"We get hardware mainly from America and Japan and the instruments are adapted by our engineers to our specifications. I have a number of keyboards including the OB-X, PPG Wave Computer 1 & 2, various Arp equipment, and four custom built sequencers made in Germany. I also play guitar and I use various instruments including Fender and Gibson. I don't really need to use guitar synthesisers as we have the keyboards. I like to work with the Roland MC-8 Micro Composer and TR808 drum machine. These are some of the instruments I use regularly, although we do have links with most of the synthesiser producing companies who supply us with new equipment from time to time."more
"Ciani is no newcomer to synthesis, or to Roland instruments. “I have used Roland gear for about 25 years now,” she says, “going back to the MC-4 and the MC-8 used on my first recording, Seven Waves. In fact, I love ‘vintage’ synths. and used the Roland D-550 extensively on Silver Ship as well.”"more
"*Vapor Drawings* was done on a Roland MC8, which was one of the first dedicated sequencers. Before that you had to make click tracks, do overdubs and splice out choruses etc. On Vapor Drawings everything was done off code, I sequenced everything. All the drums were machines or they were being played off Simmons pads."more
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