So lately my liver hasn't been doing so hot, I didn't want want a transplant, because circa 2009 movies starring Jessica Alba had convinced me I might absorb the memories of the past owner, so I went down to Mexico, where I hear they get human livers from clones they grow in tanks (a practice illegal in the US)....
Just kidding. The other kind of organ.
I do a lot of Deep Purple/Uriah Heep/Emerson,Lake,and Palmer type shit when I write music. I had been using sample libraries forever, but I felt like it wasn't legit enough. A real Hammond would be too much hassle, so I just got a sweet Japanese digital piano one with three cool Jazz Organ sounds that run the gamut from full on distorted rock Hammond to more refined/subtle hammond. It's actually been sitting around for a while, but I finally got around to assembling all the bits.
Not as exciting as a guitar, But yeah. It also has a Marimba setting, which is a definite plus.
Here's a clip of it in action I wrote specifically as an excuse to have a ridiculous 70s prog hammond intro. Pretty much every song I write has a Hammond intro. This is like, a softer 1972-ish UH type sound. Jon Lord's sound actually isn't all distortion, he used a ring modulator a lot of the time, which isn't widely known, so some of his tones are harder to nail because there is more going on there than most people think.
First song I've written on a keyboard actually. I'm terrible at keys. My college piano professor was like, the Pol Pot of piano teachers, and after the first three classes I just pretended to be terminally ill and unable to attend. She looked like a sweet 5 foot tall asian lady, but she had the heart and soul of a hardened war criminal.
Now I just have to write material centered around the Marimba setting. Also if anyone has some old Rick Wakeman style capes I will take them off your hands.