The June OAS workshops hosted by Joann and Roy Young had some extra excitement this session. Bill Horn was given special recognition for his 60 years as a musician, entertainer and clinician. Bill was presented with an album of highlights, many from his over thirty Dutchland Shows which were the highlight of his still ongoing career. Bill is still entertaining Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
They say that music is food for the soul; it’s also good for your health. 98 year-old OAS member Elna Roop’s performance is a testimony to this fact. I have the utmost admiration for those who keep music a high priority in their lives. I hope Elna will join us for our November session at the Steamboat Inn.
Because of their size and portability, keyboards are placed in a separate class from organs.
In addition to size, there are functional limitations. Compared to organs, a keyboard instrument is often limited by the number of accessible sounds. Traditionally, keyboards have been unable to achieve the same big sound generated by larger organs. The reasons for this difference are
limits on polyphony and layerability. Every time a player adds an additional sound, the polyphony is reduced by half, limiting the opportunity for additional layers. As a result, dense, layered sounds are difficult to achieve.
The Wersi Pegasus Wing defies these limitations.
With almost unlimited polyphony and an optional Selector Plus upgrade, the Pegasus Wing, also being a 76 note keyboard, can layer four sounds on the right side of the split point and three sounds on the left. These capabilities make the Pegasus Wing capable of producing the same massive ensemble sounds of a large organ.
The Pegasus Wing is now available at an all new low price.
The price for the fully-equipped model described above is $3846 (price includes Selector Plus).
Remember, you can also add a second keyboard and pedals for the ability to layer four sounds on the upper keyboard and three on the lower keyboard. You can have an additional sound on the pedals, thereby rivaling the sound of our $30,000. instrument.
During our recent California NAMM we were surprised at the amount of interest in the exciting new sound packages now available. The whole product line revolves around the ability to continually update with new features, sounds and functions, eliminating the costly practice of having to trade in your instrument to get any of the new features.
After returning home, I came across this video of Wersi artist Claudia Hirschfeld. Enjoy!