Keyboard - February 2014 - Simone Dinnerstein

Keyboard - February 2014 - Simone Dinnerstein


The February 2014 issue of Keyboard magazine features pianist Simone Dinnerstein who is much more than the new millennium's standard-bearer for Bach.  She's a one-woman force for music enriching lives, regardless of how "serious" the listeners are.  She opens up about interpreting the great composer and much more in this extended interview.


Road Warriors - Here Come the Mummies appear as a 5,000 year old funk band, keeping their true identities under wraps and delighting audiences with R-rated humor.  Their musical chops, however, are (un)deadly serious.  Keyboardist Spaz Mummy talks gear and technique.

Talent Scout - Invoking Billy Preston as much as Billy Joel, synth-slinging Emiko proudly doesn't fit into the "singer-songwriter" box.


Beyond the Manual - A new column from music production wizard Craig Anderton on getting the most from your home studio gear.  This month:  Inside the (modulation) matrix!

The Art of Synth Soloing - Soft synth design wizard Rob Papen details his favorite programming techniques.

Dance - Funky synth leads in electronic dance music.


DAW - Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer

Clonewheel - Hammond XK-1C

Analog Synth - Waldorf Pulse 2

Controller - Novation Launchkey 49 and Launchkey Mini

Pad Control - Novation Launchpad S

Soft Synth - LinPlug Spectral

App - VirSyn Cube


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


5 ways to play like Billy Preston

The Rolling Stones' Chuck Leavell on interpreting the great blues pianist Leroy Carr

John Ginty on Hammond B-3 comping.