Find great deals for Hammond Xm1 Drawbar Organ Midi Module. Shop with confidence on eBay!. In the month when Keyboard Review magazine took a first look at the Hammond XM1 and its XMc1 drawbar controller unit, for example (August. Your Hammond XM-1 Drawbar Sound Module is designed to give you the true and authentic sound of Hammond Harmonic. Drawbars, as well as provide you a .

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You just had to cook them yourself. There was a Leslie driver socket, so you could of course get a real cabinet, which would, without question, do the business. The combination is very special indeed. In other ways, though, the company seemed to hamond too far in the other direction.

Incredibly, presets 1 to 20 were merely drawbar registrations, featuring no animation whatsoever. It is for example a preset Leslie types and another types.

The two separate effects work well, but not cumulative. Such a shame, because setting aside that chorus plus Leslie problem and a crying need for an effects loop, this was technically a pretty spectacular device.

It was extremely difficult to imagine who, inwould turn to a Hammond organ module for a clarinet sound which sounded nothing like a clarinetwhen synth technology was so powerful and could do the job convincingly. It was jazz all the way to preset 39, afterwhich things became fairly erratic. I have one Leslie specifically set up for distortion sounds, with its volume subdued.

Hammond Xm1 Drawbar Organ Midi Module

This module still has the advantage of using a pedal with a typical sound of the Hammond pedals, which is an advantage for me which I could not do with the electro north. Rack model but with the drawbars. Newer Post Older Post Home. The bass is very present you have to have serious in pregnant! After that, once you set one or more sound “type”, you can use the console zippers for adjusting the sound live. The rack is not a Moitier rack or a full rack is embettant to cram.


Did you find this review helpful? When I used this module, it was mainly an organ with two midi x1, but this format keyboard for me today a bit short keyboards, tiny bracket. But again, I believe Hammond misjudged what people were after. Or something like that. To cut a long and predictable story short, I bought both the XM1 module and its accompanying XMc1 drawbar controller immediately after trying it, but was my new purchase really a B3 in a box?

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A very sluggish Leslie ambled in from patch 21, but the next ten presets used simple non-tonewheel drawbar voicings… Was this really meant to be a B3 in a box? For specifications, say you have a hammond thanks to a small box that you put on another synth. Leslie effects with several simulation models and adjust speeds and accelerations, etc. That way when I switch to a heavily overdriven preset, I don’t get a sudden increase in volume.

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Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. But if you were going to start buying pieces of furniture you may as well get a real tonewheel organ as well, and then why would you bother with an XM1? That was common knowledge — except at Hammond, seemingly. Look at the ingredients — the authentic drawbar tone, the amended Leslies, the percussion, the vibrato, and the most fantastic chorus… Many, many extremely tasty dishes were available.

It was probably the latter, but I have to admit that I overwrote all the flute and cornet nonsense before I even touched the empty slots. If you take a Roland D70 for example, there is a slight offset. It did add up, in my view, to a picture of a manufacturer out of touch with its customer base.


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From memory, I seem to remember that you can store up to 5 settings including a single rotor Also possible to connect a Leslie, but with a non-standard connector hamond. Instead, everything gets very ill-defined and the high harmonics for some reason take on a synthetic quality. First I play a real Hammond. Surely the whole point of this module was hammlnd provide a stand-alone solution. Sort by most recent most useful. There is a cable between the two, not very long and specific, we have to be careful.

The rack is put aside and almost all controls are on the remote module.

On the other hammonx, I use an electro north when I have no Hammond much more versatile, with Vox sounds, piano, rhodes, etc Which leads to the doorstep of an even larger, if once again straightforward to solve, sonic problem: In contrast, in a vintage fender is happiness, a characteristic vibration of the 70’s and I do not have the chance to have a real leslie.

Chorus and vibrato useless for me, the distortion is just pathetic.

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First of the concerns was the setup of the Leslie speaker simulators. Was the kind of person who would spend over a grand on an organ module and MIDI controller unit really going to be some kind of plainsong enthusiast? Unfortunately, a BIG weakness in emulation: The sounds hamnond begin to arrive from preset 31, which harboured a great Jimmy Smith Organ Grinder Swing style jazz setting, with console chorus, and a bass end that reeked of quality.