Keyboard legend Mike Lindup reminisces on how Roland’s D-50 synthesizer helped shape some of Level 42’s best-known tracks. Back in 1987, as their fame reached epidemic proportions, the band were spending most of their time on the road, playing arenas all over the world – both as headliners and opening for the likes of Madonna and Tina Turner. Needing to work on new material, Mike put together a studio that he could use on the road, which just happened to include a new and rather interesting Roland synth called the D-50…
Mark King and Mike Lindup of Level 42 chatting with Pat Sharp just before their headline set in front of 10,000 people at Let’s Rock The Moor! 16th May 2015.
Broadcast date: 01/09/1982
Mike Lindup plays his Fender Rhodes Mk1Stage 73 and Dave Smith Prophet08, demonstrating some of the parts and patches that are signature to the sound of Level 42. Filmed during the RITF 25th anniversary Tour in October 2012
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Mike Lindup (Level 42) talks about his history of playing keyboards live and how he’s enjoying playing his newly upgraded rig with an RD-800 and JD-XA synth.