Many Keyboardists have accepted the 73 note keyboard as de rigueur due to the need to play Piano parts comfortably when you’re an Orga-nist or Synth player. Sometimes 61 keys aren’t enough,but the 88 note board is too much-73 is “just right”. And for any Organist, to play “real deal” Hammond on the larger keyboard can be outright liberating and inspiring. In any case, to have this much firepower in an instrument that is less than 20 pounds is liberating and inspiring in and of itself.The HAMMOND Sk1-73 is“just right” in many more ways.
The Essential Keyboards You Need PLUS A Genuine HAMMOND Organ
Sk Series Overview
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 our most advanced Digital Leslie yet. In addition to the authentic HAMMOND Tonewheel voices, the SK’s Extravoice Division provides Hi-Def Acoustic Grands, Electric Piano’s, Harpsichord, Accordeon, 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 British Vx Organ, Vx Jag.Organ and Italian Farf 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 our 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 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.