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What year is it?


Dave Bryce

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Just made two keyboard purchases - one Hammond organ...

http://www.hammondsuzuki.com/images/xk-1c-01.jpg

....and one monophonic Moog synthesizer.

 

http://www.moogmusic.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/730x490scale/product/Sub%20Phatty1small.jpg

 

Why do I feel like I'm in the 70s? :confused:

 

dB

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Why do I feel like I'm in the 70s? :confused:

I think what it means is that it won't be long before a lot of us are in our 70s....

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Why do I feel like I'm in the 70s? :confused:

I think what it means is that it won't be long before a lot of us are in our 70s....

 

Sadly, this ^

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Yeah Buddy! Very similar to my 2 KB purchases this year.

 

Sub Phatty and SK2

:cool:

 

Is the Moog going to be a Midi slave.

Here and there for recording, sure....but the thing actually has a really nice feeling semi-weighted keybed, and is a pleasure to play on. :thu:

 

dB

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I wish they had made it 29 keys. Having two full octaves from the lowest E makes a big difference for playing bass lines.

Maybe this is the best place for a shameless plug! Our now not-so-new new video at https://youtu.be/3ZRC3b4p4EI is a 40 minute adaptation of T. S. Eliot's "Prufrock" - check it out! And hopefully I'll have something new here this year. ;-)

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Agreed, but I think they were trying to hit a sub $1k MAP price point...and, frankly, I think they made a good call by choosing a nice feeling keybed, even if it did mean a few less keys.

 

It's pretty easy to shift octaves on the fly with the SP, too - dedicated buttons on the front panel for that. :thu:

 

dB

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I've managed to keep the Sub Phatty GAS at bay

Have you played one yet? If you're a MiniMoog guy and you don't wanna get GAS, I recommend you avoid it.

 

 

this Harmony Central gig you have is starting to get expensive, eh? :D

Yeah...lil' bit.... :eek:

Have I mentioned that my Electro 2 is for sale? :idea::poke:

 

dB

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I wish they had made it 29 keys. Having two full octaves from the lowest E makes a big difference for playing bass lines.

 

There's this really kewl feature - you can use a MIDI controller of longer key length to overcome the two octave keyboard.

Yeah, but it's so close! To have to bring a whole other keyboard to get 4 extra keys... and then have the messed up ergonomics of no longer having the controls directly adjacent to the keys you're playing them from...

 

It looks like they may have even been able to keep it the same size, the wheel panel looks kinda large...

Maybe this is the best place for a shameless plug! Our now not-so-new new video at https://youtu.be/3ZRC3b4p4EI is a 40 minute adaptation of T. S. Eliot's "Prufrock" - check it out! And hopefully I'll have something new here this year. ;-)

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I've managed to keep the Sub Phatty GAS at bay

Have you played one yet? If you're a MiniMoog guy and you don't wanna get GAS, I recommend you avoid it.

 

Oh yeah, I survived my encounter with the Sub Phatty. I had to remind myself repeatedly of the latest home repair job I need to pay for to escape GC without the Sub Phatty taking a ride with me.

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It's 2013, an epic year for me. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

 

Most of the good has been the GAS. New stuff in this picture includes the Baldwin 243, Hammond B3, Clavinet E7, Kurzweil PC3K8, Midas Venice F32.

 

http://B3and88.com/img/2013gas.jpg

 

The Vent is on the floor by the Hammond. The Casio PX-5s is by the door in a gig bag. Four QSCs K8 in the closet.

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Why do I feel like I'm in the 70s? :confused:

 

dB

 

Simple: because as your avatar reveals, you are Ultraman.

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Hai.....YAHHH! :D

I'm thinking that may not be the original soundtrack for that clip.... :idea:

 

dB

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A Micromoog or a Satellite would have cost something comparable to the Sub Phatty.... :D

Btw I've played the Sub and it's really lovely. *Very* good feeling knobs and keys, and a sound not far from the MiniTaur, only it goes up there.

However I must agree with the majority... a two-octave keyboard on a Moog synthesizer is a cosmic silliness.

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A little trivia:

 

Hammond B-3, 1954 price: $2,745; adjusted for inflation: $23,121.16 (2012 dollars)

Hammond XK-1c 2013 price: $1,495; in 1954 dollars: $177.49

 

Moog Minimoog 1970 price: $1,495; adjusted for inflation: $8,719.27 (2012 dollars)

Moog Sub Phatty 2013 price: $999; in 1970 dollars: $171.29

 

Best,

 

Geoff

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