De Hammond XJ-100: de Aurora Petite

Zoals hiervoor in de introductie te lezen is, is de Aurora Petite een "gebrandlabelde" Orla. Dat is een model van een andere fabrikant onder je eigen naam op de markt brengen. Hetzelfde is gebeurd toen Hammond de klassieke Nederlandse Content-orgels op de markt bracht als hun CS-serie. De Hammond Aurora Petite XJ-100 is een gebrandlabelde Orla GT-1600.


FEATURES XJ-100 Aurora Petite

Hammond proudly announces the newest member of the Laurens Hammond Series - the Aurora Petite!

This all-new organ combines the sound of Hammonds from the past with the most advanced technology of the future. The famous Hammond Sound is here, along with high-quality digital Orchestral voices, Hammond' s Auto-Vari rhythm section and even Hammond's Auto Band Orchestra, providing wonderful authentic orchestrated background accompaniments. Hammond's ProChord allows the creation of full right hand harmonies with a single finger. Digital Reverb adds luster and depth to the Hammond tone. And the Rhythm Preset feature allows an appropriate right hand melody registration to be set up each time a Rhythm is selected. Add to this attractive walnut cabinetry and you have a truly worthy addition to the Hammond family of fine home organs.

Manuals Two 49-note manuals.
Pedal Keyboard 13-note attached pedal board.
Upper Preset Drawbar Tibia 16' 8' 4', Tibia 8' 4', Tibia 8' 2', Tibia 16' 8' 2', Tibia 16' 2', Tibia 16' 8' 4' 2', Full Tibias , Jazz Organ, Percuss. Organ, Trumpet 8, Novel Solo, Theatre Brass, Full Organ.
Upper Orchestra Section Flute, Sax, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Grand Piano, Electric Piano, Guitar, Vibraphone, Banjo, Strings, Chorus, Sustain, Custom Voice, Octave.
Lower Orchestra Section Accomp. Organ, Flute, French Horn Section, Piano, Guitar, Strings, Sustain, Custom Voice.
Pedal Section Pedal 16' 8', Acoustic Bass, Tuba, Strings, Pedal to Lower, Sustain, Custom Voice, Octave.
Auto-Vari: 16 rhythms each with two programmable variations, Intro/Ending, Fill In 1, Fill In 2, Adjustable Volume, Tempo Control, Stop/Start, Auto Start.
Rhythm Preset 16 inbuilt presets, one for each rhythm.
Auto Band Orchestra: 16 musical accompaniment styles each with two programmable variations, Auto Band, Auto Bass, Memory.
Animation Leslie Slow & Fast.
Digital Reverb
ProChord 2 Patterns
Sustain ON/OFF for Upper Manual, Lower Manual and Pedals.
Transpose Up or down six semitones
Information Center Display
Headphone & Auxilliary IN/OUT Jacks

De XJ-100 in beeld in de Hammond Times van 2003:

De XJ-100 had een aantal bekende Hammond Presets en een flink aantal orkeststemmen, maar had geen drawbars.














Hier is een demonstratie te zien van de Orla 2600, een iets groter broertje van de 1600 / petite, maar het geeft toch een heel redelijk idee.

Hieronder de Orla  omschrijving van de GT 1600 (hetzelfde instument dus).

GT1600  –  The best start

The GT1600 is a nice and simple organ with every thing you need from an entry level instrument.
The 30 styles are providing the best accompaniment for your favourite songs. Two sections of sounds ensure the melody lines and the best solos for your performance.
The Easy Play features will let you play like a Pro using two fingers and using the Automatic Set Up feature  each style will automatically select the best sounds, effects and tempo.

Upper Orchestral Voices and Organ Sounds
The  sampled sounds available in each of the orchestral sections (Upper and Lower) have now a even more natural feeling. The Upper Organ Section has  organ  preset sounds  with Flute or Tibia voicing. A variety of features such as Reverb, 3D Sound Enhancer, Octave shift and Sustain can be used to enhance the sounds.

Built In Registrations and Automatic Set Ups
In order to allow you to sit down and play straight away using professional sounding  registrations each of the 30 onboard rhythm styles has an Automatic Set Up. These convenient registrations, set up the whole organ instantly using sounds appropriate to the musical style selected.
The GT1600 allows the player to adjust these registrations to suit personal taste.

Advanced Rhythm Orchestrations
The GT1600 has an extensive rhythm section featuring different rhythm styles. These cover a broad range - from traditional dance rhythms such as Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep to modern contemporary beats and great Latin rhythms. Each style has 2 Variations, fully orchestrated Intros and Endings and Fill In patterns.

GT1600 Specifications:

Keyboards            Upper:     49 notes Touch Sensitive Keyboard   
Lower:    49 notes Touch Sensitive Keyboard
Pedals:    13 notes
Polyphony            84 Notes
Upper Organ     13 Organ Presets, Sustain, Motion Effect Slow/Fast
Upper Orchestra      12 Sounds + 12 Variation Sounds, Chorus, Sustain, Octave,  Volume
Lower Orchestra     6 Sounds + 6 Variation Sounds, Sustain, Volume
Bass          4 sounds + 4 Variation  Sounds, Sustain, Octave, Volume
Rhythm Section    30 Styles with 2 Variations, MFC/OFC, Auto Bass, Auto Chord, Memory, Intro/Ending, Fill 1/2, Auto Start, Start/Stop, Drum Volume, Acc. 1, 2, 3  Volumes
Auto Set-Up        30 Style Settings
Effects            Reverb: 12 Types -   Chorus: 8 Types -   Enhancer: 5 types
Controls            Master Volume, OMC, Set Button
Tuning            Transpose, Pitch
Dynamic            On/Off, 5 selectable Curves
Midi    32 Midi Channels, Control Change On/Off, Program Change On/Off, Local Control On/Off,  Int./Ext. Clock,  Midi In (2)/Out/Thru
Volume Pedal        Master Volume and  Programmable Pedals
Sockets            L/R Outputs, L/R Inputs                        
Headphone            Headphone Socket
Speakers             2 Channels, Soft Cone Speakers,  60 Watts

Specifications are subject to changes without notice.

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