Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Lady Gaga's and Kanye West's Musicians Turn To Roland

Top session musicians touring with the likes of Kanye West and Lady Gaga have recently spoken about their use of and preference for Roland Musical Instruments and Equipment.
Great deals on musical instruments

Top session musicians touring with the likes of Kanye West and Lady Gaga have recently spoken about their use of and preference for RolandMusical Instruments and Equipment.

Drummer Charles Haynes and keyboardist Pete Kuzma first formed a strong musical partnership whilst playing for rapper Kanye West.

The transition to playing for Lady Gaga required heavy changes on the equipment that they used.

When rehearsals began for The Fame Monster Tour, Charles and Pete were using considerably larger drum and keyboard set-ups.

However, with song lists and sounds changing on a daily basis, it was clear that they needed to downsize their rigs.

Charles and Pete simply turned to their Roland gear for the solutions and haven’t looked back.

Charles had grown fond of Roland products even before playing with Kanye.

After successful touring whilst using the Octopad SPD-S with Meshell Ndegeocello, Charles decided to use it again on the Kanye West tour.

Today, Charles can be seen behind a TD-20X electronic drum kit.

Talking about the kit, Charles commented: "It's really good … really good."

Lady Gaga's current keyboard player Pete Kuzma has also been using a host of Roland gear for sometime and spoke about how his "trusty" JV-820 and Roland VK-7 have helped him over the years, as have the Fantom-X7 and more recently the VP-550.

For the Lady Gaga tour, Pete's main keyboards are the Fantom G7 and the Fantom G8.

Pete praised the G-Series heavily for their ease of use and their super functionality in the touring setting.

In Pete’s words: "I don't even need a set list because I have all the songs programmed in, my favourites assigned to the pads or dials, or whatever Fantom controller."

Pete also noticed how well suited the Fantom keyboards are for the huge amount of dance, trance and house styles of music and sounds that are currently finding their way into the mainstream music markets.

Pete commented: "I can't imagine any current pop gig right now that the Fantom wouldn't be an amazing tool and a must have."

Save money on Keyboards and Electronic Drum Kits today!ADNFCR-2133-ID-19645106-ADNFCR

Posted on 2 Mar 2010 12:27 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

EarthQuaker Devices updates four of its top-selling pedals with new momentary switching and increased durability

22 Nov 2017 15:16
thumbnail

Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes

14 Nov 2017 10:17
thumbnail

Until 30th November 2017, save up to 50% on Komplete 11 bundles with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.

14 Nov 2017 10:01
thumbnail

The Yamaha EAD-10 system is the latest in hybrid drum technology, providing studio-quality sounds triggered from an acoustic kit

13 Nov 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The exciting 2018 PRS SE range of guitars has been announced and will be available soon

10 Nov 2017 17:01
thumbnail

Fender Releases Limited Edition Blues Deluxe Reissue Guitar Amplifier

2 Nov 2017 17:26

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Only 22 Adam Clayton Signature Model Bass Guitars in Purple Sparkle Finish are available in the UK

21 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Announced at this year's NAMM Summer Show, the Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass is now available

21 Nov 2017 10:23
thumbnail

The KHDK Kirk Hammett Ghoul JR Overdrive delivers signature overdrive/distortion tones in a tiny micro-sized pedal format

17 Nov 2017 13:25
thumbnail

Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal

16 Nov 2017 13:08
thumbnail

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments

15 Nov 2017 13:55
thumbnail

The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops

14 Nov 2017 17:00