Hammond XK-3c - Vintage-Voiced Portable Hammond Organ (Walnut/Black)

Hammond XK-3c - Vintage-Voiced Portable Hammond Organ (Walnut/Black)

Hammond XK-3c - Vintage-Voiced Portable Hammond Organ (Walnut/Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 61-Note Single Manual Keyboard
  • Authentic Hammond Drawbar Organ
  • 96 Digital Tonewheels
  • 2 Sets of Hammond Drawbars
  • Digital Leslie/Vibrato
  • EQ and Tone Control
  • MIDI Master Keyboard
  • 11-Pin Leslie Speaker Socket
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  • 1Description

If a 300+ pound B-3 is not available, the next best thing is the XK-3c from Hammond that comes in at a little over tenth of the weight while still delivering the genuine and original sounds of the B-3. For all practical purposes the 73-note keyboard is the top manual of a Hammond B- 3, with two sets of harmonic drawbars, chorus-vibrato, and Touch-Response Percussion. The reverse-key presets function exactly as they do on the original, and the Waterfall keyboard allows for traditional organ playing techniques.

Extensive editing capabilities allow for voicing (volume, timbre, leakage, motor noise) for each of the ninety-six digital tonewheels, with the ability to save these profiles for instant recall. Twelve factory digital tonewheel profiles ranging from "showroom clean" to "road worn" are available for instant customization. The traditional "hot rod modifications" for vintage B- 3's can be achieved on this modern recreation using all the included parameters. Modified presets can be stored internally or to optional CompactFlash cards via the built-in card reader.

The keyboard can also function as a MIDI controller, with the ability to address six external zones on two manuals and pedals, with dedicated and assignable switches and rotaries on the front panel. Pitch bend and modulation wheels are provided. Additionally the keyboard can be expanded to include a lower manual, pedal boards, expression pedals, and the unit can be connected to a real Leslie speaker via an 11-pin Leslie connector.

Ninety-six independent oscillating digital tonewheels that accurately reproduce the sound of the vintage B-3/C-3
Fully polyphonic keyboard with Waterfall keys
Reverse colored keys for selecting presets
Rotary vibrato control
Preamplifier circuit with two characteristically different tubes, a 12AX7 and a 12AU7, offering a variety of overdrive sounds
Preamp circuit consists of dual bands allowing for assigning bass and treble to respective tubes with single-band operation also possible
Adjustable bias voltage for obtaining not only the distortion by general clipping but also nonlinear distortion
DSP effect generator simulates the scanner-vibrato and Leslie speaker
Leslie effects simulate the rotation of the two rotors in a traditional Leslie
Chorus effect
Three-band EQ and tone-control
Tone-control simulates the circuit built in on the vintage B-3/C-3 pre-amp to obtain a gently cut treble
11-pin Leslie speaker socket for direct connection to Leslie Speakers
Save parameter files to an optional CompactFlash card
Optional Leslie switch can be mounted to the front rail
In the Box
Hammond XK-3c - Vintage-Voiced Portable Hammond Organ (Walnut/Black)
  • External Power Supply
  • One (1) Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sound Generator 2 x VASE III for digital tone-wheels
    Keyboard 1 x 73 keys (61 + 12 preset keys)
    Waterfall with velocity
    Harmonic Drawbars Upper
    9 Pitches
    B-type 1/B-type 2/Mellow/Brite/Saw
    Lower
    9 Pitches
    Pedal
    2 Pitches
    Muted/Normal/Synth 1/Synth 2
    Touch Response Percussion Tabs
    Second On, Third On
    Fast Decay, Soft
    Adjustable
    Touch, Velocity
    Decay (Fast, Slow)
    Level (Normal, Soft)
    Tuning Master: 430 to 450 1 Hz steps
    Transpose: -6/0/+6 semitones
    Effects Internal Leslie
    Advanced Digital, 2 Rotors
    On, Fast, Brake
    Vibrato and Chorus
    Digital Scanner
    V1, V2, V3, C1, C2, C3
    Upper On, Lower On
    Speed: 5 (6.10 to 7.25 Hz)
    Tremolo, Emphasis, Depth
    Preamp
    Vacuum Tubes: 12AX7, 12AU7
    Preamp On, Overdrive
    EQ
    3 Bands, Tone Control
    Tone Type, Tone knob
    Reverb
    10 Programs with Leslie on Reverb
    Reverb On
    Sustain
    5 Lengths (Pedal)
    Internal Zone Tabs
    Split
    Manual Bass
    Adjustable
    Map Low, High
    Split Point
    Lower Octave
    Pedal Top key
    Combination Presets 12 Banks x 11 Presets
    + Adjust B
    Switchable: Link/Independent
    Controllers Switches
    Power On/Off
    Control
    User
    Rotary Controllers
    Master Volume
    Tube Overdrive
    Tone
    Wheels
    Pitch Bend
    Modulation
    Assignable Controllers
    6 Switches/6 Knobs: Upper 1, Upper 2, Upper3, Lower 1, Lower 2, Pedal
    Storage CompactFlash card (not included)
    MIDI Templates
    5 Modes
    Connectors 2 x 1/4" TS Main Out
    1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone
    1 x 1/4" Send
    1 x 1/4" Return/External In
    3 x 5-pin DIN MIDI
    1 x 1/4" TS Footswitch (pedal not included)
    1 x 1/4" TRS Expression Pedal (pedal not included)
    1 x EXP-100 Expression Pedal (pedal not included)
    1 x 11-pin Leslie
    Display 20 x Characters, 2 x Lines
    9 Control Switches and Rotary Encoder
    Power Requirements 120VAC, 60 Hz for included external power supply
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 47 x 15.8 x 4.7" (1190 x 400 x 120 mm)
    Weight 40.8 lb (18.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 55.0 lb

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