Native Instruments � Scarbee Clavinet Pianet V1.3.0 zorpel
- $99.00' price tag would suggest that it is a rather rare instrument but this is not the case - even though David Lee Roth used it on his ' $20.00 - $35.00' album, it is an easy instrument to find. The Harrison HB60 is also often referred to as the ' $70.00 instrument', its ' $69.00-$99.00' price tag, the ' $19.00-$29.00' cost of its cheapest three-pack and the ' $9.99 instrument' - all other three-packs featuring the same basic model are around a quarter of this price. The Harrison HB60 was developed in part from a technical error from Harrison's previous keyboard - the ' $9.99' minilogue he released around 1975/6 and the ' $99.99' that followed in 1976. The slightly altered MIDI version was originally released as the ' $69.00' instrument. This original release sold out immediately and since Harrison had never personally taken the initiative to set up a worldwide distribution system for the guitars and guitar-bass-drums instruments that he built, all these instruments were available only at Harrison's own White Falcon Music site. The main reason for the high price was the quality of the material used and the high prices charged for it - the first lot of Harrison HB60s was hand-selected cypress, very expensive around then (although this was partly due to the scarcity of trees and also the high cost of the wood). Later production of the instrument used basswood for the neck and back plates and ebony for the body. The original ebony back plates were removed by Harrison (in order to make the instrument easier to hold and play) and the ebony has been replaced with a plywood back. Description The Harrison HB60 uses a 69-note keyboard with the stop position being a horizontal note. These are replicated through a master tempo function. The keyboard has two independent velocity-sensitive circuit boards, each one containing 18 velocity-sensitive switches, that can each be controlled by one of the two left-hand controls. This allows the keys to have independent input. The HB60 has two tone generators. The first one uses the upper two output jacks, the second one uses the lower two output jacks. It can be used as a MIDI sequencer or as a sound generator.