Music Gear News
Lady Gaga's and Kanye West's Musicians Turn To Roland
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.
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 havent 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.
Pete praised the G-Series heavily for their ease of use and their super functionality in the touring setting.
In Petes 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."Posted on 2 Mar 2010 12:27 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
EarthQuaker Devices updates four of its top-selling pedals with new momentary switching and increased durability
Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes
Until 30th November 2017, save up to 50% on Komplete 11 bundles with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.
The Yamaha EAD-10 system is the latest in hybrid drum technology, providing studio-quality sounds triggered from an acoustic kit
The exciting 2018 PRS SE range of guitars has been announced and will be available soon
Fender Releases Limited Edition Blues Deluxe Reissue Guitar Amplifier
Recent Music News
Only 22 Adam Clayton Signature Model Bass Guitars in Purple Sparkle Finish are available in the UK
Announced at this year's NAMM Summer Show, the Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass is now available
The KHDK Kirk Hammett Ghoul JR Overdrive delivers signature overdrive/distortion tones in a tiny micro-sized pedal format
Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal
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
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