Q.I understand that the V-Accordion allows me to mix and match the reed sounds, something that is impossible with an acoustic accordion. Can you describe how this is done? (FR-7 / FR-5 / FR-7b / FR-5b)

A.The V-Accordion allows you to create sounds by simulating various acoustic accordion reed configurations. The following shows the reed types and combinations that can be made for the right hand (treble) and left hand (bass and chords).

  1. Treble Section (Treble Part)
    A Treble register may contain up to seven reeds tuned to different pitches (“feet”). Some common reed combinations are:
    • HMML type, used in a wide range of music styles (“Accord” resister)
    • MMM type, which produces the popular musette tone (“Musette” resister)
    • Professional-level HMMML type (“Master” resister)
    The available footages are:
    H ---upper footage (4')
    M ---middle footage (8-', 8, 8+')
    L ---lower footage (16')

    In addition to these, you can also include 2-2/3' and 5-1/3' footages that are unique to the V-Accordion. By assigning a different reed sound to each footage, new and complex sounds can be created.


      Note:
    • The following table shows the available treble part sounds assigned to the treble register switches, along with their reed settings.



    • Closing the wooden resonance chamber inside an acoustic accordion allows you to attenuate the sound and make it softer. The V-Accordion provides this effect in the following two ways:
      • Individual setting on each reed --- CASSOTTO
      • Whole setting on all reeds --- SORDINA
      Volume adjustment for each reed is also provided.

  2. Bass & chord section (Bass & chord part)
    The V-Accordion provides five bass reeds and three chord reeds to choose from.
    For your reference:

(2005/09/14)

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