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    What is this Sound?

    I am trying to figure out what the organ type sound is on the opening of this track...

    http://plaza.ufl.edu/jps0611/organintro.mp3

    It sounds to me like an old organ with modulation and delay of some kind applied to it. I know Morricone uses it alot.

    Anyone know what this sound is? Are there any samples of it available?

    Thanks,

    JPS

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    Re: What is this Sound?

    Morricone is a genius of arrangement and orchestration, always so fresh!
    These are the kind of sounds I like a lot, but it's very unusual to find them anywhere as samples becuase they're not widely popular.

    It's not hard to make something approaching it, but for an enthusiast it's always a bit disappointing because there's so much else that went to make the original sound. A Time & Love plugin might help....;-)!

    here's a suggestion: try layering a fairly cheesy organ sound (not a Hammond, more a Farfisa-type) with a softish clavinet or spinett and then add tremolo, or leslie vibrato. (Precision Sound have a nice Philicorda organ at a great price, and there are probably plenty of VST OrganPlugins).

    Using a valve-type compressor plugin, maybe also an amp simulator if you have one and a simple reverb -a plate or a medium room-also helps. You don't want much top in the sound either.

    If you make some music with that, it'd be fun to hear it.

    Nigel

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    Re: What is this Sound?

    I think Nigel has this pretty well covered. The only thing to add is that the envelope shape of this sound isn't really the standard organ 'On-Off'. It sounds like the response is more like piano or vibes - no sustain, with a couple of seconds decay. I think some of the Yamaha stage organs used to have a switch to do that. In fact, some of them even had a few extra voices - including harpsichord- that you could mix in with the flutes...

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