As Musical Director on US tours for The Dream, Cher Lloyd and Eric Turner, Steve Octave knows what works on stage. Steve prefers to run things off-stage, but often he is required to step in and jump on an instrument, sometimes bass, sometimes keys — he's got the chops so he's more than capable.
On the latest Eric Turner tour, Steve played bass and chose to bring his UltraNova to give him a wider sonic palette. "It's just a great machine. Apart from the fact it's blue [laughs], the fact that you can power it from the USB is amazing, and that's how I used it on Jay Leno. I also love the vocoder, the fact that it has two inputs and it's also very clean-sounding. It has a real analog sound and it's very easy to access sounds and create new ones. Lastly, I love that it has a touch sensitive option for real live edits."