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Hammond 61 Note Single Manual Portable Organ

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SK1

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The 15 Pound Sk1 is the smallest and lightest Genuine Hammond Organ ever made, and its even more astounding when you consider the palette of Hi-Def Extravoices that are onboard. For the gigging musician, there is really no other choice but this comprehensive keyboard. How many times have you finished a satisfying show and faced moving your equipment with dread in your eyes; as your guitarist puts his ax in the case, picks up his amp and hes out the door? Now you can pack up and hit the road in a jiffy, too, with NO compromise in available sounds. If youve been making do with an imitation Hammond, or the Jazz Organ preset on your synth, because you had no room for a B-3 and Leslie, you can now bring the soul back to your show, even if the venue has a postage stamp for a stage.

GENUINE AND AUTHENTIC HAMMOND ORGAN
- Authentic Chorus-Vibrato/Touch Response
- Percussion/Overdrive
- 12 HAMMOND MACRO PROFILES with 17 TWEAKABLE PARAMETERS
- 96 INDIVIDUALLY Adjustable, Voiceable Digital Tonewheels
- Create YOUR Perfect "B-3" From Showroom New to Road Worn Vintage

DIGITAL LESLIE
8 LESLIE MACRO PROFILES:
- Type 122
- Type 147
- Type 31H (or "TallBoy"-the first Leslie Speaker released in 1941)
- Type 722 (Mid 70's "Home Organ" Model)
- Type 760 (Late 70's Solid State "Combo" Model)
- Type 825 (1970's Solid State Single Rotor Model)
- ROCK TYPE (Early 70's Model 925 High-Power "Combo" Model)
- PR-40 (Non-Rotary Vintage Hammond Tone Cabinet)
- 17 TWEAKABLE LESLIE PARAMETERS

Create YOUR Perfect Leslie-Store it in any of 8 User Profiles

32 RANKS OF AUTHENTIC PIPE ORGAN
Each Rank Adjustable for Custom Voicing


- VOX AND FARFISA COMBO ORGANS
- 37 Hi-DEF Extravoices with 114 variations
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- Upright Acoustic Piano
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- Rhodes Stage Electric Piano
- Rhodes Bass
- DX7 Piano Electric Piano
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- Harpsichord
- Clavinet D6
- Lowery Holiday Organ ("Lucy")
- Clavioline ("Don't Run")
- Vintage Hammond Extravoice ("Blue Star")
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- Trumpet
- Mute Trumpet
- Trombone
- Mute Trombone
- Flute
- Alto Sax
- Tenor Sax
- Baritone Sax
- Glockenspiel
- Vibraphone
- Solina String
- Hammond SX String
- Synth String 1
- Synth String 2
- Synth sweep Pad
- Synth square Lead
- Sawtooth Lead
- "Funny" (from vintage Japanese Organ)
- Synth Harp.

EXPANDABLE LIBRARY WITH FREE VOICES FROM HAMMOND WEBSITE
- 100 USER (RAM) PRESETS/100 FACTORY (ROM) PRESETS
- 10 PROGRAMMABLE "RADIO BUTTON" FAVORITES FOR INSTANT RECALL
- Mp3/.WAV PLAYER
- DUAL INDEPENDENT DSP's FOR ORGAN AND EXTRAVOICES

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
I spent quite a bit of time researching and trying tonewheel organs and I had to go for a Hammond! What else than a Hammond can sound like a Hammond, right? The tonewheel organ space is also occupied by several manufacturers including Crumar, Vox (Korg), Nord and makers of sound modules as MIDI expansion boxes. These are nice but if you want to play B3 you just need a real Hammond! Besides, nothing is cooler (or hotter?) than show up at a gig with a keyboard that says HAMMOND on it (sorry Korg, Roland, Crumar, Vox and others wanna-be's). The Sk1 is basically an organ with lots of added voices and features that make it a very versatile stage instrument. It's been around for a few years so the software has been improved and is stable. The Hammond web site keeps adding patches and sounds that you can add to the basic library. Settings can be saved to a USB key. The user interface may be a bit confusing at first. Unless you just want to play in MANUAL mode you really need to spend a few hours to read the manual and familiarize yourself with all the commands and functions. It has 100 preset patches and 100 user-definable patches, lots of voices and effects including piano, electric pianos and transistor organs,10 favorite slots, 8 digital Leslie cabinets plus 8 slots to customize your own, the possibilities are endless. The Pipe Organ sound is very impressive! The keybed is very nice to use and does not feel like cheap plastic keys. If you get one you really need to pick up 2 switch pedals for the sustain and Leslie, plus an expression pedal if you want to play with some volume control. The Hammond pedals are a bit overpriced, other makes like Yamaha will do just fine. Also get a custom-made carry bag. It's well worth the $129 expense. My only gripe is the manual, I find it confusing and they could have put more cross-references to make it easier to understand features that are related. But overall, it is an awesome tonewheel organ and stage keyboard and it's even better than I expected. As they say: Hammond - The Sound - The Soul - The One.
Posted by François on Mar 21, 2018
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I have no idea why I had it in my head as I was writing my review (from work) that the SK-1 has only 4 octaves! It has 5, good grief, oops. So 5/5! (Although the price has definitely crept up a bit since I got mine)
Posted by J Peer on Oct 20, 2017
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This little guy sounds amazing. I'm a Hammond player from wayyy back: toured for a few years in the '80s with my C3 and Leslie...still have them. Over the years I have owned a couple electronic C3 "clones": first a Roland VK-1000 (not a great clone but I miss it!), than for the past 10 years a Roland VK-8M module, with drawbars etc. This last Roland is STILL more than good enough for Hammond emulation, especially in a rock band, and although some pretty good competition is in the field now, the VK-8M holds its own. Nothing out there had tempted me to replace it...until the new Hammond SK1. I bought it just based in the factory pre-sets from OS 1.0, but it's when I flashed the OS with the Hammond (free) current upgrade hat it really took on a new life! I have tried explaining to the L&M guys that, as good as it sounds NOW, wait until they hear it with the modelling from the latest OS! But, you know, they're busy, lol...maybe someone will read this and get the new sounds... Now, you know you have the new sound set when the first patch is "Vintage B3" rather than "The Rock". Of course, the original 100 patches are still saved in the User slot...lots of them are as good, and distinctive enough to want to keep. The Vox Continental/Fender Piano Bass split on the orginal patches is perfect - amazing if you're jamming The Doors type material. But the Hammond tone of this little monster is amazing...almost, ALMOST, (but not quite) as good as Native Instruments B4, which to my mind is STILL the best emulation...but they stubbornly refuse to make a hardware version. And I don't "do" laptops on stage (any more lol)... And so for an actual organ, rather than software, the SK-1 is the best, by far, out there...IMO. Of course, just like old tonewheel organs...everybody's tastes are different. But the shorter, waterfall keys (like a vintage Hammond) are nice and springy and have that slight variation when played percussively that is CRITICAL to that Hammond sound. That is what makes it better than B4 IMO, the keyboard is a joy to play....smears sound like smears, and not fast glissandos like EVERY other clone sounds like! With the ring mod kicked in a bit, this thing will growl! Because the Vintage B-3 patch is really REALLY cool...finally a C3 clone that burps and gurgles and belches and whines and steams like the real thing when you play it. It's super funky...like Jon Lord's C3 in "Hush" (before he started using Marshall's). Anyway, the only cons so far are that I would LOVE to have 5 octaves over the four...but most patches are already split with cool bass and or lower manual settings for the left hand. And I would have loved to see the panel configuration more resemble an actual B/C3...but of course, there are all the same buttons (and more) as the original, no menu diving required. ...except for fx and ring modulator and assigning the pedals, tuning etc...I would have liked to have seen more immediate access to those parameters. But the real estate is pretty full, and so menu based it is. Like any modern keyboard, it takes a bit to get used to Hammond's layout on the screen. And the way the slow/fast/stop buttons for the Leslie effect are placed, I am constantly turning the Leslie effect on when I don't want it (I use my 122, or straight thru distortion, no Leslie)...but I'm getting used to it. All in all I gave it a 9, because of the 4 octaves...although the thing only weighs about 5-10 lbs! It is the easiest carrying keyboard I have ever owned...at least that could do all this. I gave it an 8 for value...because it's a bit on the pricey side IMO, compared to how the market has gone in the past decade or so. Keyboards are MUCH cheaper now than when I started in the '80s! BTW, is ALSO does pianos, clavs, e-pianos etc etc...and the Hammond site has a huge assortment of vintage strings, flutes, etc that you load by thumb drive...very cool. I'm not going to attempt to review those sounds, because I don't use them. I come into the studio, turn it on, set it to "Vintage B-3", with spring reverb/distortion and ring modulation on the pedal, and I'm done, lol. But the other keyboard sounds are good enough for Rock 'n Roll they get 7-8. Really, it's an organ. It's a Hammond. In fact, just having the big ole Hammond logo on the back is at least a point's worth of cool, so it's getting a 10! JD Peer
Posted by JD Peer on Mar 18, 2015
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