Fender Rhodes Controller
As part of a recent WestGate Church campus launch, I chased down a Fender Rhodes case out of Berkley, CA. The guts were already gone. I bought the case and "hood" for $50 and brought it over to long time friend Jack Roan (of Noble Amps) to create a midi keyboard controller that looks darn right sexy. The controller connects to a MacBook Air 11" running MainStage 3. The audio interface is a Radial USB Pro which converts digital audio via USB straight to 2 XLR outs (shown). Pretty slick.
These pics are from a while back. We had to sand off a crazy amount of paint (at least 3-4 layers to get to the original). My favorite layer was homemade glitter flecks that likely originated in its previous home of Berkley, CA.
The next step is going to be to wrap the wood case in white tolex, add a Noble circle LED insignia and... turn it to 11!