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  2. Spacestation V3

    Play an HX3 Hammond clone (excellent!), an SK2, and NUMA Studio Logic Concert piano. Went to the US to buy the SpaceStation since we didn't have access to them in Canada. I don't use it with the HX3 because there are 4 outputs and 32 output options and there are only L & R inputs on the SSv3 and so the amount of time it would take to find an optimal combination as well as the lack of the power bottom end is prohibitive for me. It is running through a Fender SuperBassman 135 into an extended range JBL pro Fitzmaurice Jack Lite cabinet - awesome! And the box with speaker ways only 45#s! Now to the SSv3 - it is really good with the Numa, especially with electric piano patches. It really shines with any patch with sauce of some sort on it. The way the SS works is by comparing the left and right signals and then feeding what is different to a separate amp and horizontal speaker system. If there isn't much different L to R then the stereo image is proportionately weaker. When you set it up, you have to be sure not to be sitting beside the side vent speakers, because all that comes out is the differential signal. Nor do you want to sit in front of it as you can't hear a balance of side to front. I use an amp stand and lay the SS on its side and bounce the side vent sound off the floor and ceiling and keep it about 10 feet away - VERY HAPPY. I thought about the dual PA powered speaker system, but with that you only get stereo at one point in the room and it degrades to just left or right channel the farther you move away from that sweet spot. With the SS you get 300 degree stereo and it is the same everywhere. Using a 2 bin system is an ideological illusion because you don't even get stereo on the stage - only at the convergence point someplace in the middle of the room. This is why live sound is always mono. The Numa has the best acoustic bass patch I have heard and I want that woody clarity when I play, so I am wrestling with whether or not to add the Behringer Euro 1200. But Organ pedal bass is less clear and I think I may go there. Currently the SK2 is in the hospital so I haven't tried it with the SS. The acoustic bass patch is killer with just the SS3 Also don't know why you want to use a Vent. I think too many guys spend way too much time trying to perfect the hardware instead of working on their playing. I can tell you with the HX3 that I A & B'd the Hammond / Leslie combo side by side with the HX3 JackLite system with synthesized Leslie and I could not tell the difference. And I've been playing Hammond / Leslie combos for about 40 years so think I should have some cred on that. The synth Leslie on the SK2 is maybe a bit weaker than the HX3, but really? If you're recording a career defining album maybe it is relevant. For the average gig - why would you haul a 150# Leslie around? So if the SS isn't sounding good, you need to do the work and resolve the EQ and the orientation. The thumbs up are right! If all else fails - phone Aspen - he is always happy to talk to you. Know this is a reply to an old post, but hopefully it will help someone else...
  3. Peter Kühn

    No K ü hns in California?
  4. Hubert Laws, The Rites of Spring (CTI), and Kenny Burrell, Handcrafted (Muse)
  5. United Airline's new strategy for getting de-planing volunteers.
  6. Peter Kühn

    Also, no need for an umlaut -- he is from California.
  7. Peter Kühn

    Thanks for posting that. Any video of Denis Charles is priceless.
  8. Peter Kühn

    Yes. The NoBusiness reissue of his "Livin' Right" LP is essential and adds extra duos with Denis Charles. His newer work also sounds very good, like he hasn't skipped a beat. I think I have all of his earlier records (Hat Hut, Soul Note, sideman dates w/ Lowe, Parker, Sewelson) and there's nothing I wouldn't recommend.
  9. Kenny G promised a mid-air performance if passengers would help the in-flight crew reach its goal of raising $2,000 for Relay for Life. When the flight crew reached its goal, the best-selling saxophonist broke out his instrument and performed while pacing up and down the aisle. https://www.yahoo.com/music/yes-course-kenny-g-gave-182059661.html And I guess for $4,000, he promised to stop playing!
  10. Today
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Live from New York on Sunday April 23, 1961 it's - - - Disc 1 & 2. It's probably not a recording of interest to most folks here, but this record really is very successful at capturing the essence of a performer in a "live" concert (plus it as a big seller for years back in the day -- I'm not sure if it has ever been out of print).
  12. Peter Kühn

    Any fans of Peter Kühn's work on clarinet? Check out this video from the 70's. Great Denis Charles therein.
  13. Been listening to one released tune from this for the past month and the quality is much better than the cassettes. There's also extra music that I believe isn't on those cassettes. It has it's own beauty I think.
  14. Name Three People...

    Don Costa Costa Gavras Eddie Costa
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Various Artists - I Remember Bebop (Columbia)
  16. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I can't say that I have a favorite Bud on BN. Different sessions appeal to me depending on my mood. I've always felt that, on many of his recordings, Bud put his emotions out front for anyone to hear. Sometimes I feel like I'm intruding when I listen. GREAT music!
  17. NBA playoffs thread

    ESPN just tweeted that the Celtics-Bulls series is the first time that the road team has won the first four games since Mavericks-Rockets in 2005.
  18. The cassettes (and, as I understand it for some items, CDs) were sold here: http://www.innerpath.com/swamini-turiyasangitananda-alice-coltrane/ And ok, pre-order now if you like: https://alicecoltrane.bandcamp.com/
  19. Impulse recordings essential, WB at least interesting.
  20. Yesterday
  21. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Rick Reed - Improvised & Experimental Music from Austin, Texas - (Ecstatic Peace) 80s and 90s recordings with John French, Dave Nuss aand Diane Murray released on the E# sublabel "Center of the Ass Run," a goof on Center of the World. Rick is a wonderful person as well as being an under-recognized and fascinating electronic musician.
  22. I purchased this box 3 yrs ago for $89USD and, not a fraction through, concluded it to be the greatest commercial bargain in the history of recorded music. The price rose considerably thereafter, but, scanning new prospects on Amazon, I see it's available in the crazy-good range ($99USD) once again. FW's work on the Ring Cycle in '53 alone goes a long way toward justifying the price. One of my favourite surprises: performances by the BSO from '39 and '51 of FW's own symphonic compositions./peace,K https://www.amazon.com/Wilhelm-Furtwängler-Das-Vermächtnis-Legacy/dp/B004JC16LC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492991428&sr=8-1&keywords=furtwangler
  23. NPR feature story on Ralph Towner

    oh yeah, heard that earlier this AM. Excellent.
  24. Sexiest album covers

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