The SKX is the smallest, lightest, full-featured dual-manual Hammond organ ever produced. Evolving from the SK series organs, the SKX has embraced design recommendations from Professionals and Hobbyists alike. The result is a comprehensive instrument combining an authentic Hammond organ with a complete array keyboard voices most desired by musicians. The SKX serves as the backbone of any serious keyboard rig.
- Dual Manual (61-key)
- 3 sets of drawbars
- Dual Independent Extra Voice Divisions
- Touch-Response Percussion with adjustable paramters
- ProChord allows complex voicings to be played with one finger
- USB port for saving/loading setups, system updates, and Extra Voice libraries
- Digital Effects including realistic Leslie simulation
- 11-pin Leslie Output
- Master Equalizer
The Vintage Sound, With No Moving parts
The SKX’s authentic Hammond tone is produced by a “Virtual Tonewheel” generator closely following Mr. Hammond’s original design, but executing it in the digital realm, without the moving parts. This provides all the characteristics and yes, all the imperfections that have come to define the classic Hammond sound. “Out of the Box” the SKX is set to the same factory tolerances a B-3 was set to during its production run., but the Digital Control allows you to tailor nearly aspect of the tone to your personal taste.
Three Sets of Drawbars
The professional organist desires an independent set of drawbars for each Manual as well as the pedal clavier, the SKX offers exactly that: REAL drawbars in the style and operation of every classic Hammond Organ, allows you to register each manual and the pedal in the traditional manner.
Dual Independent Extra Voice Divisions
The SKX featured TWO independent extra voice divisions, allowing you to layer different voices on the manual, or assign a different voice to either manual. You may also combine the extra voices with the tonewheel, transistor or pipe organ voices. Balance between the chosen extra voices is easily controller with I dedicated MIX/BALANCE knob.
As the Virtual Tonewheel Generator provides tonal accuracy, the classic “Mechanical Scanner” is precisely Digitally-Modeled, providing the timeless Hammond Chorus-Vibrato effect. The effect may be applied independently to each manual, and again, nearly every aspect of the effect can be tailored to your taste, including the characteristics relating to the “age and wear” so desired by discerning players.
With 8 factory profiles and 8 user-definable profiles, the Leslie simulation allows you to match the Hammond you create with its perfect match. The accuracy of sound is remarkable. Of Course, should you wish to hook up a physical Leslie Cabinet, the traditional 11-pin jack is located on the rear panel, and the onboard controls (including the optional CU-1 “half-moon” switch) perform exactly as you’d expect.
The Extra Voice Division
The inclusion of High-Definition acoustic and electric pianos, Clav Bass, and Accordion voiced compliment the Organ tones making the SKX a comprehensive foundation keyboard. Stepping further, the most-wanted orchestral string voices, woodwinds and brass are represented. An extensive library of elective “Extra Voices” is available without charge from Hammond’s website. Expand the SKX in the directions YOU choose.
Two independent high-quality DSP units are aboard to provide overdrive and other multi-effects to both the Organ and Extra Voices divisions. Effects include: Overdrive, Reverb, Tremolo, Auto Pan, Wah-Wah, Ring Modulator, Phaser, Flanger and Chorus
|Included from Manufacturer||Power Supply|
|Number of Keys||61 x 2 (Dual Manual)|
|Key Action||Semi-Weighted Waterfall|
|Programs/Presets||100 Factory Patches, 100 User Patches|
|Voices of Polyphony||61 per manual (except pipe organ)
8 for Pedal (except pipe organ)
63 max for pipe organ
|MIDI Control Zones||6|
|Effects||Overdrive, Tremolo, Auto Pan, Wah-Wah, Ring Modulator, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Delay, Reverb|
|Onboard Controllers||Master Volume, Organ Volume, Extra Voice Volume, Balance|
|Control Connections||Foot Switch, Damper Pedal, Expression Pedal|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" Line Out (L+R)
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||System Updates|
|Organ Models||Tonewheel, Transistor, Pipe|
|Drawbar Sets||2 Sets|
|Reverse Key Presets||No|
|Half Moon Switch Input||Yes|
|Pedal Board Input||5-Pin MIDI In|
|Finish||Black / Red|
|Product Weight||37.3 lbs|
Hammond USA Limited 1-Year Warranty
Hammond-Suzuki, LTD. ('Hammond') warrants to the original consumer/purchaser that this product shall be free from any defect in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase for an authorized Hammond dealer.
If a defect covered by this warranty occurs during this one-year warranty period, you should return the product within such one year to:
A. The dealer from whom you purchased it, together with a copy of your sales slip or similar proof-of purchase, and the dealer will repair the defective unit without charge for parts or labor.
B. The nearest Hammond Authorized Service Center together with a copy of your sales slip or similar proof-of-purchase, and the authorized service will repair the defective unit without charge for parts or labor.
The warranty does not cover damage or malfunction resulting from improper handling or abuse, accident, misuse, failure of electrical power, battery leakage, use on improper voltage or current, failure to follow normal procedures outlined in the User’s Manual, use with other products not manufactured or approved by Hammond, alteration, damage while in transit for repairs, repairs attempted by any unauthorized person or agency or any other reason not due to defects in materials or workmanship. This warranty is void if the serial number (if any) has been altered, defaced, or removed.
Any implied warranties arising out the sale of this hardware product, including but not limited to the implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to above one-year period. Liability is limited solely to the repair or replacement of the defective product in Hammond's sole discretion, and in no event shall include damages for loss of use or other incidental or consequential costs, expenses or damages incurred by the purchaser, including, without limitation, any data or information which may be lost or rendered inaccurate, even if Hammond has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Hammond shall have no obligation to enhance or update any product once manufactured.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long any implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. (Available in USA only.)
To receive the protection of the limited one-year warranty, you must return your registration card within 10 days after the date of purchase.