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downloaded the factory program settings, and was wondering if any other electro user would mind sending me their program settings. curious to see how others have their different rhodes, wurli, clav settings and organ programs. also, i have a flanged hammond setting that sounds real growly, anyone know why, and can i enhance that growl. thanks, Tom
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I just use Bank A. I play in a blues/classic rock/funk/jam band, so the emphasys is on the playing, the sounds I need are really basic.

 

So let´s go:

 

1- A go to Rock Hammond, 888800004, 50% overdrive, 2nd percussion, soft slow.

2 - More Jazzy, 686000000, C3, 10% overdrive, 3rd percussion, soft normal, split 800008888.

3 - Gospel/funky, classic 800000008, 10 % drive, leslie fast, split with a mellower setting on the lower manual 006420000.

4 - A bright, cutting B3, 865422048, 30% drive, C3, leslie on fast, no percussion.

5 - A go-to Wurly with a little tremolo and about 20% drive.

6 - The funk machine. Bright clav with wah on the pedal (don´t really remember the settings, it´s the brighter possible) and a little drive.

7 - A darker clav with a little drive and phaser ready to go.

8 - Rhodes 1 with a little phaser.

 

That´s it, all I need.

 

:)

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In order to facilitate rapid switches, I put identical "Jimmy Smith" patches all in the same bank and all the same acoustic piano patches in another. That way I don't have to scroll through to find my two "bread and butter" sounds. When we were doing a weekly jam, the NE was the only board I used, so I had to be able to be pretty nimble. Another bank has some specific organ set ups such as the intro to "Time Is Tight", a "Gimme Some Lovin'" patch, etc.

 

For example, the lag is short enough that I could go from the organ intro or choruses on "Gimme Some Lovin'" to using a piano behind the verses without missing a thing. That particular organ patch is 8C, e.g and one click to 4C gets me the piano. No scrolling up and down. Useful if you're using just one board and need to make changes in mid-song.

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First, here are some of the interesting sounds I like on the Electro. Then I'll repost my patch management system on the Electro.

 

Some of my favorites include:

 

1) Clav with overdrive & wah 2 dialed in to the tempo of the funk comp. Instant 70's machine or MMW clav knockoff.

 

2) Wurly with lots of overdrive. Spanking the low notes is particularly realistic like there are real reeds in there.

 

3) Any Hammond sound with Phaser 2. Creates a great sweeping sound that can substitute for string pads in a hearbeat.

 

4) Hammond sounds with a touch of ring mod. I have one sound that I think is 858000000 with overdrive, touch of phaser and touch of ring mod. The ring mod gives it a very vocoded flavor.

 

5) Rhodes 4 with Phaser 2 and a touch of overdrive plus some high EQ and tremolo. I may not enable all these FX at the same time, but I dial in the desired knob values, turn off the FX and then save the sound. Then when I want to zoom in these FX on the fly, all I do is hit the button and bam, it's there.

 

6) CP80 sound with Chorus or Phaser along with some High EQ and overdrive. Instant Peter Gabriel.

 

7) Rhodes with overdrive and braked Leslie. The braked Leslie gives EP and clav sounds an added dimension. The effect changes if you unbrake and brake the Leslie (like the sound of the rotor turns just a bit).

 

8) Hammond with odd drawbar settings, no Leslie, just some Tremolo speeding up and down. Sounds like no organ - weird and electronic sound like some early synth.

 

9) Overt ring mod on any sound - sweep the frequency dial and it sounds like R2D2 or something. Very spacey and cool if used in the right place.

 

There are many more - this is just a sampling.

 

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Here is my patch management system for predictability on gigs.

 

There are 8 live buttons (2 rows of 4) for patches and 6 banks to

rotate through, each with 8 patchs (8 buttons x 6 banks = 48 sounds

A1-F8). In order to keep my life simple, I have arranged things so

that each button has the same general "type" of sound for each

letter, with changes in FX and drawbar settings. I use the top 4

buttons for non-organ sounds and the bottom 4 buttons exclusively

for organs. I have familiar sounds saved across these buttons in

each bank, so when I rotate to a new bank, the familiar sounds are

still one button away. Here is what my basic landscape is:

 

A1: Rhodes 4 w/tremolo & chorus2 (a very good staple stage EP with a

hard tine sound)

A2: Rhodes 1 w/tremolo, chorus, EQ tweaks (a more mellow, bell-like

sound)

A3: Wurly with slight distortion

A4: Phased clavinet

A5: 888000008 straight up, no chorus, perc or drive

A6: 888000000 w/3rd perc, C3 chorus (lower split set for 808000003)

A7: 888765567 w/C3 chorus

A8: 808000005 straight

 

B1: Same as A1, but with overdrive

B2: Same as A2, but switched to Rhodes 4 sample

B3: Same as A3, but with more tremolo and overdrive

B4: Wah clavinet

B5: Same as A5, add C3 chorus and overdrive

B6: Same as A6 (I have A6, B6, C6, D6, E6, F6 all set the same as

this

is a frequently used staple)

B7: Same as A7 w/overdrive

B8: Same as A8 with C3 chorus

 

This pattern repeats itself for the A-F banks. Basically, the same

type of sound appears in the same place, with different types of FX.

I have the #6 sound (888000000 w/3rd perc, C3 chorus) saved the

same, since it is a "go to" sound if I am needing to rip a solo or

whatever. By the time I have scrolled up to the #8 sounds, I have

some pretty wacked out FX and really oddball sounds...try 888888888

with phaser -- killer sound. Also, 588000000 with ring mod sounds

like a freakin' vocoder when tweaked properly. I do have some

acoustic piano sounds buried further down, but don't use them much

-- that's why they are buried. For the most part, I float between

banks A-B-C-D, seeking changes in clav wah or more overdrive, etc.

One of my favorites is a heavily overdriven clav with auto wah,

chorus and EQ tweaks. Instant funk machine.

 

As for the "user preset" buttons that are accessed by a combination

of pushing the shift key and the buttons below the LEDs...I do have

these set up with my favorite sounds in order of priority, but I

really use patch changes more than the user preset feature. It can

be a one handed ordeal, but I can only reach the first 3 or 4

buttons while playing, so I have my most common sounds there. Like

another user commented, the necessity of pushing two buttons to

switch user presets is really a hassle. I would like to request that

Clavia provide us with a "shift lock" feature, much like the Num

Lock and Caps Lock on PCs. If I could have that shift button enabled

all the time (as applies to user presets, not the other menus buried

under the patch buttons), this would make life MUCH easier for using

user presets.

 

I did have fun at one gig taking a solo and hitting the "random"

preset throughout...very experimental. This is a neat feature.

 

Overall, I have grown very attached to my Electro. The Electro is

quite an amazing instrument, especially in stereo.

 

I hope that my patch management advice is helpful. I find that it is

very nice to have the same sounds available under the same button in

each bank and using the bottom 4 buttons exclusively for organ is

great.

 

Regards,

Eric

 

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I did have fun at one gig taking a solo and hitting the "random"

preset throughout...very experimental. This is a neat feature.

 

I tried that too. Fun stuff!

My drawbars go to eleven.

Gear: Roland VR-09, Nord Electro 2 61, Korg CX-3. Hear my music: facebook.com/smokestoneband

 

 

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I only use bank A, and have basic sounds set on that bank with the effects turned off, but preset so when I hit the button to turn the effect on, it's dialed in where I want it to be. I only have one organ patch, I just tweak the drawbar settings and stuff on the fly as needed.

 

My sounds are arranged as follows:

 

A1- organ 888800000, 3rd harmonic percussion, C3 set to engage with a press of the button. Lower manual set at 008400000.

 

A2- Mk5 Rhodes. slow tremolo and slight chorus ready at the click of the buttons.

 

A3- one of the more "brassy" sounding Rhodes samples. I can't remember what one it is. Same settings on the effects.

 

A4- mono Steinway piano. I only use this for the band where the Electro is the only board I bring. Parametric EQ and EQ turned on.

 

A5- Electric grand with a slight chorus effect. I use this one a lot

 

A6 Wurlie with tremolo on, distortion set but not on unless I hit the button.

 

A7 a biting type clav sound, with the auto wah and heavy phaser at the ready. This is my go to clav.

 

A8 a deeper clav, flanging at the ready.

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BARE,

One thing I've found to be useful is splitting the keyboard on organ for the purpose of defeating monophonic percussion. You can make the splits with nearly identical sounds. Then you don't have to worry about comping with your left hand defeating the percussion on your right.

Regards,

Joe

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One thing I've found to be useful is splitting the keyboard on organ for the purpose of defeating monophonic percussion. You can make the splits with nearly identical sounds. Then you don't have to worry about comping with your left hand defeating the percussion on your right.
Thanks for the very useful tip!

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