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That was great--especially the amusing film clip at the end.

 

Lots of keyboards I'd never seen before including this one:

 

 

http://www.synthmuseum.com/rmi/rmikc201b.jpg

 

Punch cards... wow.

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Actually, this was posted here (might have been by you?) a year or less ago. :)

 

It's entirely possible. My memory is not what it used to be. :eek:

 

edit: twas Cygnus, whew!

 

https://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/2282064

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edit: twas Cygnus, whew!

 

A year less 4 days ago! Damn, I was close. ;)

 

Still cool to see the gear. Although, watching it again, some of them are playing in D, some in E, and at least one in C... so either everything is randomly transposed, or something's a little fishy. ;)

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I remember when that RMI keyboard computer came out. I wanted one. I actually bought the demo LP (it was cheap). I even still have it! :laugh: Maybe that's worth a fortune on ebay; it should be in pristine condition because I played it only once or twice.

 

I enjoyed that video too. :D

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Yeah, I lusted after that RMI when it came out too. I did buying another, much more minimal synth that also used a kind of punch card for preset recall, the EML Syn-Key. As for the RMI, the only artist I can remember who really used it was Todd Rundgren.

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In order...

 

Name something I like, something I've never owned, and something that goes on for a long time.

 

Ice Cream, Jupiter 8, Alice's Resturaunt.

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As for the RMI, the only artist I can remember who really used it was Todd Rundgren.

 

I happened to be baby sitting some backline gear at a Utopia show one time and Roger Powell showed me around that RMI. It had these weird primitive stepped envelope generators, but at the time it was the height of digital coolness.

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Loved the video a year ago, and still love it.

 

When I was selling Lowreys one of the store owners brought in his RMI Keyboard Computer to sell. He heard it expertly demoed and had to own it, only to discover that it was a bitch to get music from. I gave it a whirl and couldn't make it sound any different than any of the other digital organs on the floor.

 

Carlo Curley gave an organ recital in Philadelphia when the RMI came out. He was an endorser and performed on the demo album mentioned above. The RMI was set up near the altar, across the chancel from the organ. He played a few organ works, then went over to the RMI for a few tunes. I remember it sounding cool and organ-y in his hands, but he had obviously put in the time.

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Carlo Curley gave an organ recital in Philadelphia when the RMI came out. He was an endorser and performed on the demo album mentioned above. The RMI was set up near the altar, across the chancel from the organ. He played a few organ works, then went over to the RMI for a few tunes. I remember it sounding cool and organ-y in his hands, but he had obviously put in the time.

Wasn't RMI a subsidiary of the Allen organ company, the makers of Curley's tour organ? Or it's just the old brain farting?

 

 

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Jean Michel Jarre used (still uses on his Oxygen tour) a RMI Harmonic Synthesizer.

 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rScBRKlTdoE/SjPS5KhX4MI/AAAAAAAAUVI/Pmaari8Q5DY/s400/!BUUGovw!Wk~$%28KGrHgoH-DUEjlLlzqhLBKM7KwbkIQ~~_3.JPG

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Wasn't RMI a subsidiary of the Allen organ company,

 

You are correct. From Wikipedia:

 

Rocky Mount Instruments or RMI was a subsidiary of the Allen Organ Company, established in about 1966. It was based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. It is most famous for the RMI Electra Piano, a keyboard instrument that created piano and harpsichord-like sounds without the use of strings, tines, or reeds, instead using transistors, much like the combo organs of

the day.

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In order...

 

Name something I like, something I've never owned, and something that goes on for a long time.

 

Ice Cream, Jupiter 8, Alice's Resturaunt.

 

Extra credit... Used in a sentence:

 

I'd enjoy some ice cream while playing a Jupiter-8 at Alice's Restaurant.

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Wasn't RMI a subsidiary of the Allen organ company, the makers of Curley's tour organ? Or it's just the old brain farting?

 

Yes, Curley shilled for Allen.

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edit: twas Cygnus, whew!

Still cool to see the gear. Although, watching it again, some of them are playing in D, some in E, and at least one in C... so either everything is randomly transposed, or something's a little fishy. ;)

 

I think the song is just modulating keys. Sounds that way, too, if you'd close your eyes long enough to listen (which, all things considered, is unlikely :) )

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Actually, this was posted here (might have been by you?) a year or less ago. :)

 

Pretty cool video. :thu:

 

 

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Actually, this was posted here (might have been by you?) a year or less ago. :)

 

Pretty cool video. :thu:

 

 

Sven, I can't figure out whether you have the best memory in the world, or the best database. Whichever, you have far too much time on your hands. :)

 

Definitely not the best memory, but these things take me almost no time at all to find... which is probably why I'm amazed others have any difficulty finding things online. I sometimes forget my Google-Fu strength. ;)

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