Sk Voice Library

The Hammond Sk Series has the brilliant advantage of being able to hold a running library of “Extravoices” of your choice which enhance the Hammond Sound, and provide to be serious solo instruments when called upon. They are available here FREE OF CHARGE.

SOUNDS FEATURING “PROCHORD” FUNCTION

“ProChord” is an exclusive Hammond feature allowing one player to replicate the effect of many instruments playing together in correct harmony, and create harmonic effects impossible to achieve when playing conventionally.

When ProChord is active, a single note played by the right hand will sound multiple notes – a melody or “lead” note and harmony or “fill” notes in several different styles, in response to notes or chords played by the left hand.  For example if a “C Major” chord is held in the left hand, a complete harmony style will play from single notes played by the right hand in C Major.  26 different chord types can be played in a number of different harmony patterns – 4-part open and closed, 5-part open and closed, Jazz Brass, Orchestral String section, and many others.

To use,  allocate the “PCD”-named voice to the UPPER manual, and using the SPLIT  function, assign the Organ (TW,Vx,Farf or Pipe) registration of your choice to the LOWER section (or the LOWER manual on Sk-2/SKX). The “PROCHORD” function will work even if you do not register an Organ sound for your chords on the LOWER manual.

Roll over the square in each button below for a preview of the voices contained therein

  • VL-SK0051 “Marcato Str.”

    Chamber String Ensemble with heavy bow attack and sustained tone.

    Download VL-SK0051

    VL-SK0052 “Pizz Str.”

    “Plucked” String section.

    Download VL-SK0052

    VL-SK0053 “Stacc. Str.”

    Strings with sharply attacked and detached notes.

    Download VL-SK0053

    VL-SK0054 “Tremolo Str.”

    Chamber String Ensemble with “Tremolo” style.

    Download VL-SK0054

  • VL-SK0061 “Choir Aah”

    Male and female “Aah” choir. Both male and female sounds in the middle octave, with female on the
    higher range, and male on the lower range.

    Download VL-SK0061

    VL-SK0062 “Choir Doo”

    Male and female “Doo” choir

    Download VL-SK0062

    VL-SK0063 “Vocal Aah”

    Solo “Aah” vocal with vibrato with male in low range and female in high range.

    Download VL-SK0063

This voice library provides the sounds of a Japanese reed organ, In the 1880’s simple reed organs ware distributed to
Japanese elementary schools instead of Pianos for music education.

Instruments List

  • Reed Organ 1: A single reed organ.
  • Reed Organ 2: Octave unison of reed organ.
  • Reed Organ 1 Exp: This voice adds “knee swell” control for Reed Organ 1. The
    brightness of sound will change as the expression pedal is operated.
  • Reed Organ 2 Exp: This voice adds “knee swell” control for Reed Organ 2. The
    brightness of sound will change as the expression pedal is operated.

This voice library provides the sounds of recorders. The key range covers from Great Bass to Sopranino.

Instruments List

  • Recorder Str: Straight tone.
  • Recorder Vib: Recorder with slight vibrato by LFO.
  • Recorder Ens: Two recorders. Left and Right.
  • Reco Close Pcd: PROCHORD  “full chord” harmony to
    the Upper keyboard when playing a single finger melody, while a chord is being played on the Lower
    keyboard.
  • Reco Open Pcd: PROCHORD Open Chord, or “Theatre-Organ” style harmony.
  • Reco Trio Pcd: PROCHORD 2-note harmony

This voice library provides the sounds of tubular bells. In addition to Tubular Bells as heard in an
Orchestra, “synthesized” bells like the “Chime” stop of vintage Hammond Home Organs are included.

Instruments List

  • Tubular Bell Ac: Acoustic tubular bells as used in orchestras. We recommend you play near the
    center of the keybord.
  • Tubular Bell FM: This is a “digital” tubular bell made on a famous synthesizer in the 1980’s.
  • Tubular Bell 2x: A mixed voice of AC and FM T. Bell. Acoustic tubular on left, Digital Bell on right
  • Tubular Bell TW: This voice simulates the “Chimes” stop on a vintage Hammond “Home” Organ. This voice is constructed of sine waves auto-played in a special voicing.
  • Tub Bell on ff: Acoustic Tubular Bell, sounding only on notes played with high velocity.
    We recommend you play this voice in combination with organ voices, using the high velocity touch to
    accent your phrases.

This voice library provides the sounds of Hand bells, Suzuki Tonechimes, and wine
glass.

Instruments List

  • Tonechimes: Suzuki “Tonechimes” with mellow tone. This voice decays
    when a key is released.
  • T.Chime Damped: Tonechimes without the decay.
  • Hand Bell: An ordinary hand bell with decay when the key is released.
  • H.Bell Damped: Handbell without the decay.
  • TC Hymn Pcd: Tonechimes with PROCHORD “Hymn”style harmony
  • TC HarmChim Pcd: Tonechims with PROCHORD “Harmonic Chime” style harmony
  • HB&TC 4tet Pcd: PROCHORD “Quartet” style harmony. The top note is handbell, and the others
    are Tonechimes.
  • Wine Glass: A wine glass hit by a mallet.
  • Mr.Lawrence: A layered voice of the wine glass and noise like “…Mr. Lawrence”. We recommend you
    use this instrument with deep reverb.
  • Glass Harp: the sound of running a moistened finger around the rim of a wine glass.
  • Glass Harp Pad: A layered instrument of the Glass Harp and the Wine Glass.

This voice library provides the sounds of chamber strings, including Marcato, Staccato, Pizzicato and Solo
Violin playing styles.
The voices are presented in stereo except solo violin.

Instruments List

  • Marcato Str.: Chamber String Ensemble with heavy bow attack and sustained tone.
  • Marcato Str. Oc: Chamber String Ensemble with octave above layer.
  • Marcato feat.Vn: Chamber String Ensemble with added Solo Violin Layer.
  • Stacc. Str.: Strings with sharply attacked and detached notes.
  • Pizz Str.: “Plucked” String section.
  • Tape Str.: Simulating the vintage instrument that used audio tapes as its sound source (Mono).
  • Marc+Stacc Str: Velocity-switched sound with Marcato at light touch, and adding Staccato at
    heavy touch.
  • Solo Violin: Solo violin with vibrato.
  • Duo Violin Pcd: PROCHORD duet voicing
  • Vn + Marcato Pcd: PROCHORD Melody on Solo Violin and Harmonies on Marcato Strings.
  • Marc. Open Pcd: PROCHORD Open Harmony.
  • Marcato Str. Pcd: PROCHORD Quartet voicing (2 Violin/Viola/Cello).

Instruments List

  • Choir Aah: “Aah” choir by male and female. Both male and female sounds on the middle octave, only female
    sounds on the higher range, and only male sounds on the lower range.
  • Choir Doo: “Doo” choir by male and female.
  • Vocal Aah: Solo “Aah” vocal with vibrato by male for low octave and female for high octave.
  • Choir Ft. Vocal: Ensemble of “Aah” choir and solo vocal.
  • Choir Pad: “Ooh” choir, for playing long tone chords too.
  • Vocal & Str. Pcd: PROCHORD Melody on solo vocal and harmonies on marcato strings.
  • Vocal & Cho. Pcd: PROCHORDMelody on solo vocal and harmonies on “Aah” choir.

This voice library provides the sounds of toy pianos.
It includes 2 popular types of toy pianos made by different manufacturers.

Instruments List

  • Toy Piano Sch: Toy piano with tone bars and “belly” sound. The mechanical key release noise
    is retained.
  • ToyPf Sch NoRel: Toy piano with tone bars and “belly” sound, without mechanical key release noise
  • ToyPf Sch Pan: Toy piano with tone bars and “belly” sound, with slowly rotating “Auto Pan” effect.
  • Toy Piano Kaw: Toy piano using aluminum pipes for precision pitch. The mechanical key release noise
    is retained.
  • ToyPf Kaw NoRel: Toy piano using aluminum pipes for precision pitch, without mechanical key release noise
  • ToyPf Kaw MoDly: Toy piano using aluminum pipes for precision pit with modulated Flanger delay effect.

Instruments List

  • Synth Str. Fast Mellow: Synth Strings with fast attack, try with White
    Drawbars.
  • Synth Str. Slow Mellow: Synth Strings with slower attack.
  • Synth Str. Fast Bright: Brighter version”Synth Str. Fast Mellow”.
  • Synth Str. Slow Bright: Brighter version of “Synth Str. Slow Mellow”.
  • Synth Str. Oct: Octave unison of Synth Strings.
  • Warm Pad: Mellow String-like Pad.
  • Sweep & S/H: Pad with moving elment of sweeping LPF and S/H effects.
  • Pluck & Sweep: “pluck” first, then sweeping Pad.
  • Out Of The Blue: Fat and bright synth lead.
  • Synth & Chamber. Str: An ensemble of Synth and Chamber strings.

(Optimized library with smaller memory demand)

Instruments List

  • Synth Str. Fast Mellow: Synth Strings with fast attack, useful to play with the White
    Drawbars.
  • Synth Str. Slow Mellow: Synth Strings with slower attack.
  • Synth Str. Fast Bright: Brighter version”Synth Str. Fast Mellow”.
  • Synth Str. Slow Bright: Brighter version of “Synth Str. Slow Mellow”.
  • Synth Str. Oct: Octave unison of Synth Strings.
  • Warm Pad: Mellow String-like Pad.
  • Sweep & S/H: Pad with moving elment of sweeping LPF and S/H effects.
  • Pluck & Sweep: “pluck” first, then sweeping Pad.
  • Out Of The Blue: Fat and bright synth lead.

These voice libraries are separated from the  VL-SK005 “Chamber Strings 1”, providing smaller files to load

These voice libraries are separated from the  VL-SK006 “Choir & Vocal”, providing smaller files to load

Instruments List

    • Noise Lead P5:Lead voice constructed of “Pink” or Pitched noise.
    • Soshun Lead: “Soshun Lead” adds a bell attack to the basic sound.
    • OPZ LFO: Lead voice with distorted electro tone.
    • OPZ LFO Perc: Distorted Lead voice with attack and decay similar to Hammond-style percussion,
    • Sync Lead P5 UD: Lead voice with “oscillator sync” effects. “UD” indicates up and down sweep of sync modulation.
    • Sync Lead P5 D: Lead voice with “oscillator sync” effects. “D” indicates down only modulation motion
    • PWM Lead P5: Lead voice with “Pulse Width Modulation” effects.
    • PWM Pad P5: Pad voice’s pulse width may be manually swept by using the [EXTRA VOICE EFFECT] knob.
    • Bird Low Brass: Synth Brass voice similar to those used in the song “B. Land”
    • Bird Oct Brass: Synth Brass voice with octave below added.
    • 3Phase Strings: Synth sawtooth-string voice with internal chorus effect.
    • 3Phase Strings Bz: Synth sawtooth-string voice with higher, sharper harmonics.
    • Pulse Clav: Pulse Wave synth voice with “Clav” characteristics-sometimes called “Synth Clav”.
    • Pulse Clav Oct: “Synth Clav” with added octave unison.
    • Plucked Saw: Poly synth lead/pad with “plucked” characteristics.
    • Take On Me: Synth Lead voice similar to the intro of “Take On…”
    • Material Lead: Lead voice similar to the intro of “Material..”
    • Flanged Koto: Synth voice with “Koto”-type characteristics, including flanging effect.
    • Sqr. Whistle: Square wave voice with “Whistle” characteristics.
    • Gimme^3 Lead: Synth Lead voice similar to the intro of “Gimme….”
    • It’s A Miracle: Synth voice similar to the intro of “It’s A….”
    • Chocolate Seq: Decaying synth voice similar to the intro of “C. Disco….”
    • Puttin’ Ritz Pcd:Synth voice with PROCHORD function similar to “Puttin’ On The….”

Instruments List

80’s Layered Pf:
Layered voice made of acoustic piano, FM electric piano, and synth pad as used in 1980’s pop music.

Ac&El Piano:
Layered voice made of acoustic piano and FM electric piano.

This voice library provides the sounds of Orchestral Harp.

Instruments List

Pedal Harp
Orchestral Harp recorded in stereo. When played without Damper, the release time is short, as if plucked and
muted. With Damper applied, full decay is heard.

Pedal Harp Pad
The Orchestral Harp with mellow synth pad added. Prepared with Phaser effect that may be applied by pressing the
[EXTRA VOICE EFFECT] button.

Whole Tone C
Whole Tone F

A convenient way to play harp glissandos. Hold the damper pedal and play glissandos on the white keys. You may
also play “black key” glissandos for a unique effect. IMPORTANT NOTE!!! The keyboard scaling for these two “Whole
Tone” voices are not normal. There is nothing wrong with your Sk! Only use these three “Whole Tone” voices for Harp
“Sweeps” or “Glissandos”.

This voice library provides the sounds of a traditional “Big Box” Jazz guitar)

Instruments List

JazzGt.1 Open:
A “175” Guitar “open string”.

JazzGt.1 Mute:
A “175” Guitar “muted string”.

JazzGt.1 Mu/Op
The “175” Guitar as above with velocity switching between the “open” and “mute” voices.

JazzGt.1 Oct
A “175” guitar in octave unison.

JazzGt.2
Modern Electronic Jazz Guitar “open string”

JazzGt.3
Brighter Modern Electronic Jazz Guitar “open string”

The Parent Company of Hammond Organ is Suzuki Musical Instruments, maker of fine Harmonicas, used by
Professionals and Amateurs Worldwide. One of their most distinctive instruments is the Melodion, which is
essentially a Harmonica played with a Keyboard. The professional range of Suzuki Melodions (including the
Industry Standard M-37C) has been carefully sampled to provide the voice of this rare keyboard gem.

Instruments List

Baritone Keyed:
Baritone Model B-24C, without vibrato.

Baritone Vib:
Baritone Model B-24C, with vibrato.

Bari / Alto:
This Split Voice sounds the Baritone B-24C model below middle C, and the Alto M-37C model sounds its above.

Alto 1 Keyed:
Alto Model M-37C without vibrato.

Alto 1 Vib:
Alto Model M-37C with vibrato.

Alto 1 Twin:
Hybrid “multi-reed” Melodion Voice, with Octave voicing in the lower to middle range, and detuned unison in
the Upper Range.

Alto 1 Overdrv:
Alto Model M-37C with Overdrive. You can add a “Wah-Wah” effect by turning the [EXTRA VOICE EFFECTS AMOUNT]
knob.

Alto 2 Keyed:
Alto Model PRO-44HP, without vibrato.

Alto 2 Vib:
Alto Model PRO-44HP, with vibrato.

Soprano Keyed:
Soprano Model S-32C, without vibrato.

Duet Pcd:
Alto Model M-37C in Duet Harmony with vibrato.

SmallCombo Pcd:
Trio Voicing with Soprano model S-32C on melody, and two Alto model M-37C’s on harmony. All parts sound
without vibrato.

Quartet Pcd:
Quartet Voicing with Alto PRO-44HP model on melody with vibrato, and Alto Model M-37C and Baritone Model
B-24C on harmonies. The harmony voices sound without vibrato.

This voice library provides the sounds of electric bass guitar.

Instruments List

Finger Bs Jz:
The “J” type electric bass with round wound strings played by finger. Normally played below middle C. Higher keyboard range is “harmonics”

Finger Bs Pr:
The “P” type electric bass with round wound strings played by finger. Higher keyboard range is “harmonics”

Pick Bs Jz: “J” type electric bass played by pick with palm mute.

  • PickLng Bs Jz: “J” type electric bass played by pick with longer release time. Pick Bs Pr: “P” type electric bass played by pick without mute.
  • PickLng Bs Pr: “P” type electric bass played by pick with longer release time Slap Bs Jz: “J” type electric bass played with slap style. As additional feature, below “low B” slide and slap mute sounds are featured Finger Bs+Cyms: “Finger Bs Jz” with ride cymbal. Pedal hi-hat cymbal, crash cymbal (low range), and snare drum(highrange) are added when played harder.
  • Finger Bs+Ride: “Finger Bs Jz” with ride cymbal only. Finger Bs+HH: “Finger Bs Pr” with closed hi-hat cymbal. Snare drum and crash cymbal  are added when played harder
  • PickLngBs+HH:  “Pick Bs Pr” longer delay with closed hi-hat cymbal. Snare drum and crash cymbal  are added when played harder

  • This voice library provides classic sounds from keyboard instruments originating in the 60’s which played recordings of real instruments made on magnetic tape. These instruments were used by many popular rock groups to give a symphonic sound to their songs. The voices here were the standard issue on the “Model 400”.

    This library requires Software Release 3 (MAIN 1.112) or later.

    <Instruments List>

    Violins:
    Three violins playing in unison. This sound is best used by playing either single notes or no more than three notes at once. Reverb and use of the expression pedal enhance this voice.

    Flute:
    Solo flute with vibrato. It has been said of this sound that it “feels dark even whe playing a major chord” partly due to its pitch fluctuations which are an integral part of the sound.

    Choir Mix:
    Male and female voices singing the same note one octave apart. This sound is effective when using an Expression Pedal, but also works well when played expressionless for a dramatic phrase.

    Synth M12
    This voice library provides sounds from the famous “M12” synthesizer, a classic analog instrument from
    the Eighties. Groups such as Depeche Mode and Vangelis took advantage of this instrument’s unique ability to generate big majestic brass sounds which are represented in this library.

    This library requires Software Release 3 (MAIN 1.112) or later.

    Instruments List

    Box Brass:
    The famous “Synth Brass” sound renowned among rock and pop keyboardists.

    Brazz:
    This instrument utilized a feature called “matrix modulation” maximizing the ability to apply modulation to
    a sound. This sound is a “Synth Brass” with pitch and filter envelopes applied simulating this feature.

    Horn Ensemble:
    This is a mellow Synth Brass sound created by four oscillators sounding in unison.

    Arco & Classic Strings, with Prochord Option

    Marcato & Pizzicato, with Prochord Option

    The “VL21” Library matches the Grand Piano sample with our Symphonic Strings set. Stereo and Mono
    Versions, plus one set with “Prochord” added. (The Piano plays the top note, with Strings playing
    4-part closed “fill voice” harmonies below.

    This voice library provides the sounds of “Heavy” Synth Pads and Ensembles.

    You must upload and install the new system software (SK updater Release 4, MAIN 1.112 or later) before you
    install this library.

    Instruments List…

    Keyboard Hero:
    Strong polyphonic synthesizer tone, usually heard in hard rock and progressive music. Also works well when
    combined with Drawbar voices for hard-edged solo tone.

    80’s Hyptronic:
    Percussive voice over sustained layer, good for dramatic foundations. Also works well in lower octaves for
    intense bass sounds.

    Polysynth Ensemble:
    Construct of 3 monophonic VCO’s with fast LPF decay and delayed vibrato/modulation. Good for Rock
    Pad/Foundation, also good for Synth Bass applications.

    HPF Sweep Lead:
    Digital Synthesizer tone with HighQ HPF attack sweep. Use for accents and special effects, also indicated
    for EDM music.

    This voice library provides the sounds of Stacked Synthesizers.

    You must upload and install the new system software (SK updater Release 4, MAIN 1.112 or later) before you
    install this library.

    Instruments List…

    80’s Phantasy:
    Gentle Synth pad with bell attack and choir-like sustain.

    Atmosphere:
    Synth pad construct with acoustic guitar attack and light choir sustain. Effective in low register, as well.

    Decay Synth:
    Delicate synth pad breathy attack and modulated, mellow decay..

    This voice library provides the sounds of Acoustic Guitars.

    You must upload and install the new system software (SK updater Release 4, MAIN 1.112 or later) before you
    install this library.

    Instruments List…

    Nylon String
    Classical-style Nylon String Guitar.

    Nylon St. vVib
    Same as Nylon String but greater velocity adds Vibrato.

    Nylon St. Nail
    Spanish-style Nylon String Guitar.

    Nylon St.N vVib
    Same as Nylon String Nail but greater velocity adds Vibrato.

    Steel String
    American-style Steel String Guitar.

    12 String
    12 String Guitar, which has 2 strings per note with the top four strings an octave apart.

    Flamenco
    Flamenco-style Nylon String Guitar.

    Flamenco vVib
    Same as Flamenco but greater velocity adds Vibrato.

    Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

    This voice library provides the sounds of instruments used in Ethnic music.

    This library requires System Software Release 4, MAIN 1.112 or later.

    Instruments List…

    Dulcimer:

    This is a Hammered Dulcimer, a steel-string instrument played by striking the strings with
    small hammers.

    Sitar:

    This is an instrument closely associated with classical music of India.

    Programming a connected Foot Switch or the OCTAVE Touch Buttons for the Glide function will
    allow the player to add portamento to the notes, which is an essential part of Sitar technique.

    Banjo:

    This is a 5-string resonator Banjo, an instrument closely associated with American country,
    folk and bluegrass music as well as traditional Irish music.

    Koto:

    This is the traditional Japanese 13-stringed instrument.

    Koto Hira#:

    Same sound as Koto but with the traditional “Hirajoshi” tuning.

    This tuning uses the notes D, D#, G, A and A#.  Playing
    the black notes (sharps) only will cause this scale to sound.

    Pressing and holding a connected Damper Pedal will cause the sound of all of the
    above-described instruments to sustain.

    This voice library provides the  sounds of Xylophone and Marimba.

    This library requires System Software Release 4, MAIN 1.112 or later.

    Instruments List…

    Xylo. Duo Pcd: Xylophone with added Duo (two-note) ProChord.

    Xylo. 4tet Pcd: Xylophone played with 4 mallets.  4-part open hamony ProChord added.

    Marimba: Concert Marimba. Deeper tone and pitched one octave lower than Xylophone.

    Marimba Sustain: Marimba with added long sustained tone and vibrato. Similar in sound to Vibraharp, but with a deeper tone.

    Xylo + Marimba: Xylophone and Marimba together, sounding in octaves.

    Marimba Trem: Marimba played by alternating mallets to produce a “Tremolo”.  To use as a synth pad, turn on the [EXTRA VOICE EFFECT] button, select “Phaser,” and play chords.

    Marimba Duo Pcd: Marimba Trem with added Duo (two-note) ProChord.

    Marimba 4tet Pcd: Marimba played with 4 mallets.  4-part closed hamony ProChord added.