Hammond XK2...onboard pipe organ patches?

Discussion in 'Hammond Keyboards' started by thozzman, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. thozzman

    thozzman

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm considering a used XK2 and it comes with 64 onboard patches. More info is hard to come by on this unit.
    Anybody know if they include cathedral or pipe organ tones? I like to tinker with some classical pieces now and then.
    Thanks.
     
    thozzman, Jul 5, 2017
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. thozzman

    SeaGtGruff I meant to play that note! Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    539
    From what I've read on one web site, it sounds like maybe the 64 patches are simply a set of factory-default drawbar settings that can be overwritten with user patches-- i.e., 64 registrations for upper/lower/pedal drawbar settings filled with factory defaults for commonly-used settings but you can replace them with your own settings. I might be reading that wrong, but that's how it sounds to me. I can't find the XK2 on Hammond's own web site, but the description for the XK-1C mentions having a "pipe organ division," so maybe the XK2 does as well?

    EDIT: I found a downloadable PDF of the "Quick Features Guide":

    https://www.manualslib.com/manual/678734/Hammond-Xk-2.html

    Be careful of other sites, as most of the ones that came up when I searched looked very dubious and I wouldn't click on them with a 10-foot pole from behind a dozen firewalls!
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2017
    SeaGtGruff, Jul 7, 2017
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. thozzman

    thozzman

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I decided to avoid these old keyboards, primarily because if they develop a problem, getting them repaired could be a real hassle. I've got my sights now on a Roland VR – 09 or a Hammond XK1c, or maybe the Sk1. BTW, did anybody notice that a couple of Internet retailers just dropped their price on the VR – 09 to 799? I'm wondering if Roland is going to come out with an updated version in the next 12 months or so .
     
    thozzman, Aug 2, 2017
    #3
  4. thozzman

    SeaGtGruff I meant to play that note! Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    539
    From what I've seen, retailers don't drop their prices in anticipation of a new model coming out, they just keep right on charging the regular price up until the new model comes out, and sometimes even after that. ;)
     
    SeaGtGruff, Aug 3, 2017
    #4
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Similar Threads
  1. Hibes

    Hammond Organ Vibrato

    Hibes, Nov 4, 2005, in forum: alt.steinberg.cubase
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    763
    Hibes
    Nov 4, 2005
  2. Paul
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    4,862
    Les Cargill
    Jul 7, 2010
  3. Paul Layman

    Pipe Organ Soundfonts

    Paul Layman, Dec 4, 2003, in forum: cakewalk.audio
    Replies:
    18
    Views:
    1,836
    Gary R. Hook
    Dec 20, 2003
  4. John David Duke Jr

    OT--Pipe Organ construction

    John David Duke Jr, Oct 1, 2004, in forum: cakewalk.audio
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    419
    John David Duke Jr
    Oct 6, 2004
  5. Elio27

    Juno Gi hammond and organ sounds

    Elio27, Feb 6, 2012, in forum: Sequencers and Music Software
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    1,965
    The Y_man
    Feb 7, 2012
  6. apex13
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,735
    delaware dave
    Dec 15, 2016
  7. Skoolboy Jim
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    363
Loading...