even if I don't play them that much. I'm happy as long as I can make the sounds that I want. These days with my Korg Kronos and my computer there are certain tools that are just so powerful sonically speaking you can cover a whole lot of ground.
MF: Your relationship with Korg is very strong these days.