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  • Voicing options for a Rodgers 690 ... Help!

    I purchased and have received a Rodgers 690 digital instrument. There are some voicing issues that I was always able to adjust and change with the older Rodgers instruments. What can be done with these so called keyboards? Why are the celeste voices so out of regulation? How can one make the Viola sound like a Viola? The Swell organ is so much stronger then the Great .... this is a classical organ? Some of the sound sample are nice, but may could use some help? Please be kind, I am only looking for guidence.

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    Re: Voicing options for a Rodgers 690 ... Help!

    Check the gain on the amps to see if you can achieve better balance. I lovebest the organs that have some manual balance control right on the console because many organs have softer voicing in thegreat (unless you couple swell to great for single manual playing). JBird has alot of installation experience. I hope he will add his wisdom and experience.

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      Thanks for your coments .... will try to get into the consolethis weekend and check out possibilities ....really would like to hear from others that have experience with the Rodgers 690... again thanks for all your assistance.

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        According to the information on the Rodgers technical site, this organ has 4 audio channels, two for the great/pedal, and two for the swell. If your swell is too loud, there are surely channel level controls in there that you can turn down to bring it into balance with the great. Are you sure that you have the speakers hooked up correctly? There should be two fairly large cabinets for the great/pedal and two smaller ones for the swell.</P>


        This organ is indeed a classical model, so it shouldhave fairly decent classical stops and the balances should be correct, including the great to swell balance.</P>


        I have not actually seen this model, so I'm not sure what kind of voicing possibilities it has. No mention on the tech site of this one being voiceable with the GC-8 (the black box Rodgers was using at the time to voice digital models), so it's possible that there is no voicing as such. Perhaps some tone and level controls in there somewhere.</P>


        Similar models that I have seen have had pretty good sound, though obviously not as advanced as today's digitals, and somewhat shy of the high-end PDI models that Rodgers was selling at that time.</P>


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          Re: Voicing options for a Rodgers 690 ... Help!

          Thank you John ... I did have the speaker connected in the wrong manner .... the Allen dealer provided photos and I just wired per the photo ... things are somewhat more workable .... but still have more work to do ... Thank you tooeveryone that has tried to help with the issues ... its a learning curive ... I have not work much with the digital Rodgers ,,, do perfer the somewhat older stuff ... for it had nore options ....

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            John,</P>


            You mention the "the Rodgers technical site" -- where is this? Can anybody get in?</P>

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              Sorry, you have to be an authorized Rodgers tech or dealer to access the site. It's a great resource for techs, with service manuals, installation and voicing instructions, revision history,servicing tips, part numbers, and other useful info on each model. Much of it would be meaningless to the general public. However, it would be nice if they'd make the archive of old sales brochures available to the public. Some interesting stuff in those old brochures.</P>


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