De Hammond XT-100

Dit instrument was een van de eerste stappen van Hammond om de volledig digitale wereld in te gaan: dus alles volledig digitaal, 214 gesampelde orkest-stemmen, 98 digitale ritmes, 100 presets op alle takken van sport,digitale opslagmedia en geen bewegende delen, dus ook de Leslie was digitaal, maar zeker niet slecht. Dit orgel had 2 x 49 toetsen (2 x 4 octaaf) en 13 pedalen. Om verschil te maken met de duurdere modellen werd het meubel zo sober mogenlijk uitgevoerd. In het menu waren een flink aantal functies voorhanden, om een en ander aan de wensen van de bespeler aan te passen, zowel klanktechnisch, als bespeelbaarheid.


Hier eerst een Engels verslag:

The famous Hammond HARMONIC DRAWBARS™ are your symphony at home. This wide range of pure harmonic tones, offered on both Upper and Lower Manuals, permit almost infinite tone combinations ... and form the musical cornerstone for the famous and very recognizable "Hammond Sound".

And for the first time ever in a modern Hammond home organ, the Drawbar sound faithfully captures the “tone-wheel” sound of the incomparable B-3, from the Drawbar foldbacks at the top and bottom octaves to the variances in key click, to a faithful recreation of the famous Hammond Scanner Vibrato and Chorus.

The library of 214 authentic sounds ranges from the reedy clarinet, to the breathiness of a flute, to the shimmering beauty of string sections, to pianos, guitars and pipe organ. 30 of these voices are playable from the Orchestral section, while a special Custom Voice section allows you to call up any of the voices in the library. Additionally, the Ensemble section gives rich philharmonic Strings and vocal Choir sounds. All of the sounds in the Custom Voice library are playable from either the Upper or Lower Manual.

Hammond’s famous AUTO-VARI™ RHYTHM is totally enhanced with new flexibility and control ... 98 all-new rhythms ... Hammond's exclusive TOUCH TEMPO™ ... even the capability of programming the variation possibilities in limitless combinations.
The authentic percussion sounds -- from bass drum to bongos to cymbals to hand claps --are only surpassed by the realistic patterns arranged in sixteen categories with four variations of each. The MANUAL DRUM feature allows you to play the individual drum and percussion sounds from the Lower Manual or Pedals, either as complete percussion kits or as single instruments.

The new AUTOBAND ORCHESTRA™ gives you 98 scored arrangements along with the drum and percussion patterns to make you sound your very best. These arrangements range in complexity from very simple patterns useful for learning time and counting to fully scored arrangements with as many as 12 parts and different patterns for each chord type. They also encompass every kind of music from baroque to easy listening to swing, big band and contemporary styles. The combination of the AutoBand Orchestra with the rhythms and other features of
your new Hammond will create new and exciting dimensions for the novice as well as the professional. And, with AutoBand Style Disks, you can have even more styles and rhythms at your disposal.

The RHYTHM PRESET feature allows you to instantly set up the entire organ with an appropriate registration for each one of the 98 in-built rhythms.

Hammond’s EASY PLAY SYSTEM™ gives you 26 different chord types playable using a minimum number of notes...for example, a Major chord can be played by touching one note, while other chord types are played by adding additional notes as needed. In this way, you have a “bridge” to learning your own chords. You can use Easy Play System chords either with or without Rhythms and AutoBand Orchestra styles.

Your "third hand"... the amazing new AUTO ARPEGGIO™, provides a variety of easy, professional sounding patterns for the beginner, and unlimited dramatic and exciting special effects for the experienced musician. With seven different patterns and 22 distinctive voices, you are only limited by your own imagination.

A totally new, enhanced PRO CHORD™ gives you 20 different harmony patterns, eighteen of which are complete harmony styles, including different chord voicings and complete voice settings to duplicate the distinctive musical styles of famous performers such as Glenn Miller, George Shearing, Stan Kenton, etc. You may select from 62 different voices to create exactly the sound you want for these harmony styles.

Would you like to hear “Ebb Tide” with the sound of rolling surf, or add a thunder clap to an arrangement of “Stormy Weather?’ With the SOUND EFFECT feature, you can do just that. Forty-two different sound effects...some sounding only momentarily, some sounding continuously along with your arrangement...let you add just the right touch to your music.

Hammond’s programmable PRO FOOT™ foot switches allow you to control Leslie Speed, turn the Rhythm on or off, or control any of ten other functions including, for the first time ever on a Hammond Organ, the ability to bend the pitch in order to authentically simulate a Hawaiian Guitar or Slide Trombone with GLIDE.

Add to this programmable Digital Reverb, 100 built-in Presets arranged in Pop Organ, Theatre Organ, Easy Listening, Classical, Jazz and other categories, built-in Disk Drive for recording your own performances, storing your own Preset combinations, or playing SMF-compatible music disks, full General MIDI compatibility, extensive MIDI capability, and you truly have not only the finest console home organ Hammond has ever offered, but the finest console home organ available anywhere!

Vase II Digital technology, the very latest development in custom electronic design from Hammond’s own research and development team has created an integrated ‘Tone-wheel’ sample system, which will generate the ultimate in traditional sound quality and realism.

The very highest standard of furniture construction creates a cabinet of luxury styling, providing all of the original deluxe design features that you would expect from a Hammond including a co-ordinated roll top protective cover, switchable, concealed console illumination and unobtrusive, easy- move castors (XT100)
The physical feel of the keys is generally an instant guide to the quality of the whole instrument. Close your eyes and touch the twin keyboards of the XT/XH and you know that you are sitting at a Hammond . The silky smooth action and warm feel of what are regarded as probably the best keybeds available, will, without doubt, contribute enormously to your playing pleasure. Plus, the new ‘lower manual split mode’ will further enhance your playing possibilities by creating a virtual three keyboard instrument.

A totally new, easy to read, illuminated central information screen with adjustable contrast-control allows instant visual access to all feature sections. By just holding down a control panel button, all pre-set, edit and control functions for that section will be automatically displayed.

Conveniently located between the keyboards, 100 programmable registration pre-sets (10 banks of 10) give instant recall to all of your favourite voice combinations. Many interesting and usable registrations, representing different kinds of music are factory pre-set, but many you will want to reserve for your own ideas or for entering from pre- recorded disc

The Multi- function, standard Disc drive supplements a real time digital sequencer that allows you to simply record and save all of those glowing performances. The all- important Disc player will also facilitate the loading of new rhythm styles and registrations, as well as playing your favourite arrangements from standard midi files. An important technology break through will also allow you to load any future upgrade features via the disc drive. This will virtually prevent your new Hammond from ever going out of date.

The heart of these instruments is, of course, the Hammond exclusive Harmonic Drawbar tonal control system. The original and the best! Most professional players will confirm that only the Hammond drawbars permit you to actually blend tone colours in such a way to achieve the exact shade of expression you want. Yet even for the novice, it is the easiest mode of creating thousands of tonal variations, giving each melody an inspired originality. The XT/ XH models project this unique feature further by including extensive editable controls that will allow for even greater possibilities. However, the main reason for its recognised success is that this system controls an incredible, distinctive sound quality that has been unrivalled for over 63 years. The truly timeless Hammond Sound.

Hammond’s exclusive and completely redesigned rhythm accompaniment section provides an amazing assortment of totally new, rousing accompaniment orchestrations to enhance your melodies and arrangements. Each style has 4 programmable variations and when used in conjunction with Style Preset, each variation automatically selects a suitable instrumental registration to complement the rhythm pattern chosen. Even the most modest playing ability will be transformed into a professional performance..

When selected, Prochord will add a professionally arranged harmony to single note melodies played on the upper keyboard. This feature is fully editable and will allow the selection of different voices to each part of the harmony creating an extensive orchestration with just one finger.

Having conveniently placed twin foot switches on either side of the expression pedal, the XT XH models help you to access many important control features without the need to remove your hands from the keyboards. Variable glide, Leslie slow/fast, Preset selection and Rhythm control, are just some of the parameters that can be activated in this way.

In addition to traditional Vibrato and chorus effects, the XT XH series incorporates an advanced digital Leslie simulator that impressively replicates the animation of an external twin-rotor speaker cabinet. You can choose from a preset selection of different Leslie models or customise your personal Leslie by editing the many control parameters.

The XT XH models introduce hundreds of totally new instrumental and special effect voices. Divided into easily accessible sections, this extensive variety of incredibly realistic orchestral effects combine subtly with each other and the rich organ tones to produce a sound library that will inspire your musical creativity.

En hier dan de specs samengevat:

Keyboards Swell: 49 keys (with Velocity)
Great: 49 keys (with Velocity)
Pedal: 13 keys 
Drawbars Swell: 9 pitches
Great: 9 pitches 
Pedal: 2 pitches 
Sound Generator Drawbar: VASE2 + DRB System
Others: VASE II System x 2 
Drawbar Voicing Swell: B-3 type/ Mellow/ Brite
Great: B-3 type/ Mellow/ Brite
Pedal: Normal/ Muted 
Sound Group Upper: Drawbar, Percussion, Ensemble, Custom
Lower: Drawbar, Ensemble, Custom
Upper/Lower: Orchestral
Pedal: Drawbar, Pedal Orchestral Voices 28 + 2 Custom voice 
Max. Polyphony Drawbar 32 notes
Upper and Lower 32 notes
Pedal and Rhythm 32 notes 
Internal Memory 10 presets x 8 bank + Cancel 
Internal Leslie Digital Horn & Bass Rotors 
Sustain Short/ Mid/ Long (Drawbars and Ensemble voices) 
Percussion 2, 3, Decay Fast, Soft
Level, DB Cancel, Touch, Velocity Vibrato 
Digital Scanner Vibrato V1/V2/V3/C1/C2/C3 (Upper and Lower Drawbar voices) 
Reverb 4 programs 
Sound Effect 43 effects 
Rhythm 98 in built Styles (4 Variations)
Disk Style 
Auto Arpeggio 5 modes 
Manual Drum Lower, Pedal, Single/Set 
Disk Drive 3.5" 2DD/2HD
Setup, Song, Autoband Style Sequencer Track- Upper, Lower, Pedal, Control
SMF/GM Compatible Display 240x 64 dots backlight LCD 
Speakers 6 
Amplifier Power 50 watt x 2 channels 
Connector Leslie (11 pin)
Line Out (L,R)
Line In (L,R)
MIDI (In, Out, Thru) 
Cabinet Color Walnut 
Dimensions 1280(W) x 1070(H) x 680(D) mm 
Weight 99kg (without accessories)
Bench 9 kg
Standard Equipment Bench, Demonstration Disk Options CU-2 Wheel Control Center
ASD-x Autoband Style Disk










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