Need better organ for RD-2000... Please

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Need better organ for RD-2000... Please

Postby ElevenPhingahz » 22:52, 18 May 2017

I'm loving the RD-2000, the V-Piano alone is worth the price tag. Just got it for our church & housing it in a Grand Piano shell, looks & sounds amazing... that being said is it possible for better organ? I can tweak & layer to get some pretty nice sounds for worship but it seems for being the flagship from Roland the top meat & potato sounds should include the organ in the group. I'm a die hard Roland fan & swear by the RD series of boards but it seems the organ on these hasn't really caught up with it's sonic siblings.
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Re: Need better organ for RD-2000... Please

Postby DaveHorne » 09:31, 19 May 2017

For church use do you want a better Hammond sound or more pipe organ sounds?
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Re: Need better organ for RD-2000... Please

Postby ElevenPhingahz » 15:27, 19 May 2017

It seems that the Korg Kronos & Kurzweil lineage incorporate their virtual tone wheels respectively with the CX3& KB3 with great success and I don't get why Roland can't do the same by adding the VK-8M or VR-09 engine. I truly feel it would propel the RD-2000 forward by miles. I'm sure there's probably a good reason but I don't get it...
I stand by the Roland RD series as a faithful user & buyer, just have never been satisfied with the organ.
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Re: Need better organ for RD-2000... Please

Postby ElevenPhingahz » 20:23, 19 May 2017

But to answer your question Dave yes more pipe organ selections would benefit my specific needs.
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Re: Need better organ for RD-2000... Please

Postby DaveHorne » 22:43, 19 May 2017

I couldn't imagine that the Hammond organ sounds in the RD 2000 were unacceptable.

I owned a B3 growing up (a very long time ago) and the drawbar sounds are really just sine waves, very easy to recreate. I thought Roland did an acceptable job recreating the harmonic percussion tabs of a real B3.

When I get my RD 2000 back I'll take more time to look at the organ settings.
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Re: Need better organ for RD-2000... Please

Postby ElevenPhingahz » 01:05, 20 May 2017

Hi Dave,
I'm not saying the organ tones are unacceptable, with some basic tweaking they will definitely get you through a cover band gig just fine & the pipe sounds are workable for worship so yes... they're acceptable.
I'm just curious why Roland couldn't have the VK-8M or VR-09 sound engine in the latest RD. The VK-8M clone wheel is still one of my favorites.
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Re: Need better organ for RD-2000... Please

Postby ElevenPhingahz » 15:07, 1 June 2017

I've been working with the organ settings & getting decent results. Put together a "Phantom" style setting with pad & choir embracing the pipes... sweet. There are definitely a wide variety of possibilities.
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Re: Need better organ for RD-2000... Please

Postby umekolle2 » 13:52, 21 July 2017

Hello!

I'm also hoping for some better Hammond sound to the RD-2000, I've tried combinate sound but there is no way of getting near the "Hammond" sound that I want!

If there are someone out there who has found a nice setting, please share :-)

/ Jan
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