Equipment and Staging
While many top artists in today's music scene rely on studio musicians and backing tracks, Leroy and Dewayne Williams are highly gifted singers and multi instrumentalists, who provide all their own music and vocals both in the studio and on stage. They use the most technologically advanced equipment available to create their signature sound. This page gives you detailed descriptions of the equipment and techniques used to create the remarkable sounds you hear in the audience!
Both artists are left-handed and play left-handed instruments. Leroy's main instrument is a left-handed Carvin double-neck built in 1994. The instrument features a six string bass on top and a six string guitar on bottom. The body wings are poplar and the necks are both maple. The fingerboards are made of ebony. A Roland GK-2a pickup has been added to the guitar. This allows Leroy to trigger midi sounds with his guitar. Leroy uses a Roland GR-09 for synth sounds and samples. Leroy also uses a Roland VG-88 effects processor which features a variety of effects and simulations of different guitars and amplifiers. Leroy's equipment allows for a vast variety of sounds and textures. Backline monitoring for his instruments is accomplished through a Peavey KB 5 amplifier, and the stereo outs from the amp are fed into the house mixer.
Dewayne plays a left-handed Musicman stingray 5 as his main bass guitar. The body wood is ash, the neck and fingerboard is maple, for a bright stinging sound. Dewayne also owns a left-handed Hohner scorpion with EMG pickups. His main keyboard is the Roland Fantom G 76 key, which is heard on the vast majority of pop/R&B/Hiphop albums produced. Dewayne prefers the synth action of the 76 key instrument to the piano weight of 88 keys, due to his blazingly fast technique. The keyboard includes an on board sequencer recorder and a vast array of knobs that can control performances. The keyboard acts as a control center for the entire stage, with one button press, every digital instrument on the stage can be set for the next song. Dewayne also uses a TC helicon voice live that allows him to sing multiple vocal parts by himself live. The quintet is also used for creative vocal effects including gender bending and the "stair step" pitch effects often found on pop recordings.
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