Scroll To Top

Got a Hammond XB-2? Put new life into it for about half the cost of a new single keyboard clone. See XB-2 Upgrade Kit.

New Products from KeyboardPartner Are Here with the NEW HX3 Mrk5 with the 3.5 Real Organ Sound Engine!.

KeyboardPartner Products

KeyboardPartner HX3 Module Mark 5 with the new 3.5 engine.

HX3 Organ ModuleIf you own a Drawbar Clone Keyboard, MIDI Controller or MIDI keyboard and you want the best drawbar clone sound, you have found it.

  • The HX-3 Organ Module has a myriad of different advanced features. These advanced features allow you can create just about any nuance to get the tonewheel sound that you're seeking.

  • Full polyhony, 91 standard tonewheel generator and then new Extended 96 tonewheel generator.

  • 128 Quilty General MIDI voices

  • If you really want to get deep into the heart of the sound, use the free Windows based Remote Software to even adjust details like the tapers of the drawbars.

  • The HX3 is a tonewheel organ in a small box! Controlled completely via MIDI, selectable CC-Sets for NI B4, Hammond, Hamichord and other. 30 presets (to be stored locally), many "secret" HX3 parameters tweakable by menu with incremental encoder. And, of course, the legendary HX3 sound.

  • Also available as a kit for installation in "dead" Hammond XB-2 and as bare boards for installation in other organs/instruments by skilled technician.

Specifications

  • Compact organ emulator in aluminum box, 222 x 150 x 42 mm

  • Authentic reproduction of generator, tapering, key contacts, percussion and vibrato by
    FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) and physical modelling

  • 2 types of Drawbar Organ voicings plus 2 Flute/Combo Organ voicings

    • Tunable in range of A = 433 through 447 Hz

  • 128 GM Voices

  • 40 Presets Upper - 40 Presets Lower & Pedals

  • Extremely low internal latency of 50 microseconds Key-to-Audio.

  • However, MIDI transmission delay is about 1 ms per note played.

  • Natural key click by "rattling" contacts

  • Accurate rotary and 122 amp simulation

  • Dual MIDI IN for two keyboards or bass pedal

  • LCD display and menu system

  • Swell (expression) pedal and footswitch jacks

  • Mini-USB for MIDI over USB, firmware updates, parameter editing

  • Effects DSP with 3 reverb levels

  • Hand-crafted in Germany

  • Default MIDI setting is channels 1/2/3 for upper/lower/bass, MIDI CC NI B4 with Sustain on CC
    #64.

  • Predefined CC Settings for: NI B4 dBc, Voce Drawbar, KeyB / Diversi Duo (DSP), Suzuki XK, Suzuki SX, User CC Set (requires free Windows GUI interface)

  • Upper Drawbar Voicing types

    • 9 B3 Mode

    • * 12 (9 plus 3mixtures) H-100 mode for the Upper (requries extended licnce)

  • 40 Upper Presets

    • 16 Drawbar (0 to 15) preconfigured but changeable

    • 24 GM (16 to 39) - GM Changeable via using the FREE HX3.5 Editor (Widows Based)

  • Percussion

    • Standard B3 Type - On/Off, 2nd/3rd harmon, normal/soft, slow/fast attach

    • H-100 with Second Voice (requries Extended licnce)

    • Harp Sustain (requries Extended licnce)

  • Lower & Pedal Drawbars

    • 9 B3 mode

    • * 12 (9 plus 3mixtures) H-100 mode for the Lower (requries extended licnce)

  • 40 Upper Presets

    • 16 Drawbar (0 to 15) preconfigured but changeable

    • 24 GM (16 to 39) GM Changeable via using the FREE HX3.5 Editor (Widows Based)

  • Pedals 2

    B3 mode

    *4 H-100 mode for the pedals (requries extended licnce)

  • Upper Vibrato Chorus settings can be saved to presets

  • Lower/Pedal Vibrato Chorus Settings can be saved to presets

GM Voices

Standard 128 GM Voices

Keyboards and Pedals

Upper Keyboard

Menu entry count depends on selected basic organ model (default: B3). Other organs (H100, Böhm/Wersi, Versatile Electronic Gating, Conn Single Note Generator, CheesyCombo) are available with extended licence only. Navigate to Organ Model in the menu to alter the basic organ model. On B3 and Combo organ models, mixture drawbars are not active.

  • B3 Organ Mode
    • Percussion – will step through available percussion combinations of NORM/SOFT, FAST/SLOW, 2nd/3rd (8 options) plus OFF. Available for B3 organ model only.
    • Vibrato/chorus ON/OFF for upper manual
    • Vibrato knob setting V1 to C3
    • UpperDB 16 to UpperDB 1 – drawbar settings for upper manual
    • Organ Model – selects basic organ model
  • H100 Organ Mode
    • Vibrato/chorus ON/OFF for upper manual
    • Vibrato knob setting V1 to C3
    • UpperDB 16 to UpperDB 1 – drawbar settings for upper manual
    • UpperDB Mix1 to UpperDB Mix3 – mixture drawbar settings for upper manual. Mixtures consist of up to 3 higher harmonics in individual levels. Please note: As opposed to the original H100, HX3.5 provides three mixtures instead of two.
    • H100 HarpSust – activates Harp Sustain effect, 4’ harmonic decays after key has been released
    • H100 2ndVoice – selected percussion harmonics will not decay. As on H100, all percussion voices are bypassing the vibrato circuit. If drawbar voices are on vibrato and 2nd Voice is active, this will yield a nice chorus effect.
    • Perc/EG Mask – selects harmonics to enter the percussion/2nd Voice circuit. Each “o” symbol represents a single harmonic from 16’ to Mixture 3. An underscore indicates the harmonic to be changed. If activated, the “o” symbol is filled white.
    • Organ Model – selects basic organ model

Lower Keyboard

Menu entry count depends on selected basic organ model (default: B3). Other organs (H100, Böhm/Wersi, Versatile Electronic Gating, Conn Single Note Generator, CheesyCombo) are available with extended licence only. Navigate to Organ Model in the menu to alter the basic organ model. On B3 and Combo organ models, mixture drawbars are not active.

  • Vibrato/chorus ON/OFF for lower manual
  • LowerDB 16 to LowerDB 1 – drawbar settings for upper manual
  • LowerDB Mix1 to LowerDB Mix3 – (non-B3 organs only) mixture drawbar settings for lower manual. Mixtures consist of up to 3 higher harmonics in individual levels. Please note: As opposed to the original H100, HX3.5 provides three mixtures instead of one.

Pedal

Pedal drawbars including ADSR setting are saved as pedal voice.

  • PedalDB 16, PedalDB 8 – drawbar settings for pedals
  • PedalDB 16H, PedalDB 8H – drawbar settings for pedals, brighter tone
  • Pedal Attack – changes pedal ADSR envelope attack time.
  • Pedal Decay – changes pedal ADSR envelope decay time
  • Pedal Sustain – changes pedal ADSR envelope sustain level
  • Pedal Release – changes pedal ADSR envelope release time (often called string bass “sustain” on other organs)
  • Pedal Harmonc – sets harmonic breakup of individual harmonics over time. Set to lower values to obtain a „picked bass“ effect
Default Group
  • ToneTrimPot – mimics TONE pot on simulated AO28 amp; well, a little bit more on high values.
  • TubeAmp Insrt – activates 122 amp simulation, otherwise amp is bypassed. TubeAmp Gain has no effect if off.
  • SpkrSim Insrt – activates rotary cabinet simulation, otherwise horn/rotor simulation is bypassed (recommended for use of external rotary cabinet).
  • Reverb Prgm – selects one of 3 different reverb programs. For each program, amount of reverb may be adjusted.
    • Reverb Lvl 1 reverb amount of reverb program 1
    • Reverb Lvl 2 reverb amount of reverb program 2
    • Reverb Lvl 3 reverb amount of reverb program 3
  • Transpose – allows transposition by up to +24 or -24 half note steps. Notes beyond 5 octave limits of console organ will not produce any sound due to accuracy of physical model.
Split Configuration

Keyboard split default is “pedal mapped to lower manual” on first 25 keys (console organ pedal range, two octaves). Default split modes may be changed by menu:

  • Split Manual – switches split mode on or off.
  • Split Point – sets split point (when split is on) as key number (24 is second „C“ on manual).
  • Split Mode – default split setting on power-up, engaged when split set to ON.
  • 'PedalToLower', map pedal to lower manual up to split point
  • 'LowerToUpper', map lower to upper manual up to split point
  • ''PedalToUpper', map pedal to upper manual up to split point
  • 'LowerToU +1', map lower to upper manual up to split point, transpose lower +1 octave
  • 'LowerToU +2' map lower to upper manual up to split point, transpose lower +2 octave
Generator Group
  • TG WaveSet – selects harmonic content of tone generator. Will be changed according automatically with organ model selection, but may be overridden by this menu:
    • 0…3 – B3, clean to rich harmonics (new to old organ), increasing harmonic distortion on lower notes
    • 4 – Clean LSI/transistor sine generator
    • 5 – Sawtooth-like ton
    • 6 – Squarewave-like tone
    • 7 – Cheesy Combo organ
  • TG CapSet – sets tone generator age and characteristic:
    • 1955 (very aged caps, mellow sound)
    • 1961 (aged wax caps, jazz-type sound)
    • 1972 (new “red” caps, rock-type sound)
    • Recapped (more aggressive)
    • Straight (no tapering, equal loudness)
    • Cheesy (emphasises higher notes)
  • TG Gears Tune – sets organ generator tuning in range from A = 433 through 447 Hz
  • TG Flutter – adjusts tone generator "sloppyness" (spring clutch tension, bearing precision).
  • TG Leakage – sets tone generator leakage (crosstalk noise of adjacent notes, “growl”)
  • ContSpringFlx – adjusts key contact spring flex, affects click frequency
  • ContSpringDmp – adjusts key contact spring damping, affects click length
  • No DB1 @Perc – enables 1’ drawbar cancelling when percussion ON (as original B3®)
  • DB16 Foldback – controls foldback behaviour on 16' lowest octave. Foldback is configurable in 4 settings:
    • foldback with full level,
    • foldback with muted level (original B3 behaviour),
    • no foldback ("all way down") with full level (like H-100®) or
    • no foldback ("all way down") with muted level.
Preamp Group and Misc.

Along with ToneTrimPot (see above), adjusts behaviour and response of the emulated AO28 preamp chassis and transformer/tube saturation.

  • Swell Type – controls preamp loudness behaviour on swell pedal changes:
    • Hammond AO28 (“deep” loudness curve)
    • Böhm/Wersi (shallow loudness curve
    • Linear
  • SwellTrimCap – adjusts organ output volume like the trim cap in B3 swell pedal control. Higher values add more punch and output transformer saturation effects.
  • Minimal Swell – adjusts minimal organ output in swell pedal heel position.
  • AO28 TubeAge – controls emulated AO28 preamp tube aging (higher triode distortion k2 in 12BH7 output stage).
Commons Group
  • MIDI Channel – sets MIDI base receive channel 1 to 10 (upper manual, lower manual is on +1, pedals on +2).
  • MIDI Option – sets MIDI routing behaviour to:
    • Local Tx – own MIDI events are sent on MIDI OUT
    • Inp 1 Thru – MIDI IN 1 is routed to MIDI OUT as THRU
    • Inp 2 Thru – do not use
    • USB InThru – USB MIDI IN is routed to MIDI OUT as THRU
  • MIDI CC Set – sets recognized MIDI CC set to
    • NI B4 d3c – Native Instruments B4, Doepfer d3c controller (default),
    • VoceDrawbar,
    • KeyB/Duo,
    • Hamichord,
    • Hammond XK,
    • Hammond SK (Note: Hammond changed MIDI CC set between XK and SK series, so try out which will fit)
    • BoehmSempra (full MIDI implementation of all parameters, see MIDI documentation)
    • Custom CC (not implemented yet).
  • MIDI Swell CC – sets accepted swell/expression CC number (default #11).
  • MIDI VolumeCC – sets accepted overall volume CC number (default #7).
Vibrato Group

Detailed modelling of scanner vibrato features a lot of adjustable parameters. Avoid randomly changing parameters; they are intended for real organ enthusiasts – you should know what you’re doing.

  • Scanner Gears – adjusts scanner drive gear and thereby vibrato frequency.
  • Scanner Leak – adjusts leakage of higher notes in scanner compartment due to parasitic capacitances.
  • VibCh ModFac – adjusts amplitude modulation caused by delay line on all vibrato/chorus knob settings.
  • VibCh PreEmph – adjusts treble increase when vibrato/chorus is switched on. Effect on chorus is obvious, while increase on Vibrato is more subtile.
  • VibCh Reflect – sets amount of reflected signal on LC linebox due to aged caps. Higher values lead to a ‚celeste’-like effect as found on model M100.
  • VibCh Respons – sets upper frequency response of LC linebox.
  • Ch LineboxLvl – adjusts ‚wet’ modulated amount when in chorus mode.
  • Ch BypassLvl – adjusts ‚dry’ unmodulated amount when in chours mode.
Percussion Group
  • PercNormLvl – adjusts percussion level in PERC ON, NORMAL tab setting.
  • PercSoftLvl – adjusts percussion level in PERC ON, SOFT tab setting.
  • PercLongTm – adjusts percussion decay rate in PERC ON, SLOW tab setting (higher value = faster).
  • PercShortTm – adjusts percussion decay rate in PERC ON, FAST tab setting (higher value = faster).
  • PercMuteDB – sets drawbar muting amount while in Perc NORM. No mute will happen if value set to 125.
  • PercPrecharge – sets percussion circuit recovery time; if set to lower values, staccato notes yield muted percussion.
Rotary Group
  • HornSlowTm – Rotary simulation horn revolution time when set to SLOW
  • RotorSlowTm – Rotary simulation rotor revolution time when set to SLOW
  • HornFastTm – Rotary simulation horn revolution time when set to FAST
  • RotorFastTm – Rotary simulation rotor revolution time when set to FAST
  • HornRampUp – Rotary simulation horn acceleration from SLOW to FAST.
  • RotorRampUp – Rotary simulation rotor acceleration from SLOW to FAST.
  • HornRampDown – Rotary simulation horn brake time from FAST to SLOW.
  • RotorRampDown – Rotary simulation rotor brake time from FAST to SLOW.
  • Rotary Throb – Rotary simulation "throb" modulation factor
  • Rotary Spread – Rotary simulation stereo spread (width).
  • Rotary Balnce – Rotary simulation volume balance horn/rotor.

HX3 Front Panel

  • LCD Screen

  • Rotary Encoder for setting parameter settings and push to save

  • Up and Down Menu scroll buttons

  • 4 LED's for Percussion - On/Off, Soft/Normal, Fast/Slow decay, 2nd/3rd Percussion

  • 2 LED's Vibrato Chorus Upper & Lower On/Off

  • 1 LED Rotary Simulation for speed. Shows flashes fast, slow or off when stopped.

HX3 Rear Panel

  • Swell (Volume) 1/4in

  • Foot Switch (Rotary) 1/4in

  • USB Port

  • MIDI OUT and MIDI IN

  • DC power 9-12V

  • 2 Audio Outputs 1/4in

  • HX3 Organ Module

  • 12 volt DC Power adapter

  • USB Cable 

  • Owners Guide

Dimensions

  • 222 x 150 x 42 mm

  • 8.75 in x 5.91 in x 1.65 in 

Weight

  • 0.907 kg 

  • 2 lbs

If you would like more information about using the HX3 Products please visit our Support Page

 

Click on the Play Button to Start Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DB-c Drawbar Controller

DB-c ControllerThe DBc Drawbar Controller is the perfect accompaniment to HX3 Organ Module.

If you have played a vintage tonewheel organ, you know how much more expressive you can be when playing one.

Connecting the DBc to the HX3 Organ Module lets you have that freedom. All without mapping anything. Just plug it into to the HX3 Organ Module via MIDI and you're ready to go.

Button Ergonomics: All of the buttons on the HX3 Drawbar Controller are big enough for your fingers, unlike other products with tiny buttons, that are hard to see, let alone press.

Specifications

  • 9 Drawbars - Use for Upper, Lower and Pedals. In pedal mode other drawbar control - Swell Trim, Tone Pot, Amp Level (rotary simulation)

  • Percussion Controls - On/Off, Normal/Soft, Slow/Fast, 2nd/3rd

  • Vibrato/Chorus - V1, V2, V3, Chorus On/Off

  • Vibrato/Chorus Select - Upper On/Off, Lower & Pedal On/Off

  • Stage III Reverb - I, II, I+II = III

  • Rotary - Run/Stop, Speed (Fast/Slow)

  • Assign - Pedal or Lower

  • Pedal Mode Drawbars - 16', 8', 4' = Sustain, 1 3/5 = Swell Trim, 1/13 = Tone Pot, 1' = Rotary Amp Volume

  • MIDI Mirage

  • MIDI Out - Also supplies phantom power from the HX3 Organ

  • Module via a true 5 pin DIN connector

  • 9V 800ma DC connector - Power supply is not included

  • HX3 Drawbar Controller

  • 5ft True 5 Pin DIN

Dimensions

  • Metric - 222w x 215d x 88h

  • Inches - 8.75w x 8.47d x 3.46h

Weight

  • Metric - 1.261kg

  • Lbs - 2.86

The DB-e Drawbar Expander Featuring the NEW HX-3 3.5 Engine

DE-e Drawbar ExpanderMaybe you have an older digital clone Drawbar Organ that won't let you control the HX3 Organ Module.

This is just one idea that allows you to have the HX3 sound and Drawbar Organ experience with the ability and ease of connecting, via MIDI.

Plus, you have everything you need to connect to just about every audio configuration via 1/4in outputs and even a standard 11pin connector to plug right into most of the new 11pin rotary speaker cabinets or interface kits.

Button Ergonomics: All of the buttons on the HX3 Drawbar Expander are big enough for your fingers. They are all grouped together correctly and have blue LED's to indicate when a feature is active, which is an important visual cue when performing.

  • The New HX-3 3.5 Engine has a myriad of different advanced features. These advanced features allow you can create just about any nuance to get the tonewheel sound that you're seeking.

  • Full polyhony, 91 standard tonewheel generator and then new Extended 96 tonewheel generator.

  • 128 Quilty General MIDI voices

Specifications

  • 9 Upper, 9 Lower and 2 Pedal Draws (Pedal Sustain Crtl.)

  • 4 Percussion Controls

  • Vibrato/Chorus V/C-1, V/C-2 & V/C3

  • Vibrato/Chorus Select - Upper, Lower & Pedal On/Off

  • Stage 3 Reverb Controls

  • Rotary - Stop, Slow, Fast

  • Split - On, Off, A/B

  • Over All Volume

  • FPGA using Physical Modeling

  • Latency Free

  • Unlimited Polyphony

  • 91 Tonewheels running all the time or 96 (H100 mode. Requires Extended Lic)

  • Simulation Dry and Rotary Simulation

  • 40 Presets for Upper and Lower/Pedal
    • Drawbars 16 (0 to 15 preconfigured that can be changed
    • GM 24 (16 to 39 preconfigured can be changed with Free Software. Requires Exteded Lic)
  • Predefined CC Settings for: NI B4 DBc, Voce Drawbar, KeyB / Diversi Duo (DSP), Suzuki XK, Suzuki SX, User CC Set

  • Upper 9

  • Upper Presets 15

  • Lower 9

  • Pedals 3

  • Lower/Pedal Presets 15

  • Upper and Lower Vibrato/Chorus* - V1/C1, V2/C2 & V3/C3.

  • Percussion* - On/Off, Normal/Soft, Fast/Slow, 2nd/3rd - settings can be saved to presets.

  • Reverb Stage III* - RV1, RV2 & RV3

  • Rotary - Stop, Fast/Slow

  • Config - A/B, Split

Keyboards and Pedals

Upper Keyboard

Menu entry count depends on selected basic organ model (default: B3). Other organs (H100, Böhm/Wersi, Versatile Electronic Gating, Conn Single Note Generator, CheesyCombo) are available with extended licence only. Navigate to Organ Model in the menu to alter the basic organ model. On B3 and Combo organ models, mixture drawbars are not active.

  • B3 Organ Mode
    • Percussion – will step through available percussion combinations of NORM/SOFT, FAST/SLOW, 2nd/3rd (8 options) plus OFF. Available for B3 organ model only.
    • Vibrato/chorus ON/OFF for upper manual
    • Vibrato knob setting V1 to C3
    • UpperDB 16 to UpperDB 1 – drawbar settings for upper manual
    • Organ Model – selects basic organ model
  • H100 Organ Mode
    • Vibrato/chorus ON/OFF for upper manual
    • Vibrato knob setting V1 to C3
    • UpperDB 16 to UpperDB 1 – drawbar settings for upper manual
    • UpperDB Mix1 to UpperDB Mix3 – mixture drawbar settings for upper manual. Mixtures consist of up to 3 higher harmonics in individual levels. Please note: As opposed to the original H100, HX3.5 provides three mixtures instead of two.
    • H100 HarpSust – activates Harp Sustain effect, 4’ harmonic decays after key has been released
    • H100 2ndVoice – selected percussion harmonics will not decay. As on H100, all percussion voices are bypassing the vibrato circuit. If drawbar voices are on vibrato and 2nd Voice is active, this will yield a nice chorus effect.
    • Perc/EG Mask – selects harmonics to enter the percussion/2nd Voice circuit. Each “o” symbol represents a single harmonic from 16’ to Mixture 3. An underscore indicates the harmonic to be changed. If activated, the “o” symbol is filled white.
    • Organ Model – selects basic organ model

Lower Keyboard

Menu entry count depends on selected basic organ model (default: B3). Other organs (H100, Böhm/Wersi, Versatile Electronic Gating, Conn Single Note Generator, CheesyCombo) are available with extended licence only. Navigate to Organ Model in the menu to alter the basic organ model. On B3 and Combo organ models, mixture drawbars are not active.

  • Vibrato/chorus ON/OFF for lower manual
  • LowerDB 16 to LowerDB 1 – drawbar settings for upper manual
  • LowerDB Mix1 to LowerDB Mix3 – (non-B3 organs only) mixture drawbar settings for lower manual. Mixtures consist of up to 3 higher harmonics in individual levels. Please note: As opposed to the original H100, HX3.5 provides three mixtures instead of one.

Pedal

Pedal drawbars including ADSR setting are saved as pedal voice.

  • PedalDB 16, PedalDB 8 – drawbar settings for pedals
  • PedalDB 16H, PedalDB 8H – drawbar settings for pedals, brighter tone
  • Pedal Attack – changes pedal ADSR envelope attack time.
  • Pedal Decay – changes pedal ADSR envelope decay time
  • Pedal Sustain – changes pedal ADSR envelope sustain level
  • Pedal Release – changes pedal ADSR envelope release time (often called string bass “sustain” on other organs)
  • Pedal Harmonc – sets harmonic breakup of individual harmonics over time. Set to lower values to obtain a „picked bass“ effect
Default Group
  • ToneTrimPot – mimics TONE pot on simulated AO28 amp; well, a little bit more on high values.
  • TubeAmp Insrt – activates 122 amp simulation, otherwise amp is bypassed. TubeAmp Gain has no effect if off.
  • SpkrSim Insrt – activates rotary cabinet simulation, otherwise horn/rotor simulation is bypassed (recommended for use of external rotary cabinet).
  • Reverb Prgm – selects one of 3 different reverb programs. For each program, amount of reverb may be adjusted.
    • Reverb Lvl 1 reverb amount of reverb program 1
    • Reverb Lvl 2 reverb amount of reverb program 2
    • Reverb Lvl 3 reverb amount of reverb program 3
  • Transpose – allows transposition by up to +24 or -24 half note steps. Notes beyond 5 octave limits of console organ will not produce any sound due to accuracy of physical model.
Split Configuratio

Keyboard split default is “pedal mapped to lower manual” on first 25 keys (console organ pedal range, two octaves). Default split modes may be changed by menu:

  • Split Manual – switches split mode on or off.
  • Split Point – sets split point (when split is on) as key number (24 is second „C“ on manual).
  • Split Mode – default split setting on power-up, engaged when split set to ON.
  • 'PedalToLower', map pedal to lower manual up to split point
  • 'LowerToUpper', map lower to upper manual up to split point
  • ''PedalToUpper', map pedal to upper manual up to split point
  • 'LowerToU +1', map lower to upper manual up to split point, transpose lower +1 octave
  • 'LowerToU +2' map lower to upper manual up to split point, transpose lower +2 octave
Generator Group
  • TG WaveSet – selects harmonic content of tone generator. Will be changed according automatically with organ model selection, but may be overridden by this menu:
    • 0…3 – B3, clean to rich harmonics (new to old organ), increasing harmonic distortion on lower notes
    • 4 – Clean LSI/transistor sine generator
    • 5 – Sawtooth-like ton
    • 6 – Squarewave-like tone
    • 7 – Cheesy Combo organ
  • TG CapSet – sets tone generator age and characteristic:
    • 1955 (very aged caps, mellow sound)
    • 1961 (aged wax caps, jazz-type sound)
    • 1972 (new “red” caps, rock-type sound)
    • Recapped (more aggressive)
    • Straight (no tapering, equal loudness)
    • Cheesy (emphasises higher notes)
  • TG Gears Tune – sets organ generator tuning in range from A = 433 through 447 Hz
  • TG Flutter – adjusts tone generator "sloppyness" (spring clutch tension, bearing precision).
  • TG Leakage – sets tone generator leakage (crosstalk noise of adjacent notes, “growl”)
  • ContSpringFlx – adjusts key contact spring flex, affects click frequency
  • ContSpringDmp – adjusts key contact spring damping, affects click length
  • No DB1 @Perc – enables 1’ drawbar cancelling when percussion ON (as original B3®)
  • DB16 Foldback – controls foldback behaviour on 16' lowest octave. Foldback is configurable in 4 settings:
    • foldback with full level,
    • foldback with muted level (original B3 behaviour),
    • no foldback ("all way down") with full level (like H-100®) or
    • no foldback ("all way down") with muted level.
Preamp Group and Misc.

Along with ToneTrimPot (see above), adjusts behaviour and response of the emulated AO28 preamp chassis and transformer/tube saturation.

  • Swell Type – controls preamp loudness behaviour on swell pedal changes:
    • Hammond AO28 (“deep” loudness curve)
    • Böhm/Wersi (shallow loudness curve
    • Linear
  • SwellTrimCap – adjusts organ output volume like the trim cap in B3 swell pedal control. Higher values add more punch and output transformer saturation effects.
  • Minimal Swell – adjusts minimal organ output in swell pedal heel position.
  • AO28 TubeAge – controls emulated AO28 preamp tube aging (higher triode distortion k2 in 12BH7 output stage).
Commons Group
  • MIDI Channel – sets MIDI base receive channel 1 to 10 (upper manual, lower manual is on +1, pedals on +2).
  • MIDI Option – sets MIDI routing behaviour to:
    • Local Tx – own MIDI events are sent on MIDI OUT
    • Inp 1 Thru – MIDI IN 1 is routed to MIDI OUT as THRU
    • Inp 2 Thru – do not use
    • USB InThru – USB MIDI IN is routed to MIDI OUT as THRU
  • MIDI CC Set – sets recognized MIDI CC set to
    • NI B4 d3c – Native Instruments B4, Doepfer d3c controller (default),
    • VoceDrawbar,
    • KeyB/Duo,
    • Hamichord,
    • Hammond XK,
    • Hammond SK (Note: Hammond changed MIDI CC set between XK and SK series, so try out which will fit)
    • BoehmSempra (full MIDI implementation of all parameters, see MIDI documentation)
    • Custom CC (not implemented yet).
  • MIDI Swell CC – sets accepted swell/expression CC number (default #11).
  • MIDI VolumeCC – sets accepted overall volume CC number (default #7).
Vibrato Group

Detailed modelling of scanner vibrato features a lot of adjustable parameters. Avoid randomly changing parameters; they are intended for real organ enthusiasts – you should know what you’re doing.

  • Scanner Gears – adjusts scanner drive gear and thereby vibrato frequency.
  • Scanner Leak – adjusts leakage of higher notes in scanner compartment due to parasitic capacitances.
  • VibCh ModFac – adjusts amplitude modulation caused by delay line on all vibrato/chorus knob settings.
  • VibCh PreEmph – adjusts treble increase when vibrato/chorus is switched on. Effect on chorus is obvious, while increase on Vibrato is more subtile.
  • VibCh Reflect – sets amount of reflected signal on LC linebox due to aged caps. Higher values lead to a ‚celeste’-like effect as found on model M100.
  • VibCh Respons – sets upper frequency response of LC linebox.
  • Ch LineboxLvl – adjusts ‚wet’ modulated amount when in chorus mode.
  • Ch BypassLvl – adjusts ‚dry’ unmodulated amount when in chours mode.
Percussion Group
  • PercNormLvl – adjusts percussion level in PERC ON, NORMAL tab setting.
  • PercSoftLvl – adjusts percussion level in PERC ON, SOFT tab setting.
  • PercLongTm – adjusts percussion decay rate in PERC ON, SLOW tab setting (higher value = faster).
  • PercShortTm – adjusts percussion decay rate in PERC ON, FAST tab setting (higher value = faster).
  • PercMuteDB – sets drawbar muting amount while in Perc NORM. No mute will happen if value set to 125.
  • PercPrecharge – sets percussion circuit recovery time; if set to lower values, staccato notes yield muted percussion.
Rotary Group
  • HornSlowTm – Rotary simulation horn revolution time when set to SLOW
  • RotorSlowTm – Rotary simulation rotor revolution time when set to SLOW
  • HornFastTm – Rotary simulation horn revolution time when set to FAST
  • RotorFastTm – Rotary simulation rotor revolution time when set to FAST
  • HornRampUp – Rotary simulation horn acceleration from SLOW to FAST.
  • RotorRampUp – Rotary simulation rotor acceleration from SLOW to FAST.
  • HornRampDown – Rotary simulation horn brake time from FAST to SLOW.
  • RotorRampDown – Rotary simulation rotor brake time from FAST to SLOW.
  • Rotary Throb – Rotary simulation "throb" modulation factor
  • Rotary Spread – Rotary simulation stereo spread (width).
  • Rotary Balnce – Rotary simulation volume balance horn/rotor

 

 

DB-e Rear Panel

  • Swell (Volume) 1/4in Foot Switch

  • (Rotary) 1/4in

  • MIDI IN 1 & MIDI IN 2

  • DC power 9-12V

  • Bass Audio Out 1/4in

  • Main Audio Out 1/4in

  • Rotary Sim Left Audio Out 1/4in

  • Rotary Sim Right Audio Out 1/4in

  • USB Config Port

  • MIDI OUT

  • Headphone Out 1/4in - Stereo

  • Rotary Status, LED

  • 11Pin Standard Rotary Connector

The 11pin connector allows you to use the following Leslie speaker models and connector kits.

  • 122XB

  • 971

  • 771

  • 302/303, 322, 323

  • 3300 (May need modification)

  • 122/142/22/42 - Requires 1122 Kit

  • 147/145/47/45 - Requires 1147 Kit

  • 1197 Kit - Any Leslie Speaker with a 9 pin Connector.

Disclaimer - Leslie and Leslie Speaker are Trademarks of Suzuki Musical Instruments, LTD of Japan.

  • HX3 Drawbar Expander

  • 9 volt DC Power adapter

  • USB Cable

  • Dimensions

    • Metric - 472w x 237d x 72h
    • Inches - 18.58w x 9.33d x 2.83h
  • Weight

    • Metric - 3.052kg
    • Lbs - 7.72
If you would like more information about using the HX3 Products please visit our Support Page

 

Click on the Play Button to Start Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order Now

All TRADE-UPS Require you to either send you HX3 Module, DB-e or the Boards from the units. We will test them and then ship the UPGRADE back to you. Shipping for Modules and Boards is a flat fee of $10.00. DB-e is $25.00.

Product Registration