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#2687840 - 05/14/15 08:14 AM UHL organ w/ HX3 inside
Al Coda Offline
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DP tribute band "Demon´s Eye" organist jammin´ on UHL X3-2 prototype

website w/ new pics of finished models

prices:
X3-1: EUR 1.990.- incl. VAT 19%
X3-2: EUR 2.390.- inkl. VAT 19%

save EUR 100.- when ordering ´til 07-31-2015

Shop will be up soon, they wait for a registration number they requested weeks ago and urgently need to open the shop.

2nd production run w/ higher count of pieces in the works already.
2nd production run models ready in about 6 weeks.

A.C.

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#2687848 - 05/14/15 08:34 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Al Coda]
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Do you know if they have used the typical Fatar waterfall key beds in these?

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#2687859 - 05/14/15 09:03 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Mitch Towne]
Al Coda Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mitch Towne
Do you know if they have used the typical Fatar waterfall key beds in these?


No, I´m not sure.
But I guess it´s Fatar TP8-O(rgan),- like in most clones.
I´d ask ´em via email.

There are some models from 1st production run left over, most are sold/pre-ordered though.

My GAS is growing, have to save some money because I also want CPS SSv3 w/ sub when available here.

A.C.

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#2687866 - 05/14/15 09:25 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Al Coda]
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Al,

I did my first gig with the HX3 expander module last night. Game changer. smile

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#2687880 - 05/14/15 09:53 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Mitch Towne]
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X3-2 ordered !!!!
:-)))

Will be my new gigging organ....
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#2687888 - 05/14/15 10:17 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: M_G]
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Markus wastes no time!

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#2687889 - 05/14/15 10:18 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Mitch Towne]
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Originally Posted By: Mitch Towne
Al,

I did my first gig with the HX3 expander module last night. Game changer. smile

Yeah i remember how you started with the Nord electro3 , then the Numa (double feeling)and "finally" the Mojo which you raved about on numerous occasions.

I was at Namm '14 and briefly talked to Jim (organissimo) and he was endorsing at the Hammond Suzuki booth.
I told him how good my HX3 sounded....... in fact a whole other level than all current available clones. Of course i said it in a non offending way, still very much aware he was involved with Hammond Suzuki.
Then Marcus and i have posted in several topics about the superiour qualities of HX3 , but somehow people didn't care that much .

I am glad you dig the expander ! HX3 is worth every single penny and more.
I had a dualistic feeling about HX3, nobody had my sound unless they brought a very good real B3/A100 ........ it felt kinda special to be honest ( also running HX3 through a real leslie).
But some instruments are simply to good to be selfish about......everyone should be able to enjoy a Hammond clone that sounds like the real thing instead of playing a clone we all know doesn 't sound like the real thing, but its weight is such a huge plus :-)

Since i have HX3 i didn't bother to check out anything at all, because i can't think of anything that i want to be " bettered" in the organ department of my live sound.

Enjoy your expander and tell me what you like better about HX3 than the Mojo.








Edited by vanderSchoot (05/14/15 10:22 AM)

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#2687916 - 05/14/15 11:22 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: vanderSchoot]
Dave Osoff Offline
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Stop tempting me! drool just sold my Mojo, and bought a DMC 122 controller for my HX3 expander and a as a potential all-in-one solution for my rig. We'll see how that goes. I should be receiving that in a few days.
But these UHL boards certainly are enticing... M.G. - I look forward to your review!


Edited by Dave Osoff (05/14/15 11:25 AM)
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#2687936 - 05/14/15 11:47 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Dave Osoff]
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Hi Dave,

will report for sure!

Cheers
Markus
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#2687950 - 05/14/15 12:11 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Dave Osoff]
Al Coda Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dave Osoff
Stop tempting me! drool ...
But these UHL boards certainly are enticing...


grin

Well, we know how they will sound because it´s the HX3mk4 engine, but now we have to check how rugged and reliable these organs are.

So, again,- Markus is the man now !

A.C.

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#2687951 - 05/14/15 12:12 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Mitch Towne]
Al Coda Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mitch Towne
Al,

I did my first gig with the HX3 expander module last night. Game changer. smile


Cool ! cool

A.C.

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#2687993 - 05/14/15 01:45 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Al Coda]
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I emailed Wolfgang and he did reply right away.
He said to expect several X3 video & audio postings within the next couple of weeks that will show case potential.

I asked about the short video and he stated, "Gert Jan play’s in the video an Original Leslie 147 – but he used the integrated Overdrive-Simulation of our X3-2 “Amp122”
We use the HX3-Software but motified – we have an own Tapering – the X3 has in the upper octaves more power/loudness."

I did ask about the key-bed but did not hear back on that.

Very interested in the follow up here.



Edited by C Jerel (05/14/15 01:54 PM)

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#2688005 - 05/14/15 02:07 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Craylyn]
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This organ looks great and light. But, I wish the percussion switches were on the right hand side. Also I wish there were some spaces between preset buttons.

I wish I could try this instrument since I will be in Erlangen next Monday. I guess Markus lives not far from them.
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#2688013 - 05/14/15 02:24 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Mitch Towne]
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how is it in comparison to the mojo ?

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#2688018 - 05/14/15 02:55 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Al Coda]
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Think it might be time to sell stuff....tried Old Mother Macready's elixir, but alas the GAS is starting to get real bad.
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#2688021 - 05/14/15 03:26 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: bill bosco]
Mitch Towne Offline
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Originally Posted By: bill bosco
how is it in comparison to the mojo ?


I started writing a long reply to this that I will probably finish when I have more hands-on time with the HX3. But, suffice to say that it improves on all the things I like about the Mojo (C/V, great top octave, depth of sound), as well as the things that the Mojo is slightly deficient at (the HX3 has much more presence in the bass register at 838).

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#2689374 - 05/19/15 03:03 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: M_G]
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hello M G , do you have any tech info on the x3-2 organ ?
I tried emailing uhl but they never got back to me . do you know
if the organ can transmit velocity for use as a controller if
need be ?

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#2689473 - 05/19/15 09:31 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: bill bosco]
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Looks interesting. I am not crazy about the location of the Leslie speed controls.
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#2689486 - 05/19/15 11:23 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Craylyn]
M_G Offline
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Originally Posted By: C Jerel
I emailed Wolfgang and he did reply right away.
He said to expect several X3 video & audio postings within the next couple of weeks that will show case potential.

I asked about the short video and he stated, "Gert Jan play’s in the video an Original Leslie 147 – but he used the integrated Overdrive-Simulation of our X3-2 “Amp122”
We use the HX3-Software but motified – we have an own Tapering – the X3 has in the upper octaves more power/loudness."

I did ask about the key-bed but did not hear back on that.

Very interested in the follow up here.



Hi,

it's a Fatar TP8O, but it feels not as stiff as the SK or Electro, maybe other springs installed...
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#2689487 - 05/19/15 11:31 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: bill bosco]
M_G Offline
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Originally Posted By: bill bosco
hello M G , do you have any tech info on the x3-2 organ ?
I tried emailing uhl but they never got back to me . do you know
if the organ can transmit velocity for use as a controller if
need be ?


Hi Bill,

makes me wonder cause Wolfgang normally responses wihtin in hours....

From the Manual:
MIDI Option <RcvSendMerge> - sets MIDI routing behaviour to &#9702; 'ReceiveThru' (MIDI OUT is THRU),
&#9702; 'ReceiveSend' (MIDI received, only own MIDI key events to MIDI OUT),
&#9702; 'RcvSendMerge'(MIDI received, own MIDI key events and incoming MIDI events merged to MIDI OUT) and
&#9702; 'RcvSndMgNoCC' (as before, but MIDI CC commands discarded). On expander module, only valid setting is 'ReceiveThru'.

I will check this on my next session...

What tech-info do you need ?
You can find a lot of infos here:
http://wiki.keyboardpartner.de/index.php?title=HX3_MenuPanel
http://wiki.keyboardpartner.de/index.php?title=HOAX/HX3_Hauptseite

A User Manual for especially for the X3 will be finished
this week....

Dimensions and weight:
X3-1: 9,8 kg
L: 110cm, T: 35cm, H: 12,5cm

X3-2: 16,8 kg !
L: 110cm, T: 48,5cm H: 18 cm
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#2689488 - 05/19/15 11:34 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: HammondDave]
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Originally Posted By: Hammonddave
Looks interesting. I am not crazy about the location of the Leslie speed controls.


Yes Dave you are right, not very handy if no footswitch is attached.
Playing pedal bass needs to attach (velcro) a halfmoon on the
left front. I think the Footswitch input is compatible with the Clavia an CU-1 halfmoon....
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#2689492 - 05/20/15 12:53 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: bill bosco]
M_G Offline
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Originally Posted By: bill bosco
hello M G , do you have any tech info on the x3-2 organ ?
I tried emailing uhl but they never got back to me . do you know
if the organ can transmit velocity for use as a controller if
need be ?


Hi Bill,

just go the answer from Wolfgang Uhl.
Yes, the X3 does transmit velocity !

regards
Markus
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#2689513 - 05/20/15 04:05 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: M_G]
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yea , I got just got an email from wolfgang this morning ,
confirmed ,it does transmits velocity on midi out , nice

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#2689805 - 05/20/15 11:25 PM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: bill bosco]
M_G Offline
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Some impressions by Martin Meixner (young and great german organ player):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDw9UmdAl6A
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#2689831 - 05/21/15 03:25 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: M_G]
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I checked out the single manual Uhl X3-1 hammond clone last Sunday. I was sold after playing it for three minutes and I bought it without thinking twice. Didn't have too much time to play it since but I am very impressed. I was on the search of the perfect Hammond/Leslie clone for decades. I owned (and dumped) them all over the years: Voce V5, Roland VK8, Hammond XM1, XM2, XK1, XK3, SK1, Nord C1 and C2, Numa Organ....uups... looking at this list it appears that I better should have practiced more instead of spending all the time in buying/selling/hunting for the holy grail clone...

Anyway, the Uhl-instruments X3 Hammond clone based on HX3 technology is the most inspiring clone I ever got my hands on. One of it's many distinguishing features to any other clone I played is it's lack of shrillness and tenuity in the upper two octaves of the keyboard. That's where most other clones suck in comparison to my Hammond A100. Key click and percussion are to die for as is C/V. It's rotary sim is on par with the Ventilator II which I also own (I am going to sell it...). Check out the video MG posted above. It tells it all.
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#2689833 - 05/21/15 03:42 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: TomKittel]
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Since you´ve had the Numa organ: can you compare the touch and feel of the two keybeds?
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#2689836 - 05/21/15 03:58 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: M_G]
Al Coda Offline
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Originally Posted By: M_G

Some impressions by Martin Meixner (young and great german organ player):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDw9UmdAl6A


marvelous !

Markus, when you got yours, please tell us how it sounds in combination w/ Aspen´s SSv3, please.

A.C.

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#2689840 - 05/21/15 04:22 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: JohnDoe]
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Originally Posted By: JohnDoe
Since you´ve had the Numa organ: can you compare the touch and feel of the two keybeds?


They seem to have the same Fatar TP8O keybed. But the keybeds feel differently. The X3 keybed seems to connect the playing straighter to the sound of the organ. The X3 keybed connection to the tonewheels goes direct to the tonegenerator and not through Midi.


Edited by TomKittel (05/21/15 04:23 AM)
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#2689841 - 05/21/15 04:30 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: Al Coda]
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Hi A.C.,

I picked it up Sunday, like Thomas !!!
It was a 2hour drive to Uhl Instruments. Was a pleasure to meet
Wolfgang Uhl, great guy !
The instruments are very well built, "Made In Germany" !!!

On Tuesday I had my first session with the X3-2.
Spacestation and Leslie 760 in parallel behind me.
When I adjusted them to the same volume level I was surprised how close they are. The 760 had more bottom punch due to the 15inch Speaker.
I combined the Spacestation with a EV (12inch speaker) for more bass response. Very close.

The internal Leslie Sim is amazing. With the Spacestation: WOW !
Sold my Ventilator 2 yesterday!

Thomas has a Spacestation too, I think he would agree !

Grüsse
Markus



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#2689850 - 05/21/15 05:20 AM Re: UHL organ w/ HX3 inside [Re: M_G]
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This is all great feedback and the just the kind I expected of the X3. My HX3 midi Expander is a game changer for me and very inspiring. In combination with new the DMC-122 controller, it's an outstanding midi combination and a flexible controller for me. I have it set up to control a huge amount of HX3 parameters of real time.

On the other hand The Keybed on my Hammond SK1 73 which I use only to control the hX3 expander at smaller gigs feels springy and lifeless next to the DMC's wonderful Keybed and it's midi control over the HX3 is rather limited. Markus and I traded emails about that a few days ago...

But now these reviews are also making me seriously consider selling that Sk1 and getting the 1 manual version of the X3 in it's place... Any thoughts, Markus, Tom, Al?


Edited by Dave Osoff (05/21/15 05:25 AM)
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