Keyboard - February 2014 - Simone Dinnerstein
The February 2014 issue of Keyboard magazine features pianist Simone Dinnerstein who is much more than the new millennium's standard-bearer for Bach. She's a one-woman force for music enriching lives, regardless of how "serious" the listeners are. She opens up about interpreting the great composer and much more in this extended interview.
Road Warriors - Here Come the Mummies appear as a 5,000 year old funk band, keeping their true identities under wraps and delighting audiences with R-rated humor. Their musical chops, however, are (un)deadly serious. Keyboardist Spaz Mummy talks gear and technique.
Talent Scout - Invoking Billy Preston as much as Billy Joel, synth-slinging Emiko proudly doesn't fit into the "singer-songwriter" box.
Beyond the Manual - A new column from music production wizard Craig Anderton on getting the most from your home studio gear. This month: Inside the (modulation) matrix!
The Art of Synth Soloing - Soft synth design wizard Rob Papen details his favorite programming techniques.
Dance - Funky synth leads in electronic dance music.
DAW - Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer
Clonewheel - Hammond XK-1C
Analog Synth - Waldorf Pulse 2
Controller - Novation Launchkey 49 and Launchkey Mini
Pad Control - Novation Launchpad S
Soft Synth - LinPlug Spectral
App - VirSyn Cube
All this and much more in the January 2014 issue of Keyboard!
5 ways to play like Billy Preston
The Rolling Stones' Chuck Leavell on interpreting the great blues pianist Leroy Carr
John Ginty on Hammond B-3 comping.