First Hammond Organ Track!

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  1. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    Hi!
    Just got this 1961 Hammond M-100 (for Mrs. G for Christmas)....anyhoo....I'm working on a recording production and I felt the middle 8 (bridge section) needed something.
    I'm no organ or keyboard player...not even close... but I wanted to try a real simple melody part.
    Vocals are muted.

     
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    Gotta love those old Hammond tone wheels! Nice job!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Freddy,
    What can't you do?
    Love Hammonds!
     
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  5. Nicky

    Nicky On The Road Less Traveled Premium Member

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    My B3 emulations in my NORD Stage2 are really good, but you can't beat the real deal!!!
     
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  6. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    Hey Nicky! I got this organ from my long time keyboard player. He told me that he's got a ton of great emulated organ sounds (the man owns a virtual keyboard museum!) and he needed to free up some room in his studio. I jumped on that deal right away!
     
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  7. mcphaul

    mcphaul Senior Member

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    We have a Nord at the studio and did a comparison with a track a few years ago.

    1st the track just used the Nord and it sounded good in the mix.

    2nd Nord out through my Hammond preamp to the Leslie and it was even better.

    3rd we tracked my B2 (w percussion added) through the Leslie and we couldn't understand why we ever thought that the Nord sounded OK.

    Emulated Hammond can sound very good, but it's really a static sound. Most of the really good Hammond players I've worked with are constantly changing settings. Volume, Drawbars, Manuals, Vibrato, Leslie speed. All of those things can be done with emulations but it's very hard to do in real time, and by the time you buy controllers to do it all, you could have bought a Hammond.

    A real Hammond is a great add to any studio. Great add Freddy!
     
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    I forgot to add, I agree completely.
     

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