The Philicorda is a 1960s transistor based organ that has found favour with producers in recent times ; one was used on the album ’19’ by Adele by producer Jim Abiss. This particular Philicorda belongs to producer Liam Howe, and has been used on records by Marina and the Diamonds, Ellie Goulding, and Cocknbullkid. The instrument has a built in spring reverb, vibrato and 5 switchable stops. There is also an extra ‘voxchord’ setting, which splits the lower half of the keyboard into single-key chords, for left hand accompaniment. It has a thick, smooth sound that can give just the right atmosphere to certain productions.
Each key of every philicorda stop was recorded at 24 bit 44.1khz. The stops can be switched in and out as desired on the sampled versions. An impulse response of the spring reverb was also taken for Kontakt’s convolution processor. The individual ‘chord’ keys were recorded and can be mixed in to taste, on the bottom 2 octaves of the instrument.
Finally, the background noise output of the instrument was sampled, and can be mixed to taste in the kontakt version of the instrument.
Kontakt Library Specs:
3.79 GB Sample Library
24 bit 44.1 Khz Sampling
5 separate mixable stops per key
‘vox chord’ chord samples with mixable levels
Original spring reverb convolution processor
Full KSP synthesis and effects section
Sound design presets and Organ presets
Requires Kontakt 3.5 or 4.1.1 – NOT compatible with free Kontakt Player