Well done, John!
What a pleasure to hear these pieces with the timbre of a harpsichord. I like your tempo, and you do a great job with the steady rhythm and just enough ritard for the cadences. Thanks for sharing these.
I love that little Roland C-30. May I ask what the touch feels like? Is it more like a harpsichord or a digital piano? It looks like fun to play.
The touch is interesting. They've gone through great lengths to give it a harpsichord touch. The action has a little bit of a click to it and is very shallow. When multiple strings are "plucked" there is the staggering effect so they don't all sound at the same time. This is true for a real harpsichord and they've emulated this very nicely. This an electronic instrument and does have its caveats, but heck how can I fit 2 double-manual instruments, a fortepiano, and two organs into a room that also has my virginal, large unfretted clavichord and my grand piano in it?
I agree it is a lot of fun to play and when it's too late to play the piano, and I'm too tired to fuss over the clavichord, which doesn't like the humidity at all, I play this. It's great to play Scarlatti on and with the different stops just like a real harpsichord I almost forget that the instrument is a grand faux harpsichord.
I thank your for the compliment on my steady time. I work really hard at that all the time and I worry if I speed up or not. In the Ground, this is partiularly important because of the steady background.
If you're interested in purchasing a C-30, look up Bannana Music online. This is where I got mine. Their pricing was reasonable and I ended up with even better deal after there was a big delay in shipping.