how does the hammond organ feel

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by L int., Sep 6, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    a question for the keyboarders of you...

    I want to purchase a MIDI Keyboard, and would like to know if the "hammer action" (like a real piano), or "semi-weighted" keys come closer to the natural feel of a hammond organ and clavinet respectively.

    I am not a pianist, but want to learn some basics (hammond & clavinet) on a keyboard for music production on Logic.

    Also: if i want to play the above mentioned instruments - how many keys would you recommend - do i better get the 88, or would 61, or 49 still be fine.

    any help appreciated, thanks,

    Joe
     
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    The non-weighted keys would feel more like a Hammond and would allow greater flexibility for that style of playing. Neither are like the waterfall keys of a hammond, although you can get those through the Roland or Korg B3 clones. I have had both weighted and non-weighted. If I was playing only limited expressive piano pieces I would go with non-weighted. But, if you are into expressive keyboard playing, nothing feels like playing on weighted keys.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    ... I was expecting that.

    will think about it and probably go for a semi weighted 49 since i will use it for composing rather than for real piano playing.

    Thanks for your help.
     

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