Hammond SK1-88 Portable Organ (Demo)
The Essential Keyboards You Need PLUS a Genuine HAMMOND Organ
The thought of a Hammond instrument with 88 keys is jarring at first, but with a set of Acoustic and Electric Pianos like those contained in the Sk Series, it makes perfect sense that Piano players are going to want to get in the Sk Fun. The Sk1-88 has a semi-weighted action, and its variable touch lets Pianists feel right at home. When the Drawbars come into play, the Hammond-Style Waterfall Keys translate the Hammond Vibe perfectly and accurately. Splitting the big keyboard gives you two 44 note keyboards side by side, which effectively transforms the Sk1-88 into a double manual organ, if you desire; or a wider berth for manual bass. Great for MIDI control as well.
The Sk Series Stage Keyboards are the most revolutionary HAMMONDS yet, from the company that invented and perfected the Drawbar/Tonewheel concept in 1934. These ultralight instruments provide the essential keyboard sounds required to play ANY show in ANY style, including a genuine and vintage-perfect HAMMOND Organ in compact packages with all the features expected in a vintage B-3, plus Hammond's most advanced Digital Leslie yet.
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 may be switched to provide 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 Hammond's Flagship Model 935 Church Organ.
Like all modern Hammonds, the Sk’s have deep editing capabilities, allowing voicing (volume/timbre/leakage/motor noise) for each of the 96 Digital Tonewheels, faithfully delivering any Hammond Organ’s individual personality, with the ability to save these profiles for instant recall. 12 Factory Digital Tonewheel profiles ranging from “showroom clean” to “road worn” are available for instant personalization. Every Facet of the Hammond’s sound like Chorus/Vibrato, Percussion, Key Click and Overdrive are widely adjustable with all settings saved with every preset. The Pipe Organ voices are also scaling/voicing capable.
Their Fatar semi-weighted keyboards are designed to feel like a vintage B-3, yet remain comfortable for any pianist, with variable touch “depth”. 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.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power Supply & Cord|
|Number of Keys||88|
|Programs/Presets||100 User Patches
100 Preset Patches
|Voices of Polyphony||61 polyphony (for manual, except Pipe Organ)
8 polyphony (for pedal, except Pipe Organ)
63 polyphony (maximum, on Pipe Organ)
63 polyphony (Extra Voices)
|MIDI Control Zones||3|
|Effects||Vibrato/Chorus, Overdrive, Multi Effects, Equalizer, Internal Leslie, Reverb, Master Equalizer|
|Onboard Controllers||(9) Drawbars|
|Control Connections||(1) Footswitch
(1) Damper Pedal
(1) Expression Pedal
|Audio Outputs||(2) 1/4" Line - L/Mono, R
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||Song File Playback, Program/Preset Storage, System Updates|
|Expansion||Extra Voice instruments upgradeable via Library|
|Organ Models||Tonewheel, Transistor, Pipe|
|Drawbar Sets||1 Set|
|Reverse Key Presets||No|
|Half Moon Switch Input||No|
|Pedal Board Input||5-Pin MIDI In|
|Product Weight||27 lbs|
|Unique Features||9 adjustable mechanical drawbars
Organ and Extra Voices can be played simultaneously
USB port for WAV/MP3 music player