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Hammond S6 mods?

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:14 pm
by Europanaut
With how abundant and cheap these little tube synths are, I'm surprised that nobody has experimented with modifications. ADSR, filter, etc.

Has anyone here messed around with one?

Re: Hammond S6 mods?

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:53 pm
by meatballfulton
Synth???? The S6 is a chord organ :? OK, it is electronic rather than reed based like most chord organs.

Are you referring to the claim that the "solo voice" circuits are based on the Solovox?

Re: Hammond S6 mods?

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:41 pm
by Europanaut
Wow.

So anyway, I'll post any info I find on interesting S6 mods.

Re: Hammond S6 mods?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:43 pm
by cornutt
Have to admit I had never heard of the Hammond S6 before I saw this post. I'm curious about how that chord matrix works. I wonder if it would be possible to MIDIfy it.

Re: Hammond S6 mods?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:31 am
by Europanaut
Our S6 gets a lot of use. Not the chord buttons, but the keyboard sounds. It's warm, charming, and interesting. It has a limited range of tone and envelope variations, but what is available is very nice, and quite useful. Quite unlike any other instruments that we have here at the studio.