Landmark Organ Sound, Performance, and Luxury
I’m excited to share a few of my Tips & Tricks that are easy and fun.
As many of you know, I love playing upbeat and happy songs. Anything with a lively beat that gets the adrenalin going is a feel-good, kind-of-song in my book. After all, playing the Atelier should be an exhilarating experience.
After you load one of those peppy upbeat registrations, one of the easiest ways to enhance your playing a song is to add some magic! For this tip, I’m referring to the Manual Percussion feature located on the extreme left of the Atelier console (next to the Drums/SFX button). Once you press the Manual Perc button, look at the touchscreen and choose either Orchestra Set or Orchestra Set 2.
When you’re ready to start, make sure the Intro button and the Sync Start buttons are on, so that you start your song with one of those incredible introductions.
Now, here’s the trick: Start your song by first playing the F note in the first octave of the lower manual with your left index finger. You will hear a drum roll. Release that note and with the middle and index finger, touch the G AND G# notes right next to that F note you just played. You will hear a cymbal AND bass drum together! Release and immediately play your first chord with your left hand. This activates the automatic introduction.
Once you have mastered this, have some fun with the automatic ending as well. Locate the D Beam feature (near the power on/off button) and to the right of the D Beam, you will see three buttons. Press the middle button twice (it is marked “Filter”). The button will show a green light to show it is activated. When the automatic ending is almost over, get set to wave the palm of your hand across the D Beam for another magical moment. When you wave your hand across the beam, you will hear a cymbal. What a great way to end your song.
If your model does not have the D Beam feature, you can still add that dramatic effect by following what we did for the introduction. The difference is that you only need to touch the E note in the lower manual in the first octave to achieve this effect.
In closing, I encourage you to use some of the features the Roland Atelier has. They are easy to use and they make you sound so good. At our store in Newcastle, CA, we have a saying: “Enjoy Where You’re At, On The Way To Where You’re Going.” Enjoy the journey.
Please note: the performance file is AT70_001.MID and the registration file is AT70_001.UPG. For help loading these files, please refer to your Atelier User’s Manual.