Keyboard - March 2014 - The Crystal Method

Keyboard - March 2014 - The Crystal Method

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The March2014 issue of Keyboard magazine features The Crystal Method who were amonth the key architects of the '90s Big Beat sound, and though their sound has evolved, it still hits you harder than just about anything.  No play-button-pushers here, they've stacked their new album high with analog synths and melodic riffs.  Hear how they find inspiration and overcome the dreaded blank arrange window in this interview..

Hear:

BreakoutsBrian Haas, founder of experimental group the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, on not letting your music schooling interfere with your education - or creativity.

Talent Scout:  Prince protégé Liv Warfield and her Hammond-slinging keyboardist Chris Turner.

Play:

Latin - Five ways to play like Antonio Carlos Jobim

Cold Fusion - Jeff Lorber on the use of theme and variation.

Jazz - Scot Healy serves up powerful arranging tricks.

Reviews:

Groove Workstation - Native Instruments Maschine Studio and Maschine 2.0

Analog Synth - Korg Volca Series

MIDI Controller -Nektar Technologies Panorama P6

Soft Synth - Native Instruments Razor 1.5

App - Arturia iSEM

Sound Library - Heavyocity Aeon Collection

Stage Piano - Kurzweil Artis

 

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