Procul Harum Sound on Tyros 5

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Procul Harum Sound on Tyros 5

Unread post by Voytek » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:58 pm

Hi Guys

I'm a Tyros newbie and would like to be able to get the Procul Harum Organ sound on Whiter Shade of Pale. There is one already on the Tyros but I would like something closer to the original. Can anyone help please.


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Re: Procul Harum Sound on Tyros 5

Unread post by parametric » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:42 pm

Hi Voytek, and welcome to the Forums . . .

The Hammond Sound is so entrenched in our Musical consciences, that it attracts as much "debate" as the "Best Piano" argument.

It's of course very subjective and deeply personal.

The Tyros5, Montage and Genos, all being Flagship boards almost certainly have "The Best" that Yamaha can contrive as regards the Hammond Sound . . . .

I recently met Josh Phillips, Procul's current keyboardist at a Yamaha "Artist's Day", I attended with Saul - showcasing the just released Montage.

I was unaware, until I heard the strains of "Whiter Shade of Pale" emanating from the Montage (a 7 IIRC)

A few weeks later, I was performing with Procul at the RFH, and during a rehearsal, Josh confided that he was very pleased with the Montage8 as a performance Synth - and that it was heavily used on Procul's latest Album . . . .

He still had the Hammond XK-3C in his rig though, so I'm guessing he considers the real thing is best . . . .
Parametric, Josh and the Montage.jpg
Parametric, Josh and the Montage
St Lukes Rehearsal - Josh's Hammond.jpg
St Lukes Rehearsal - Josh's Hammond XK-3C
Other option are VSTis (Derek has an opinion on this, in a performance situation)

Perhaps that helps . . . ?


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