SK Gig Start Guide

SK Gig Start Guide
SK
Gig Start
Guide
®
1. Hook Up The Power
Plug your SK power adapter into the back of your SK, and plug the power into
a grounded source. But DON’T power up just yet.
Congratulations!
You made the right choice in getting an SK.
Power Input
No other instrument has the soul, feel,
and range of sound as these remarkable
Hammonds. Prepare to be inspired!
This guide will teach you everything you need
to know to get started with your SK, to find
your way around the features, and be ready
for your next show, session, or rehearsal.
2. Hook Up For Sound (with Amp)
Now lets get hooked up for sound. On the SK you have a few options depending on your amp setup.
Most players will use the quarter inch stereo outs going into a keyboard amp
such as our Leslie 2121, although any high quality amp will do just fine.
We recommend running the SK in stereo when you can, although it will sound
great in Mono as well.
We’re not going to go into deep programming
or explain every parameter — but we’ll give you
everything we think you need to know to use
the many features of your new SK.
You can use this guide along with our handy
Gig Start Videos which can be found at
www.hammondorganco.com.
1/4 inch cables in jacks on back
1/4 inch cables plugged into 2121 rear
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1. Hook Up The Power
Plug your SK power adapter into the back of your SK, and plug the power into
a grounded source. But DON’T power up just yet.
Congratulations!
You made the right choice in getting an SK.
Power Input
No other instrument has the soul, feel,
and range of sound as these remarkable
Hammonds. Prepare to be inspired!
This guide will teach you everything you need
to know to get started with your SK, to find
your way around the features, and be ready
for your next show, session, or rehearsal.
2. Hook Up For Sound (with Amp)
Now lets get hooked up for sound. On the SK you have a few options depending on your amp setup.
Most players will use the quarter inch stereo outs going into a keyboard amp
such as our Leslie 2121, although any high quality amp will do just fine.
We recommend running the SK in stereo when you can, although it will sound
great in Mono as well.
We’re not going to go into deep programming
or explain every parameter — but we’ll give you
everything we think you need to know to use
the many features of your new SK.
You can use this guide along with our handy
Gig Start Videos which can be found at
www.hammondorganco.com.
1/4 inch cables in jacks on back
1/4 inch cables plugged into 2121 rear
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3. Hook Up A Leslie™ Speaker
4. Using A Vintage Leslie™
The Digital Leslie onboard the SK is our most advanced yet. But if you wish to
use a traditional Leslie, here’s how to hook it up. The SK is fitted with our 8 pin
Leslie jack. Connect the 8 pin cable to the 8 pin Leslie jack on the SK.
If you wish to use a traditional Vintage Leslie with a Leslie Combo Floor
preamp, or a Trek II or Goff, you’ll have to get our adapter, which changes the 8
pin jack to a quarter inch jack.
If you’re using a Model 21 Leslie, connect the other end of the 8 pin cable to
the 21’s 8 pin jack.
If you’re using a Leslie 3300, find the 8 pin jack on the back panel of your 3300
and attach the cable there.
1/4 inch adapter
This allows you to send the drawbar tones to the Leslie Combo Preamp, or any
other amp that takes a quarter inch input.
When you attach the adapter, it kills the Digital Leslie, but know that you will
not be able to use the SK’s front panel Leslie Switch, as the quarter inch cable
carries audio and nothing more.
8 pin Leslie Jack
21 system 8 pin jack
If using the complete Leslie™ 21 system, make sure you have the 2101 rotary
top connected properly to the 2121 speaker bottom. Use a 1/4” jumper cable
and connect it to the Stationary and Rotary L/R LINE OUT jacks on the rear of
the model 2101 mkll.
If you’re using a Leslie 3300, you’re going to need something to hear the
Extravoices. Use the quarter inch stereo outs of the SK going into a keyboard
amp such as our Leslie 2121, although any high quality amp will do just fine.
Using our 8 pin cable, the SK’s onboard Digital Leslie is disabled, and the front
panel Leslie switches will control the external Leslie. The Extravoices will not
speak through the rotary Leslie elements, but through the keyboard amp
attached.
1/4” cables in jacks on back of SK
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1/4” cables plugged in 2121 rear
If you wish to hook up a traditional Vintage Leslie like a 122, 147 or newer
“11-pin” models without a floor preamp, you’ll need to contact Hammond Headquarters to order a special “kit” that will translate the 8 pin info to the proper
kind your Leslie understands. Please have your Leslie model number ready
when you call or write. In either case, you’ll need to run cables from the stereo
quarter inch jacks to the keyboard amp of your choice to hear the Extravoices.
5. Foot Pedals
If you wish to hook up an Expression pedal, Sustain/Damper, Leslie foot switch
or all three, here’s how.
Expression (Volume) Pedal
We highly recommend the Hammond EXP-50 Expression/Volume Pedal. It
has a heavy-duty metal construction, and has the familiar feel and distinctive
response curve of a vintage B-3 pedal that you just cannot find in aftermarket
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3. Hook Up A Leslie™ Speaker
4. Using A Vintage Leslie™
The Digital Leslie onboard the SK is our most advanced yet. But if you wish to
use a traditional Leslie, here’s how to hook it up. The SK is fitted with our 8 pin
Leslie jack. Connect the 8 pin cable to the 8 pin Leslie jack on the SK.
If you wish to use a traditional Vintage Leslie with a Leslie Combo Floor
preamp, or a Trek II or Goff, you’ll have to get our adapter, which changes the 8
pin jack to a quarter inch jack.
If you’re using a Model 21 Leslie, connect the other end of the 8 pin cable to
the 21’s 8 pin jack.
If you’re using a Leslie 3300, find the 8 pin jack on the back panel of your 3300
and attach the cable there.
1/4 inch adapter
This allows you to send the drawbar tones to the Leslie Combo Preamp, or any
other amp that takes a quarter inch input.
When you attach the adapter, it kills the Digital Leslie, but know that you will
not be able to use the SK’s front panel Leslie Switch, as the quarter inch cable
carries audio and nothing more.
8 pin Leslie Jack
21 system 8 pin jack
If using the complete Leslie™ 21 system, make sure you have the 2101 rotary
top connected properly to the 2121 speaker bottom. Use a 1/4” jumper cable
and connect it to the Stationary and Rotary L/R LINE OUT jacks on the rear of
the model 2101 mkll.
If you’re using a Leslie 3300, you’re going to need something to hear the
Extravoices. Use the quarter inch stereo outs of the SK going into a keyboard
amp such as our Leslie 2121, although any high quality amp will do just fine.
Using our 8 pin cable, the SK’s onboard Digital Leslie is disabled, and the front
panel Leslie switches will control the external Leslie. The Extravoices will not
speak through the rotary Leslie elements, but through the keyboard amp
attached.
1/4” cables in jacks on back of SK
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1/4” cables plugged in 2121 rear
If you wish to hook up a traditional Vintage Leslie like a 122, 147 or newer
“11-pin” models without a floor preamp, you’ll need to contact Hammond Headquarters to order a special “kit” that will translate the 8 pin info to the proper
kind your Leslie understands. Please have your Leslie model number ready
when you call or write. In either case, you’ll need to run cables from the stereo
quarter inch jacks to the keyboard amp of your choice to hear the Extravoices.
5. Foot Pedals
If you wish to hook up an Expression pedal, Sustain/Damper, Leslie foot switch
or all three, here’s how.
Expression (Volume) Pedal
We highly recommend the Hammond EXP-50 Expression/Volume Pedal. It
has a heavy-duty metal construction, and has the familiar feel and distinctive
response curve of a vintage B-3 pedal that you just cannot find in aftermarket
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volume pedals. just plug it in to the eXP PeDAL jack on the back of the SK
If you choose not to use the eXP-50, you can use most any after-market
expression pedal, providing it has a tip-ring-sleeve (or “stereo”) plug. An audio
volume pedal will not work when connected to the eXP PeDAL jack.
6. Power Up
Flip the power switch of the SK to the “ON” position. Set the master volume of
the SK to your desired volume and play a bit. Spin the value knob to select
different presets. you may wish to jot down the program numbers of presets
you like.
exP Pedal jack
sustain (dampEr) pEdal
Power swItch
Most of you will want a sustain pedal or damper, and we offer our FS-9H. just
position where you want it on the floor, and connect the cable to the DAMPer
PeDAL jack located on the back of the SK. Many aftermarket sustain-type
pedals will also work with the SK.
fs-9h
value knob
prEsEts
The SK has 100 factory presets that are hard wired-they can’t change, and
100 user presets that can be freely overwritten with your own creations. In the
display, Factory presets are designated by the prefix “P,” while user presets
have the prefix “U.”
damPer jack
lEsliE Foot switcH
“P” Presets
“u” Presets
Many like to use a foot switch for Leslie Speed. Again, use our FS-9H plugged
into the FOOT SwITCH jack on the rear of the SK.
fs-9h
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leslIe foot swItch
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volume pedals. just plug it in to the eXP PeDAL jack on the back of the SK
If you choose not to use the eXP-50, you can use most any after-market
expression pedal, providing it has a tip-ring-sleeve (or “stereo”) plug. An audio
volume pedal will not work when connected to the eXP PeDAL jack.
6. Power Up
Flip the power switch of the SK to the “ON” position. Set the master volume of
the SK to your desired volume and play a bit. Spin the value knob to select
different presets. you may wish to jot down the program numbers of presets
you like.
exP Pedal jack
sustain (dampEr) pEdal
Power swItch
Most of you will want a sustain pedal or damper, and we offer our FS-9H. just
position where you want it on the floor, and connect the cable to the DAMPer
PeDAL jack located on the back of the SK. Many aftermarket sustain-type
pedals will also work with the SK.
fs-9h
value knob
prEsEts
The SK has 100 factory presets that are hard wired-they can’t change, and
100 user presets that can be freely overwritten with your own creations. In the
display, Factory presets are designated by the prefix “P,” while user presets
have the prefix “U.”
damPer jack
lEsliE Foot switcH
“P” Presets
“u” Presets
Many like to use a foot switch for Leslie Speed. Again, use our FS-9H plugged
into the FOOT SwITCH jack on the rear of the SK.
fs-9h
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leslIe foot swItch
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FaVoritEs
Of the 200 presets you can select any 10 and designate them as your favorites, using the favorites buttons in the middle of the control panel. They work
just like the radio buttons in your car, and can be freely and easily changed. Try
them out — one through ten — see how easy it is to summon presets. From the
factory, the favorites are set to user presets 1 - 10, but you can change them
immediately. Here’s how to do it:
1. Use the Value knob to dial up your desired preset.
2. Press and hold the red “record” Button,
3. Press the “Favorite” Button you wish to assign it to.
4. release Both Buttons.
your desired Preset is now available for immediate recall by pressing the
Favorite button you just assigned it to.
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transPoser button
octaVE
The Octave buttons are just as simple — each press of the DOwN button takes
the playing range down an octave and each press of the UP button raises it. To
adjust the octave of the “lower” keyboard, press and hold the LOwer button
while pressing the adjacent DOwN and UP buttons. your “upper” setting will
remain unchanged.you can use this feature “on the fly,“ or save this setting as
part of any preset.
favorIte buttons
Don’t worry — the preset that was previously there was not lost or erased —
it just went back in to the rank and file. Go through your presets, choose your
favorites, and link them to the favorite buttons using the procedure you just
learned.
7. Performance Controls
octave buttons
mastEr EQualiZEr
The Master equalizer affects the entire instrument, and is not changed by the
presets. It allows you to tweak the sonic profile of the entire instrument on the
fly, adjusting for the dynamics of your playing situation and venue.
Now lets look at a few very important performance features — the Transposer
and Octave switches.
transposE
The Transposer allows you to play in one key, but your SK sounds in a totally
different one. Perfect for accompanying singers, soloists or any other pitchcritical application. It works like this: press and hold the Transposer button
and use the adjacent up and down buttons to shift the tuning in half-step
increments, 6 half-steps down and 6 half-steps up. easy! But know that the
Transposer is system-wide and its settings are not saved with any preset.
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master eQualIZer
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FaVoritEs
Of the 200 presets you can select any 10 and designate them as your favorites, using the favorites buttons in the middle of the control panel. They work
just like the radio buttons in your car, and can be freely and easily changed. Try
them out — one through ten — see how easy it is to summon presets. From the
factory, the favorites are set to user presets 1 - 10, but you can change them
immediately. Here’s how to do it:
1. Use the Value knob to dial up your desired preset.
2. Press and hold the red “record” Button,
3. Press the “Favorite” Button you wish to assign it to.
4. release Both Buttons.
your desired Preset is now available for immediate recall by pressing the
Favorite button you just assigned it to.
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transPoser button
octaVE
The Octave buttons are just as simple — each press of the DOwN button takes
the playing range down an octave and each press of the UP button raises it. To
adjust the octave of the “lower” keyboard, press and hold the LOwer button
while pressing the adjacent DOwN and UP buttons. your “upper” setting will
remain unchanged.you can use this feature “on the fly,“ or save this setting as
part of any preset.
favorIte buttons
Don’t worry — the preset that was previously there was not lost or erased —
it just went back in to the rank and file. Go through your presets, choose your
favorites, and link them to the favorite buttons using the procedure you just
learned.
7. Performance Controls
octave buttons
mastEr EQualiZEr
The Master equalizer affects the entire instrument, and is not changed by the
presets. It allows you to tweak the sonic profile of the entire instrument on the
fly, adjusting for the dynamics of your playing situation and venue.
Now lets look at a few very important performance features — the Transposer
and Octave switches.
transposE
The Transposer allows you to play in one key, but your SK sounds in a totally
different one. Perfect for accompanying singers, soloists or any other pitchcritical application. It works like this: press and hold the Transposer button
and use the adjacent up and down buttons to shift the tuning in half-step
increments, 6 half-steps down and 6 half-steps up. easy! But know that the
Transposer is system-wide and its settings are not saved with any preset.
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master eQualIZer
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8. The Hammond Organ Division
Vibrato & Chorus
Now lets take a look at the Organ specifics. At it’s heart, the SK is a full-featured
genuine Hammond Organ that responds like the legendary B-3 and has all the
components that you’d expect to find on a vintage instrument.
The Vibrato & Chorus is an important part of the Hammond Sound. While the
SK doesn’t have the iconic round knob of the vintage B-3, the controls do the
same thing, and have the same effect on the sound. Select which Keyboard
you wish to have the Vibrato & Chorus: Upper, Lower or Both. The three classic
degrees are chosen via two buttons. Press V1/C1 for “1,” V2/C2 for “2” and by
pressing both of those buttons together, you get “3.” Select the Chorus button
to switch the generator to Chorus mode. These settings are remembered in
each preset, and like most of the controls on the front panel, you can edit them
“on the fly” while playing.
Harmonic Drawbars
The SK has one set of harmonic drawbars that work for the Upper and Lower
keyboards and the Pedal/Manual Bass. The Drawbars select the different
harmonics that make up your tone just as on the legendary B-3. There’s no
right or wrong way to set these — find the tone you like.
You choose which keyboard to edit by the Drawbar Select buttons: Upper,
Lower, or Pedals. Press the desired button and make your setting. When you
choose a different keyboard, your setting for the previous choice is remembered, even if the drawbars are in a different configuration. When a preset is
selected, the drawbar settings will change internally to match the preset. You
can change the drawbars “on the fly” for an instant edit of the preset, but
when you select the preset again, the original drawbar setting of the preset
will return.
vibrato & Chorus buttons
Touch Response Percussion
Drawbar select buttons
Drawbars
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Upon its release, the chief feature of the B-3 was the inclusion of TouchResponse Percussion. It’s that little accent at the top of the sound that is so
distinctive. As on the B-3 it is only available on the upper manual. You can
select SECOND which is an octave higher than the note you’re playing, or
THIRD which sounds an octave and a fifth above. Unlike the B-3 you can select
both types together for an interesting effect. FAST shortens the decay of the
percussion tone, and SOFT decreases the volume of the percussion tone. All
these settings are remembered in each preset.
percussion buttons
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8. The Hammond Organ Division
Vibrato & Chorus
Now lets take a look at the Organ specifics. At it’s heart, the SK is a full-featured
genuine Hammond Organ that responds like the legendary B-3 and has all the
components that you’d expect to find on a vintage instrument.
The Vibrato & Chorus is an important part of the Hammond Sound. While the
SK doesn’t have the iconic round knob of the vintage B-3, the controls do the
same thing, and have the same effect on the sound. Select which Keyboard
you wish to have the Vibrato & Chorus: Upper, Lower or Both. The three classic
degrees are chosen via two buttons. Press V1/C1 for “1,” V2/C2 for “2” and by
pressing both of those buttons together, you get “3.” Select the Chorus button
to switch the generator to Chorus mode. These settings are remembered in
each preset, and like most of the controls on the front panel, you can edit them
“on the fly” while playing.
Harmonic Drawbars
The SK has one set of harmonic drawbars that work for the Upper and Lower
keyboards and the Pedal/Manual Bass. The Drawbars select the different
harmonics that make up your tone just as on the legendary B-3. There’s no
right or wrong way to set these — find the tone you like.
You choose which keyboard to edit by the Drawbar Select buttons: Upper,
Lower, or Pedals. Press the desired button and make your setting. When you
choose a different keyboard, your setting for the previous choice is remembered, even if the drawbars are in a different configuration. When a preset is
selected, the drawbar settings will change internally to match the preset. You
can change the drawbars “on the fly” for an instant edit of the preset, but
when you select the preset again, the original drawbar setting of the preset
will return.
vibrato & Chorus buttons
Touch Response Percussion
Drawbar select buttons
Drawbars
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Upon its release, the chief feature of the B-3 was the inclusion of TouchResponse Percussion. It’s that little accent at the top of the sound that is so
distinctive. As on the B-3 it is only available on the upper manual. You can
select SECOND which is an octave higher than the note you’re playing, or
THIRD which sounds an octave and a fifth above. Unlike the B-3 you can select
both types together for an interesting effect. FAST shortens the decay of the
percussion tone, and SOFT decreases the volume of the percussion tone. All
these settings are remembered in each preset.
percussion buttons
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oVErdriVE
10. Split
A lot of players like to have some grit in their Hammond tone. Lets look at the
overdrive. It’s pretty simple: press the ON button below and turn the knob to
adjust the amount. A little bit to warm up the sound, or crank it up to rock out.
A lot of players wish to split the keyboard and that option is available with the
touch of a button. just press the SPLIT button. register your sounds using the
various LOwer buttons on the control panel. you can set the split point to your
desire-consult the Owner’s Guide for the procedure.
with every feature we are covering, you can go deeper into the menus and
tweak the parameters to fit your style of playing, and save it all in the presets.
Check out the reference guide or any of the instructional videos at
www.hammondorganco.com to learn more.
sPlIt button
overdrIve button
9. Digital Leslie™/external Leslie Controls
It’s not the Hammond sound without a Leslie, and the SK’s Digital Leslie is our
best yet. Press the FAST button to put the big spin on, press it again to return
to slow spin. when none of the lights are lit, you’re on “slow speed.” To stop the
virtual rotors totally, press the STOP button. you won’t hear any motion, but
you’re still going through the Digital Leslie circuitry giving the cabinet simulation, virtual mic placement, and frequency split. Should you wish to disengage
the Digital Leslie totally, press the ByPASS button.
11. Manual Bass
Press the M. BASS button. Choose PeDALfrom the Drawbar Select buttons.
Adjust the 16 and 8 drawbars to your liking, just as on a B-3. On the SK-2, the
Manual Bass appears on the Lower manual only. If you desire sustain on the
Manual Bass, press the P.SUS button (abbreviation for Pedal Sustain — but also
works for the Manual Bass).
If you have a physical Leslie attached via the 8 pin cable, the Leslie buttons will
control it just as marked. If you’re using the 8 pin to quarter inch adapter, it’s
best to leave the bypass button on all the time, so you’re not sending the Digital
Leslie tone through a physical Leslie.
manual bass button
leslIe buttons
P.sus button
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oVErdriVE
10. Split
A lot of players like to have some grit in their Hammond tone. Lets look at the
overdrive. It’s pretty simple: press the ON button below and turn the knob to
adjust the amount. A little bit to warm up the sound, or crank it up to rock out.
A lot of players wish to split the keyboard and that option is available with the
touch of a button. just press the SPLIT button. register your sounds using the
various LOwer buttons on the control panel. you can set the split point to your
desire-consult the Owner’s Guide for the procedure.
with every feature we are covering, you can go deeper into the menus and
tweak the parameters to fit your style of playing, and save it all in the presets.
Check out the reference guide or any of the instructional videos at
www.hammondorganco.com to learn more.
sPlIt button
overdrIve button
9. Digital Leslie™/external Leslie Controls
It’s not the Hammond sound without a Leslie, and the SK’s Digital Leslie is our
best yet. Press the FAST button to put the big spin on, press it again to return
to slow spin. when none of the lights are lit, you’re on “slow speed.” To stop the
virtual rotors totally, press the STOP button. you won’t hear any motion, but
you’re still going through the Digital Leslie circuitry giving the cabinet simulation, virtual mic placement, and frequency split. Should you wish to disengage
the Digital Leslie totally, press the ByPASS button.
11. Manual Bass
Press the M. BASS button. Choose PeDALfrom the Drawbar Select buttons.
Adjust the 16 and 8 drawbars to your liking, just as on a B-3. On the SK-2, the
Manual Bass appears on the Lower manual only. If you desire sustain on the
Manual Bass, press the P.SUS button (abbreviation for Pedal Sustain — but also
works for the Manual Bass).
If you have a physical Leslie attached via the 8 pin cable, the Leslie buttons will
control it just as marked. If you’re using the 8 pin to quarter inch adapter, it’s
best to leave the bypass button on all the time, so you’re not sending the Digital
Leslie tone through a physical Leslie.
manual bass button
leslIe buttons
P.sus button
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12. Combo and Pipe Organ Divisions
13. Extravoices
There are three other organ divisions in the SK. Farf, Vx, and Pipe. The Farf
and Vx are authentic models of famous 1960’s combo organs. You can register
these organs exactly as you were able to on the original. To select these models
quickly, return to the drawbar select buttons and push all three together. This
will take you to a menu screen where you may choose which organ type you
wish. B-types One, Two and Mellow are Classic Hammond tones. Farf, Vx, and
pipe call their respective models. Choose the voice type you desire, and press
the PLAY button.
If we stopped there, we’d have a great instrument, but that’s only half of the SK.
We call the “other” side Extravoices, and they comprise the rest of the keyboard family beyond the Hammond Organ. Acoustic and Electric pianos, Clavs,
Accordion, Synth and Orchestral voices — they’re all there. Let’s show you how
to access them.
IMPORTANT NOTE! The PLAY Button will instantly get you back to regular playing mode. If you should accidentally get into an edit/parameter
screen, just press PLAY and you will get back to regular playing mode.
Use the drawbars as before to register your tones. Consult the legend printed
on the top panel to be your guide in choosing sounds. And here’s a tip: When
choosing the Vx model, remember that you register it just like the original.
You must register one or both waveform drawbars to get sound. The Vibrato,
Overdrive and Leslie controls will work with the Farf and VX models, but will
not work with the Pipe models.
Drawbar select buttons
play button
Choosing An Extravoice
You can assign an Extravoice to the Upper or Lower keyboard, but not both. You
can play Hammond organ with your right hand and piano with your left or vice
versa. You can play an Extravoice together with the Organ voices, or play it solo.
Know, however that you can only play one Extravoice at a time.
When none of the Extravoice buttons are lit, there are no Extravoices sounding.
The Allocate buttons specify where an Extravoice is going to play. For example,
if you wish to choose an Acoustic Piano, select UPPER, and because we want to
play the piano by itself, press the SOLO button. The Solo button suppresses the
organ division to allow the chosen Extravoice to play alone.
Now choose the A.PIANO button. This is where you choose the variations of the
major category. The Major category is on the top and the Variation is on the
bottom. The default is “Stereo Grand Piano.” Use the left and right arrow keys
to make the sound choice you desire. If you press the E. PIANO button, you’ll
have an electric piano. It’s that easy. Turn off the SOLO button and the Extravoice will play along with the organ voices. The Extravoices will play along with
the Farf, Vx and Pipe organs as well.
The Extravoice section has its own volume control, and its own DSP Effects
section. Each Extravoice has a default effect assigned to it, whose primary
adjustable value is assigned to the Extravoice effects knob. You can enable
and disable the effect by pressing the ON button below the EXTRA VOICE
EFFECT knob.
drawbar legend
extravoice SCREEN
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extravoice Section
WITH VOLUME CONTROL
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12. Combo and Pipe Organ Divisions
13. Extravoices
There are three other organ divisions in the SK. Farf, Vx, and Pipe. The Farf
and Vx are authentic models of famous 1960’s combo organs. You can register
these organs exactly as you were able to on the original. To select these models
quickly, return to the drawbar select buttons and push all three together. This
will take you to a menu screen where you may choose which organ type you
wish. B-types One, Two and Mellow are Classic Hammond tones. Farf, Vx, and
pipe call their respective models. Choose the voice type you desire, and press
the PLAY button.
If we stopped there, we’d have a great instrument, but that’s only half of the SK.
We call the “other” side Extravoices, and they comprise the rest of the keyboard family beyond the Hammond Organ. Acoustic and Electric pianos, Clavs,
Accordion, Synth and Orchestral voices — they’re all there. Let’s show you how
to access them.
IMPORTANT NOTE! The PLAY Button will instantly get you back to regular playing mode. If you should accidentally get into an edit/parameter
screen, just press PLAY and you will get back to regular playing mode.
Use the drawbars as before to register your tones. Consult the legend printed
on the top panel to be your guide in choosing sounds. And here’s a tip: When
choosing the Vx model, remember that you register it just like the original.
You must register one or both waveform drawbars to get sound. The Vibrato,
Overdrive and Leslie controls will work with the Farf and VX models, but will
not work with the Pipe models.
Drawbar select buttons
play button
Choosing An Extravoice
You can assign an Extravoice to the Upper or Lower keyboard, but not both. You
can play Hammond organ with your right hand and piano with your left or vice
versa. You can play an Extravoice together with the Organ voices, or play it solo.
Know, however that you can only play one Extravoice at a time.
When none of the Extravoice buttons are lit, there are no Extravoices sounding.
The Allocate buttons specify where an Extravoice is going to play. For example,
if you wish to choose an Acoustic Piano, select UPPER, and because we want to
play the piano by itself, press the SOLO button. The Solo button suppresses the
organ division to allow the chosen Extravoice to play alone.
Now choose the A.PIANO button. This is where you choose the variations of the
major category. The Major category is on the top and the Variation is on the
bottom. The default is “Stereo Grand Piano.” Use the left and right arrow keys
to make the sound choice you desire. If you press the E. PIANO button, you’ll
have an electric piano. It’s that easy. Turn off the SOLO button and the Extravoice will play along with the organ voices. The Extravoices will play along with
the Farf, Vx and Pipe organs as well.
The Extravoice section has its own volume control, and its own DSP Effects
section. Each Extravoice has a default effect assigned to it, whose primary
adjustable value is assigned to the Extravoice effects knob. You can enable
and disable the effect by pressing the ON button below the EXTRA VOICE
EFFECT knob.
drawbar legend
extravoice SCREEN
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extravoice Section
WITH VOLUME CONTROL
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This GigStart guide barely scratches the surface
of the many features of you new Hammond SK.
Please consult the Owners guide to learn more,
or you can see videos that show many of the
deep programming procedures in easy-to-learn
steps at www.hammondorganco.com.
For additional help: info@hammondorganco.com
For 75 years, Hammond has been
The Sound, The Soul, The One!
®
Hammond Organ Company 743 Annoreno Drive Addision, IL 60101 www.HammondOrganCo.com
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