“Emi got a new Korg SV-1 keyboard, and the vintage tones are just awesome in that thing. That sound works so well with the chords. I’ve learned so much about blues chords in the last few years, and it paid off when I wrote this part. Of course, her solo at the end is all hers, and it’s just ridiculous. Thomas did an amazing job of following her accents.more
The band has been known to alternate between the 73 key and 88 key version. The sample patch is a custom patch sampled from a Wurlitzer upright piano at Tackyland Studio. The photo above shows them using an 88 key model at Lollapalooza 2015, what they have been using at most of their shows as of late. Sometimes it is put into a fake acoustic piano shell.more
I use the Korg SV-1 73 (red) because it is engaging - nothing gets in the way of just playing. No buttons, no menus, just perfect sound, like a mechanical electric piano. The keybed feels like a real EP too, as if it is really mechanical. Nothing more real besides a real fender rhodes, but then you only get that one single sound - this has amazing Wurlies and Pianos as well.
I love this keyboard. It's easy to dial in great vintage tones using the knobs instead of editing patches and deep menu systems that are frustrating to navigate for a casual player. Plug this thing into a Twin Reverb or any other old tube amp and enjoy.
Love all of the sounds, love the retro look, and absolutely LOVE the feel of the keys. Only downfalls for me are the gate on the amp settings and the weight. Two things that has been SUPER clutch are the stereo inputs and stereo XLR outputs.