Combo Organ Model V v1.4.2
A Combo Organ emulator… 4 instruments including FLUTE, BRIGHT, BRASS, MELLOW
A BASS tone is assigned on lowest octave keys. A Built-in Spring Reverb and a Vibrato with a rate and depth parameters in the second window.
It’s a perfect replica of a Vox Combo used in “Light my Fire” from the Doors. Perfect replica for the features (excepted the Core Midi and the Audiobus and IAA features… for sure…). Perfect replica for the generated sound… perfect to be rated as Killer App and a Must Have too!
Review by Ed
A typical combo organ has one manual (keyboard), covering four or five octaves, though a few models had two manuals of three or four octaves. A number of different pitches and tone-colours ("voices") were featured, often using rocker-switches, tabs or drawbars to function as "stops" to select them. Although the sounds may bear such names as "flute", "string" or "horn", they are not intended to sound like their orchestral namesakes - the nomenclature is borrowed from pipe organ tradition. Some instruments allow the keyboard to be split, the lowest octave or two producing a pedal-like bass tone. Most combo organs offer vibrato as a special effect; a few feature more unusual effects such as "repeat percussion" (tremolo), "slalom" (pitch bend) or wah-wah. A volume pedal is normally used to vary the volume while playing. Less frequently an optional set of bass pedals could be attached.
Soundwise, combo organs are very similar to each other, although there are definite discernible tonal characteristics that differ between models that might be considered "default" for each model. For instance, the Vox Continental tends toward having somewhat of a Hammond-like, or "sine wave"-like sound (only thinner); while the Farfisa Combo Compact has an aggressive, raspy quality to some of its boosted tones, and the Gibson G-101 has a cleaner, contoured, more "sawtooth wave"-like tone, with harpsichord-like, percussive sound capabilities and a slight "after-jingle", with Sustain selected, on some voice settings.
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