Hammond XK-1C Compact 61-Key Organ


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The Hammond XK-1C is the smallest and lightest Genuine Hammond Organ available, built with accurate B3 emulation, plus FX and sounds from the classic console organ and presets only available in customized versions, all included in one powerful keyboard.

The long-lived dominance of the of the genuine Hammond B3 Organ sound with the rotary Leslie Speakers over the entertainment world is undeniable, but it's size and weight made it impossible for the average player to own or move, because its components and wood cabinetry were necessary to create the immortal sounds, flexible control and playability until recent years. Today, Hammond can take advantage of advanced technology to create the music and feel only a B3 could give and put it into a smaller, more affordable and more practical unit.

As with their 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 its traditional elements, like the original  Touch-Response Percussion, Chorus/Vibrato and the latest digital Leslie rotary emulation built-in, making this classic setup, attainable and desired by the best in the business, as it was with the original.

The new Hammond XK-1c provides the full majesty and versatility of the industry standard B-3 in a compact package weighing just 16 pounds.

The XK-1c can be customized to replicate any Hammond/Leslie sound and, unlike the classic, those settings can be stored for convenient recall with a 64-patch user memory. With 64 factory presets, most of the aftermarket “Hot Rod” modifications allow custom tweaking abilities right out of the box, creating your own preferred sounds, most often based on the recalled originals.

Using the classic drawbars, the sounds of two of the most popular transistor combo organs are included, along with 28 equivalent ranks of Classical Pipe Organ sounds.

Hammond says "the XK-1c’s diminuitive size is shocking when compared to its massive tone, but one touch of the traditional waterfall keyboard tells the truth that the XK-1c is the real deal, not a clone or imitation, but a genuine Hammond Organ, worthy of the name and the legacy.."

Things You Will Get:

    Owners Manual
    Power cable


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Sound Engine Type 2 - VASE III as Digital Tone-wheels, Transistor Organ and Pipe Organ
Number of Keys 61
Type of Action Organ
Controller Types Master Volume

9 Pitches, assignable for Upper, Pedal, Lower Voicing:
Manuals: 6 choices (B-Type1, B-Type2, Mellow, Vx, Farf, Pipe), variable key-click

Pedal: 4 choices (Normal, Muted, Synth1, Synth2), 5 choices key-click

Connections for Foot Switch & Exp. Pedal
Polyphony 61 polyphony (for manual, except Pipe Organ)
8 polyphony (for pedal, except Pipe Organ)
63 polyphony (maximum, on Pipe Organ)
Number of Presets Capacity:
64 User Patches, 64 Preset Patches, Manual Favorites:
8 buttons Patch Load Options:
Drawbar Registration, Drawbar Parameters, Internal Zone, External Zone, Effects, Reverb
Number of Effects Vibrato and Chorus:
Digital Scanner; Buttons: 1, 2, Chorus, Upper On, Lower On

Digital, 4 programs;
Control: Amount

Multi Effects:
8 programs

Bass, Mid, Treble, Tone

Internal Leslie:
Advanced Digital, 2 Rotors; Buttons: Bypass, Stop, Fast

Digital, 11 programs; Control: On, Depth; Leslie On Reverb

Master Equalizer
Bass, Mid, Treble
Audio Outputs 2
Audio Output Types 1/4" x 2 Line Out
MIDI I/O 8 Templates
3 External Zones, assignable to any keyboards
Weight 16.5 lbs.
Dimensions 37.7 x 3.97 x 12 inches (WxHxD)
Series XK
Model 1C
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.