Posts from the “Equipment” Category

Yamaha Reface CP

Posted on 02/03/2018

Really enjoying the Reface series! The CP model packs a Wurlitzer, two Rhodes, a Clavinet, a CP80 and a Toy Piano in a tiny yet enjoyable, and most importantly playable unit. Included are also various effects, and presets can be stored on an iPhone. It even runs on battery and has built-in speakers. Very inspiring and handy, you can work out ideas anywhere, including when work is being done on something else in the studio. Below is a video where I play around with the unit in my studio.


Oberheim OB-X

Posted on 07/12/2016

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I have an old Oberheim OB-X that I love madly. I have used it on many recordings, and it always sounds unbelievably well. Crazy old machine, it’s wild and unpredictable, one of the very first Oberheim polysynths, from before the production was tidied up with the subsequent OB-Xa and OB-8 synths.

It’s getting to be too old, big and precious to carry around to studios these days, let alone taking it on stage, so this week I’ve been painstakingly sampling and looping every note on the keyboard. Dual-oscillator sawtooth waves with the filter wide open, to be used inside my Nord Stage 2.

At first I was tempted to keep these samples to myself, but actually the right thing to do is the exact opposite: http://tinyurl.com/jyb64jb

Any Nord Stage users wanting to use these, feel free. Only 8mb and an enormous sound reminiscent of the Bladerunner soundtrack and early Prince recordings.

Nord Keyboards “Artist of the month”

Posted on 15/02/2016

I’m very proud to have been associated with a brand as cool as Nord for many years now. I strongly believe they are the best keyboard instrument makers around. That is why it is such an exceptional honor to have been picked for artist of the month on their website. I am indeed in very good company with these guys and their amazing roster of artists.


Project Studio 2015

Posted on 02/02/2015

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Some new members in the gear family recently, including an MS-20 mini, a Clavinet and a Hohner Atlantic IV accordion. My RE-201 Space Echo and Leslie 760 are back from a long coma, too, thanks to Stephane Archambault. And my friend Marc Chouarain’s Therevox 4 is temporarily visiting the studio.

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