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The SKX is our full featured two-manual stage keyboard. Three full sets of Harmonic Drawbars™ and digital Leslie™ are combined with a massive range of keyboard, orchestral and synth voices which can be layered together to create rich sound combinations. 

In addition to the legendary Hammond sound, the organ section is equipped with high definition classical pipe organ voices and popular sounds from sixties electronic organs.

 

From the iconic instrument manufacturers, Hammond, comes the smallest and lightest dual-manual stage keyboard that we’ve ever produced. The newest entry in our incredibly popular SK range – which can trace its lineage back to 2011 and the original SK1 – the SKX has been designed with feedback from both professional and amateur musicians in mind.

 

The outcome is a versatile and extremely powerful instrument that benefits from a feature-packed design. Combining a genuine Hammond Organ with various other electronic keyboard voices, including Electric Piano, Clavs, Grand Piano, and Percussive settings, the SKX can be adapted to a wide range of uses and contains all the tools required by the modern keyboard player.

 

Additional features, such as a set of three distinct Harmonic Drawbars™ (Vibrato-Chorus, digital Leslie™, and Touch-Response Percussion™) and a variety of Tonewheel Voices, ensure that you get the most from your instrument. The unique twin Extravoice feature allows you to combine keyboard voices and customise your sound until it’s just right. Further voices are available for the Organ section, where we have crafted 32 distinct ranks of Hi-Def Classical Pipe Organ voices, amongst which are some of the our most well-known, classic organ sounds. Our attention to detail ensures that you can play these memorable instruments as you would the originals.

 

The SKX makes customisation even easier with its large Voice Library feature. This additional memory can be used to install custom voices, many of which can be found online and won’t cost you a penny. The instrument’s preset collections have been upgraded, with some old favourites included as standard and a new range of Hammond artist-curated presets also available.

 

The SKX also includes a new 11-pin Leslie jack, allowing you to hook up to a Leslie™ Speaker cabinet. Interactions with both the on-board digital Leslie™ feature and a Leslie™ cabinet can be controlled by the much-loved CU-1 ‘Half Moon’ switch, which comes as an optional extra.  

 

Historical authenticity meets innovative originality

The Hammond SKX replicates a wide range of features from popular previous models, while also introducing several new features. The three sets of drawbars allow you to register each manual and the pedal in a historically accurate manner, with the drawbars styled just as they were on the original Hammond organs. An authentic Hammond sound is achieved using the innovative ‘Virtual Tonewheel’ feature, which reproduces the original design in a digital format, without the moving parts.

 

The result is true Hammond production, complete with the sweet imperfections of sound that have become a hallmark of Hammond organ manufacturing. Similarly, the Touch-Response Percussion™ feature is identical to that which was found on older models of the Hammond Organ. Finally, the ‘chorus-vibrato’ effect, which has had such a large influence on the sound we've come to identify with Hammond instruments has been through a digital transformation, with a precise re-modelling of the original organ output ensuring that it sounds the same as it always did.

 

However, we have also introduced several innovative new features to supplement standard Hammond designs. The SKX allows the user to tailor every aspect of the keyboard sound. From tone to the parameters of the Touch-Response Percussion™, you have complete control over how your instrument sounds and performs. With the ‘chorus-vibrato’ effect, you can even alter the characteristics responsible for creating an aged, well-worn sound. This ability to tailor the sound to meet your needs ensures that the SKX is well-suited to all types of music and playing styles, including Blues, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, and many others.

 

The easy-to-use, everyday option

The SKX's smaller size and lighter build make it ideally suited to use at home, on stage, or in the studio. Designed to include all the features you need in a Hammond, it’s the ideal model for those that require a high-performance, versatile instrument, that is well-suited to a wide range of contexts. Weighing just 16.9 kg, it is easily transported and will quickly form the backbone of your musical setup. Its highly customisable features ensure that you’ll get the sound you want, no matter the genre, style, or occasion.

 

Loaded with innovative effects and features

The SKX is packed with impressive features, including a digitally controlled octave shift that allows you to the raise or lower the range by one octave, a manual bass setting that will enable you to play the pedal voice on the lower manual, and a transpose function that allows for simpler key changes. The Prochord function allows users to play complex phrasings with a single finger, while the SKX can also be used as a MIDI master keyboard. This incredible functionality ensures that you have complete control over every sound that you make and facilitates the creative process by ensuring that nothing is unthinkable or unplayable.

The Leslie™ and the SKX – a match made in heaven

Hammond organs have been associated with The Leslie™ for over 75 years and, during this time, we’ve forged a perfect partnership. The SKX includes eight factory profiles that replicate some of the most popular Leslie™ models, including the 122 and 147, amongst others. However, it’s also possible to hook up your SKX to a real Leslie™ cabinet, via the 11-pin jack found on the back of the keyboard. The built-in Leslie™ feature ensures that you can utilise the Leslie™ sound whenever and wherever you want, while the ability to plug-in provides additional versatility.

Hammond SKX

SKU: SKX
    • 2 x 61 Note "Waterfall" style keyboards

    • 6 Types Of Organ Voice: BType1, B-Type2, Mellow, Vx, Farf, Pipe

    • Other Voice Categories: A. Piano, E. Piano, Keyboard, Wind, Other, Library

    • Optional Pedalboards 13, 20 & 25 Note Available

    • Additional voices available to download from Hammond website

    • On-board Multi-Effects

    • 100 Preset & 100 User Patches

    • USB Audio File PLayer: WAV (44.1kHz, 16bit, Stereo), MP3 (44.1kHz, 128kbps, Stereo)

    • Weighs Just 16.9KG

    • Dimensions: 94.4 cm (Width) x 45.4 cm (Depth) x 17.0 cm (Height)

    • Leslie™ Cabinet 11-pin connector

    • A variety of other connections, including Foot Switch, Damper Pedal, Exp. Pedal

  • Keyboards

    2 x C1 to C6 61-key

    Organ Section

    • 2 – VASE III as Digital Tone-wheels, Transistor Organ and Pipe Organ

    • 61 polyphony (for Manual, except Pipe Organ)

    • 8 polyphony (for Pedal, except Pipe Organ)

    • 63 polyphony (maximum, on Pipe Organ)

    Drawbars

    Upper: 9 Pitches, Lower: 9 Pitches, Pedal: 2 Pitches
     

    Organ Types

    Manuals: 6 choices (BType1, B-Type2, Mellow, Vx, Farf, Pipe)
    Pedal: 7 choices (Normal, Muted, Synth1,Synth2, Finger, Pick, Slap)

    Touch Response Percussion
    Buttons: On, Volume Soft, Fast Decay, Third Harmonic

    Extra Voice Section

    • VASE III, 63 polyphony (maximum)

    • 2 sections for Manuals

    • Instruments:6 Groups (A. Piano, E. Piano, Keyboard, Wind, Other, Library)

    • Control: Upper On, Lower On, Group

    Effects

    • Vibrato and Chorus

    • Digital Scanner

    • Buttons: Upper On, Lower On

    • Overdrive

    • Digital, 4 programs

    • Control: On, Amount

    • Multi Effects

    • 8 programs for Organ/Extra Voice individually

    • Control: On, Amount

    • Equalizer

    • for Organ: Bass, Mid (sweep), Treble, Tone

    • for Extra Voice: Bass, Mid (sweep), Treble

    • Internal Leslie

    • Advanced Digital, 2 Rotors

    • Buttons: Bypass, Stop, Fast

    • Reverb

    • Digital, 11 programs

    • Control: On, Depth

    • Master Equalizer

    • Control: Bass, Mid, Treble

     

    Buttons

    Manual Nass, Lower to Pedal, Octave Up, Octave Down, Lower, Transpose

    Patches

    • 100 User Patches, 100 Preset Patches, Manual

    • Favorites: 10 Banks, 10 Numbers

     

    Patch Load Options

    Drawbar Registration, Drawbar Parameters, Extra Voice, Internal Zone, External Zone, Organ Effects, Exv Effects, Reverb


    Controllers

    Master Volume, Organ Volume, Extra Voice Volume, Extra Voice Balance

    Music Player

    File Format

    WAV (44.1kHz, 16bit, Stereo), MP3 (44.1kHz, 128kbps, Stereo)

     

    Storage

    USB Flash Drive

     

    Display

    20 – Characters, 2 – Lines

     

    MIDI

    Templates: 4 Templates

    External Zones

    3 Zones, assignable any keyboards

    Connections

    • MIDI In, Out

    • Audio Line Out L, R, Headphones

    • Leslie 11 – pin, 1 and 3 channels available

    • Other Foot Switch, Damper Pedal, Exp. Pedal, DC IN (12V)

     

    Optional Extras

    • EXP-20: Expression Pedal

    • EXP-50: Expression Pedal

    • XPK-100: 13-note MIDI pedal board

    • XPK-200: 20-note MIDI pedal board

    • CU-1 Control Switch

    • Dedicated Softbag

     

    Dimensions

    94,4 cm (W) x 45,4 cm (D) x 17,0 cm(H)

     

    Weight

    16,9 kg