The XK-4 is equipped with the new sound “Modelled Tone Wheel 2 (MTW2)” engine precisely reproducing the 91 tone wheels at the heart of all vintage Hammond organs. This new technology allows the expression of imperfections giving vintage Hammonds their distinction, such as pitch fluctuations due to tone wheel backlash and volume fluctuations due to decentering. The freedom to customize your tone has never been greater.
”Chorus/Vibrato” and “Touch Response Percussion”
Hammond’s proprietary “Chorus/Vibrato” and “Touch-Response Percussion” are included, with the ability to choose between three generations of the virtual Chorus/Vibrato scanner; and the characteristics of the Percussion. You may also apply authentic vibrato for the transistor organ models and authentic tremulants for the pipe organs models.
The XK-4 is equipped with eight discrete Leslie speaker models such as 122, 145, and 147 with variations of each. You can program the volume, “fast and slow” rotation speeds, “ramp” up and down speeds, and microphone position for each horn and drum element.
Overdrive and Effects
Four distinct overdrive profiles: Tube, Solid, Clip, EP amp
Multi effects 1: Tremolo, Wah, Ring Modulator, Compressor
Multi effects 2: Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Delay, Auto Pan
Hammond Iconic Design
The XK-4 uses real Beechwood for the side panels, in a warm nod to the fine cabinetry heritage of Hammond Organs
The XK-4 features a versatile array of output jacks, including L&R LINE OUT, ROTARY OUT and ORGAN PEDAL OUT, allowing easy connection to external amplifiers or sound reinforcement inputs determined by your needs. A HEADPHONE jack allows silent operation. An AUX IN jack with discrete volume control allows connection of external sound sources such as a music player, drum machine or cellular phone/tablet
Exclusive jack for (optional) CU-1 “Half Moon” Leslie switch
This jack is pre-wired/programmed for the traditional (optional) CU-1 “Half Moon” switch requiring no additional programming.
Leslie 11-pin terminal
An exclusive 11-pin Leslie speaker cable (sold separately) can be used to connect a Leslie speaker cabinet. Such connection automatically removes the Drawbar and Transistor voices from the Line Out Jacks, and disables the on-board Digital Leslie. When connected as such, the “bypass” switch returns the voices to the Line Out jacks without the Digital Leslie applied. The Pipe Organ Voices remain exclusively output at the Line Out jacks
USB A/B Ports
Setups, patches, custom tone wheels, etc. can be saved to USB memory or PC/Mac. MIDI can also be directly connected to a PC/Mac with a single USB cable.
AC Power Connection and Voltage Selection
A standard AC cable (IEC C14) is used for power connection. It will automatically adapt to the power supply voltage of each country.
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