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#2958843 - 11/20/18 08:23 AM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Brad Kaenel]
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Originally Posted By: Brad Kaenel
I kinda thought that's the way it was. Frankly, the big draw for me of the Seven over, say, a Gemini and a controller, is not having to carry a keyboard stand and a music stand -- two things I never had to think about as a Rhodes player. I'm not going to be toting the Seven around on a hand truck, nor banging it up a flight of stairs, like I did for years with my Mark II, but since it's designed to be self-contained, I don't want to simply ignore that functionality and transport it just like another fragile, expensive piece of gear.

@Tony: Do you feel the same way about the build? Do you leave the top and legs at home?


When I gig the Seven, I use it as designed; on its own legs, and with the lid.


Edited by Tonysounds (11/20/18 08:23 AM)
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#2958846 - 11/20/18 08:42 AM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Frank Montis]
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Originally Posted By: Frank Montis
Here's a new video of the Seven with the Mojo 61 on top, using the Wurli Stackers from Vintage Vibe. Works for me!


Great tune! Very evocative of the Brian Auger brand of fusion.

To my ears, the Rhodes and Hammond sounds are completely authentic. If I didn’t know better, I wouldn’t call them out as clones.
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#2958867 - 11/20/18 10:49 AM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Frank Montis]
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Originally Posted By: Frank Montis
Here's a new video of the Seven with the Mojo 61 on top, using the Wurli Stackers from Vintage Vibe. Works for me!



Very groovy, Frank. Thanks for sharing. The Mojo and Seven do splendidly in the roles they were designed for.
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#2958875 - 11/20/18 11:50 AM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Originally Posted By: Frank Montis
Here's a new video of the Seven with the Mojo 61 on top, using the Wurli Stackers from Vintage Vibe. Works for me!


Man, that is a sweet-sounding a slick-looking rig. Love the performance, too -- reminds me a bit of Jon Cleary!
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#2958906 - 11/20/18 03:00 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: samuelblupowitz]
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Originally Posted By: Adan

Great tune! Very evocative of the Brian Auger brand of fusion.

To my ears, the Rhodes and Hammond sounds are completely authentic. If I didn’t know better, I wouldn’t call them out as clones.


Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd

Very groovy, Frank. Thanks for sharing. The Mojo and Seven do splendidly in the roles they were designed for.


Originally Posted By: samuelblupowitz

Man, that is a sweet-sounding a slick-looking rig. Love the performance, too -- reminds me a bit of Jon Cleary!


Thanks guys... I used to listen a lot to Brain Auger, and man... I LOVE Jon Cleary. I'm a big fan of Crumar's sounds. They do sound very authentic, and even more after the latest updates, which I didn't do for this recording yet. If you haven't yet, it's worth doing!


Edited by Frank Montis (11/20/18 03:01 PM)

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#2958909 - 11/20/18 03:10 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Adan]
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What bag are you using? Thanks, Ken

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#2958913 - 11/20/18 03:27 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: kenheeter]
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Originally Posted By: kenheeter
What bag are you using? Thanks, Ken


For Mojo 61 I use the crumar spt-61 and for the Seven a bag will be released soon (SPT-77 I think)

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#2966598 - 01/03/19 03:35 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Frank Montis]
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Hi. Very good thread. Quick question: how robust are the knobs? I fear flimsy knobs ala Blofeld.
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#2966606 - 01/03/19 03:59 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: JehuJava]
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#2966722 - 01/04/19 09:31 AM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: JehuJava]
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Originally Posted By: JehuJava
Hi. Very good thread. Quick question: how robust are the knobs? I fear flimsy knobs ala Blofeld.


They don't feel super solid. There's a little bit of wiggle. I'm not going to start banging on them to see if they'll break.

I'd say the important thing is that they are not exposed like they would be sticking up from the top of a synth. For instance they're not going to be rubbing against any case you might put the keyboard in. You'd have to be doing something pretty weird to be making contact with the Seven's knobs in a way that could damage them.
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#2967795 - 01/08/19 04:59 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Adan]
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Hmmm. That’s kinda how they looked from a far. Thank you!
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#2968415 - 01/11/19 05:14 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: JehuJava]
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Can you just place a Mojo 61 on top of the Seven or do you need something to hold the Mojo?
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#2968422 - 01/11/19 06:46 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: motomike1961]
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I have a piece of rubber matting that lives on the top of the Seven to prevent scratching that beautiful curved surface. My Mojo61 sits nicely on that. Also, when playing with just the Seven it's really nice to have that horizontal surface to put a midi module or charts on.

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#2968558 - 01/12/19 05:20 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: kenheeter]
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First MINOR problem with the SEVEN. The bottom Bank indicator light stopped working. No functional problems, just the light. So now I know I'm in the fourth bank when none of the lights are lit smile. Too minor for me to pack and ship for service....don't you think? Still in love with it though.
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#2968560 - 01/12/19 05:27 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: cgiles]
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Email their support and ask for advice on how to proceed.
I bet they’d mail you a part if necessary. Then you just need to find someone savvy enough to install it.
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#2970614 - 01/21/19 11:22 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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New “Venice Grand” and firmware v1.20 update for the Seven: Crumar website
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#2970756 - 01/22/19 03:02 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Brad Kaenel]
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Thatza nyzza! With th3e Venice Grand, the Seven at last has a piano I can enjoy! I wouldn't say it's my new favorite sampled piano, but it's quite good, very realistic, woody, and sonorous. I've messed around with the settings for the modeled piano. It's getting better with each OS update, yet somehow it still sounds like an upright to my ears. With the Venice Grand I wouldn't hesitate to use the Seven on a solo piano gig.

I finally had the opportunity this morning to play a Yamaha p515. That's my gold standard for a sampled piano. Crumar's Venice isn't that good, but it's more than respectable.


Edited by Adan (01/22/19 03:03 PM)
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#2970758 - 01/22/19 03:18 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Adan]
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Is this the Snow Town piano from above a few posts?
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#2972459 - 01/29/19 01:28 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Has anyone made any edits to the EPs that they’d like to share?

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#2972460 - 01/29/19 01:36 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Mitch Towne]
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I finally played my first gig with The Seven.

Wow.

Being predominantly an organ player, I was concerned with the weight of the action. My favorite weighted-action board is the Nord Piano. The Seven action is heavier than the NP, but the sounds are much more alive and responsive, especially the EPs. It will be good for my chops overall to put some shed time in on the Seven.

On the gig, I found the Seven to be totally inspiring to play! I was playing and hearing fresh things on tunes I’ve been playing for years!! A realistic sound and response always open up creative avenues in my head and The Seven definitely provided those!

Also, the damn thing just looks cool.

I’m really knocked out by this. Stacking the Mojo61 on top basically gives my the dream vintage rig I’ve always wanted.

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#2972483 - 01/29/19 02:56 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Mitch Towne]
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If you haven't already done so, make sure you put a rubber mat on top of the Seven. idea

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#2972484 - 01/29/19 03:03 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Or cabinet liner.
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#2972553 - 01/29/19 09:05 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Tonysounds]
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I always apply a prophylactic cover on my Seven before stacking.
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#2972560 - 01/29/19 09:37 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Adan]
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Big thanks to Dave Bryce for bringing the Seven to NAMM. I got to play it for just a few minutes in the din, but that's all it takes to lust after one.

Like Mitch said, the action is a tad heavy, but it just feels so right. It reminds me of the Rhodes I had in the late 70's, but smoother. Dave was mentioning to me how important it is to factor in not just whatever Fatar action is used in a given keyboard, but the implementation of that keyed to the sound generation. In the case of the Seven, Crumar did an awesome job of marrying the two. It's a really organic instrument to play...

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#2973029 - 02/01/19 11:04 AM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: zxcvbnm098]
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I keep mine on at night just to see the lights.

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#2973031 - 02/01/19 11:12 AM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Mitch Towne]
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Literally the only thing that's preventing me from getting one is the Christmas tree lightshow.
I know the colors have a function, but still it's a bit too much. If they implement a os update to at least be able to dim them, I'm all in!

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#2973049 - 02/01/19 12:20 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Spider76]
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Originally Posted By: Spider76
Literally the only thing that's preventing me from getting one is the Christmas tree lightshow.
I know the colors have a function, but still it's a bit too much. If they implement a os update to at least be able to dim them, I'm all in!

IIRC, the option to toggle those off was implemented a few revs ago.

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#2973054 - 02/01/19 12:26 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Mitch Towne]
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Originally Posted By: Mitch Towne
I keep mine on at night just to see the lights.


There are worse fetishes to have...

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#2973083 - 02/01/19 02:12 PM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce

IIRC, the option to toggle those off was implemented a few revs ago.

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I somehow missed that, will check it out thanks!!!

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#2978368 - 03/03/19 11:01 AM Re: Crumar Seven [Re: Spider76]
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Wanna see me improvise a Seven demo?

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