Billy Joel's Kurzweil PC2X/PC2R

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Billy Joel's Kurzweil PC2X/PC2R

Postby greatbarrier86 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:58 am

I know from various links that Billy Joel uses a PC2X keyboard hooked up to a PC2R rack module. I'm curious about the sound he's using in the linked video. Is this just the basic Kurzweil Triple Strike piano, or is this something more? I don't recall my SP88X ever having a sound this rich, so i was curious what other people thought.

Billy Joel - Whiter Shade of Pale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKl06i4P4Rk

Joel's PC2X/PC2R
http://equipboard.com/pros/billy-joel/kurzweil-pc2x
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Re: Billy Joel's Kurzweil PC2X/PC2R

Postby tz_keyz » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:12 pm

Billy's aux keyboard player Dave Rosenthal is a wizard with synthesizers and computers on top of being a great player. I would bet he now uses Ivory as a sound source. I know Elton John does.
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Re: Billy Joel's Kurzweil PC2X/PC2R

Postby greatbarrier86 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:15 am

Elton uses Ivory? I thought his was a composite of a MOTIF-XS layered with the Roland MKS-20.
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Re: Billy Joel's Kurzweil PC2X/PC2R

Postby tz_keyz » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:02 pm

That's some old gear for Elton to be using in 2018.
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Re: Billy Joel's Kurzweil PC2X/PC2R

Postby hipogrito » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:17 am

One of the Elton John's keyboard players plays a K2600. His keyboard tech showed me the sounds few NAMMs ago.
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