SBT playing at Spike Hill in Brooklyn…We had an amazing set, on a nice stage, with great sound! As we get closer to the recording dates for our new album MONARCH, we’ll be trying out new material. I also took my newly wired rig on its maiden voyage, with full success. All of the brain-melting work paid off. I’m looking forward to trying it out with my complete live setup, which includes my Nord, and two analog synths. It’s a bitch getting my mix, amplification, power, and effects under control (the consequences of playing keys), but it is getting there.
I’m currently utilizing two tiny pedal boards; One with my rhodes effect chain, and the other with my mixer and global delay effects. This will enable SBT to take our sound on the road, and closely reproduce what we achieve in the studio. If the venue has a Fender Rhodes, that will bring our live performance even closer to that of the record. This allows me to utilize my Nord as a third-up board, with extra sounds I can play, sustain, and layer.
My three boards have been performing better than expected, and I’m beyond happy with the quality of my Nord, Arturia MicroBrute, & DSI MOPHO x4. These are damn fine, badass instruments, with power to fill an arena. They are helping to make my return to music dynamic, interesting, and awesome.
I still have to figure on a custom stand that will accommodate my three boards, and is portable enough to roll right off the stage.
It’s going to be a wild ride. I hope to see you there!