Craig Smith's Setup for Live and Recording Work

Craig performing on his portable grand piano

Listed below is all of the equipment at your disposal should you choose to use Craig as a session musician on your next live or recording project. Craig is available as a session player for live work and in the recording studio. He is also available as a 'dep' musician, deputising for your regular musicians.

His work has included recording towards a forthcoming Bryan Adams single and work as a support musician for Paloma Faith, Tinchy Stryder, The Noisettes and Spin Doctors.

  • Keys: Pianos & Synths
  • Nord Stage 76EX Nord's flagship, industry-leading, keyboard emulation instrument, offering the best pianos (acoustic and electric), near perfect organs including Hammond's B3, and synthesis to boot. Remember that fantastic sounding red keyboard that you heard someone play once? That was a Nord. Craig used this keyboard on Jessicas Ghost's album 'Losing Track of Time' for all piano and organ sounds, and a 'teaser' can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/jessicasghost or you could see the Nord Website for more information and to hear it.
  • Fantom G6 Workstation Roland's most powerful ever live workstation, offering immense sounds but also giving you the option to play pre-programmed sequences and even live audio within your set. See Roland.co.uk.
  • Roland FP2 Great-sounding stage piano that is ideal also for small rehearsals with vocalists, since it rather unusually has inbuilt speakers
  • Roland Juno-D Superb both for orchestral sounds and some fat and crazy synthesis. See Roland.co.uk
  • Percussion
  • Natural wood congas because there's nothing more distracting to your audience than gaudy luminous congas!
  • Natural wood bongos
  • Toys
  • Sequencing, live playback, sound effects & effects processing
  • Fantom G6 Workstation equiped to run backing tracks, midi files, mp3s and audio, which can be sync'd to clicks for drummers
  • Logic Studio run from a new Apple Macbook Pro
  • Apple iPad Mini for discreet live playback