Very pleased with the quality of this product,the service from Thomann was excellent and extremely prompt.The sound quality is wonderful. Having taken professional advice about which product to buy - I have no hesitation in recommending the Viscount Cantorum V! keyboard.
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This is a real little organ!
To describe the device as a keyboard I think is wrong, already from the weight - quite difficult! But also makes a high-quality impression. This is a real tool and does not just make the "toy impression" like some cheap keyboard.
Even the sound samples I found better than with some other great digital organ, much sounds in my ears almost real, like a real pipe organ. You can hear the noise and blisters in the flute registers. This is well done. Like the harpsichord, you can even hear the squeal when you let the keys go! The piano sound is also not bad, the keyboard is then playing dynamically - almost like a real piano. Also the harp sound is real. I have also once beloved with an electric piano or harpsichord, but I do not need anymore!
Some high organ registers sound a bit artificial, especially if you register too much or unfavorably. But it is not so striking. The bass is full and deep. All in all, I find the sound really great, as some real organ in our village church sounds worse. I still know electronic sacral organs, which sounded according to electronic sound generation. This is not the case at Cantorum VI, or very little is the case. It really is rather the impression of a real "air organ".
The amplifier system also makes enough pressure. A very slight noise can be heard with the ear on the loudspeaker or in the headphone, but is not disturbing.
The keyboard looks like ivory is probably already plastic but somehow roughened. Also makes the impression of weight and pressure that you play on a wooden keyboard. Very high quality. Looks really good.
The tabs are beautifully large and lit when active. However, something annoys me, which one has to push down so it goes up and up, so it goes out. I always get mixed up. It would be better if it went on or off in the same place. Is probably also habituation thing.
The 9 orchestral voices can be adjusted to 3 buttons in Manual II and 2 buttons in Manual I. This is a bit cumbersome. I have programmed for piano, harpsichord and harp. If I now want to the other sounds, I always have to delete one of them. It would be better to have them all on individual 9 buttons - well, it is just an organ and the orchestral voices are a good accessory. The orchestral voices can be played individually on each manual together with the organ sounds.
A piano holding pedal and a volume pedal can be connected.
The headphone connection is unfavorable at the rear. That would be better ahead! When you insert the plug, the speakers turn off.
Good is the bass automatic. Always the deepest sound you play with the left hand is automatically played as a bass from the 3 bass registers. This really replaces the pedal. But you can also connect a midi pedal (but it costs just as much as this organ) and switch off the bass automatic.
Now you can also share the keyboard and get a second manual. So that the manuals do not overlap, one must naturally play the right hand an octave higher. For this, the sound can be set an octave lower. For the left hand, too, this is the other way round: you can set the sound one octave higher. With these methods you can actually simulate a 2 manual sound with a bass pedal (so to speak 3 different sounds: bass, middle voices, upper voice). I find the concept very successful.
The hall effect is infinitely adjustable and without errors. One thinks one plays in a large church, if one pushes the full postponement.
There are 6 memory keys with double assignments, one can store 12 registrations, also the orchestral voices. This is good if you want to switch quickly during the game. However, there are no fixed preset registrations (as in Cantorum II). But one can argue about whether this is an advantage or a disadvantage. So you have more space - but it could also quietly give more than 2 memory banks.
Conclusion: For someone who like me in different churches and community rooms and at home to use the instrument, this organ is great. She is still alone to transport and still sounds like a pipe organ.
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