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Studio

Yes! The picture above is my actual studio!

Through the years, different synthesizers and related equipment have frequented my studio. At one point in time, I think I had a dozen of them in possession. The main reason for that was the growing need for more "voices". But as technology evolved and synths became real "beasts" with 128 or even 256 voices, I decided to scale down. Less is more, you know?


So, let's see what's inside:



First, the Roland Juno DS-88. A great synthesizer for all purposes. It has 88 semi-weighted keys so it is ideal for playing piano pieces as well as synth solo's.


Roland V-Synth 2.0

Now THIS is a synthesizer! It has incredible sound creating possibilities.


Roland Juno 106

My first synthesizer, still functional. Even if I do not use much of the sounds anymore, it will never leave the studio.

Inside the rack, you will find besides a rackmixer (Roland M16-E) the latest Synth module from Roland (me, a Roland fan? Naaaah): The Integra-7! 30 years of Roland sound history in one box.


Depending on the type of song I'm working on, I choose between the Alesis SR18 drum machine or the Roland TD1-KV e-drum to record the rhythm parts.


Now, to have all those beautiful sounds on record, I deciced to throw out the computer and have an easy-to-use digital multitrack recorder instead. I have had good experiences with the old Tascam tape recorders (about a thousand years ago) so I went for the Tascam DP-32. Watch out for this new abbreviation: "WYHIWIP." What you hear is what I played.