Music Gear

OK, anyone that knows me knows I’m a complete keyboard nerd although I have heavily streamlined my setup in recent years due to more travelling. So here’s my current list of babies and links to where you can pick up the same kit.

27″ iMac

Have always loved Yamaha kit, their weighted keyboards have a fantastic feel and are so responsive and expressive. Picked up this lightweight piano back in 2017 and it’s been great for the studio although I will probably be switching it for a controller keyboard early next year (I need my wheels) and putting a CLP 665 in the lounge for chilled out playing and writing 🙂

This has now been replaced by the Yamaha P-125, links below.

Logic Pro X DAW

Have always loved Yamaha kit, their weighted keyboards have a fantastic feel and are so responsive and expressive. Picked up this lightweight piano back in 2017 and it’s been great for the studio although I will probably be switching it for a controller keyboard early next year (I need my wheels) and putting a CLP 665 in the lounge for chilled out playing and writing 🙂

This has now been replaced by the Yamaha P-125, links below.

Yamaha AG06 Interface / Mixer

Have always loved Yamaha kit, their weighted keyboards have a fantastic feel and are so responsive and expressive. Picked up this lightweight piano back in 2017 and it’s been great for the studio although I will probably be switching it for a controller keyboard early next year (I need my wheels) and putting a CLP 665 in the lounge for chilled out playing and writing 🙂

This has now been replaced by the Yamaha P-125, links below.

Rode NT1-A Studio Mic

Have always loved Yamaha kit, their weighted keyboards have a fantastic feel and are so responsive and expressive. Picked up this lightweight piano back in 2017 and it’s been great for the studio although I will probably be switching it for a controller keyboard early next year (I need my wheels) and putting a CLP 665 in the lounge for chilled out playing and writing 🙂

This has now been replaced by the Yamaha P-125, links below.

Yamaha P-115 Digital Piano

Have always loved Yamaha kit, their weighted keyboards have a fantastic feel and are so responsive and expressive. Picked up this lightweight piano back in 2017 and it’s been great for the studio although I will probably be switching it for a controller keyboard early next year (I need my wheels) and putting a CLP 665 in the lounge for chilled out playing and writing 🙂

This has now been replaced by the Yamaha P-125.

Buy at: Gear4Music | Thomann | Amazon (affiliate links)

Korg nanoPAD2 Controller

OK, what I really want is a full set of digital drums to bash but this has been great for tapping in drum beats while on the road. I’ll probably keep it on to use during live performances once it gets replaced in the studio.

Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Headphones

Have always loved Yamaha kit, their weighted keyboards have a fantastic feel and are so responsive and expressive. Picked up this lightweight piano back in 2017 and it’s been great for the studio although I will probably be switching it for a controller keyboard early next year (I need my wheels) and putting a CLP 665 in the lounge for chilled out playing and writing 🙂

This has now been replaced by the Yamaha P-125, links below.

Roland Lucina Keytar

Have always loved Yamaha kit, their weighted keyboards have a fantastic feel and are so responsive and expressive. Picked up this lightweight piano back in 2017 and it’s been great for the studio although I will probably be switching it for a controller keyboard early next year (I need my wheels) and putting a CLP 665 in the lounge for chilled out playing and writing 🙂

This has now been replaced by the Yamaha P-125, links below.

Macbook

Even though I’ve got an older machine (I love it because it matches the rest of my kit) and it’s not a Pro, this baby has never let me down. I’ve used the sounds during live performances and have recorded remotely. Time for an upgrade soon though, maybe a Macbook air…

CME Xkey 37 LE

Recently my Keyboardist website has been working alongside Hands On Music, meaning that I’ve had the chance to try out the wonderful CME Xkey. I’m really taken with the whole idea of it and will be adding one to my portable setup for sure.

Although I’m working with the Xkey 37 LE, there’s now just a bluetooth version available called Xkey AIR.

Buy at: Keyboardist

Yamaha CLP 665

On my wish list for 2019, this is just what I need for the lounge. Sometimes it’s good to get away from the computer and go to a separate space where you can just play and create without distraction.

Retro Kit

Old, grubby looking kit I can’t bear to part with, including a Yamaha KX88, Yamaha KX5, Roland Axis, Yamaha TG500, Yamaha TG55, Korg 05RW and Digitech Vocalist II.