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  • Stabilizers founder Dave Christenson Dies
    Posted by Jon Regen on at

    The Keyboard family is saddened to report that Dave Christenson, a founding member of the 80s synth pop duo Stabilizers and a leading expert in pro audio, has died. In the late 1980s, the band’s song “One Simple Thing” was inescapable on radio, with David Fincher directing the video. His music will ... […]

  • Wix Wickens - Zen and the Art of Multitasking
    Posted by Jon Regen on at

    "I don't normally do interviews, but I checked you out," legendary keyboardist Wix Wickens tells me reassuringly over coffee in midtown Manhattan. Just hours after playing to 18,000 ravenous fans in New Jersey with Paul McCartney, Wickens made time to talk about his unorthodox musical ... […]

  • Harry Shearer and Judith Owen's "Christmas Without Tears" Hits LA Dec 16
    Posted by Keyboard Magazine on at

    A tradition that began in Harry Shearer and Judith Owen’s Santa Monica home, these annual Christmas Without Tears (Does This Tree Make Me Look Fat?) gatherings have grown into a heartwarming house party around the piano that involves and entertains fellow performers and audience members alike. ... […]

  • Celestion Celebrates the Sounds of Metal Guitarist George Lynch with the Release of the Lynchback Impulse Responses
    Posted by MSMedia on at

    (December 13, 2017) — In celebration of the legendary sounds of metal guitarist George Lynch, Celestion is pleased to announce the addition of the G12-50GL Lynchback IRs to their acclaimed line of Impulse Responses. With the original classic Lynchback being only the second signature guitar ... […]

  • Legendary Guitarist Steve Stevens Chooses Celestion Impulse Responses for Studio Recording
    Posted by MSMedia on at

    Los Angeles CA (December 2017) — Precious few hard rock guitarists are more accomplished than Steve Stevens. From his prolific work with punk-crossover pioneer Billy Idol, to his lead on Harold Faltermeyer’s instrumental anthem from the blockbuster movie Top Gun, to playing on a track with ... […]

  • Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Nina Simone Heading to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
    Posted by Keyboard Magazine on at

    Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe (who will will receive the Award for Early Influence) will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on ... […]

  • Modartt Introduces Organteq Alpha
    Posted by Keyboard Magazine on at

    Organteq Alpha Modartt, the producers of the award-winning physically modelled software instrument Pianoteq, hereby introduce Organteq Alpha, a new generation of virtual instrument that models the complex physics of organ flute pipes. Organteq Alpha is a small organ with a keyboard range of 4 ... […]

  • Pro Sound Effects Announces 2018 General Library Updates With Holiday Sale
    Posted by Music Marcom on at

    Brooklyn, NY - Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released the latest editions of their most popular general sound effects libraries, the Hybrid Library 2018 and Master Library 2018. Designed to enhance audio workflow on any project, Pro Sound Effects General ... […]

  • A Kraftwerk Odyssey
    Posted by Francis Prève on at

    Released in 1981, Kraftwerk’s Computer World was astonishingly ahead of its time. So much so, that Rolling Stone added it to their Top 10 EDM albums of all time. Not bad for a record that’s 35 years old! The album includes several how’d-they-do-that sounds, some of which were sourced from digital ... […]

  • 5 Ways to Make Your Rhodes Play Better
    Posted by Chris Carroll on at

    If someone came up to me and said, “You only have only five steps to make Donald Fagen’s Rhodes ready for his recording session tonight,” my initial reaction would be, “That’s hard,” because so many variables determine how a piano sounds and plays. But for the sake of this article, and to inspire ... […]