There was a time when the roaring sound of a genuine Hammond B-3 Organ and Leslie Speaker required a moving van with burly movers, and room enough on stage to stand 4 regular musicians. Those days are truly now behind. The new Hammond XK-1c provides the full majesty and versatility of the industry standard B-3 in a compact package weighing just 7.5 Kg.
Following the lead of the wildly popular SK series of ultralight keyboards, the XK-1c uses the same Virtual Tonewheel 'engine' as Hammond's flagship B-3 mk2 Console Organ, with all the traditional elements, such as Hammond's original Chorus/Vibrato and Touch-Response Percussion.
The latest digital Leslie™ is also onboard, completing the classic setup, which is one of the most desired pieces of gear for any keyboard player in any genre of music.
The XK-1c features extensive customization capabilities, allowing the Organ to be tailored into replicating any Hammond/Leslie vintage, with all settings stored in each patch. Most common aftermarket 'Hot Rod' modifications are possible within the editing facilities, as well. A wide variety of different Hammond tones are contained in the factory patch library. There are 64 Factory patches and 64 User-programmable patches available. In addition to the Drawbar Profiles, the sounds of two of the most popular transistor combo organs are included, along with 28 equivalent ranks of Classical Pipe Organ sounds. The Combo Organ and Pipe Organ voices may be fully registered in traditional fashion via the Drawbar controls.
The XK-1c's diminutive size is shocking when compared to its massive tone, but one touch of the traditional waterfall keyboard tells the truth that the XK-1c is the real deal, not a clone or imitation, but a genuine Hammond Organ, worthy of the name and the legacy of nearly 80 years.
2 Vase III as Digital Tone-Wheels, Transistor Organ and Pipe Organ
61 polyphony (for manual, except Pipe Organ)
8 polyphony (for pedal, except Pipe Organ)
63 polyphony (maximum, on Pipe Organ)
C1 to C6 61-keys
9 Pitches, Assignable for Upper, Pedal, Lower
Manuals: 6 choices (B-Type1, B-Type2, Mellow, Vx, Farf, Pipe), Variable Key-click
Pedal: 4 choices (Normal, Muted, Synth1, Synth2), 5 choices Key-click
TOUCH RESPONSE PERCUSSION
Percussion On, Third Harmonic, Fast Decay, Volume Soft
Touch, Velocity, Decay (Fast/Slow) Level (Normal/Soft)
VIBRATO AND CHORUS:
Buttons: 1, 2, Chorus, Upper On, Lower On
Digital, 4 programs
Bass, Mid, Treble, Tone
Advanced Digital, 2 Rotors
Buttons: Bypass, Stop, Fast
Digital, 11 programs
Control: On, Depth
Leslie On Reverb
Bass, Mid, Treble
Manual Bass, Split
Coupler Highest note, Split Point, Octave Up for Lower, Octave Down for Lower, Transpose
64 User Patches, 64 Preset Patches, manual
PATCH LOAD OPTIONS:
Drawbar Registrations, Drawbar Parameters, Internal Zone, External Zone, Effects, Reverb
USB Flash Drive
20 Characters, 2 Lines
Control Buttons and Value knob
3 Zones, assignable to any keyboard
Line Out, L, R, Headphones
8-pin, 1 and 3 channels available
Foot Switch, Exp. Pedal, DC IN(12V)
AC Adaptor AD3-1250
95,8cm(W) x 30,5cm(D) x 10,1cm(H)