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  • Hammond XM-1 / XMc-1

    http://www.hammondsuzuki.com/xm-1v2.htm

    What do you think about this one ? Will it act like a good Hammond replacement in the mix ?
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  • #2
    It has been discontinued, and replaced by the XM-2. If you are considering a used one, they sound pretty good (IMO) but suffer from high frequency digital beating. Running it through a Tube Works Blue Tube pedal or rack unit like these:

    http://tinyurl.com/35m78y
    http://tinyurl.com/2k6ezz

    warm up the tone and reduce the beating (again IMO). Any tube preamp will work, but these were designed for bass and keyboards and the overdrive is more warm and full range than guitar overdrive pedals.

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    • #3
      any mp3 demo I can get pointed to ?

      I can get that pair for 230$ !
      * Join the group for Yamaha CP60/70/80 pianos: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/yamahacp
      * Join the group for Kawai and Teisco analog synths: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/kawai-teisco

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      • #4
        The music page here:
        http://www.hammondsuzuki.com/

        has a downloadable CD - "B3 - Classic" that has a couple of XE-1 demo songs. I believe the XE-1 used the same Vase II - DRB sound engine so the demo songs may give you an idea of how the XM-1 will sound. I haven't heard those songs though.

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        • #5
          other opinions ?
          * Join the group for Yamaha CP60/70/80 pianos: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/yamahacp
          * Join the group for Kawai and Teisco analog synths: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/kawai-teisco

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          • #6
            It will be good. Try to get the newer version XM-2 if possible. It has the xk engine in it.
            "Danny, ci manchi a tutti. La E-Street Band non e' la stessa senza di te. Riposa in pace, fratello"

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            • #7
              Got it. Sounds nice, crappy overdrive and even more crappy is the percussion... (was that too hard to get sounding well ?)

              But all the rest sounds nice, including the vibrato/chorus/leslie section.
              All in all a nice Hammond-in-a-box solution
              * Join the group for Yamaha CP60/70/80 pianos: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/yamahacp
              * Join the group for Kawai and Teisco analog synths: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/kawai-teisco

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              • #8
                Got which one? Xm-1 or XM-2??
                "Danny, ci manchi a tutti. La E-Street Band non e' la stessa senza di te. Riposa in pace, fratello"

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                • #9
                  What amp do you play it through? You might try turning the treble down a little since all the "organ" tones are below about 8kHz. That may help make the percussion thwack a little beefier. IIRC, you can adjust the volume of both the soft and normal settings.

                  At some point, if you want to add an XK-3, you can use the XM-1 as a lower manual sound source, just run it's output into the XK-3's effects return. This will give you separate C/V, overdrive on the upper manual with none on the lower, (either with a split manual on the XK-3 or with an additional lower manual controller). Also, you could double the upper manual, but detune the XM-1 slightly and simulate the old chorus generator models. Or you could just use it as a drawbar controller for the XK-3's lower manual and use both sets of the XK-3's drawbars for the A# and B preset keys. It can remain useful in the future even when you upgrade to more current sound generating technology.

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                  • #10
                    Good ideas
                    * Join the group for Yamaha CP60/70/80 pianos: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/yamahacp
                    * Join the group for Kawai and Teisco analog synths: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/kawai-teisco

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                    • #11
                      I'm sorry I sold mine.

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                      • #12
                        I have an XM-2 with the drawbar module that I am probably going to sell. If you are interested, PM me.
                        My band Thousand Houses: www.myspace.com/thousandhouses

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