KeyB Solo organ MkII

Latest in modeling technology

The KeyB Solo uses DLQ's own unique "Physical Instrument Modeling" algorithm. With PIM you hear an exact clone of the classic tonewheel organ. The result is the natural sound of tonewheels that can't be obtained when using traditional sampling. PIM provides the best reproduction of the sound produced by a tonewheel organ, including cross talk, tonewheel flutter, electric hum and octave tapers.


All new rotary simulation

Maybe you don't have one or it's not convenient to take a rotary speaker with you. Don't worry! The new KeyB Rotary Simulation is incredibly realistic. It's so good you'll have to look twice to see where the rotors are, this is because of the PIM engine.


Easy to play

When you sit down at the KeyB Solo, all you have to do is turn it on and play. Everything you need and are familiar with, on a classic tonewheel organ, is there right where it belongs. No confusing menus or LCD screens full of features that you most likely don't or won't use. After all, it's an organ.


Full set of drawbars

If you have been playing a classic tonewheel organ, then you will feel at home with the KeyB Solo. It has two sets of 9 drawbars and 2 pedal drawbars.


Waterfall keyboard

Along with the best sound and being easy to play, the KeyB Solo has a heavy-duty 61-note keyboard with the feel of an organ, not a synthesizer or cheap portable keyboard.


Harmonic percussion

Located right where they belong are the rocker tabs to control the 2nd and 3rd harmonic percussion. Soft and normal percussion volume, fast and slow percussion attack.


Vibrato and chorus

You can use vibrato/chorus independently for the upper and lower manuals or together just like the classic drawbar organ. Use the familiar rotary control to select all three Vibrato and Chorus settings.


Realtime controls

The realtime controls include transpose, bass, treble, key klick, crosstalk, volume, reverb and overdrive.


Split

The split controls include split on/off, octave up on/off, and pedals to lower on/off.

 
 

Rotary control, drawbars set a/b

The rotary control allow you to change the speed or stop the internal and/or external rotary simulation, and select drawbars set A/B.

 
 
 
 

External speaker ready

The KeyB Solo can be connected to either a keyboard amplifier or if you need more power, connect it to an external rotary speaker via the line outs.


MIDI and Controllers

The KeyB Solo has MIDI in and out for the keyboards and the pedals, and inputs for a rotary switch, expression pedal and sustain pedal. The Gospel set switch allows you to invert the upper and lower drawbar sets. A USB connector is available for easy software upgrades.


Power

The KeyB Solo organ automatically supports 115 - 230VAC 50/60Hz mains power.

 
 
 
 

Audio samples

Musicians - Andreas Pålsson Trio: Andreas Pålsson (organ, solo & band), Staffan William-Olsson (guitar), Lennart Gruvstedt (drums).
 

Solo

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Band

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Technical specifications

PIM Physical Instrument Modeling
Keyboard 61 notes (waterfall keyboard)
Drawbars 2 sets of nine drawbars:
Upper: 16’- 5(1/3)’- 8’ - 4’ - 2(2/3)’ - 2’ - 1(3/5)’ - 1(1/3)’ - 1’
Lower: 16’- 5(1/3)’- 8’ - 4’ - 2(2/3)’ - 2’ - 1(3/5)’ - 1(1/3)’ - 1’
Pedaboard 2 drawbars: 16’ & 8’
Drawbar Set Select Drawbar Set A or Set B
Vibrato/Chorus Upper On/Off, Lower & Pedal On/Off
Select, V-1, V-2, V-3, C-1, C-2, C-3
Harmonic Percussion On/Off, Volume Soft or Normal, Decay Fast or Normal, Harmonic Percussion 2nd or 3rd, PErcussion Level and Percussion Decay Controls
Effect Controls Front Panel:
Volume, Reverb, Overdrive, Key Click, Crosstalk, Bass, Treble, Split, Left Hand Octave Shift, Pedal to Lower, Rotary Simulation (with three-way switch)
Back Panel - Tuning, Gospel Drawbar Mode
Connectors AC (110-240V)
TRS Left & Right Balanced Line Out
TRS Balanced Line Out (Tone Generator Only)
11 pin Rotary Speaker Connector
TRS Stereo Headphone
TRS Digital Expression Pedal
1/4" Rotary Simulation Footswitch
USB Port (KeyB Organ upgrade)
MIDI 1 MIDI OUT, 1 MIDI IN, 1 MIDI THRU
1 KeyB Organ Pedalboard IN
Dimensions Width: 100cm
Height: 14cm
Depth: 44cm
Weight 15kg / 33 pounds