The Hammond SK1

The Hammond SK1

is the first “Ultra-Portable” organ in its history, weighing in at just 15 pounds, and the first Hammond portable to feature a wide range of Extra Voices. The “Drawbar” section is a complete Hammond Organ with all the traditional features: Real Mechanical Drawbars, Chorus Vibrato, Touch-Response Percussion, and the most authentic Digital Leslie we have ever offered. “Vx” and “Farf” combo organ models are also available, as well as an assortment of fine classical Pipe Organ voices derived from our 935 Church Organ. Acoustic and Electric Pianos, Clavs, Accordions, Vintage String Synth, Wind Instruments and Tuned Percussion round out the specification.

SK1 & SK2 Brochure

Hammond SK1 Review by “You AM I” keyboardist Dan Mansfield

SK1 review in US Keyboard Magazine

Sound Generator

 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)

Extra Voice Section
VASE III, 63 polyphony (maximum)

Keyboards
C1 to C6 61-key (SK1)

Drawbars

9 Pitches, assignable for Upper, Pedal, Lower
Voicing
Manuals: 6 choices (B-Type1, B-Type2, Mellow, Vx, Farf, Pipe), valiable key-click,
Pedal: 4 choices (Normal, Muted, Synth1, Synth2), 5 choices key-click

Touch Response Percussion

 Buttons

Second Harmonic, Third Harmonic, Fast Decay, Volume Soft

Adjustable
Touch, Velocity, Decay (Fast, Slow), Level (Normal, Soft)

Extra Voice

Instruments

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

Upgradable via Library

Control

Allocate Upper/Lower, Solo, Group

Effects

Vibrato and Chorus

Digital Scanner
Buttons: 1, 2, Chorus, 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 Gain, Mid Frequency, Treble

Keymap

Buttons
Manual Bass, Split (SK1 only), Lower to Pedal (SK2 only) Octave Up, Octave Down, Lower, Transpose

Adjustable
Coupler Highest note, Split Point

Patches

Capacity
100 User Patches, 100 Preset Patches, Manual

Favorites

10 buttons

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

Controllers

Volumes
Master Volume, Music Volume, Extra Voice Volume

Switch
Power On/Off

Music Player 

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

Control
Song, Play/Pause

Storage
USB Flash Drive

Display
20 – Characters, 2 – Lines
8 Control Buttons and Value knob
MIDI

 Templates

9 Templates(SK1), 5 Templates(SK2)

External Zones
3 Zones, assignable any keyboards

Connections

 MIDI

In, Out

Audio
Line Out L, R, Headphones

Leslie
8 – pin, 1 and 3 channels available

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

Accessory
AC Adaptor AD3-1250

Dimensions

89.4 x 30.3 x 9.9 cm
35 1/4″(W) x 12″(D) x 3 7/8″(H)


Weight

SK1: 7kg (15.5 lb)