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    Integra 7 Rolands soundmodul Flagship
    Roland A88 Master controller. Heavy weighted keys. Ivory feeling. Nice to play
    Roland A800 pro controller. 61 Keys light weighted. many knobs and faders to control software.
 

My Fender Rhodes 73 Mark I stage piano.
I bought it 1976 from a guy who got an 88. I was so eager to play it that I carried it to the 3rd floor without help. I still love that piano. Here is a sample of T200 organ and Rhodes:

I use a DIY effectboard with Ibanez Chorus, AD 800 delay, EH small stone, MXR-Distortion copy, Boss FDR1and a DIY Treble -booster. This goes into a
TB-101 valve preamp.


  I got the Hammond T200 in 2002. It is a spinet model from the mid 70th with the old mechanic tone-generator. In fact the T-series was the last electromechanical series. The system is build up with solid state technique. The pre-owner chopped it to get it more transportable and removed the internal Leslie speaker. Thou the outer shape isn’t in mint condition it technical works perfect. I did some modifications (http://www.keyboardpartner.de/hammond/t-modifications.htm) to improve the sound. I record into my H&K Rotosphere, which is a tube Leslie simulator.
  An organ keyboard with waterfall keys and real Hammond feeling - its very near to the "real " thing and I use it in my live - setup cause its only 6 kg (compared to 130 kg for the T200)
  Roland Fantom G7 - A top workstation with a fantastic sound.
 

The main keyboard is the Roland fp-4. 88 weighted keys with excellent mechanics. It vreplaced the Roland FP-8 II bought in the mid 90th in Berlin when I didn’t have the place for the Fender Rhodes.

  I record mainly with Steinberg Cubase 5.5 which is an excellent piece of software. Especially the automation and loop recording functions are very helpful for recording. I combine it with the creamware scope fusion platform SFP. Full control is guaranteed by the Tascam FW 1884 controller. It has touch sensitive motor-faders and an 8 channel preamp with ADAT connection.
  Behringer ADA 8000. A 8 Channel A/D & D/A Converter with Mic Preamplifiers and ADAT® Interface. Fits smoothly with The FW 1884 and Pulsar II

  Sometimes I play my guitar. I got a Ibanez Les Paul copy from the mid 70th and a Yamaha pacifica.

  They are plugged to a Fender champ a little 12 watt tube amp. Its loud like hell and I LIKE IT. Well my family told me to give it up - hehe. First I din`t like the sound to much - then I did the Torres-modification - and whow - its real cool. I`ve replaced the tubes with new Svetlana ones and the speaker with a Celestion G12H-100.

Its a very cool little amp now - and I started using at for my Fender Rhodes piano. I mic it with a MXL 603 mic and get a real cool Fender sound.

  For recording I use 2 MXL 603 small membrane condenser Mics. It’s a selected pair and gives excellent results.
  Monitors are Tannoy reveal active. That’s a big difference to normal stereos. Their analytic sound improved my mixes. For controlling the output levels I use a Behringer 1602a mixer. Instrument monitoring works via a celestion speaker and a Isophon 15” box. Alternatively I have a pair of isophon transmission line stereo monitor via a stereo amp.
  Behringer 1602A Mixer - old but still effective
  Creamware Pulsar II audiocard
  Sony GP 5 Guitar-Processor
  Korg X5DR synth. Relict from the 80th
  Native Instruments B4 - Very cool VST organ emulator. It`s discontinued now - but still great. I use a DIY drawbar controller (T-Series Drawbars + Doepfer PE control) and the Doepfer D3m Waterfall keyboard for controlling. Alternatively I use the creamware B 2003, which is a bit different in sound (more dirty).
     I work with Steinbergs Cubase (now version 8) since Emagic switched to Mac only versions. Cubase is a real great DAW and has a easy to learn workflow. It works perfect with my Tascam-Controller.