Rhythmic Robot reproduces the Hammond 102200 synth
Rhythmic Robot recreated for Kontakt the only hardware synthesizer Hammond ever built, the 102200.
In the mid-70s, Hammond produced a monophonic preset synth designed to complete its organs and pianos. The instrument featured a single oscillator, 6 sound presets (french horn, tuba, violin, sax, clarinet and Solar Echo) and a 49 knob matrix to adjust pitch, filter, attack, decay, pitch bend and modulation.
The instrument was built in a very limited series (about 200 copies only), so it’s needless to say that you’ll have to struggle to find one, not to mention the price.
Rhythmic Robot is now offering a reproduction of the synth in a virtual version for Kontakt, to which they added polyphony, the ability to combine and stack up to 21 oscillators and detune them, and a second simplified control panel with ADSR amp and filter envelopes, a filter section with cutoff, resonance and band-pass, an LFO, and an effect section with chorus, echo and reverb. You can then either control the 102200 as if you were on the original hardware or use it as a modern synth.
The 102200 ships with more than 80 patches, its requires the full version of Kontakt 4/5. You can purchase it now for £12 excl. taxes and listen to demos at www.rhythmicrobot.com.
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