QSC Audio Products has announced keyboardist Ed Roth as the latest signing to its K for Musicians group.
The K for Musicians group is comprised from guitarists, drummers and keyboardists who endorse the K-Series loudspeakers.
This latest signing coincides with the release of Roth’s self-titles album and the first single on the album, Summertime, spent 8 weeks in the Smooth Jazz Billboard Top 40 charts.
“I really set out to make a strong, musical record and I am proud of the album. With the help and encouragement of Warrior Records, and a lot of great musician friends playing on it for me and two top engineers, Ryan Hewitt and Joel Numa, recording and mixing it, I feel like we made something that will still sound great in 10 years,” says Ed Roth.
“The K Series speakers are warm and smooth, very musical to play through, yet they are able to cut through a mix. It's great to be heard without the usual harshness of most powered speakers. Second, as a keyboard player, you need headroom and power to be able to play with dynamics. You have to have that power to play tastefully, whether you are playing piano or Rhodes under a vocalist, or soloing on a fusion gig.”Article continues below
Roth has recorded with artists ranging from Coolio to Tom Morello and is a member of both the Bombastic Meatbats with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and CTA with former Chicago founder Danny Seraphine.
“As a keyboard player, you need to have warm, rich tone with headroom, but you also need to feel connected to your sound through your speakers. I play a lot of piano and Rhodes, and picked the Roland RD 700 as my main keyboard not only for the way it sounds with those instruments, but because it feels like I am connected to those instruments,” added Roth.
“Your speakers are as big a part of your sound and they also must do that in order for you to play musically. The K Series achieves that for me.”
To find out more about the entire K for Musicians family, go to www.kformusicians.com.