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#448115 - 03/07/18 02:47 PM Re: Roland BK9 Hammond Jazz & Blues..Great Hammond [Re: Dnj]
DonM Offline
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The BK9 organ is better than the BK7. I've mentioned before that it is the best I've ever heard in an arranger. Diki kept saying that, but I had to hear it for myself when I had one for a couple of weeks.
There's something about those BK7 drums that is really solid though. I wasn't able to duplicate that in the later models. But I didn't try real hard either.
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#448116 - 03/07/18 03:02 PM Re: Roland BK9 Hammond Jazz & Blues..Great Hammond [Re: Dnj]
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No, I don't think the BK-7m organs are the same. BK-9 had several hundreds more sounds than BK-7m, and they put an emphasis on organs, in connection with the drawbars.

Edited: Sorry, I didn't see someone already answered...


Edited by Crossover (03/07/18 03:03 PM)

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#448117 - 03/07/18 03:05 PM Re: Roland BK9 Hammond Jazz & Blues..Great Hammond [Re: Dnj]
DonM Offline
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Here's a song I did a few years back on the BK7 with Edirol controllers. Vocals T.C. Helicon Harmony M.
The Letter
https://app.box.com/s/vlxhu5ww1xkl01m33936ug62gss77veg
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#448119 - 03/07/18 03:13 PM Re: Roland BK9 Hammond Jazz & Blues..Great Hammond [Re: Dnj]
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Don great sound as usual thanx for sharing sure wish more people would also here..


Edited by Dnj (03/07/18 03:13 PM)

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#448121 - 03/07/18 04:54 PM Re: Roland BK9 Hammond Jazz & Blues..Great Hammond [Re: Tonewheeldude]
Bill Lewis Offline
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Originally Posted By Tonewheeldude
Second video is a classic and I have been lucky enough to spend some time with the late Jimmy Smith over the years. 16', 5 1/3' and 8' is the easiest drawbar combination to nail and Roland did an ok'ish job keeping in mind the Hammond sound is just one of many sounds. The old VK series were not bad with the bottom three or four drawbars either....just keep away from anything above.

I have to say though....The sound of the first video is just awfull! the overdrive fizzes over the top of the track making me want to clear my throat....and the awful stereo shift from left to right of the Leslie sim is chronic and you cant listen to it through headphones without getting nauseous.

I am overly critical of the Hammond sound though having spent much of my life in and around them.

Sound aside...nice playing from the Roland demo guy whoever he is.


I'm an old B3 player too. BK9 is way too bright on the top end. First thing is you have to roll off the top end with the EQ. Might try to augment the mids and bass EQ too.The BK7m is using presets which may or may not come from the BK9s VK8 engine. Of course on the BK9 also has drawbars and a lot of other parameters to adjust with the Leslie Sim and organ .In stereo its pretty good and enough for live performance.
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#448271 - 03/10/18 07:08 AM Re: Roland BK9 Hammond Jazz & Blues..Great Hammond [Re: Dnj]
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keys clap cool2


Edited by Dnj (03/10/18 07:09 AM)

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