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Clavinet playing technique

Postby Schulti » 26 Apr 2018, 13:06

Hello y all :)

I just found this video on youtube, and i´m impressed by the puch und "pop" of the left hand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f_YaY4VZI0

Does anyone know how Ron Reinhardt is doing this? Is he on the forum as well? :D

The sound is awesome too - never managed to get such a full sound out of my nord.

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Re: Clavinet playing technique

Postby De fursaK NE5 » 26 Apr 2018, 15:48

Hi,
It seems that sometimes he is even not playing the note. Just hitting the key to get the "clic" sound...
very well played!
If someone has the trick, also interested ;-).

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Re: Clavinet playing technique

Postby cphollis » 26 Apr 2018, 17:16

That's the trick, you slap the keys, almost like playing a percussion instrument. I can do it somewhat, but am working to be better. Among many other things that need to improve.

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Re: Clavinet playing technique

Postby stiiiiiiive » 26 Apr 2018, 18:37

That's indeed a "classic" way of playing Clavinet. It comes easier to approach real Clavinet feel on waterfall keybed equipped Nord Electros.
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Re: Clavinet playing technique

Postby AlexNagel » 27 Apr 2018, 12:40

I have the NS2 and the NS3 sitting here side by side - I'm absolutely not able to recreate these percussive ("non-tonal") slap sounds - no matter how soft or hard, how long or short I hit the keys - what's his secret? Is there any additional percussive sample playing? Any additional key-off sounds?
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Re: Clavinet playing technique

Postby Schulti » 27 Apr 2018, 12:42

AlexNagel wrote:I have the NS2 and the NS3 sitting here side by side - I'm absolutely not able to recreate these percussive ("non-tonal") slap sounds - no matter how soft or hard, how long or short I hit the keys - what's his secret? Is there any additional percussive sample playing? Any additional key-off sounds?


According to his own youtube comments, he is just using the stage...
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Re: Clavinet playing technique

Postby stiiiiiiive » 27 Apr 2018, 14:28

Try ligh Twin amp sim or compression.
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Re: Clavinet playing technique

Postby sus_4 » 27 Apr 2018, 15:18

Another way to emphasize that "tone" is to add a bit of wide-open Wah to the effects chain. No need to move your foot... Just set it it, and forget it. I learned this trick by listening to Jan Hammer's Rhodes tone with Mahavishnu Orchestra. Works great on the Nord clav sound, as well.
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Re: Clavinet playing technique

Postby cphollis » 27 Apr 2018, 15:29

If your Stages are weighted keys, the difficulty factor dramatically increases. Waterfall or semiweighted is sort of demanded for this technique. Although I wouldn't be surprised if there's a youtube video out there that proves me wrong.

I use auto-wah, and if you can keep the note short enough, you get that atonal "burp" you're looking for.
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Re: Clavinet playing technique

Postby Schulti » 27 Apr 2018, 15:43

@sus_4 and cphollis:
Would you mind to get a little bit into detail for the auto-settings - i own a waterfall stage, so that should not be a problem.
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