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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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trav a part-timer user from aus writes:
i have a vk-9...the double keyboard version which has heaps more features and is just absolutely wild b3 clone. it has so many drawbars on it too. i did a huge review for synthsite but they didnt put it up so i wont go into detail now...but basically this thing is great...however it is in a bad state now and barely makes it sweet sounds anymore. anyone want to recommend a keyboard/organ repairer in perth that isnt too expensive?

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-13-1999 at 10:53
Sam a part-timer user from UK writes:
I was beginning to think I was the only person in the world who actually owned one of these things. But it seems I am not alone. Basically, it's a fairly plain analogue organ, and as far as I can tell sounds not a lot like a real Hammond, though I've never played it through a Leslie. It does sound nice though - particularly good for cheesy '60s and '70s organ tones, less good for grinding rock sounds - and very warm. The presets are crap, but the drawbars sound great in more or less any configuration, and the chorus/vibrato works nicely. Would be nice to have a few more options though - I believe the Korg CX3 has key click, overdrive and a Leslie emulator, none of which are on the VK1. Percussion is pleasant enough although single-triggering is a pain in the arse. Given that it's nearly 20 years old, it's pretty robust too, though I needed to change a couple of dodgy pots.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-23-1998 at 11:29
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