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Offline JohnH

LOWREY ORGAN SOUND
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:30:15 AM »
HEY MUSIC FRIENDS------Somebody told me there is a Lowrey organ sound on the Genos---where is it-----I do own a Lowrey Imperial organ--full pedals--21 speakers----NICE organ !!!        THANKS !!--------JohnH
 

Offline tyrosman

Re: LOWREY ORGAN SOUND
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 11:31:42 AM »
in the organ catagory
Genos coming soon
 

Offline andyg

Re: LOWREY ORGAN SOUND
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 03:01:03 PM »
The Lowrey organ sound in Tyros 5 and Genos is a 'real' Lowrey - ie 'old school', like a 'Holiday','Berkshire' or 'Heritage' from the 1960s or early 1970s. As well as all the individual Organ Flutes and rotary speaker, you also have lots of solo Lowrey organ voices like Trombone, Cello and Kinura. All very authentic and if you know how the original organs worked you can set up some registrations that capture that 1960s sound very accurately.

It won't sound like your Imperial, but there again your Imperial won't sound like an old Lowrey either! :)
It's not what you play, it's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

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Offline JohnH

Re: LOWREY ORGAN SOUND
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 04:51:58 PM »
THANKS ANDY---- for your explanation---------much appreciated-------I prefer the new Lowery sounds---how about you telling us how to get the Lenny Dee sounds on the Genos------I'm an old Lenny Dee fan--------JohnH
 

Offline stephenm52

Re: LOWREY ORGAN SOUND
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 05:20:57 PM »
Here are the drawbar settings a number of Hammond players have used Lenny Dee's settings are in bold, just scroll to the end of the list.

Popular Drawbar Registrations

(Excerpted from the OriginalHammondLeslieFaq.)
This is, of course, a matter of taste, though some appear to be used more often than others. These were culled from a few sources.
Gospel
88 8000 008
Blues
88 8800 000
88 5324 588
?RodArgent (Argent)
88 0000 000
?BrianAuger
88 8110 000, 2nd Percussion, C3 Vibrato
?TomCoster (Santana)
88 8800 000
?JesseCrawford Setting
80 0800 000 (?TheatreOrgan sound)
ELP (KeithEmerson)
88 8000 000
JoeyDeFrancesco
88 8400 080
83 8000 000, C3 Vibrato
Also see StandardJazzRegistrations
BookerT Jones
88 8630 000, 2nd Percussion
GreenOnions
88 8800 000 (1st chorus)
80 8800 008 (2nd chorus)
JonLord
88 8000 000, 2nd Percussion
ProcolHarum
80 0808 000
AWSOP
68 8600 000, 2nd, fast, soft Percussion
JimmySmith
88 8000 000, 3rd Percussion, C3 Vibrato
Also see StandardJazzRegistrations and ErrolGarnerStyle
SteveWinwood
84 8848 448
88 8888 888
ErrolGarnerStyle
80 0008 888
EarlGrant
88 8888 888
88 8877 666
LennyDee
80 8080 808
88 8000 808
08 8000 888
00 8875 400

GrooveHolmes
88 8804 664
EthelSmith
80 8808 008
88 8800 008
KenGriffin
85 8855 557
WalterWanderly
00 8800 006
GENOS, Clavinova CVP 307, PSR s970, Korg Pa4x-76

Steve's Genos Recordings

Steve's Gig Disks
 
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Offline Ray

Re: LOWREY ORGAN SOUND
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 05:52:40 PM »
I agree with John H, the newer Lowrey sound, models Liberty, Rialto, Marquee are improved over their older organs, probably the latest digital systems and more speakers. I agree too, the past talents of Lenny, Ethel and Klaus at the organs of yesterday, were brilliant.
 

Offline andyg

Re: LOWREY ORGAN SOUND
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 12:53:29 AM »
The old and new Lowrey we're talking about are very different instruments. One is 1950s to 1972-ish and the other is post 1988, when Kawai took them over. In between, say 1975 to 1988, came some great models and some real dogs! MX-1, Cotillion, D325 Holiday. All belters. I'll not name and shame the others. :)

I love all the orchestral sounds and all the  bells and whistles on the new ones but for a real organ sound, the early ones win hands down. It's that classic sound that the Tyros 5 and Genos try to recapture.

As for Lenny Dee sounds, you might also want to experiment with the rotary DSP choices and settings. I'm not that keen on the new Real Rotary one, I think there have been a few threads on what settings you can use.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 12:55:48 AM by andyg »
It's not what you play, it's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

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Offline Ray

Re: LOWREY ORGAN SOUND
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 12:31:46 PM »
I believe the later A series, and current EX series Lowrey models, from around 2005 onwards, have far superior flute/diapson richness and depth than the very early models, it is all really a matter of opinion.