The Hammond XK3C is a digital organ made by the premier organ manufacturer out there. This is an all-new single-manual performance organ following on from the well-known XB-series keyboards, but the XK3 is particularly significant because it embodies all of the sophisticated digital tone-generating technology of the New B3. The Hammond XK-3c has been designed with the professional musician in mind. This organ combines the analog look, feel, and draw bars of a traditional organ and puts it together into the digital realm that opens up a new world of possibilities.
According to several user reviews, they have praised Hammond XK-3c for the authentic-sounding tone from the VASE sound engine, as used in the New B3; Offers both MIDI In and Out, unlike the New B3; Decent built-in Leslie simulator (although the results from the stand-alone units reviewed in this article are even better). Also, some users have complained it for the detailed control over the modelled tonewheels is accessed via a complex menu-driven system; Lowest octave of the keyboard cannot be used for playing. This is as on original Hammonds and the New B3, but given that the lowest keys on the XK3 are keys and not switches, it would be nice to have the option of using all 73 notes.
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To restoring Hammond XK-3c to it’s factory settings, just simply power ON while simultaneously holding the [REC/JUMP] button until “Loading Default…” appears on the Display. When the factory reset has been completed PLAY Mode appears on the Display.
Warning! This operation returns all settings you’ve made in the menus to their factory-set condition. So be sure to back up any information you wish to keep. Hopefully the article of “Reset Hammond XK-3c Drawbar Organ” can help you.
Reference: Hammond XK-3c manual