Keyboard - January 2014 - Pink Martini

Keyboard - January 2014 - Pink Martini


The January 2014 issue of Keyboard magazine features Pink Martini, the "little orchestra" that started out playing political events in Portland, Oregon, has grown into an international phenomenon.  Their multi-lingual, multi-instrumental cocktail of standards and originals has earned them a large and devout fan base that sells out halls across the globe.  We talk to mastermind Thomas Lauderdale about leading the band from behind the piano and all things Pink.

The January issue also brings you Robert Walter, the funkiest vintage keys player you may not have heard of talks about the Rhodes, his influences, and today's keyboard scene.


Synth Solo Ideas from renowned jazz-fusion master Jeff Lorber.

Kimmel keysman Jeff Babko's Session Keyboardist Cheat Sheet.

Scott Healy on spicing up chords with One Note to Jazz.


Beyond The Manual is a new column from music production wizard Craig Anderton on getting the most from your home studio.  This month:  Tips 'n' Tricks for Loops 'n' Beats.

Programming tips from Krzweil sound designer Dave Weiser.

Get the most out of working with a Gig-Supplied Sound Engineer.

Managing Levels, EQ, and Dynamics for your live backing tracks.


Ableton Live 9 DAW

Ableton Push Pad Control

Yamaha SP4 Stage Piano

Kawai VPC-1 Controller

Arturia MicroBrute Analog Synth

EastWest Quantum Leap Stormdrum 3 Drum Library

One Red Dog Media Arctic ProSynth App


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