I\'d love to see one of the more ambitious developers sample the Hammond Novachord (some info here: Novachord site.
It has a truly distinctive sound than would really turn heads, and being essentially an organ, should be relatively simple to sample - few velocity layers needed, just getting loop points would be the task. That and keeping it working and in tune long enough to complete the project!
I did some conversions for a web site some years ago of some early recordings of the unit - absolutely amazing! One track featured \'trumpets\' that sounded like the \'20s recordings of flapper-style music, those doo-wakka-doo horns.
There are a few working models in existence, I believe one is in San Jose. It would be a shame to let this magnificent machine disappear, only 1096 of them were made and there is NOTHING that sounds like it...