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#169039 - 08/09/07 12:21 PM The Ultimate Arranger Keyboard
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Hammond w/MIDI and a Genesys XP


Dave

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#169040 - 08/09/07 12:26 PM Re: The Ultimate Arranger Keyboard
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Nice... (though I still think you need a 76 for a good piano part - be nice if the reverse keys could be used as regular ones).

Ian... any weight comment? And you thought my G70 was heavy...
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#169041 - 08/09/07 12:50 PM Re: The Ultimate Arranger Keyboard
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Nice Rig baby!! Sweeeeeeeeet !

Any Demos? I'd like to hear what that module can do if you can?

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#169042 - 08/09/07 12:58 PM Re: The Ultimate Arranger Keyboard
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But a B3 with a Kurzweil Sampling Keyboard and a Wersi EX 1 Expander is even better.

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#169043 - 08/09/07 01:45 PM Re: The Ultimate Arranger Keyboard
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But a B3 with Jimmy Smith behind it is even better, yet....

Doesn't need a single thing extra...

I see in the picture the drumkit in the background. What more do you need? Why an arranger if you have a drummer?

A B3, a drummer, and a bass player if your feet aren't that good... Why gild the lily?

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#169044 - 08/09/07 02:27 PM Re: The Ultimate Arranger Keyboard
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Originally posted by abacus:
But a B3 with a Kurzweil Sampling Keyboard and a Wersi EX 1 Expander is even better.

Bill


Talk about "Mine is better than yours"
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#169045 - 08/09/07 02:31 PM Re: The Ultimate Arranger Keyboard
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Well, the real reason I had the Genesys XP there was to have some extra sounds. Some of the songs we do work better with some strings, piano, vibes, etc. In the past I have placed a pRP800 or Genesys Pro S on top of the organ but frankly I feel having another keyboard sitting on top of a B3 takes away from the aesthetics. Why cover up any of that beautiful wood. So the Genesys XP was just an easy way of having access to a bunch of sounds that were easily accessible without having to spend time programming preset changes, volumes, etc. into the organ.

On the other hand, during sound check I thought it would be fun to call up a style and see how it felt to control things from the organ. So I set the MIDI Mode on the Genesys to accordion (which quickly sets the instrument up to receive on separate channels for auto-chord, live bass and live solo sounds). On the organ, I set the bass pedals to control the bass sound from the module and played that live, I set the lower manual to control auto-chords and used the top manual to play solo sounds from the Genesys XP or organ. It took about a minute and a half to set that up and then I played a few tunes. It was a real blast and worked great. I may try to book some singles like that. What the heck.

But then, I do agree with Diki that all you really need is the B3 and a good drummer. I have kicked pedals since I was 15 (that makes over 30 years) so a bass player is not necessary. My group does consist of keys, a sax player, drummer and bass player. But throughout the night the sax and bass would lay out and it was just me and the traps baby!!!

The drummer recorded last night and if the recording turned out well and doesn't have too much background noise I'll post a cut of two once I get them.

Best Regards,

Dave

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#169046 - 08/09/07 06:23 PM Re: The Ultimate Arranger Keyboard
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Registered: 07/27/05
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Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
Great setup....looking at it makes my palms sweaty and my back ache at the same time.

This is obviously a permanent install, and a wonderful way to play the B.

My B3 was a 1957 model with a cherry finish, and I was crazy enough to have two matching Leslie 147RVs to haul around with it as well...and yes, Diki, I certainly don't miss the weight.

Dave, you are a lucky guy to have such a convenient venue.

Ian
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#169047 - 08/09/07 06:26 PM Re: The Ultimate Arranger Keyboard
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I want one....
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#169048 - 08/09/07 06:29 PM Re: The Ultimate Arranger Keyboard
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Registered: 06/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Dallas Tx., USA
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Originally posted by kbrkr:
I want one....



I don't want to be the one carrying it to gigs!!


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