Hammond XK-5 - Heritage Series Hammond Organ (Single Manual)

Hammond XK-5 - Heritage Series Hammond Organ (Single Manual)

Hammond XK-5 - Heritage Series Hammond Organ (Single Manual)

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Product Highlights

  • 61-Note Single Manual Keyboard
  • Authentic Hammond Drawbar Organ
  • Modeled Tone Wheels (MTW) Engine
  • 5 Sets of Hammond Drawbars
  • Digital Leslie/Vibrato
  • EQ and Tone Control
  • USB MIDI for DAW Integration
  • 11-Pin Leslie Speaker Socket
  • Compatible with Optional Pedalboard
  • Expandable to XK-5 Pro System
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Hammond XK-5 overview

  • 1Description

Destined to become "The New Original B3," the single manual XK-5 Heritage Series from Hammond utilizes patented technologies to recreate the sound and feel of a vintage Hammond organ in an affordable and portable form factor. The instrument promises an absolutely authentic playing experience that will meet the demands of the most discerning B3 purist.

The hybrid multiple-key contact system emulates the classic B-3's nine mechanical contacts; when played softly, they will engage the harmonics from each drawbar at slightly different times, creating the subtle chewy and soulful character. The time-spread between these note-on messages is programmable, as is the order in which you hear the harmonics speak. Additionally, the contacts all receive and transmit MIDI note data, allowing you to capture every harmonic nuance of your performance in your DAW program of choice via USB.

The redesigned keybed duplicates the heft, bounce, and key dip of a "new old stock" and well-maintained B3, while the updated sound engine accurately recreates the tone-wheel generator with accuracy and flexibility. Extended programmability of both the overall generator characteristics (such as leakage and crosstalk between pickups) and individual tone-wheel behavior (such as the purity of the sine wave) offer an almost unfathomable amount of control. Adding to the authenticity is the virtual matching transformer, which subtly provides the "breathing" effect by placing the matching transformer precisely in the signal chain with adjustable saturation and hysteresis amounts.

Other features include four full sets of harmonic drawbars plus pedal drawbars, 12 virtual tone wheels devoted to harmonically complex pedal tones, high-quality digital Leslie simulation, multi-effects complemented by a vacuum tube preamp, and dedicated on/off buttons for reverb, overdrive, and assignable multi-effects. Additionally, the XK-5 can be expanded to the XK-5 Pro System by adding the optional XLK-5 lower manual and the XPK-250 two-octave radiating pedalboard, which connects with the new H-BUS to simplify setup by carrying both data and power.

  • Hybrid Multiple Key Contact System: Three mechanical contacts at different points in the keys’ travel. Each of these in turn triggers three virtual contacts, giving you separate “note on” connections for every drawbar frequency in the same manner as the original nine-contact electro-mechanical Hammond organs
  • Completely Redesigned Keybed: Duplicates the heft, bounce, and key dip of a “new old stock” and well-maintained B-3
  • Updated Sound Engine: The XK-5 employs new proprietary technology to recreate Hammond’s storied tone-wheel-generator with unprecedented accuracy and flexibility. Modeling and sampling are combined in an exclusive process to capture the frequencies of all 91 tone wheels found in the original organs, not to mention other important sonic details such as key click, harmonic percussion, vibrato-chorus, and more
  • Virtual Matching Transformer: The matching transformer and its place in the signal chain is modeled precisely, and the saturation and hysteresis amounts are adjustable from barely-there to over-the-top
  • Four full sets of harmonic drawbars plus pedal drawbars, just like on original Hammond console organs including the B-3
  • 12 additional virtual tone wheels are devoted to harmonically complex pedal tones (i.e. more than just 16′ and 8′ sine waves), as found on Hammonds beginning in 1945
  • Custom tone-wheel profiles available via download
  • Exceptional Digital Leslie effect with continuously variable speed
  • Dedicated octave shift / transpose buttons
  • Improved DSP-based overdrive complemented by real vacuum-tube preamp
  • Improved vibrato-chorus
  • Dedicated on/off buttons and amount knobs for reverb, overdrive, and assignable multi-FX
  • Lower B drawbars can alternately control 9 MIDI CC messages for external gear
  • Left and right ¼” outs can be used at the same time as Leslie output, for running the XK-5 through a real Leslie in parallel to stationary speakers, a subwoofer, or house PA
  • More key-triggering modes for pedal-to-lower coupler (Manual Bass function)
  • Firmware updatable via USB flash drive or directly from computer
  • Crisp OLED display is more readable under different lighting conditions
In the Box
Hammond XK-5 - Heritage Series Hammond Organ (Single Manual)
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Hammond XK-5 specs

    Keyboard Manual Upper and Lower: 73 notes each (61 playing keys plus 12 preset keys)
    Square-front ("waterfall"-style)
    Updated mechanical keybed design
    Split Split panel control
    Assignable split point
    Tone Generator MTW (Modeled Tone Wheels)
    61-note polyphony for manuals
    5-note polyphony for pedals
    Contacts Virtual Multi-Contacts
    Custom Contacts:
    3 factory
    3 user
    3 physical contacts
    9 assignable virtual contacts
    Adjustable attack, release, decay
    Harmonic Drawbars 5 sets (4 manuals, 1 pedal)
    Upper 2 X 9 pitches
    Lower 2 X 9 pitches
    Pedal 2 pitches
    Drawbars Drawbar Voicing
    4 Choices for Manuals: (A-100, B-3, C-3, Mellow)
    4 Choices for Pedals: (Normal, Muted, Synth 1 & 2)
    Tone Generating Technology Custom Tone Wheel (CTW)
    3 Factory, 3 User: For A-100, B-3, C-3, and Mellow drawbar voicings
    CTWs identified by model and serial number
    Adjustable parameters for each tone wheel
    12 complex tone wheels for bottom 12 pedal tones
    Touch Response Percussion Percussion on
    Normal/soft volume
    Slow/fast decay
    2nd & 3rd harmonic adjustable normal/soft volume settings
    Slow/fast decay rates
    Key Tracking
    1’ Drawbar Cancel: ON/OFF
    Effects Vibrato and Chorus
    Virtual scanner (3 settings)
    Adjustable rate, vibrato/chorus mix
    Vibrato on Pedal: On/Off

    Tube/solid state
    Adjustable drive level
    Presets Preset Keys
    9 presets plus cancel for each manual
    2 adjust presets for each manual
    9 programmable preset banks

    100 user, 100 factory patches
    Assignable to preset keys as favorites
    Assignable Patch Load: Drawbar registrations, drawbar parameters, internal & external zones, multi-effects, reverb
    Preamp Tube Preamp
    12AU7/12AX7 tubes
    Adjustable routing and drive level
    Transformer MT Matching Transformer
    Adjustable drive level
    Upper/lower/percussion levels
    DSP-Based Multi-Effects Tremolo
    Auto Pan
    Ring Modulator
    Adjustable parameters for each effect
    Equalization Master Equalizer
    Bass/Mid/Treble panel controls
    Adjustable gain & center frequency

    Programmable Equalizer
    Adjustable center frequency
    Hammond Preamp Tone Control

    Rotors Leslie Stop, Fast, Bypass panel controls Custom Cabinets (8 Preset, 8 User) Adjustable Slow & Fast Speeds, Rise & Fall Times, Horn/Drum/Subwoofer Volume Balance, Microphone Settings
    Reverb On/Off panel control
    11 programs
    Leslie On Reverb On/Off
    MIDI 5 MIDI templates
    3 keyboard channels (Upper, Lower, Pedals)
    6 external zones (3 Upper, 2 Lower, 1 Pedals)
    Assignable MIDI channels, key range, Program Change, Pan, Velocity Curve, Min/Max Volume
    In 1, In 2, Out connections
    Display OLED, 20-character, 2-line
    7 control buttons and value rotary knob
    USB Type-A Port: To USB flash drive
    Type-B Port: To host
    Transpose Transpose: ±6 semitones Fine Tune: ±10 cents Octave Up/Down: ±2 octaves
    Pedal-switch In Jack H-BUS Connector: To Pedals/Expression pedal
    Audio Connections Line Out: Left/Mono / Right
    Headphone: 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Other Connectors 11-Pin Leslie Connector:
    Control 1: 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Control 2: 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    8-pin DIN (EXP-100F Expression Pedal)
    AC input
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 46.8 x 15.8 x 4.7" / 118.9 x 40.1 x 11.9 cm
    Weight 34.6 lb / 15.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 45.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 50.5 x 20.1 x 9.0"

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