I am very happy to welcome the newest member of The Atomic Garden
gear family. It is a Kawai Upright Piano (pictured here getting its first
Its predecessor was a 110 year old pile that was nearly impossible to
tune and became more of a visual piece than anything worth listening to.
The new piano sounds fantastic! After playing many similar models I
finally found something that had the “rock and roll” sound that I was
looking for. It is very bright and lively. Perfect for the kind of use a piano
gets around here.
Another recent addition to the studio live room is a beautiful 1961
Hammond M3 Organ. All kinds of tone pouring out of this thing. You’ve
got to oil and crank it like an old clock and its got a built in tube amp and
speaker. Good times.
The piano and organ have made it on to several recordings since their
recent arrivals. Meanwhile, there has been a keyboard sitting in the
corner and collecting dust for over six years. People seem to be inspired
by the real thing.