Philip Wolfe's Rock Keyboards - Hammond B-3 & Moog Synthesizers
Sample CD-ROM library in Roland S-770 and compatible format
Philip Wolfe's Rock Keyboards - Hammond B-3 & Moog Synthesizers is a CD-ROM collection that includes samples from Philip's own instruments.
The lion's share of this CD is given to the Hammond B-3, with a slant typically toward rock - indeed, many of the samples contain slight distortion/pre-amp saturation - just like many hard-rock keyboardists used to record and play their organs.
The organ is recorded in many different settings, conveniently labeled according to the "drawbar number" employed. There are no velocity-switched slow to fast Leslie emulations, but there are a few patches where the slow to fast is sampled in the actual sound - and then it gets looped, continuously cycling through slow and fast. While not glamorous, this is a valid solution that allows you to simulate the Leslie speeding up.
The Moog samples come in different variety, but again with a nod to classic rock. Polysynth and polybrass, pads, analog strings, even a Taurus bass patch - and the best samples in the bunch, sample & hold modulated tones.
In order to use these CD-ROM you will need a SCSI CD-ROM drive connected to your S-series sampler or XV-5080. Keep in mind that certain sound data will need 32MB of memory, supported only by the S-760. The S-770 and 750 have less.
A Lexicon MPX-1 multi-effect processor was used
to add reverb/ambience to the samples.
|Volume name with audio demo||My comments|
|001 3 Bar Direct||Classic rock ballad organ|
|005 4 Bar with Percussion 2nd||with added percussion|
|008 1235 Bar w Percussion 2nd||Nicely overdriven, with a few more drawbars out - good for '70s Progressive styles|
|009 13469 Bar||Subtle, church-like, also excellent for '70s Progressive.|
|015 Bass Pedals - 16' Slow Leslie - with Medium Distortion||Powerful bass pedals through slow Leslie|
|018 - 6 Bars with Percussion 2nd - Slow to Fast Leslie - with Medium Distortion||Supremely rock - Nice distortion and Leslie sim|
|019 3 Bars - Slow Leslie - with Light Distortion||Perfect background for many songs|
|025 6 Bars - Slow to Fast Leslie - with Medium Distortion||The "looping Leslie" technique|
|028 9 Bars - Fast Leslie - Medium Distortion||Charming church organ|
|031 Polysynth||Nice '70s flavored polysynths.|
|036 Square Wave Polysynth||Square wave synth|
|040 Fat & Warm Pads||Nicely "out of tune" oscillator-drifting analog|
|043 Taurus Pedals||Deep|
|044 Analog Strings||Classic ana-strings|
|049 Sample & Hold - Modulation to Oscillator||The power of the Moog|
|Year of release:||1995|
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I put together a .pdf of the CD leaflet:
Philip Wolfe's Rock Keyboards.pdf
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