Used Hammond SK PRO 61 Note Stage Keyboard
Introducing the Hammond SK PRO stage keyboard – the new choice for home, stage and studio performers who demand the very best modelled tone wheel organ plus piano & synth voices.
At the heart of this versatile instrument is the same Hammond Modelled Tone wheel Organ MTW1 engine that is used in the premium XK5 model. There are three additional voice sections including Piano, Ensemble and a fully-featured monophonic synthesiser for creating classic lead, bass and effects tones. All four voice sections can be split or layered simultaneously across the keyboard as desired, and the high profile selector buttons on the front panel allow easy access to switching between parts mid-performance. Additional pitch bend and modulation wheels are provided to enhance the performance potential.
The SK PRO is available in two variants – 61 and 73 keys. Both models have velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted, Square-front “Waterfall” style keyboards – perfect for organ and synth players, whilst still offering enough resistance and response for piano performances when required. The SK PRO features Hammond’s unique Virtual Multi-Contact system to replicate the keyboard performance of a vintage Hammond Organ, allowing the player to experience the distinctive Hammond “feel” in every detail. For even greater versatility, optional Hammond MIDI Pedalboards such as XPK-130G, XPK-200G or XPK-200GL can trigger this Virtual Multi-Contact system for the pedal sound.
Instant Recall Of Your Sounds
The SK PRO sounds can be edited and stored as patches within each of the relevant sections. it’s possible to store up to 200 organ settings, 400 piano/ensemble patches and 200 of your own synth sounds.
You can layer or split these saved patches as desired, mix the PAN & volume of each section, add multiple digital effects & EQ, and assign controllers. Store your complete setups to a Combination patch – you can store up to 200 of these Combination patches in the internal memory.
Furthermore, you can assign combinations in any order to the Favourite buttons on the front panel for instant recall whilst performing.
The SK PRO’s organ section offers the iconic Hammond tone – rich and warm for Jazz, Blues, Gospel and everyday comping, but gritty and throaty when you crank up the overdrive and switch to the fast Leslie effect for show-stopping solos. Quite simply, nothing sounds quite like a Hammond – it’s got soul and tone.
The organ section has three parts (Upper, Lower, Pedal) can be played on the instrument’s own keyboard, or controlled over MIDI using a second keyboard or pedalboard (not supplied). Polyphony for the organ section is 61 notes.
Eight Drawbar Sounds
There is one set of Drawbars with 9 pitches. Eight types of Drawbar voices allow you to replicate the sounds of legendary organs including A-100, B-3, C-3, Mellow, Vx, Farf, Ace, and classical Pipe organ). There are three drawbar pedal voices – normal, muted and pipe. Store up to 100 of your own organ settings (patches) in the internal memory, or choose from the 100 presets which cover some of the most famous Hammond drawbar sounds from previous decades.
Effects & Leslie Control
Standard Hammond organ controls including percussion, vibrato & chorus are all close to hand, and the built-in Leslie simulator has been further improved over previous models to provide an authentic rotary speaker simulation. Additional twin multi-effects, Matching Transformer, Equaliser & Tone Control with an overdrive effect that simulates various configurations and types of amplifiers are provided to enable you to craft your perfect sound.
11-Pin Leslie Output
On the back of the SK PRO you’ll find the robust 11-pin Leslie connector which will work with three-channel speakers such as the Leslie 2101mk2, as well as bring compatible with single-channel rotary cabs including the 122XB and 3300 models.
The SK Pro’s piano voice section is packed full of high definition keyboard instrument sounds including newly sampled grand pianos, Rhodes & Wurli ep’s, clavs, harpsichords & chromatic percussion instruments.
The Ensemble section includes strings, synth pads & brass, choirs, wind instruments and guitar sounds. These can be layered with the piano, organ and synth sections to create some really complex sounding textures.
The SK PRO incorporates a brand-new physical-modelling Synthesiser faithfully reproducing the sounds of classic analog synthesisers. Six (6) different Oscillator configurations are provided, as well as controls for Filter and Amplitude allowing the player to create sounds in real-time just as on a classic analog synth.
- MTW1 Organ Engine
Pioneered by the Hammond XK-5 Organ, recognised everywhere as the standard in digital “tone wheel” soundVirtual Multi-Contact System
Replicates the keyboard performance of a vintage Hammond Organ, allowing the player to experience the distinctive Hammond “feel” in every detail.
- New Generation Digital Leslie
Brings deeper authenticity, including the airflow of Leslie rotors , faithfully reproducing the Leslie’s unique tone and three-dimensional effect.
- Mono Synth
Brand-new physical-modelling Synthesiser faithfully reproducing the sounds of classic analog synthesisers
- Piano & Ensemble Voices
High-definition digital voices (upgraded in resolution from previous SK models) provide a wide variety of tonal possibilities, many of them new to the SK-series
- Four Part Layering
Layer or split each of the four parts simultaneously for rich sound textures
- Large Colour Display
Giving the player essential information on the instrument instantly.
- Direct Power Connection
No external power supply required
- Seamless Sound Switching
SEAMLESS SWITCHING of PIANO / ENSEMBLE tones while playing
- USB Functions:
USB to HOST & to Device for mass storage functions
Dimensions and Weight:
(W x D x H): 100cm x 32 cm x 11cm
Weight: 9.3 kg