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Travis - a keyboard gear question

Started by BubbaMc, January 02, 2011, 04:29:23 pm

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BubbaMc

Travis, I was wondering if you could maybe tell us what gear you have in your studio i.e. what are your favorite pianos/synths in your collection? Also are your instruments all hardware or do you use softsynths as well?

gb714us

From what I know.. He uses moog synths, a hammond b3 organ, hammond c2, fender rhodes, yamaha cp-80 there\'s more though.

ilikeheadcheese

^^yup some of that\'s been posted on the Thanatopsis info pages ;)
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Travis

My Current set up is:

Prophet 08
Roland SH202
Alesis Andromeda
The SE Electronics Mini Moog
Hammond 1954 B3 and Leslie 122
Hammond C2 that I customized and a Leslie I made for it.
Yamaha acoustic piano
Yamaha Electric Grand CP80
Fender Rhodes suitcase

For midi work, I use a kurzweil PC88

A lot of the same stuff from the Thanatopsis page. But  I\'ve been using the Roland and Prophet a lot. The Alesis belongs to Vince DiCola but it\'s here in the studio and was used on Iconography and a little on the record Vince and I are currently working on.

My favorite is probably the B3, but I use whats right for the part I\'m working on, so the favorite would be the one that works for the part.

I prefer hardware synths and really don\'t use the software stuff I have unless it\'s an FX or some strings sounds, though I like to replace those with Cameron Stone when I can get him to do that.

If your really keyboard geeky, heres some photos of my C2. It belonged to the Guess Who. The top photo is "before" and the rest are in progress. Note the guitar picks I found after rebuilding the manuals.

http://travisdickersonmusic.com/Hammond_photos/

zintar

Hey Travis. Happy New Year. That C2 is looking very nice !
Great job ! Thanks for the pictures.

ella_mental

The Guess Who.  That\'s pretty cool.

BubbaMc

Man, nice restoration job on the C2 and nice collection :o

Thanks for the reply

Link

Bloody awesome job, those pictures are looking tasty.
Nice to know what gear your using of recent.
Thanks man!

Jordanatron

Travis, It looks AMAZING great job!!! :o
Be true to yourself you can't go wrong.
Mr Bocbacoc
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BubbaMc

February 11, 2011, 02:53:00 pm #9 Last Edit: February 11, 2011, 02:57:50 pm by BubbaMc
Travis,
Regarding the Hammond - is the Peavey head used for amplification?

Also which tracks feature this fine example of an instrument?

In "What the hell was that?" from Left Hanging I can hear a Leslie cabinet, which sounds great by the way. My guess would be that it\'s this keyboard, but I could be wrong.

ilikeheadcheese

ISOT #921
Cyborg Slunks #397
Blueprints #405
Metatron Body Bag ed.
Painting 5 #96
Best Regards #298
Spinal Clock #349
BHL
DOTR
I Need 5 Minutes Alone
SOTS
painting 213
Greeting Card CD

Travis

February 11, 2011, 06:29:03 pm #11 Last Edit: February 11, 2011, 06:33:33 pm by admin
Yes, the Peavy is used for the custom Leslie.

On the Left Hanging stuff, thats my B3 and Leslie 122. I bought the Leslie years ago from Bob Dylan. It came in a great road case from the Holy Roller tour. Here\'s a pic:



And the the road case:



I have some more pics, they may tax your browser but...

Here\'s the B3 and Fender Piano with the Andromeda on top in the control room:



Here\'s my Piano set up in the main room:



A wider shot:



A couple of my current favorite synths:



There is a folder of Pictures of the studio if you want to have a look see here:

http://travisdickersonmusic.com/studio_jpegs/

Slaw_Slinger

Travis

Duckhead

^Wow, it appears artistic expression runs rampant in your family, your dad\'s artwork is awesome! I see where you get your talent, it\'s in your genes.