As the center of his studio, BT uses M-Audio's Radium61 61-Key USB MIDI Controller to drive his system, complemented by an array of Pioneer Pro DJ gear. He has both a Macintosh G5, running Logic Pro with Digidesign's Pro Tools HD hardware systems, and a G4, allowing him to run older software and hardware interfaces. Additionally, there are multiple AMD Dual-core Opteron computers running Native Instruments' Kontakt 2 with EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choir libraries as well as Quantum Leap Colossus and Stormdrum and Native Instruments' Kompakt. The space is nothing if not versatile. For his score for 2004's "Monster," BT wanted a more organic sound, so vocals, guitars and percussion overdubs were done in various room at his home. For this, he used a variety of mics, some of the many guitars hanging on his wall and Neve microphone preamps.more
According to backline tech Mike Dean, keyboardist Brian Leisegang’s setup comprises an M-Audio Radium 61 keyboard connected through USB to an iMac G4 running OS 10.4. All sounds are created in Propellerhead Reason. The audio interface is a MOTU 828 mkII with a simple left/right send. “We also send a guitar part to a Korg Kaoss pad,” Dean says, “and returned to FOH to have it effected manually.”more
This MIDI controller keyboard features 61 full-size velocity-sensitive keys, 8 of each assignable knobs and sliders, mod and pitch wheels, and a 3-digit segmented LED display with value-select slider. Basic settings are easily accessible and set through labeled keys across the top 2 octaves. It has a sustain pedal socket, of course, along with USB data. The USB data port also receives power as an alternative power source if for some reason you can't use its own AC/DC adapter. I have owned this keyboard for many years - at least 15 years - as the controller for my Yamaha MU10, and it has never let me down. The keybed is still even and the unit has survived multiple moves (including international, without flight case) and massive dust build-up.