My Babies Are Back

My Babies Are Back

The moment I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived… my babies are back!

Now, before you ask yourself, “Huh? I didn’t know your kids went somewhere!” let me explain… in this specific case, my babies are the keyboards I brought with me on the road during my time as a professional musician.

And they’re finally back with me! It’s been 3 long years since I’ve laid my hands on these babies. So if you’ll indulge me a bit, I’d like to show them to you. Sure, I know that this is a photography site, but moments like these need to be documented.

First is my Korg CX-3, a Hammond B3 organ simulator… with drawbars and all.

The drawbars of life

I recorded many a track running this through an actual Leslie speaker. I must say… that combination is worthy enough.

Next is my Generalmusic Pro 2. I bought this because I saw an ad with Roy Bittan, the pianist for The E Street Band, posing with it. I said to myself, “Self? If it’s good enough for The Professor, then it’s good enough for me!” And it has been. I’ve played hundreds of shows with this keyboard and it has not let me down yet (knock on wood).

Cheesy music stand, huh?

Both the Korg CX-3 and Generalmusic Pro 2 have ended up in my living room. It looks pretty cool, I must say. The keyboard that ended up in my studio is the Nord Electro 73. I love the sounds on this thing… the B3 simulation is top notch, and the Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and Clavinet sounds are hard to beat. I’m SO glad this baby is home. Here’s a picture of it… sitting on top is a Korg Electribe ESX-1, a most badass groove machine (at least that’s what I use it for).

The matching red is pure coincidence

Well, there you have it! I feel… complete.

The next thing to do is to start writing some music again. I’ll just put that on a long list of things-to-do…

 

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