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I am back ... (: and off to Poland

Hello .. been a long time.

many many thanks to all of you who have been sending me messages of support and good wishes.

Think I am back now.
Good news is that the wrist is doing well.
Still gets a bit swollen after playing a long session but it is getting there I reckon.

Next week I am on my first gig since the accident back in April.
Off to Poland and kick off the tour on Sunday at the very grand Pałac w Drwalewie in Warsaw then on Tuesday to the Blue Note Jazz Club in Pozan the gigs in Wroclaw Wed, Gliwice, Thurs and finish off in Kieice on Friday.

Cant wait to get back into it.
I have a fantastic Polish band:
Pawel Dobrowolski 'Drums'
Krzysztof Scieranski 'Bass'
Piotr
Świerzbiński `Guitar'
and hopeful gust appearances from
Kuba Raczyński 'Saxaphone' + maybe some other special guests ?

These guys are the best and recently have been seen with the likes of Nigel Kennedy, Jeff Beck + many more.

I have decided to give the New Hammond SK2 and SK1 an official airing at all of the gigs except the Blue note Club where the New B-3 and a couple of 122's will be the weapon of my choice .. well Blue Note Club gigs = B-3's right ?
Will write more soon and report on my return.

Cheers
Malc
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Re: Malc's broken wrist ... Thanks to all for your wishes and support

Malc is going to be out of action for a few weeks due to his broken wrist.

A BIG THANK YOU to all that have sent messages / telephoned etc from all over the world.

It means a lot to Malc to know that so many people are concerned and supporting him and helps keep his mind positive and focused.

Hopefully will be back to normal soon .... Cheers
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Back from Frankfurt and the New Hammond SK1 and Hammond SK2 Stage Keyboards


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DEMO BOOTH...... MY STAGE AT THE SHOW SK-1 FOREGROUND SK-2 REAR

Well I am now back from Frankfurt after an amazingly successful launch of the new SK1 and SK2 Stage Keyboards.

Day 1 was fantastic and Jon Lord did a great job of officially launching the SK's
Then it was up to moi ! (-:

The demo room was fantastic (pictured above) and was pretty much full for every show.

The new SK-1 and SK-2 keyboards are incredible.
In live performance the ease at which you can select voices layer them or split and zone them on the fly is fantastic.

The sound quality of the VASE III digital tonewheel generator as we all know is awesome and the same as on the new B-3 so you know it will deliver that authentic Hammond sound and feel.

The extra Vintage Keys Voices are equally impressive and I soon found myself creating patches and layers that took the Hammond Player to another dimension without the need of extra MIDI outboard gear.

Everything from 60's Organ BLUES ( it has a great PR40 cab simulator) to FUNK, SLUSHY POP, ROCK PRODUCTION NUMBERS, CLASSICAL PIPE ORGAN PIECES, and HARD HITTING FUNKY CLAV and Hammond Layers were handled with ease. It has a duel effects processor so you can for instance put a flanger on a Clavinet or E. Piano sample and then add a wah wah to the organ sounds. very cool.

I got bored of telling people that we did not have a Leslie hidden somewhere and it was the internal Leslie simulator going through the demo booth straight PA.

The PA by the way was OUTSTANDINGLY AWESOME. We used the HK AUDIO ELEMENTS SYSTEM which was amazing. Thanks to all at HK for installing and setting this rig up for me.
I will write more about this PA system in another BLOG for those who are interested.

Many thanks to all the kind comments I received at the show and in my In-Box when I arrived home. I met many old friends last week and made a good few new ones.

As with all live recordings, the little video we have on the front page of
Hammond Organ UK is less than good quality audio but it is not too bad but not ideal.
I will be going in to the studio pretty soon to do a 'proper professionally recorded ' demo of this instrument

You really have to see and hear this for yourself to understand how good it really is.

We were a little unsure about releasing any kind of demo material from the show for the following reasons.....

Some of the comments made on social networking sites etc not just about Hammond but many other instruments really make me laugh ... as most of the time they have not got a clue what they are talking about and waffle on about how they have B's and C's pianos, trumpets, guitars whatever ! blah .. blah .. blah and this doesn't sound as good.

Well excuse me but in our case amongst many ... we are talking about a 7 KG keyboard here which costs less than £1500.00 and if it is good enough for the likes of Jon Lord and many other pros who have ordered one that make a living from playing and performing ... er .. sorry but I am not interested in your narrow minded views. Anyway what kind of speakers etc are you listening on ?? and was it recoded on a mates mobile ?? mr grumpy !!!

Sorry ... had to get that off my chest and as I said this is not trying to protect anything that is Hammond related ...it is about all recordings of live gigs as well as product demos.

These sites are great .... and a offer a huge amount of entertainment and information and I love em. Just the odd person winds you up now and then through lack of knowledge ..

So I urge you when you get chance to listen to it and try it in the flesh no matter what it is .. HAMMOND .. GUITAR .. DRUMS .. BANDS .. GIGS ETC ... and do not rely on internet video to give you a true representation of the instrument .. person or band etc ... But .. you already knew that didn't you ?

There was a nice email in particular from Michel Devos who is a very experienced and respected recording engineer who has huge experience in recording Hammond Organs with the likes of Rhoda Scott, Dirk van der Linden to mention a few.. and I quote:

Subject: your demo at the Musik Messe yesterday

Message: Hi Malc,


Just a few lines to tell you how much I was impressed by your performance, your thorough knowledge of the Hammond and the music in which it shines at his best. Your demo completely convinced me that the new SK is a winner : a perfect combination of the vintage B3 sound and a really nice synth side for other musical genres. In every aspect, the sound is excellent, I expect it will be even better when fed to 3300's. I am myself a recording engineer having worked extensively with Rhoda Scott and Dirk va der Linden, meaning I have a reasonable knowledge of what a Hammond should do...Congratulations to the SK AND you, the winning team.

Kind regards



Michel Devos
Brussels

Thats about it for now.
More on the SK1 and SK2 soon and how it all works.
Few pics from the show below.
Cheers .. Malc


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LAUNCH SHOW .. WORLD PREMIER OF THE SK-1 AND SK-2 STAGE KEYBOARDS

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JON LORD TALKS ABOUT THE NEW HAMMOND ORGANS AND HOW HE LOVES THEM

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MY SK-2 READY FOR THE SHOW
THE MACBOOK WAS ONLY USED FOR VIDEO / PRODUCT SLIDES ETC ON THE SCREEN

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I will be at the Frankfurt International Music Show Next Week

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see me @ BOOTH 30 HALLE 5.0 WED APRIL 6TH - SAT APRIL 9TH 2011

I am very proud and honoured to have been ask to make the performance for the Exclusive World Launch of the new Hammond SK Stage Keyboard Range

These keyboards 'rock' .. believe me (:
Everything a Hammond Player has been waiting for
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I will be joined on the opening day by DEEP PURPLE Rock Legend JON LORD who will officially cut the ribbon so to speak.

If you happen to be at the show please pop in and say hello.

There will be a full in-depth report on this new baby after the show with sound bytes, video BLOG's etc.

Cheers for now
Malc
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A few comments on the NEW B-3

I keep getting asked about the authenticity of the new B-3 ... Well these comments taken from one of my media channels from all over the world sort of sum it up.....Thanks to all for your kind words ... Cheers ... Malc

  • OUTSTANDING Explanation of the Great Hammond Organ, I have owned and Played Hammond Organs since 1961, Right now I have the XK-3 with a Leslie Simulator, at only 40Lbs You have to Love it, Excellent Sound without the weight, Thanks for a Great Channel Malc ... BobbyD (USA)

  • Wonderful Channel, Excellent Playing and Outstanding Explanations.

  • Hi MalcDeakin, your DVD arrived today, and I'm very happy with them. Everybody who likes the Hammond organ should see it! Best regards Alfatull

  • Fantastic instrument. Saw it brilliantly demonstrated at the Music Show in Dublin, while checking ot the Hammond stand, was great to see!\

  • Keep up the good work, heres to Hammond going strong into the future!

  • I've been playing for over 40 yrs. I owned a B3 in 1970. I owned a beautiful A100 in 1990. Now, I'm the PROUD owner of the new B3. BEST instrument I have had the pure pleasure to own and play in my entire life.All the New Hammond B3 haters out there....I understand that you don't want to spend or don't have the money to make a quality investment...I love my New B3

  • Malc. great playing and bril explanation. I bought one !  More vids please

  • I own a 1960 C3 - I adore it, but I'm it's no secret how unreliable the originals can be for giggers, and anyone who disagrees is insane.

  • The generator is invincible, but the ageing parts will go wrong soon enough. You can delay it by paying out for a full rebuild, but a stock original B3 is simply NOT a reliable instrument to gig with.


  • I would gladly buy the new B3/B3P, except I'm scared off by the price

  • Hopefully I will be one day able to buy a B3........I use an XK1...and the organ sound great....but B3 is my dream.......and when I see this new digital B3...wow.....I wish I had one......or a Chopped vintage B3....:)...God bless.....Great job!!!!

  • Thanks for the detailed explanation of the tonewheels - I never really knew how the sound was made.

  • I'm amazed. Pure astonishment. This organ is fantastic, I'm seeing, as was the original Hammond B-3. I am glad you covered this in an overview such as this.

  • I want to see & hear MORE.... Great info here, just need more....

  • Good to see something different from boring funk/blues on Hammond  Very Santana-ish

  • This is beautiful !! The organ sound is a bit overdriven unlike the other videos, is it connected to some overdrive pedal here ?
  • VERY VERYYYY NICEEEEEE.
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Update on the Kent International Keyboard Show

There is now a 'news' sheet available with all the details of the show
click here for more details


will be with Hammond Organ UK at the KENT INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD SHOW 5th & 6th Feb 2011

Lots of Jamminn' - Workshops - Free Player Clinics.

Would be great to see anyone that can make it.


Also part of the 'workshops' include "how did I do that"

I am always being asked about the demos and audio I use in some live shows
Well ...... I have prepared some stuff to take you through tweaking your Hammond XK's sound to suite various styles of music.

The little audio player below will give you a taste of what I will be going through on the XK- and Computer based DAW's.
Everything you hear is generated and played from the XK connected to my Mac system.

Learn how I do this at the show. I have chosen 3 iconic Hammond tunes in diverse styles plus a nice little funk riff.

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Cheers ... Malc
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Working on new material

Just to let everyone know who have been asking about the next live shows ...


I am currently working on new material and content for both live shows and recordings in 2011 ... Exciting stuff.

There may be a few guest appearances in the not too distant future and will post the details when and if they happen.

In the meantime i have a few private bookings which are not open to the general public .. sorry ... and am currently working things out with Hammond Organ UK with regard to Live Hammond Player clinics and shows for next year.

Cheers for now .. Malc
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Great Time in Dublin

Thanks to all that came to see me in Dublin.

Fantastic experience and one on the warmest, friendliest places I have had the pleasure of working (:

Big thanks as always to
HK AUDIO for and John Hornby Skewes (http://www.jhs.co.uk/hk.html) providing me with the superb HK AUDIO L.U.C.A.S. MAX PA System, and special thanks to Alan and Gavin from JHS for getting it across to the venue.

For the first time ever I used the new B-3 mk2
without a Leslie speaker !!
Instead I used the internal Leslie Speaker simulator on the mk2 version of the New B-3 and sent it straight to the L.U.C.A.S MAX system.
It sounded 'awesome'

Hope to be back soon.

Keep in touch via email and the
'RSS NEWS FEED'

Cheers
Malc
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DUBLIN SAT 2nd and SUN 3rd October 2010

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I will be at the Music Show in Dublin
with Hammond Organ UK


SAT 2nd and SUN 3rd October 2010



for details of the venue and tickets click here
download the newsletter sheet click here



LIVE SESSIONS WITH MALC DEAKIN
FREE HAMMOND PLAYER CLINICS
HANDS ON SESSIONS


SEE AND TRY THE .......
NEW B-3mk2 - XK-3C - XK-1 - XM-2 MIDI MODULE


HAMMOND H SERIES ELECTRIC MELODIONS


THERE WILL BE LOTS HAPPENING ON THE STAND INCLUDING LIVE MUSIC AND PLAYER CLINICS


I WILL BE WITH HAMMOND ORGAN UK AT BOOTH NUMBER F2E
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