Favorite keyboardist/synthesist?

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Post by sir_dss » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:13 pm

Oops...

First rule of the MOTM.

DONT POST THE PICTURES OF THE UNFINISHED MOTM MODULES!

Thanks.
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Post by solarpanelasses » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:25 pm

haha, well that picture is off their myspace so i thought it was fair game.

is the stuff you do with joey ever gonna be put out in some sort of purchase-able format?

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Post by robles » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:02 am

Tied for first: Tony Banks and Keith Emerson.

After that, probably Eddie Jobson - that first UK album had just unbelievably great sounds.

Everyone seems to love Wakeman, but I'm kind of up and down about him. His sounds don't have enough meat to them, and his solos are too much about scale runs. His pipe organ work I do love however.

As far as Yes goes, I like Patrick Moraz better. I think I even like Geoff Downes as a keyboardist more consistently than ol' Wakey.

As for my first placers:

Tony Banks can always come up with the sounds no one else has. And the layering he does, especially Winds and Wuthering - nothing else like it. Nothing he does is all that difficult to play, it's just performed so well and with such artistry that you're really able to enjoy what you're hearing.

As for Emerson, well, what can I say. Someone had to be the one who took keyboard excess further than anyone else, and in the prog rock arena (my favored style) Emo is it. I mean, flying piano! Who can top that?

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Post by Demokid » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:08 am

I guess I say Allan Wilder X-Depeche Mode member... He is a really talented keyboard/drum player and he looks so cool when he plays. Especially on the Live In Hamburg tour (1985). His rig contains a Roland Jupiter-8 and an E-mu Emulator-II :P

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Post by sir_dss » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:25 am

CLUSTER.
Clean lines from the German masters of CV.

SPACE MACHINE
Maso from Masonna with EMS Synthi's, Moog's, Arp's, etc... All of the SM recordings are done using the mic on a tape walkman, live in his studio.

DELIA DERBYSHIRE
She made the Dr. Who(and other much better) themes with one VCO, VCF and a couple reel to reel tape machines. Incredible... it will blow anything that come out of a Korg Triton away any day.

ROBIN CRUTCHFIELD
EX-DNA(Arto Linsday, Iku Mori's) and the main mind behind Dark Day. Some of the most bad vibe, anti hippy sounds ever. Mega creepy, kinda catchy, not wave.

Not to mention people like Dick Rajimaker, Henk Badings, Roland Kayn. Synth think tankers that make Stockhausen seem like John, Paul, George, and Ringo!
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Post by eric coleridge » Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:01 am

sir_dss wrote:CLUSTER.
Clean lines from the German masters of CV.

SPACE MACHINE
Maso from Masonna with EMS Synthi's, Moog's, Arp's, etc... All of the SM recordings are done using the mic on a tape walkman, live in his studio.

DELIA DERBYSHIRE
She made the Dr. Who(and other much better) themes with one VCO, VCF and a couple reel to reel tape machines. Incredible... it will blow anything that come out of a Korg Triton away any day.

ROBIN CRUTCHFIELD
EX-DNA(Arto Linsday, Iku Mori's) and the main mind behind Dark Day. Some of the most bad vibe, anti hippy sounds ever. Mega creepy, kinda catchy, not wave.

Not to mention people like Dick Rajimaker, Henk Badings, Roland Kayn. Synth think tankers that make Stockhausen seem like John, Paul, George, and Ringo!
I like your taste sir dss. I thought I was the only one who knew about Dark Day. I had a vinyl copy of their first album, and "hands in the dark" 7". Very cool music.
I live in NYC actually and have heard that Robin Crutchfield works in a very well reknowned book store here. I haven't met him yet, but one day I'd like to. I really like Kluster/Cluster alot too, and the others-- I've never heard Space Machine though, I'll look out for them.

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Post by eric coleridge » Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:03 am

sir_dss wrote:Oops...

First rule of the MOTM.

DONT POST THE PICTURES OF THE UNFINISHED MOTM MODULES!

Thanks.
I ordered some Curtis chips form MOTM/Synth Tech back in January and I still haven't gotten them. Paul isn't answering my calls or e-mails either. Is he on an extended drug binge or something?

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Post by BmoreChowder » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:25 am

Kerry Minnear, subtle, tasteful and talented. The heart of Gentle Giant.

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Post by toryjames » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:58 pm

eric coleridge wrote: I ordered some Curtis chips form MOTM/Synth Tech back in January and I still haven't gotten them. Paul isn't answering my calls or e-mails either. Is he on an extended drug binge or something?
Yes, the difficulty with MOTM is to actually get something to come in the mail. Waited well over two years for an assembled VCO. Finally canceled it the week the FreqBox was announced.
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Favorite keyboard/synthesists

Post by GregAE » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:57 am

These folks came to mind:

Jazz/Fusion: Chick Corea, Jay Oliver (Dave Weckl Band)

Prog/Rock keys: Emo, Wakeman, Eddie Jobson, Tony Banks, Pete Bardens (Camel), Mark Robertson (Cairo), John Novello (Niacin), Jurgen Fritz (Triumvirat), Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard)


Slightly OT: Here's a link I found to 200 of the best keyboard performances and albums selected for their significance in Rock music.

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/b ... -perf.html

Fans of prog should also check out these lists of best albums & artists/bands on the same site:

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/b ... sprog.html

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/b ... sprog.html


- Greg

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Post by Moomin » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:23 am

Vangelis
Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
Benny Andersson (Abba)
Martin Hederos (TSOOL)
Herbie Hancock
Pete Bardens (Camel)
Ryuichi Sakamoto (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
Ray Manzarek (The Doors)

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Post by TheLustyGhost » Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:45 pm

Bruce Haack

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Post by Nick Montoya » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:25 pm

Brian Kehew, Roger Manning Jr and Stevie Wonder !!!

I cant believe no one mentioned BK and RJMJ ;)
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Post by latigid on » Sat May 12, 2007 9:17 am

John Paul Jones?

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Post by latigid on » Sat May 12, 2007 9:24 am

Freddy Mercury?

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