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70s FARFISA VIP 255 Dual Keyboard Organ: Unlike Virtually Every Other VIP That model utilizes drawbars, the VIP 255 D uses tabs to Initiate icts Broad range of sounds. The sounds are comparable to a Professional.
Lower manual 8 tabs for Flute, Clarinet 8, 8 Trombone, Flute 4, Piccolo 2, 2 Flute, Percussion 8, 4 and 2.
The Upper manual HAS Flute tabs in 16, 8, 5 1/3, 4, 2 2/3, as well as 16 Bassoon, Oboe 8, Trumpet 8, Strings 8, Quint 5 1/3, 4 and Clarinet Nasard February 2 / 3.
There are tabs aussi for Piano Forte, Harpsichord and Honkie Tonkie with a Short / Long decay switch.
Percussion on the upper manual are: 16, 8, 5 1/3, 4 and 2 2/3.
Finally, There are upper manual cancel switch for Flute, Orchestra, Percussion and Sustain. Each section of vibrato tones Has Its Own On / off knob has tab.There is to control vibrato speed.
There are aussi Compact Three orange-like tabs to alter the percussion. One controls long / short, and the Other Two are upper manual p / f, and lower manual p / f (that is, soft or loud). The lower manual HAS A Separate volume knob.There aussi a slalom tab.
Disarmingly simple as all these old instruments, there is little sound really different but those can be varied it a dozen manner, swithes by very accessible.
The dual keyboard is quite useful even if the keyboard from the bottom has little possibility of his. The transition from one to another or play both sides was very easy.
The only atrocious in this organ is the weight in the 50-60 kg while it is an organ bag. At that time it was like that the portable equipment.
on the other hand of this material was very strong, easy to open and repair (spring contacts were able to jump into the carriage, we passed under it as under a car and they delivered the springs in place). The keyboards were also very sturdy.
the sounds are limited to the type Italian organ, flute sounds in various registers, some tremolo speed varies, some alteration of his flute to the pompous name, we quickly made the rounds.
To accompany the rock-pop ca passes very well.
Obviously we must measure the organ from her era.
I used it for 6 years or so, in the 80s. That was my main keyboard (I also had a Korg MS20 and a Korg PE2000). That difficult to get the same sounds with synths present and no Preset is like him.
Note however that this same model was used by Procal Harum and Led Zeppelin (occasionally).