I am in possesion of about 100 drawbar setttings ripped from the masters
I got them from an organ manufacturer these are the real settings from the scotts mcduffs smiths joey d and gospel greats
I have tried using these before either making a notebook and taking them with me to church and trying them out during service
or going through them one by one until I found one that fit what I was playing
I have come up with a better idea
live with one drawbar setting for a week
pretty much play everything using that setting
I have tried it now for three weeks
and I have not only memorized the settings but I fully understand what to expect from it and have even developed new voicings to get the most out of them.
I wanted to share these settings here and I was hoping to get some more seasoned organists to offer advice on each new setting
i was going to submit one per week
and offer suggestions from my week with the sound on how to approach it.
anyone interested? in participating
all you have to do is try the setting I submit
and offer your review on the setting
negatives positives and tweaks
the tweaks are really interesting because you end up learning so much more about your instrument and style that way.
here is my first submission
336866330 8 404000000
I tried this out a couple of ways
first let me say I am in love with the 404 It is so warm and smooth I usually approach this setting with both hands chording melody with my right hand and supporting with my left
the upper setting i struggle with.
I have tried it with percussion on
000000000000 336866330 80 404000000 000000000
and I find it a very punchy vibrant setting when done this way
I have tried using chords but it seems too much against the 404 pad so
that doesent work
a tweak seems to be to push in the 4" to maybe 5 this seems to soften it
but in any event the upper manual seems to be for single note soloing
I have used this setting for one week and find that apart from it being a little quiet in a full band setting it is a very nice set up to play a variety of songs from uptempo to ballad.
if anyone else has a review of this setting or even another please feel free to share
my second submission is
888 8 888
I was really surprised by this setting
I love the warmth and body it has
it is not harsh not too sweet just right
a good tweak is to add some 1" this gives a little more bite for melodic articulation.
a very very useful sound probably good for an all around set up
the one i am working on this week is
000000000 000000000 8 606600000
this setting is all about the percussion
so turn your percussion on if you have a B3
and get ready to rip
I love this setting unfortunately I am not a great soloist
but this makes me feel like I want to be.
it is very encouraging
the 6066 is a nice warm pad setting perfectly balanced to match the upper percussion
if you organ has a trek II make sure the volume is set evenly it shouldnt scream too loud.
when on percussion