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At the heart of
the new XE-system is the XE-1
"compact", a new breed of Hammond.
A five octave,
single-manual Hammond organ. Modern, Fun and Dynamic, that unites a
distinctive, contemporary design with an instantly recognised, rich and
warm sound quality.
XE-1 is a precision manufactured
instrument that achieves the highest standards of technical excellence,
reliability and performance.
custom exterior styling is just as classy as it is practical and while
the "compact" dimensions have overcome most space problems, no
compromise has been made in sound or specification.
The double set of
exclusive, physical drawbars and superb, digital Leslie simulator, blend
to provide the "signature of sound" that is uniquely Hammond. Combine
this with a multitude of new and exciting instrumental sounds and
special effects and the XE-1 will
effortlessly simulate any musical preference.
and intriguing appearance of the XE-1
immediately invites you to sit and play. Switch on and you are
transformed into quite a different and special arena of sound, an
inspiring place to be. Where on many other instruments, the general
trend is towards complexity, Hammond on the other hand has made the
controls of the XE-1 easy to use,
making you feel completely at home and in command.
XE-1 you will experience a totally
different and fulfilling world of music making.
But imagine if you could expand your
playing enjoyment even further without the need to change your basic
XE-system allows the simple connection
of the XPK-100 MIDI Pedalboard. This thirteen note Hammond pedalboard
will play all of the XE-1's
extensive selection of on-board bass voices. By not relying on automated
bass patterns, your performance is liberated to provide a whole new
dimension of personal interpretation, leaving both hands free to explore
the limitless sound combinations on the split keyboard of the
If you are still
not completely satisfied, then, with the XE-system
you can achieve the ultimate combination by adding a matching second
keyboard, the XLK-1. Now your set-up is complete and ready
to emulate all the characteristics of the professional Hammond players
with a specification only previously attainable on the higher priced
XE-system is designed with the same
passion for creating fine music that is at the centre of the Hammond
Play it yourself
and discover a spirited, rewarding and refined musical experience.
DRB Vase-II sound
Any instrument that carries the
name must have top of the range drawbar-sound. That is why the
XE-1 is equipped with the
well established DRB Vase-II Digital Technology Sound engine, which has
been praised by professionals and the most ardent Hammond
traditionalists. In this latest version, the sound generation system
also provides an extensive range of solo and ensemble instrument voices
plus rhythm and special effect options.
Hammonds own drawbar control
system is widely acclaimed by professional players for being the
original and best. To achieve all of those special Hammond combinations
and effects it is this system that outperforms all others. The XE-1
boasts two full sets of nine drawbars and two bass drawbars, all of
which perform at real-time without any reponse-time delay. The system
has a selectable choice of tonal nuances such as the B3 with its
characteristic generator crosstalk, Brite or Mellow plus features such
as foldback-control on the upper and lower octaves, variable attack,
adjustable overdrive and the all important "key click" simulation.
technology faithfully recreates the traditional Hammond vibrato and
chorus generator effects in the recognised six degrees. It also provides
the very latest in advanced Digital Leslie simulation.
This very important effect for a complete Hammond experience is fully
adjustable to suit player preference. The simulated upper horn and bass
rotor "Rise" (speed up) and "Fall" (slow down ) times can be
independently adjusted. The "Brake" ( stopping) time can also be
changed. Volume balances between the horn and bass rotor can by
customized and even a simulated mike set-up can be varied for angle and
distance. When an external 11-pin Leslie is connected to the XE-1, the
on-board simulator is automatically disconnected.
Hammond believes that also a
single-manual instrument must have a high-quality keyboard. For the
XE-1, Hammond has opted for their superb "leaf spring" keybed, found on
all top quality models since 1965. This distinctive "off white"
exclusive keyboard provides warmth and smoothness to the touch but also
speed and toughness to satisfy all playing styles.
In addition to
the extensive variations of traditional Hammond sounds, the XE-1
introduces 275 sampled instrument voices available in three combinable
polyphonic sections. Hammond has introduced some newly sampled voices on
the XE-1 including a rich stereo grand piano, a sleazy, breathy tenor
sax, a haunting flute, some wonderful acoustic guitars and a selection
of accordions presenting a range of reed permutations. For the bass
section 21 specific voices are available and for sound effect 16
different settings (Chorus, Flanger, various Reverb-types...) are
possible. User voice sections are also provided in which you can create
and store your very own edited versions.
With such an
array of sounds and effects available it is important to be able to
select and recall your favourite registrations quickly and easily. The
XE-1 has ten banks of ten user programable set-ups each one containing
information effecting the right hand, left hand, bass, MIDI, reverb,
Leslie, style and rhythm settings. A complete one hundred set-ups
readily available. A different set of 100 registrations can be loaded
via floppy disc or via the special CompactFlash Memory Card.
Styles and rhythm
rhythm and auto-band orchestra sections combine to provide Hammond's
completely redesigned rhythmic accompaniment section. 100 new rhythm
patterns each with four variations which can be programmed to change
automatically, work together with three accompaniment variations to
create 1200 automatic backing patterns. The accompaniment operates in 3
different modes : Single, Fingered Mode and Pianist. For the not so
accomplished player there is a one finger easy-play system. By
utilising the Rhythm Preset function each rhythm will automatically
select a suitable instrumental registration to compliment the chosen
pattern. Two rhythm fills, an intro and ending pattern are also
provided as well as Hammond's exclusive touch tempo which allows you to
set your own rhythm speed by simply tapping the touch tempo button. This
can be done at the start or even during a rhythm sequence. Additional
styles can be loaded via floppy disc or via the special CompactFlash
A built-in style-converter allows
the use of rhythm-styles produced for other instruments. This allows
you to utilise previously purchased style libraries on your XE-1 (Not
all formats may not be compatible).
Pro chord automatically generates full right hand harmony on single note
play. This way it is real easy to make your playing sound like a true
professional. This advanced Hammond feature uses multiple separate
voices to create rich harmonies. Up to 20 different settings, from jazz
combos through theatre organ tibias, to Hollywood style string
orchestras and big band sections are available.
Ease of use
provided its distinctive graphic LCD information screen for the XE-1.
This new display allows instant visual access to all the voicing and
control sections. A short-cut feature eliminates any time consuming
effort paging through menu screens. Simply press and hold a control
panel button, and all information regarding that section will be
automatically displayed. You don’t have to be a computer whizz to
operate this instrument.
Hammond’s philosophy of ease of use the on-board sequencer is just
that. Simple controls allow for a virtual recording studio at your
finger tips, enabling you to create your very own multi-tracked
Ever wonder how you
would store your style data, sequencer data, preset registration data,
etc. without hooking up any external equipment and not running out of
space ? The answer is a CompactFlash slot. You can save all your
precious data on a CompactFlash Memory Card (At the time of this
writing the present max. memory of a huge 128MB is available as a
storage medium on your XE-1).
and power speaker-system
Having a great sound
engine and a vast array of voicing is only as good as the amplification
system through which it is played. For the XE-1, Hammond has developed
a special high-performance stereo amplifier that will generate a
solid 2 x 50W output. Couple this to a brand new patented heavy duty
bass reflex speaker system with a double 13cm woofer and you will
experience an unbelievable sound for such a compact instrument. To
widen the stereo image even further Hammond has added its exclusive
S.E.S. (Sound Expansion System). This function provides the player with
a much broader sound sensation through an expanded stereo image
Other than the
traditional MIDI-functions (IN, OUT, THROUGH, saving data to a MIDI data
recorder via MIDI Data Dump), the XE-1 also operates in pre-defined
MIDI-environments. This means that when you add an additional keyboard
such as XLK-1 to your set-up, there is no need to reconfigure all
MIDI-settings. Simply switch your environment from "single manual mode"
to "dual manual mode" and you're all set...
Since your instrument is equipped
with internal flash-rom memory, you can upgrade the system-software via
the disk drive when an important new version becomes available.
Factory Equipped for
Direct Leslie Plug-in
The XE-1 is designed
to accept direct plug-in of any 11-pin external Leslie. The
volume of the in-built Leslie pre-amplifier can be regulated to match
different types of Leslie, which can be very usefull on stage. Leslie
motor speed-switching can be controlled via the keyboard selector, an
optional foot switch or through MIDI.
Modular for your
You may start out by
using the XE-1 as a stand-alone single-manual or you may decide to
progress to multi-manual control by connecting the optional XLK-1 MIDI
keyboard which will transform your instrument into a real organ-top.
With the additional use of the optional XPK-100 MIDI Pedalboard and the
EXP-100F Expression pedal, you will have the maximum of control as
offered by a full featured Hammond Organ.
As personal as an
instrument can be
As well as being
able to expand your XE-1 from a single-manual to a larger performance
set-up, you can also customize its styling and finish to suit your own
particular taste or design requirements. The side panels and front strip
are detachable and can be obtained in several finishes. This way your
XE-system can match its environment : from a stage look to a more
furnished style... You can choose.
||61 keys with Initial touch
||240 x 64 dots graphics LCD with
LED back light
||9-Upper, 9-Lower, 2-Bass
||2nd, 3rd, Soft, Fast
||PCM Vase-II ™ & DRB Vase-II ™
||Leslie : 2 Rotor Digital Leslie,
Vibrato/Chorus : V1, V2, V3, C1, C2, C3
||Reverb : 8 types Chorus : 8
S.E.S. (Sound Expansion System)
Echo for MIC input
||275 PCM voices + 28 user voices
, 11 Drum-sets
||2 Sections (Rhythm & Voice ,
4 elements Parametric (Low, Low-mid, Mid-high, High)
||10 Banks (10 Presets each), 100
||100 x 4 variations, Disk styles
Start/Stop, Intro/Ending, Fill-in 1, Fill-in 2
Autoband 1, Autoband 2, Autobass, Memory
Auto-vari, Touch start, Touch tempo,
||3,5 inch 2HD
(for SMF-player, Sequencer, Style, Set-up, Upgrade)
||Compact Flash Memory Card
(for Sequencer, Style, Setup)
||Line out L/R, Line in L/R, Mic
In, Mic Out, Headphone
Expression pedal (EXP-100F) with Foot switch,
Ext. Leslie 11-pin,
Computer interface (PC,MAC,MIDI IN2),
MIDI IN / OUT / THRU
||2 x Woofer 13cm, 2 x Tweeter 5cm
||2 x 50W
|MIDI Pedalboard XPK-100
|Foot Switch FS-9H
|Expression Pedal EXP-100F