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The mighty Lowrey Organ [Jan. 14th, 2004|09:59 am]
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Lucas, via his ongoing Radiohead obsession was kind of interested in getting a Hammond B3 Organ. Never mind that they cost several thousand dollars and weigh several hundred pounds. It could happen!

In the meantime, his grandmother decided he might like the organ someone brought into her second-hand shop.
BEHOLD THE MIGHTY LOWREY:

This sucker weighs about 300 pounds; I'd estimate it's about 50 pounds of sound producing mechanism, and 250 pounds of walnut cabinetry. It barely fit in the back of a Dodge Grand Caravan, but fit it did. So it's now a permanent installation in the basement.

It sounds pretty good, mostly because it's loud as fuck. It has an odd drum machine auto-accompaniment, with tabs you pull down that add new rhythms, and a crossfader between 'swish swish' hi-hats and kicks and clave sounds. It has a lead setting that's a semi-convincing version of a Minimoog with envelope on the filter.

The first thing I wanted to try was a cha-cha version of "I Found That Substance Rare" by Gang Of Four, complete with robot bassline.

BASS! HOW LOW CAN U GO?
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[User Picture]From: angryrobot
2004-01-14 09:16 am (UTC)
The first thing I wanted to try was a cha-cha version of "I Found That Substance Rare" by Gang Of Four, complete with robot bassline.

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[User Picture]From: eigenvector
2004-01-14 07:45 pm (UTC)
suh-weeeeeeeet.
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[User Picture]From: dooriya
2004-01-15 08:29 pm (UTC)
Ha, the first thing i thought of when i saw this was Punch Drunk Love. You should just walk around with the thing downtown. With weird music in the background.
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