Combo X~705 Space Organ
From deep within the magnetic fields, comes a magical organ from space!
As the 1970s were about to give way to the synthpop era of the 1980s, and the hefty organs of old finally gave way to stacks of lightweight plastic synthezisers—thus saving the backs of roadies the world over—Italian keyboard-maker Elka introduced what is undoubtedly the last of the classic transistor organs: the magnificent X~705 Space Organ!
Featuring a full 9-drawbar Hammond clone plus five percussion footages, it featured a bass section, polyphonic brass and monophonic synth presets, with envelope and a resonant filter, an old-skool drum machine and most importantly, Elka’s fabulous top-of-the-range Rhapsody 610 String Ensemble, one of the finest, smoothest sounding string machines ever made. And it was a dual manual, so it had two of them!
Exclusive to Reason, this new addition to Jiggery-Pokery’s highly regarded Retro Organs collection brings all these great 70s tones to your Rack at the touch of a button, and without the need to engage a pair of broad-shouldered roadies and a large van to move it from gig to gig.
The Combo X~705 Space Organ models and expands upon most of the features found on the original organ:
- Rhapsody 610 Ensemble: Strings (Cello and Strings Chorus) and Pianos (Piano and Clavichord)
- Hammond-style organ flute drawbars
- ADSR envelope for Strings, Organ Flutes, or both together, and Pianos release time
- Synth Bass 16′ and 8′ with percussive Attack and Sustain option
- Five Percussion footages with Sustain option
- Two polyphonic synth Brass presets
- Eleven synth lead presets, available in polyphonic or monophonic
- Solo Variations allow tweaking of the synth presets, including envelope, resonant filter, vibrato and bend
- Organ Flutes vibrato with key delay
- Global Mono Legato for all tones
- Elkatone rotary speaker
- Independent expression pedal control for each section
- Separate outputs for each section, including effects bypass
- Even more tweaks on the back, including envelope curves
- Select a global pitchbend range or a separate pitchbend for each voice group
- 170 patches
- 35 Space Organ Combinators
- Lovingly recreated user guide
The Rack Extension package also includes all sixteen Drum Machine rhythms in REX2 format, available in DrOctoRex and Kong patches, plus a selection of individual .wav hits drawn from the loops, and programmed for ReDrum and Kong for creating your own beats. Just open the “X705 Percussion” sub-folder of the Combo X-705 Space Organ Rack Extension in your Reason file Browser.
- Added pitch bend range adjusts