[LAD] Software sound

W.Boeke w.boeke at upcmail.nl
Tue Sep 2 08:12:55 UTC 2014

Hi Gordon,

You are totally right, with one exception: the 2/3 harmonic (corresponding to a 12' pipe) is not weird-sounding, it sounds very nice and mellow, also while playing chords. I had the 'idea fix' that it 
was common for Hammond and church organs also, but as you said: it does not exist there.


On 09/01/2014 05:56 PM, gordonjcp at gjcp.net wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 05:44:08PM +0100, W.Boeke wrote:
>> Yes, I'm talking about adding lower frequencies. They don't sound shit(?), Hammond and organ players do it all the time.
> 2/3 would, because it doesn't "fit" nicely.
> If you look at the stops available on a Hammond your base generator is 8', with the option to add in a 16' "pipe" giving a partial one octave lower.  There are straight octave partials at 4', 2' and 1' and then there are stops at a perfect fifth (5 1/3), an octave and a fifth (2 2/3), two octaves and a major third (1 3/5) and two octaves and a fifth (1 1/3).
> There isn't one at 2/3 (which would correspond to a 12' pipe).  That would come out at a fourth below your fundamental, which would be a bit weird-sounding.
> Try it if you don't believe me.

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