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    Curt Prina has now also passed away

    https://en-gb.facebook.com/curt.prina/

    May he RIP

    Bill

    #2
    That is very sad news.

    As a kid I played the hell out of The Digital Sound Sensation. What a talent.

    RIP.

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      #3
      Here is one of his recordings from the 80s called Digital Sound Sensation 2 played on Wersi Spectra https://app.box.com/s/zbrlzz95x3aho79049q3urdfbyhy9xvk

      Enjoy

      Bill

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        #4
        As I said over on the Vintage Organs Facebook group, for me Curt Prina was the best of all the Wersi artistes. KW and FL got more of the headlines but Curt had that extra something. Multi lingual, multi instrumentalist, I think he had it all. I had the great pleasure of hearing him live a couple of times, as well as playing that same LP that seamaster and Bill mentioned.

        RIP Curt. Thanks for the music!
        It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

        New website now live - www.andrew-gilbert.com

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          #5
          Tempted to agree. Quite apart from his brilliant musicianship, I certainly think he coaxed bigger, better, more compelling orchestral registrations out of the rather thin-sounding later digital Wersis than either Wunderlich or Lambert ever did.

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            #6
            Totally agree with you Andy, for my money he was the best Wersi organist, and an absolutely fantastic jazz pianist and trumpet player. When I worked for a dealer selling Wersi organs in the 90's, Curt played 2 concerts for us and he was amazing. I remember him playing New York New York on trumpet accompanied by the Spectra and it was superb.

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              #7
              Curt Prina

              I dont think thats a Spectra Bill. Sounds like he DX series to me. Maybe a Delta. Whilst the Spectra is great they did lose some great sounds from the DX series. Especially the brass sounds. Thanks for sharing.

              I loved Curt style. Of all of the Wersi demonstrators he was the one that could truly swing. Unfortunately I never saw him live which I regret. RIP

              Im going to the Tastenfestival this year as I want to see George Fluery and Hady Wolff before its too late.... Life really is a........



              QUOTE=abacus;479534]Here is one of his recordings from the 80s called Digital Sound Sensation 2 played on Wersi Spectra https://app.box.com/s/zbrlzz95x3aho79049q3urdfbyhy9xvk

              Enjoy

              Bill[/QUOTE]

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                #8
                Originally posted by Herbert View Post
                I dont think thats a Spectra Bill. Sounds like he DX series to me. Maybe a Delta. Whilst the Spectra is great they did lose some great sounds from the DX series. Especially the brass sounds. Thanks for sharing.

                I loved Curt style. Of all of the Wersi demonstrators he was the one that could truly swing. Unfortunately I never saw him live which I regret. RIP

                Im going to the Tastenfestival this year as I want to see George Fluery and Hady Wolff before its too late.... Life really is a........



                QUOTE=abacus;479534]Here is one of his recordings from the 80s called Digital Sound Sensation 2 played on Wersi Spectra https://app.box.com/s/zbrlzz95x3aho79049q3urdfbyhy9xvk

                Enjoy

                Bill
                [/QUOTE]

                HI Herbert

                Definitely the Spectra, (It was used to showcase the CD line) Digital Sound sensation was played on the Delta https://app.box.com/s/9lzps9hodd1kycfm00w1 (Which was used to showcase the DX line.
                I am surprised you mentioned the brass, as that is one sound that always sucked on a Wersi. (The sample synthesis (8 bit DX Line, 16 bit CD Line) used was just not up to the job until the full sample Livestyle system was introduced in 1989. (Hence the reason a Wersi CD instrument with a Yamaha DX7 Synth was the best way to go, as together they filled in the weak spots of the Spectra and HX1)

                BTW the DX line was KW least favourite instrument, (Basically he said it sucked) with his most favourite being the CD (Spectra) line. (According to those that knew him)

                Bill

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