The sound made famous by Stevie Wonder in the track Superstition, the D6 is an actual string instrument with pickups. I fell in love with it when I heard Rick Wakeman's "Journey to the Center Of The Earth" album. Another keyboard I had to have. Don't use it live at all anymore. I just keep it around because I love it. Pick up Wakeman's album and give it a listen...you'll see what I mean.
I needed a complete digital mother keyboard for live peformances and recording. The Akai MPK88 was the perfect keyboard. I use it in conjunction with a laptop using Propellerhead's Reason as a sound generator (see below). I use this combo live, and Blake is becoming a master using it to record. You will hear some of the original recordings soon on this website as recorded using this keyboard and the Propellerhead Record software.
This software package allows for thousands of preset sound generation created digitally on a computer and fed through the Akai MPK88 to create infinite instrumentation for live or recorded performances. It also allows the MPK88 to be used as a recording controller to create unbelievably dynamic studio recordings via computer. It is the basis for Blake's studio recordings and soon to be mine.
This piano is my baby. I've had it for about 15 years. It has a very unique sound and uncompromising control. It runs in true stereo and has a Celeste stereo function that gives it a fullness I have not heard in other digital pianos. Used in conjunction with the Roland JV 880 midi orchestral controller, it has a sound that must be heard to be believed. Check out one of my solo shows and you will be a believer as well.