PipeChat Digest #1780 - Saturday, January 20, 2001
Re: 3-manual Hammond specs (X-posted)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>

(back) Subject: Re: 3-manual Hammond specs (X-posted) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 22:56:53 -0800   At 12:28 AM 1/20/2001 -0500, you wrote: >Bob, >Can you describe the sound? Is it "squeeky" clean around the edges with >minimal , is the word transient ??, sound or does it have some realism in =   >that it is not too pure and even..<snip>   Actually, that was BuuD-by-the-Beach that raided the Hammond/Snoozuki = trade show, but I've played the same organ (a generic Electronium) under a Content badge, and was NOT impressed at all. My impression matches = BuuD's, which was that it was VERY early Johannus mixed with some Ahlborn-Galanti, =   wrapped up in a pressboard "console". The Hammond example (really only a glued on badge) exhibits insufferable "chiff" and is quite...uh...Dutch. Johannus, meanwhile, increased byte size and scrapped =   the "dutch street organ" specifications for something a bit better. One thing BuuD-by-the-Beach did NOT meation was that the Electronium stuff has =   polyphony problems that shouldn't exist in this day and age. So much for Hammond's attempt at THIS market!   DeserTBoB