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Survey says what do famous bands play for electric keyboards

Postby videorov » 18:42, 31 March 2012

Is it Roland for the most used keyboards on tours around the world.
I wonder which brand name is used the most and what bands are using them to get their special
sounds. You might name the songs aswell that they are used in too just for fun.
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Postby Chrisk-K » 20:25, 31 March 2012

I pay attention to keyboards when watching Palladia. Well, I watch Palladia everyday.

I see Yamaha (Motif), Roland (Fantom) & Nord all the time. I occasionally see Kurz, Moog and Korg.
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Postby MrDuke » 12:56, 27 November 2012

I don't really understand the original post (where's the survey?), but I'm inclined to lean towards more Motifs, perhaps? Although it's pretty common to see for instance a hip hop act on Leno/Letterman/etc with the keyboard guys having both a Motif and a Fantom.

Surprisingly, you don't see that many KRONOS anywhere - perhaps it's a sign of its faltering quality issues. Gigging "weekend warriors" are also more inclined towards having a Nord, than high profile acts, IMO.

Here are a few current examples that spring to mind, although in most cases these are just simply sponsor deals:

- Greg Phillinganes and Herbie Hancock: both sponsored by Korg, so pretty much all Korgs...Hancock used to play an OASYS, now plays a Kronos (for electric keys). Phillinganes has a Triton and a Kronos, I think.

- James Poyser / The Roots (on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon): three Yamaha Motif XF's. They've had a few Fantom-Gs, though.

- Chick Corea: has been sponsored by Yamaha since the 80's, has a Yamaha CP1 stage piano and a Motif XF.

- Lady Gaga's keyboard guys play Roland.

- Beyoncé's band: all Roland (Fantom-G)

- Madonna's MD Kevin Antunes plays a Jupiter-80, at least
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Postby teknical » 17:42, 5 August 2013

We used to play a lot of clubs and I lost count of how many people came up and said things like, 'Aren't a lot of piano players called Roland . . .'
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Postby Vlad_77 » 03:19, 8 September 2013

Paul McCartney's keyboardist Paul Wickens plays a Kurzweil and an original Motif 7

Within Temptation's keyboardist plays a Fantom X

Jordan Rudess has everything but has been using Kronos a LOT

Robbie Williams' band is predominantly Kronos

Pink Floyd used all Kurzweil on their Pulse tour

Pete Townsend is a Kurz aficionado

Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes plays Kurz

Pet Shop Boys: Kronos

Vangelis: Kronos

Spike Edney of Queen: Kronos

Variety is a GOOD thing.
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Postby monsterjazzlicks » 23:59, 5 October 2013

Chick Corea: has been sponsored by Yamaha since the 80's, has a Yamaha CP1 stage piano and a Motif XF.


And Moog Voyager and Rhodes.
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Postby Jay P80 » 16:16, 5 January 2015

Looking at some of the replies,I guess things have shifted in the keyboard world since this original thread,

I see more and more these days,keys players on stage or TV seem to utilise Nord Keyboards.
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Postby Synth Guru » 18:45, 6 August 2015

I know this is an old thread but I do know that Jordan Rudess swears by the Kronos and uses it on the Dream Theater band when he plays. I have one and in time I think they'll become more popular.

The Motif XF is a well known stage performer and I see that one is very popular amongst musicians on YouTube. Ultimately is a matter of taste and the determining factor is the sound you want to bring to the stage or studio.

Personally I think both are awesome.
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