Used Orla Ringway RS1000e Organ In White
The RS1000e is one of the most recent organs from Orla following their association with Ringway, a Chinese organ manufacturer who they have joined forces with. Ringway, who are already established in China making home organs for their local market, got together with Orla and Paul Carmen, and have produced a “Super Organ” which suited the UK market and has proved to be a great success.
The RS1000e boasts 2 x 61 note keyboards, and a 20 note pedalboard, though you can use the “fingered chord” feature if you’re not a pedal player, and it will play pedals to suit your chords played on the lower keyboard.
The Orla Ringway RS1000e offers you 190 watts of sounds from 6 speakers, so it’s sound is very full- and even at low volumes too- and it’s cabinet is very smart- and more modern than its predecessors, but very clean lines and nicely finished off in polished white.
- Ringway’s new unique sound technology featuring 365 high resolution voices.
- The RS1000E keyboard action featuring the new Fatar FastTouch® TP/9S keyboard.
- Easily capture your performance or musical idea live.
- Intuitive voice editing on the go. Design your own sounds from the ground up, creating a unique sonic personality.
- A multiplicity of rhythmic choices, including 191 live rhythm styles.
- Multi effects processor with 73 creative instrument effects, offering unprecedented freedom of experimentation.
- Offering the player a natural connection and expressive potential through the keyboards, expression pedal, second expression pedal, joystick and assignable switches.
- 4 assignable PAD controls open new avenues of choice for musical expression.
- Large colour LCD display, combined with the data control located immediately next to the display allows intuitive operation.
- Internet capable e-organ workstation with wired Ethernet connection and wireless Ethernet bridge.
- Access to dedicated websites allowing you to download new voices, styles and music, whilst being able to upload your own material for sharing and peer reference.
- Full connectivity to all your favourite devices and MIDI compatibility.
David Cooper (owner and organ expert) says:
One of my favourite features of this model is the 8 registration sections each giving you 16 sounds accessible from the pistons under the upper keyboard,.These are in categories accessible just to the right of the main screen on 4 large buttons starting with organ sounds.
This first group of 16 registrations gives you some great combinations of Theatre, Jazz, and home organ. It includes combinations of the organ flute footages like 16, 8 and 4,- 16, 8, 4 and 2 and many other combinations previously left for us to manually find by moving drawbars or flute tabs.
The next section of 16 registrations has many of the famous sounds we all love like Acker Bilk, Glenn Miller, Andre Rieu, Bert Kaempfert and many more- these are always popular and it’s great to have them at the touch of a button.
Section C gives us song registrations with cryptic mentions of songs that you might want to use with the set ups, songs like Lady in Red, What a wonderful world, Isn’t she lovely, and so on. So there is loads of help finding those great set-ups and this is a great addition to these modern organs.
This is a big thing now, made more possible with these newer organs with newer technology. It is where you can just press one button and the whole organ changes its sound, rhythms, and effects in its entirety. Being digital everything can change in one go, compared to older tab organs where you had to move all the buttons and levers to change your settings each time you wanted to play something new. We forget how much technology has advanced in the organ world.
You also get the opportunity to save your own registrations, or record a song, or record just the accompaniment, so that you can play melodies and improvisation over the top. So the memory is quite large and you have USB capabilities to take out your setting to play through a different device too.
All the styles have variations too, you get 350 to choose from, each with variations. The instrument has 442 sounds to choose from too. You also have 4 variations of harmony in the MOC section allowing you to get upper keyboard harmonies when you are playing only one note, these notes are automatically played from the MOC section when you play a lower 3 fingered chord.
The only one negative of this organ is it doesn’t have the one finger/single finger chord facility, but for all of you who know 3 and 4 finger chords, it is a great instrument and one I can wholeheartedly recommend and have loved reviewing.
W X H X D: 117cm, 113cm X 54cm