Op de Winter Namm Show 2013 in Anaheim California USA is er een nieuwe versie van de bekende SK1 instrumenten voorgesteld.
Het betreft het populaire en betaalbare model SK1, maar dan met 73 toetsen.
Hier de amerikaanse specs:
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 Grand, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and FM Pianos. Clavinet, Harpsichord, Accordion, 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 Vox Continental, Vox Jaguar and Farfisa 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 Fatar 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. You may also direct connect a physical Leslie Speaker via the 8 pin dedicated Leslie Jack.
GENUINE AND AUTHENTIC HAMMOND ORGAN
Authentic Chorus-Vibrato/Touch Response Percussion/Overdrive
12 HAMMOND MACRO PROFILES with 17 TWEAKABLE PARAMETERS
96 INDIVIDUALLY Adjustable, Voiceable Digital Tonewheels
Create YOUR Perfect "B-3" From Showroom New to Road Worn Vintage
8 LESLIE MACRO PROFILES:
Type 31H (or "TallBoy"-the first Leslie Speaker released in 1941)
Type 722 (Mid 70's "Home Organ" Model)
Type 760 (Late 70's Solid State "Combo" Model)
Type 825 (1970's Solid State Single Rotor Model)
ROCK TYPE (Early 70's Model 925 High-Power "Combo" Model)
PR-40 (Non-Rotary Vintage Hammond Tone Cabinet)
17 TWEAKABLE LESLIE PARAMETERS
Create YOUR Perfect Leslie-Store it in any of 8 User Profiles
COMBINE THE HAMMOND ORGAN OF YOUR CHOICE WITH THE LESLIE OF YOUR CHOICE TO COMPLETE YOUR DREAM RIG!
1000's of Combinations Possible
32 RANKS OF AUTHENTIC PIPE ORGAN
Each Rank Adjustable for Custom Voicing
VOX AND FARFISA COMBO ORGANS
37 Hi-DEF Extravoices with 114 variations
Yamaha C-7 Acoustic Grand
Upright Acoustic Piano
Yamaha CP70 Electric Grand
Rhodes Suitcase Electric Piano
Rhodes Stage Electric Piano
DX7 Piano Electric Piano
Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Lowrey Holiday Organ ("Lucy")
Clavioline ("Don't Run")
Vintage Hammond Extravoice ("Blue Star")
Suzuki A-120 Accordion
Vox Jaguar Organ
Hammond SX String
Synth String 1
Synth String 2
Synth Sweep Pad
Synth Square Lead
"Funny" (from vintage Japanese Organ)
EXPANDABLE LIBRARY WITH FREE VOICES FROM HAMMOND WEBSITE
100 USER (RAM) PRESETS/100 FACTORY (ROM) PRESETS
10 PROGRAMMABLE "RADIO BUTTON" FAVORITES FOR INSTANT RECALL
DUAL INDEPENDENT DSP's FOR ORGAN AND EXTRAVOICES