The XK-5 Series
The HAMMOND B-3™ organ and its siblings such as the C-3™ and A-100™ remain the single most influential keyboard instruments in musical history, alongside the grand piano. When paired with a spinning Leslie® speaker, the HAMMOND ORGAN’s sonic versatility found its place in every genre of music from Rock to Soul to Gospel to Blues, Country, Classical, Pop, Jazz and every stop in-between. The inimitable tone of the Hammond and Leslie has never gone out of style; and it never will.
With the model XK-5, HAMMOND has closed the final millimeters of the realism gap—of both sound and feel—in an instrument far more portable and affordable than a vintage Hammond organ. We are very proud of this instrument for providing an absolutely authentic playing experience meeting the demands of even the most seasoned B-3 purist. We believe it has no peer among today’s keyboard offerings.
The Sk Series
The Sk Series Stage Keyboards are modern classics, beloved by keyboard players of every genre. These ultralight instruments provide essential keyboard sounds required for ANY performance, in ANY style, including a genuine and vintage-perfect HAMMOND Organ, with all the familiar features expected in a vintage B-3, plus an advanced Digital Leslie.
In addition to the authentic HAMMOND Tonewheel voices, the Sk’s Extravoice Division provides Hi-Def Acoustic Grand, Rhodes, Wurli, and FM Pianos. Clavinet, Harpsichord, Accordion, Wind, Brass, Synth and Tuned Percussion voices complete the spec. You may play any of the Extravoices “solo” or add them to the Organ voices. The Organ Generator also provides authentic models of Vox Continental, Vox Jaguar and Farfisa Combo Organs, all of which can be registered in the original fashion. The fourth Organ mode calls 32 ranks of Genuine Classical (“Church”) Pipe Organ voices derived from our Flagship Model 935 Church Organ.
Like all modern Hammonds, the Sk’s have deep editing capabilities, faithfully delivering any Hammond Organ’s individual personality, with the ability to save these profiles for instant recall. Every Facet of the Hammond’s sound is widely adjustable with all settings saved with every preset. The Pipe Organ voices are also scaling/voicing capable. An expandable Voice Library is available free from the Hammond Website.
Any of the Sk Series may be used as a MIDI Controller, with the ability to address 3 external zones. An Mp3/WAV music player is onboard to play backing tracks, break music, educational aids or any other tunes combined with the Sk’s stereo output. You may also direct connect a physical Leslie Speaker via the 8pin dedicated Leslie Jack.
Our entry-level Xk-1c Portable Organ may be diminuative in Weight, Size and Price, but it is a giant when it comes to Tone and Playability. The Xk-1c utlizes the tone engine from the Sk Series, providing the same thrilling sonic range, the same flexibility of programming, and the same great keyboard feel. The factory presets have been established in cooperation with many of our top-name Artists, and also include the factory presets found on vintage Hammond Organs. Like the Sk Series, you may set the Xk-1c to “combo organ” and “pipe organ” modes. It has never been so easy to add a full-featured HAMMOND ORGAN to your live keyboard rig, studio, church or home installation.