The answer is in this bonkers video of Japanese DJ Tucker, king of the SL-1210 and the Yamaha YC-45 who also sets the whole thing on fire with lighter fluid, Hendrix style. There's a lot of crazy organ action in Japan, as variousclips of really intense children playing Electone organs proves. (Thanks, Gareth)
Posted by Tom Whitwell.
haha great video. don't let him near the Kaossilator he'll rip it apart!
AAAAHHHHHH!! This is so frustrating to watch. I have a YC-45D and the ribbon controller crapped out a few weeks after I bought it. It's not the easiest piece of gear to bring to a tech… The ribbon controls preset analog synth sounds that you can blend like organ voices. There is also a fuzz circuit for the upper manual (which this DJ is utilizing) along with 2 user "preset" memories. And being a combo-organ, it uses a 1/4" output for maximum pedal compatibility!
So, any advice on the ribbon controller? It's the suede "bar" type and the lowest note works, but it hits a snag after that. Thanks! Curtis
but what's it for? what's he doing (in terms of CONTENT) that's anything other than what's been going on for the last 20 years? this is no different to watching any other display of 'vituosity'. it might be fun to do, but it's bloody tedious to watch.
I'm not saying that Tucker's doing anything that's musically innovative or that even makes any sense, but the reason I submitted this clip was my personal joy at someone appropriating a mental gimmick on a 1970s organ and trying to scratch with it. I don't think the fact that he isn't specifically innovating in this clip is a problem, but then I've got one of those organs and I never thought to try and scratch with it. I like his aesthetic (check out his other Youtube clips, or recordings as "The Man from Electone) and I don;t think he takes himself as seriously as some of the critics here seem to think. Roll Over, Beethoven... Curtis - have you been to www.combo-organ.com? join the discussion group there, you'll be sure to find some help with your ribbon. Does it feel broken or deformed anywhere along its'length? If not, it's probably a relatively easy job as these organs are really well built and easy to work on.
Nothing close to musical was happening in this vid. Sorry scratch fans. But it did remind of all the vids on YouTube where someone starts a drum machine, latches an arp pattern and then "jams" but jacking tje cutoff and resonance knobs for 8 minutes! The mercy here is that it wasn't that long.
Check Combo Organ Heaven for some tips on fixing that ribbon controller.