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Keyruption/PurpleHaze.mp3EClick here to download an edited MP3 of Van Halen and Hendrix done on keyboard!  The full-length, high-quality version is on KEYTAR "No Strings Attached" CD, now available for sale on the Releases page).  [2.5 Mb file]

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Godzilla(edit).mp3EClick here to download an edited MP3 of "Godzilla:  Escape of a Lounge Lizard", the musical tale of a frustrated keyboardist who ditches his piano lounge gig to rock out in a heavy metal band.     (Full-length version on KEYTAR's "No Strings Attached" CD;  see Releases page).  [1.25 Mb file]

InTheBeginning(edit).mp3EClick here to download an edited MP3 of "In The Beginning", the Keytar live show opener.  This is "space rock" in the tradition on Pink Floyd and Enigma, so get out your headphones for this one!   (Full-length version on KEYTAR "No Strings Attached" ;  see Releases page).  [2 Mb file]

Rock&Roll2(edit).mp3EClick here to download an edited MP3 of all-time instrumental rock classic "Rock&Roll, Part 2".  Stu Simone plays guitar on one side and Keytar on the other;  can you tell which is which?   (Full-length version on KEYTAR "No Strings Attached" ;  see Releases page).  [2.2 Mb file]

Stu'sGroove(edit)EClick here to download an edited MP3 of "Stu's Groove", the original funky instrumental you've been hearing loop in the background on this page.   (Full-length version on KEYTAR "No Strings Attached" ;  see Releases page).  [1.6 Mb file]

No Strings Attached
Key Points

1.  THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS NO:
Guitars, Amplifiers, Microphones*, or Speakers of any kind.  Also, no Analog Tape, Real Drums (all drums played on keyboard), Bass Guitar, non-Stu-Simones, or... 
expensive studio equipment!

2.  KEY INGREDIENTS:
Sound Sources:
Kurweil K2000S and Roland MKS-80 analog synth (lead sounds), Roland D70 sample-playback synth (bass and rhythm sounds) and Alesis D4 (drum sounds), plus Yamaha DX7 FM synth and Kawai K1r synth : Kurweil K2000S and Roland MKS-80 analog synth (lead sounds), Roland D70 sample-playback synth (bass and rhythm sounds) and Alesis D4 (drum sounds), plus Yamaha DX7 FM synth and Kawai K1r synth : Kurweil K2000S and Roland MKS-80 analog synth (lead sounds), Roland D70 sample-playback synth (bass and rhythm sounds) and Alesis D4 (drum sounds), plus Yamaha DX7 FM synth and Kawai K1r synth : Kurweil K2000S and Roland MKS-80 analog synth (lead sounds), Roland D70 sample-playback synth (bass and rhythm sounds) and Alesis D4 (drum sounds), plus Yamaha DX7 FM synth and Kawai K1r synth : Kurweil K2000S and Roland MKS-80 analog synth (lead sounds), Roland D70 sample-playback synth (bass and rhythm sounds) and Alesis D4 (drum sounds), plus Yamaha DX7 FM synth and Kawai K1r synth : Kurweil K2000S and Roland MKS-80 analog synth (lead sounds), Roland D70 sample-playback synth (bass and rhythm sounds) and Alesis D4 (drum sounds), plus Yamaha DX7 FM synth and Kawai K1r synth (icing).
FX Processors:
Digitech DHP-55 and Rocktron Chameleon (Lead Sounds), Yamaha REX-50 (for drums), Alesis MEQ-230 equalizer, BBE 422A.
"Keytar" leads were played on a LYNC LN4 strap-on controller;

3.  MINIMUM DAILY INSPIRATION PROVIDED BY:

Jimi Hendrix (for proving music can be much more than playing notes), Eddie Van Halen (for tapping into two-handed technique and wicked wailing whammies), Carlos Santana (pure heart rhythm and soul bends, musical genre blends), Randy Rhoads and Jon Lord (fueling rock with super-charged Bach from different ends of the block), Marcus Miller & Miles Davis (the jazziest funk, or the funkiest jazz?), Dan Reed Network, Living Colour and the Spin Doctors (breaking the funk/rock sound barrier), Led Zeppelin (the heart of hard & heavy), Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (the fingers on the pulse of today's groove), and Stevie Wonder and Prince (proving one man really can). Finally, ten fingers up to Jan Hammer, Edgar Winter, Herbie Hancock, and all those keyboardists on the attack who dared to leave the keyboard stack and stand out from the pack.

To order KEYTAR's debut CD, click on Releases   

To see album cover art, click on See Keytar   

To read about Keytar found Stu Simone, click on The Keytarist.

  Music = 2000 by Stu Simone, 2000 by Trek Records
Website = 1999-2007 by Stu Simone
 

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