Hammond XK-1c Portable Keyboard Organ

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This genuine Hammond organ weighs only 16.5 pounds -- with the same virtual tonewheel engine as the flagship B3-mkII organ, plus a digital Leslie onboard.

Take a look at the smallest and lightest Genuine Hammond Organ. There was a time when the roaring sound of a genuine Hammond B3 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.

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 B3-mkII Console Organ, with all the traditional elements, such as Hammond's original Chorus/Vibrato and Touch-Response Percussion. The latest digital Leslie(TM) 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.

- 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)

Keyboard: C1 to C6 61-key
Drawbars: 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
Buttons: Percussion On, Third Harmonic, Fast Decay, Volume Soft
Adjustable: Touch, Velocity, Decay (Fast, Slow), Level (Normal, Soft)

- Vibrato and Chorus:Digital Scanner; Buttons: 1, 2, Chorus, Upper On, Lower On
- Overdrive: Digital, 4 programs; Control: Amount
- Multi Effects: 8 programs
- Equalizer: Bass, Mid, Treble, Tone
- Internal Leslie: Advanced Digital, 2 Rotors; Buttons: Bypass, Stop, Fast
- Reverb: Digital, 11 programs; Control: On, Depth; Leslie On Reverb
- Master Equalizer: Bass, Mid, Treble

- Buttons: Manual Bass, Split
- Adjustable: Coupler Highest note, Split Point, Octave Up, Octave Down, Lower, Transpose

- Capacity: 64 User Patches, 64 Preset Patches, Manual
- Favorites: 8 buttons
- Patch Load Options: Drawbar Registration, Drawbar Parameters, Internal Zone, External Zone, Effects, Reverb

- Volume: Master Volume
- Switch: Power On/Off
- STORAGE: USB Flash Drive
- DISPLAY: 20 - Characters, 2 - Lines, Control Buttons and Value knob

- Templates: 8 Templates
- External Zones: 3 Zones, assignable any keyboards

- MIDI: In, Out
- Audio: Line Out L, R, Headphones
- Leslie: 8 - pin, 1 and 3 channels available
- Other: Foot Switch, Exp. Pedal, DC IN (12V)
- POWER: AC Adaptor AD3-1250

DIMENSIONS: (W x D x H) 37.7 x 12 x 3.97"
WEIGHT: 16.5 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 630-543-0277

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted July 12, 2019 by a customer from hotmail.com in Spring Hill, FL

"Fun Mini B-3"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I brought this Hammond to9 fit into my live rig. I play local small clubs playing cover rock. The rest of my rig is three large popular work stations. The problem I had was adjusting drawbars on the work stations without going into menu pages. Now I can adjust drawbars on the fly during performances. Just a fun board to play and the sound is better than any of my work stations can produce, IMO. Small package, small price, big enjoyment. The manual is hard to read, but there is not much to really program, pretty straight forward as far as an organ. Only had it a week and last night was first practice with the band, and they all loved the way it sounded. I like the stained yellow keys giving it an aged look.

Musical Background:

Local Cover band

Musical Style:

Classic rock
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