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Keyboards: Electric Pianos

Ian McIntosh


Ian shares about electric pianos in a worship set, specifically the CP80 and the Rhodes.
CP80 Great for playing patterns, single hits, and arpeggiated rhythms. It sounds really good when compressed with reverb added. Great for whole hits or stabs… mixed with a band those notes can add a lot. If you have access to a filter, you can filter to sweep it down, and it sounds great as a ‘boop’ instrument. You can use a high pass or a low pass filter to create dynamics. Rhodes: Same concept as piano, it hits tines instead of string, sound very bell like. Use it when playing lightly, low, and using whole notes. Ians preference is finding a Rhodes sound that is dark. Adding compression, overdrive and reverb creates a sound he likes. Electric piano is good for a change of pace.