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© Eleanor Jane
“Starting at the top of the unit, we have a Mark Of The Unicorn MIDI Timepiece. That's our MIDI patcher, so all of the MIDI information from David's keyboards come here first, and then this machine directs it to the patch where it needs to go. It's our traffic cop, basically! We have a spare Timepiece in this unit because they're hard to track down.
“Next, we have two Korg Wavestations, which are basically synthesizers in a rack. The sound they have is the sound that the band used to use back in the '80s and '90s. That's why we still have the Wavestation because you can't create those particular sounds unless you have this specific piece of equipment.
“Underneath the Wavestation we have two Akai S6000 samplers (again, one is a back-up) and they hold our custom sounds.Below that, we have a spare piano that we never use!
“We then have a Behringer Channel Mixer, which is specifically for me back here in my area. What David hears I have coming in one channel, and then I have his piano and synthesizers channelled separately so that I can boost them to me to make sure that they are working properly. In the event that something isn't working, having them boosted to me means I can get on top of the situation right away.
“There is also a third channel coming through the mixer that is very important, because it's a microphone that comes straight from David to me. If he has any concerns during the show, or if Jon has changed a song in the setlist because he's feeling like something a little different, David can let me know and I can prepare for it.
“We have a couple of digital audio interfaces in this unit that we don't use. One of the main pieces of gear in this unit is the Toshiba 1000 Series UPS. It means that if the power goes down, I don't!”