What keyboards did Dr Fink use?
Dr Fink has given a number of interviews detailing his keyboard set up.
In the early days, Dr Fink's set up included a Fender Rhodes, Farfisa VIP 345 and Leslie Speaker, Freeman string synthesizer and Moog Minimoog.
For the first Prince tour, Fink's set up consisted of an Oberheim 4 Voice, Fender Rhodes, Arp String Ensemble, Moog Minimoog, Hohner Clavinet and an Arp Pro Soloist.
By the time I joined him, my personal setup was just a Minimoog, a Rhodes, a Farfisa VIP 345 with a Leslie speaker cabinet, and a Freeman string synthesizer. At that same time, he had all this gear he bought with money from his record deal, so I integrated what I had with what he had. I got rid of the Freeman and went to an ARP String Ensemble, and the old Oberheim Four-Voices and S.E.M. modules. I kept the Minimoog, and added a [Hohner] Clavinet and an ARP Pro-Soloist... a lot of stuff! It was a Rick Wakeman kind of setup. Then, as time went on, I pared things down, and every year kept updating as things changed.
For the Dirty Mind tour this set up was stripped back to Oberheim OB-X, Arp Omni-2, Yamaha CP-70 and Arp Pro Soloist. Dr Fink later switched the OB-X for an OB-Xa.
For the Purple Rain tour, Fink's set up consisted of an Oberheim OB-Xa, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha CP-70 and a Moog Memorymoog.
For the Parade tour, Dr Fink the CP-70 with a Kurzweil K250 and also used a Yamaha KX88, probably controlling a Roland MKS-20.
For Sign O The Times and Lovesexy, Dr Fink dropped his analog synthesizers and replaced them with a Sequential Prophet VS for analog sounds. He also used a Fairlight CMI, which was later replaced with an Emu E-max containing Fairlight samples. For the Lovesexy tour, he used a Roland D-50 and a D-550 module. He also played Boni Boyer's Hammond B3.
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