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Viewing topic "Rod Argent’s performance on “The Zombies, She’s not there”"

     
Posted on: December 04, 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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Rod Argent used a Hohner Mark I electric keyboard on the Zombies “She’s Not There”.  I have a motif XF7 purchased January 2015 with stock voices.  Would someone know what the best sound I have in the data list for electric pianos that would cover his Hohner? 

Bill

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Posted on: December 04, 2018 @ 01:37 PM
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I believe the instrument you’re referring to is a Hohner Pianet.
The Vintage Keys library has a decent Pianet Voice (among several others).
http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/voice-libraries/motif-xf/classics/vintage-keys-xf.html

If you don’t want to purchase that, the PRE1:046(C14) “Wurli EP Bright” Voice is somewhat in the ballpark, especially if slightly edited…
Turn off Elements 1 and 2. On Elements 3 and 4 change the Wave Number from 188 to 189, and the Velocity Limit from 80-111 to 1-111. STORE to a User Voice location if you want to keep the edited Voice.

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Posted on: December 05, 2018 @ 03:37 PM
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5pinDIN,

Yeah the Vintage Keys is on my list to purchase.  However, I think I would like to edit the Wurli EP Bright you mentioned as a learning experience. 

Thanks for your help, Haha I was going to private message you since I had confidence you would know and set me down the road of knowledge.

Thanks,

Bill

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Posted on: December 05, 2018 @ 07:51 PM
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You’re welcome. If you haven’t previously been editing Voices, this is as good a time as any to try. The changes I suggested should be fairly easy to apply.

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Posted on: December 06, 2018 @ 10:11 AM
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By the way, you might try turning up the Mod Wheel while playing just a bit, which will add some tremolo.

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Posted on: December 12, 2018 @ 10:01 PM
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I believe Rod Argent used a Hohner Pianet N on “She’s Not There” (I’m in the process of restoring my old N). There are a few Soundfont files of the Pianet N and Pianet T (slightly harsher sound)around on the web if you can use those as samples. The Pianet sound is different from other E pianos because it used “sticky pads” to pluck stainless steel reeds when you hit a key (if you look closely at the icon picture you’ll see a Pianet N on top of the Farfisa).

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Posted on: December 13, 2018 @ 04:03 AM
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kevinb - 12 December 2018 10:01 PM

I believe Rod Argent used a Hohner Pianet N on “She’s Not There” [...]

The Voice in the Vintage Keys library I referred to is an emulation of a Pianet N.

 

kevinb - 12 December 2018 10:01 PM

[...] (if you look closely at the icon picture you’ll see a Pianet N on top of the Farfisa)

Since it’s a bit difficult to see detail in that, I hope you don’t mind that I took the picture from your member profile, lightened it a bit, and attached it here.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018 @ 05:12 PM
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The picture is an old Polaroid from around 1974 and the quality wasn’t great to begin with. Thanks for lightening it up. Dave P’s Vintage Keys is a great set of voices but it makes me feel old since I played many of those “keys” when they weren’t “vintage”!!

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Posted on: December 13, 2018 @ 06:17 PM
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kevinb - 13 December 2018 05:12 PM

The picture is an old Polaroid from around 1974 and the quality wasn’t great to begin with. Thanks for lightening it up. Dave P’s Vintage Keys is a great set of voices but it makes me feel old since I played many of those “keys” when they weren’t “vintage”!!

I played all of those “keys” when they weren’t “vintage” also, and I am so thankful I no longer need to own/play/repair/transport those electro-mechanical dinosaurs to get the sounds they produce...I cannot overstate it!

My apologies to those who adore the old beasts.

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Posted on: December 14, 2018 @ 12:44 PM
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I too, carried around all the old beasts to get the sounds I wanted, including the B3, which never could go everywhere I wanted without plenty of help.  If only I had a Motif back in the late 60’s and seventies, I would have been the envy of every keyboard player around, haha.

I believe my aches and pains now are attributed to being keyboard player/roadie.  And the “Voice of the theater” speakers were no picnic either along with the Leslie. 

I enjoy being able to pick up the keyboards under my arm and plugging into a PA.  What a difference!

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