In our keyboard corner are a variety of vintage analog keyboards and modules, including a Roland Juno 106, Roland JD800, Yamaha DX7 MkIIFD, Kurzweil K2500X and K2500R, Oberheim Matrix 1000, EMU Vintage Keys, Roland SH-101, Fender Rhodes Stage 88. These are all still integral to our productions, especially at a time when everyone’s using the same ‘keyboard emulation’ plugins, it’s important to us that you have the opportunity to sound original and authentic if you choose to.
But if you DO decide to go the plugin route, rest assured that there’s a huge range of these on-board. Arturia‘s CS-80V, Minimoog V, Arp 2600V, Prophet V, Jupiter 8V, Moogmodular V for the vintage synth flavour and quirkiness, MOTU‘s Machfive 3 software sampler for cutting edge sample sets, easily importing EXS, Halion, Kontakt and other sampler setups, plus a full complement of Logic synths for the buzzy, lo-fi sounds so popular on current releases.
In the vocal booth we have an acoustic piano, which has a lovely tone and is used from time to time (believe it or not) on more acoustic productions!