The Synth Wizardry of the Britney Spears Tour

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Whether you love her music or not, many of the pop princess' songs are marvels of multi-layered synth production. On the 2011 Femme Fatale tour, her entire band consists of two keyboardists: Marc Delcore and musical director Simon Ellis. We scored tours of their fabulous vintage-meets-modern synth rigs, and more than a little good advice about making it as an A-list touring musician, in these exclusive videos.

Then--and we're talking to those of you who'd prefer we restrict our coverage to Keiths Emerson and Jarrett--go ahead and tell us you wouldn't take this gig if it were offered to you. Enjoy!

Special props to our summer intern Sebastian Fotouhi, who did a great job shooting these videos.
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