The HAMMOND B-3™ organ and its siblings such as the C-3™ and A-100™ remains the single most influential keyboard instrument in musical history, perhaps apart from the grand piano. When paired with the spinning Leslie® speaker, the HAMMOND’s sonic versatility found its place in every genre of music from Rock to Soul to Gospel to Blues, Country, Classical, Pop, and Jazz. The inimitable tone of the Hammond and Leslie has never gone out of style; and it never will. For years, this essential voice has been out of reach for many, due to console and Leslie size, weight, and high prices for quality vintage instruments, but no more. Our range of Portable Hammonds solves each of those issues, without one bit of sacrifice.
Hammond’s Sk Stage Keyboard Series set the standard for lightweight, stage keyboards with just the right mix of features for any player, regardless of genre. Hammond’s all-new SkPRO and SkxPRO advance and refine the Sk concept bringing unprecedented tonal versatility and functionality; combined with logical real-time controls. Four discrete “Engines” power the SkPRO and SkxPRO: Piano, Ensemble, Mono Synth, and a genuine Hammond Organ. It’s control panel architecture puts the commands you need at a gig within easy reach. The new “Combination” system of Patch selection and performance settings, combined with our proven “Favorites” takes the stress out of playing any gig with regards to having the right sounds at your fingertips at the right time. Its light weight and compact size even takes the hassle out of cartage and setup. The SkxPRO adds the versatility of dual keyboards in a compact and lightweight package. For the working musician, for the casual player, for the savvy hobbyist, the SkPRO/SkxPRO is the logical choice, and the old saying “the right tool for the right job” couldn’t be more correct.
The XK-5 Series
With the model XK-5, HAMMOND has closed the final millimeters of the realism gap—in terms 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 that meets the demands of even the most seasoned B-3 purist. The Xk-5 is also capable of expansion into an highly portable double-manual organ (the Xk PRO SYSTEM and A-3) for those who require the range of a two-keyboard instrument.
The Xk-5’s staggering success and embrace by top pros in every genre proves it has no peer among today’s keyboard offerings.
It truly is the 21st century evolution of an indelible classic.
The Hammond Xk-1c is the smallest, lightest (16.5 lbs), most economical, full-featured Hammond Organ ever offered in the company’s history. Anyone who wants the genuine Hammond sound in their keyboard rig can now have it. The onboard digital LESLIE is the most accurate, most customizable rotary-speaker effect offered in any keyboard; no need for extra effect pedals. the Xk-1c may be our entry-level keyboard, but it packs the same power as our top-of the line instruments. Everyone wants a real Hammond, but the obstacles of weight, size and price have kept the “holy grail” of keyboards out of reach. All of those hurdles are now clear. The Xk-1c makes it happen!
The Sk Series
The Sk Series Stage Keyboards have become modern classics, beloved by keyboard players of every genre. These ultralight instruments provide essential keyboard sounds required for ANY show in ANY style, including a genuine and vintage-perfect HAMMOND Organ, with all the 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.
Hammond revisits vintage days with the new Limited-Edition “Porta-B.” It looks like power, sounds like power, and brings a vintage experience home for any musician lucky enough to stand before it. It perfectly recalls the “chopped” Hammond we all remember. Full-featured, with a powerful built-in sound system, the limited-edition PORTA-B is heavy-duty in sound and build.