Keyboard - August 2014 - Dave Porter

Keyboard - August 2014 - Dave Porter

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The August 2014 issue of Keyboard magazine features Dave Porter. Porter has had the singular pleasure of composing the score for the AMC cable channel's multiple Emmy-winning drama Breaking Bad. In this in-depth interview, he shares his secretes of combining acoustic and synth elements to create the show's utterly unique and now instantly recognizable sound.

 

Hear:

Legends - Legendary but low-profile, Max Middleton reflects on his early piano, Rhodes, and Clavinet work with guitar great Jeff Beck, as well as his recent solo album Two Cranes.

Breakouts - British pianist and songwriter Judith Owen on making an album  of classic "American troubadour" music- with the musicians who played it the first time.

Know:

The Art of Synth Soloing - We go back to basics and examine scale and mode choices to help build shredding solos on your synth- or any other keyboard instrument!

Beyond the Manual -  Does 96kHz matter? Here's what Craig Anderton found out...

Play:

Jazz - Brian Culbertson shares his tricks for melodic solo development.

Rock - Brian Mitchell on the guitar-inspired techniques of Leon Russell.

Reviews:

Roundup - Eleven great developers of Orchestral and Cinematic Soundware

Stage Piano - Kawai MP11

Arpeggiator - Sample Logic Arpology

 

All this and much more in the August 2014 issue of Keyboard!