Tim Lillis

Tim Lillis has performed around the world with artists like Britney Spears, comedy legend Todd Glass, and the renowned vocal group The Platters.

Tim recently completed the Piece of Me tour with iconic pop artist Britney Spears. He has played in some of the most prominent venues worldwide such as the O2 Arena in London, Accor Hotels Arena in Paris, and the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, often to crowds of over 20,000.

After graduating from the Berklee College of Music, Tim produced a review show with his wife which was performed in several countries throughout Europe and Asia. They also released a holiday album which quickly garnered over 100,000 listens on Spotify.

Tim is a founding member of the band Extra Lives which recreates classic video game music in a live setting.

We chatted with Tim on how he’s using Sequential instruments in his music:

What made you choose the Prophet Rev2?

“I love my Rev2 for many reasons, but the most important is the warm analog sound. Sometimes you just need that beefiness, punch, or big impact that virtual analog just can’t touch. Not only is the Rev2 amazing at dialing in sounds to my exact specifications, but it’s also amazing to just start twisting knobs and discovering. That might actually be my favorite part — the unknown. I could start with the same patch every morning and turn it into something completely different every day. Super inspiring.”

How are you using it?

“I currently use the Rev2 in my studio for a lot of fat bass, lead, and pad sounds. I also use it to program some wacky sounds with a video game music group called Extra Lives. I recently took it on the road with Britney Spears’ Piece of Me tour.”

What’s one of your favorite things about it?

“It’s a truly reliable keyboard. The Rev2 is built like a tank, so I never have to worry about it on the road. It’s also a beautiful looking board. Actually, it’s the first keyboard I’ve ever brought home that caught my wife’s eye. She said “oooo, that’s pretty!” That was a huge win for me haha!”

What does it give you that other synths might not?

“For me, I really needed that extra ‘oomf’ on stage. The analog oscillators can really grind at the low end, and then also explode at the high end without being too shrill.”

Any interesting Prophet Rev2 tricks or techniques you’d like to share?

“Ya know, I find the best trick is to keep it simple.  Some of my favorite sounds are not very complex at all, which makes things really easy on stage and in the studio.”

LINKS

www.timlillismusic.com


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