Same roaring sound of the B-3, in a compact and much lighter package.
The XK-1c is Hammond’s smallest and lightest Genuine Hammond Organ. A sharp contrast to the days when you needed a truck to haul around a B-3 Organ and a Leslie Speaker for that roaring Hammond sound, the XK-1c takes up much less space and is much easier to transport. The XK-1c still provides the full majesy and versatility of the industry standard B-3, but in a compact package weighing in at only 16 pounds.
Following the lead of the wildly popular SK series of ultralight keyboards, the XK-1c uses the same Virtual Tonewheel “engine” as Hammond’s flagship B3-mkII Console Organ, with all the traditional elements, such as Hammond’s original Chorus/Vibrato and Touch-Response Percussion. The latest digital Leslie™ is also onboard, completing the classic setup, which is one of the most desired pieces of gear for any keyboard player in any genre of music.
The XK-1c features extensive customization capabilities, allowing the Organ to be tailored into replicating any Hammond/Leslie vintage, with all settings stored in each patch. Most common aftermarket “Hot Rod” modifications are possible within the editing facilities, as well. A wide variety of different Hammond tones are contained in the factory patch library. There are 64 Factory patches and 64 User-programmable patches available.
In addition to the Drawbar Profiles, the sounds of two of the most popular transistor combo organs are included, along with 28 equivalent ranks of Classical Pipe Organ sounds. The Combo Organ and Pipe Organ voices may be fully registered in traditional fashion via the Drawbar controls.