Paul Shaffer39s Keys to The Late Show

Behind Paul’s station sits a small rack of gear. Top to bottom: Mackie 1202VLZ Pro mixer, Sony CD player, AudioSource stereo preamp, E-mu Vintage Keys and Vintage Keys Plus modules, and Roland JV-2080. The cabinet on which these sit hides a miked Leslie 145 for the B-3. To its right you can see one of the Bose L1 speaker columns Paul uses for monitoring.
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Behind Paul’s station sits a small rack of gear. Top to bottom: Mackie 1202VLZ Pro mixer, Sony CD player, AudioSource stereo preamp, E-mu Vintage Keys and Vintage Keys Plus modules, and Roland JV-2080. The cabinet on which these sit hides a miked Leslie 145 for the B-3. To its right you can see one of the Bose L1 speaker columns Paul uses for monitoring.

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Oberheim OB-Xa — one of the most desriable vintage polysynths — above Kurzweil K250, the original sampling grand.

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Minimoog Voyager sits diagonally between the treble end of the K250 and Paul’s gear rack behind him.

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To the left of the K2000 atop the piano sit Kurzweil PC2R and Roland JD-990 modules. The JD-990 is the rack version of the JD-800, which used to sit where the Fantom-X7 is now. Yes, that’s an old-school phone, and yes, it gets used on the air.

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A Mackie 16-channel Onyx mixer brings it all together. It sits behind a Kurzweil K2000 V3, atop Paul’s Baldwin grand piano.

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The view from the most coveted chair in TV keyboard playing: Paul’s Hammond B-3 organ and Roland Fantom-X7.

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