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Viscount Legend '70s #3018384 12/04/19 01:22 PM
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Viscount was already teasing a new instrument on Facebook, but now posted a more detailed picture. It's called the Legend '70s. Hope for a Rhodes clone!

(P.S. can't link to the picture, Facebook et Al)


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Re: Viscount Legend '70s [Re: OmniaAequalis] #3018442 12/04/19 07:21 PM
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I don't have Facebook, but would be happy if it were a 70's era tonewheel from the final days of the original Hammond organ co. They currently give me the choices of a '56 and '59 B3, '62 and '66 C3, '36 BC, and some 60's era A100s.


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Based on the teaser pic, looks to be EP-centered, with a flat top. I wasn't even aware that Viscount made piano emulations, but they do.


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Wow, I didn't know they're still in business! They've had some innovative products over the years.


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Re: Viscount Legend '70s [Re: Mark Schmieder] #3018475 12/04/19 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Schmieder
Wow, I didn't know they're still in business! They've had some innovative products over the years.


Yes, they are, primarily in classic organs and Hammond clones.

I agree that the pic looked like an EP focussed board. Would be cool to see and hear the final product. Could be a Crunar Seven or Korg SV-1 competitor.


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Re: Viscount Legend '70s [Re: OmniaAequalis] #3018488 12/04/19 10:33 PM
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Viscount in Italy has a relationship with the developers of acoustic modeling software that is the basis of the Physis Piano.

Pianoteq, Lounge Lizard, GSI and others have shown you can successfully model the electro mechanical instruments as well. Maybe this is growth from the Physis people dabbling in EPs?



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It looks like they are putting this head-to-head against the Crumar Seven.

I'm a Viscount owner of the Legend Live and am personally glad I picked it over the Crumar Mojo dual manual. It was the right choice for me and the subsequent releases have improved the instrument or given me more choices of Hammond tonewheel models and eras. I wish I played it more and gigged with it more, actually.

Interesting to see what they come out with. The aesthetics of a Rhodes and a TP/100 keybed don't necessitate that this is something I am going to buy but it's nice to follow this as a boutique category.

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Re: Viscount Legend '70s [Re: OmniaAequalis] #3019177 12/11/19 05:08 PM
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Taken from FB site Looks interesting , seems more complex and more features than its competitors , being the crumar seven and korg sv1 ( of which I have both ) Im guessing a NAMM release , Im sure we'll find out more soon.
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Please don't use a TP-100. Please don't use a TP-100.

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Originally Posted by mate stubb
Please don't use a TP-100. Please don't use a TP-100.

wall redwall hitt deadhorse


If they need weight down, they're going with a TP-100 or a Medelli. <sigh>

I'd rather play the CP88.


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I sold my Crumar Seven for 2 reasons. One was to make room, physically, for the Vintage Vibe. The other was that after much going back and forth I decided I actually preferred playing EPs on the excellent unweighted Mojo 61 keyboard as opposed to the Seven's TP100 keys. A rare case of a really good unweighted action being better (subjectively) than a weighted action, for a specific purpose.

The Seven's sampled APs are much better than the Mojo's APs, but for my gigging purposes that isn't very relevant.


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Originally Posted by mate stubb
Please don't use a TP-100. Please don't use a TP-100.

wall redwall hitt deadhorse

Please be acquired by Yamaha or Casio so you can use their lightweight actions.

Also, please have a flat top that can take a second keyboard.

Cheers, Mike.


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Originally Posted by ElmerJFudd
Originally Posted by mate stubb
Please don't use a TP-100. Please don't use a TP-100.

wall redwall hitt deadhorse


If they need weight down, they're going with a TP-100 or a Medelli. <sigh>


Viscount has custom "tracker touch" actions made for some of their classic organ consoles. One can always dream!


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Re: Viscount Legend '70s [Re: OmniaAequalis] #3019343 12/13/19 01:59 AM
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Here’s the contrary view of the TP-100. The combination of the Crumar physical modeling and the TP-100 (which I thought I’d hate) make the Crumar Seven the most realistic fake Rhodes I’ve ever played. I seriously get fooled by it. I ran it through a Fender Deluxe a couple weeks ago and couldn’t believe how realistic it sounded and felt.


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Originally Posted by Mitch Towne
Here’s the contrary view of the TP-100. The combination of the Crumar physical modeling and the TP-100 (which I thought I’d hate) make the Crumar Seven the most realistic fake Rhodes I’ve ever played. I seriously get fooled by it. I ran it through a Fender Deluxe a couple weeks ago and couldn’t believe how realistic it sounded and felt.


I agree. For whatever reason, the TP-100 in the Crumar Seven case (for good or bad) feels similar to playing some version of a Fender Rhodes, minus the weight mass of the instrument as a whole of course. The downside is it doesn’t speak well with the acoustic piano sounds onboard and although you can adjust velocity behavior in the modeled acoustic piano (at least the manual says you can) I was unable to find a way to edit the velocity curve for the sampled acoustic pianos which sound better. Are you aware of velocity curve editing or choices in the firmware, Mitch?




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