The Legend

Anyone who has sat at the console of a vintage tonewheel console will immediately find the KeyB Legend very familiar. All the controls are exactly where you would expect to find them. In addition you will find sensibly placed controls on the left of the Reverse Colour Preset Keys for complete ‘on the fly’ adjustments of your sound.

KeyB Legend & Legend Live presented by Pat Bianchi

Full Compliment of Drawbars

If you have been playing a classic tonewheel organ, then you will feel at home with the KeyB Duo. The drawbars look and feel vintage with their original looking end caps and metal bars. It has two full sets of 9 drawbars for the upper keyboard, two full sets of 9 drawbars for the lower keyboard and 2 pedal drawbars.

Familiar Layout

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. 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.

Waterfall Keyboards

Along with the best sound and being easy to play, the KeyB Duo has two heavy-duty 61-note keyboards with the feel of an organ, not a synthesizer or cheap portable keyboard. If you play pedals, then you can purchase the optional 25 full-sized console pedals. The KeyB pedals are heavy-duty and are same radius as the classic tonewheel organs, which makes playing the pedals feel right.

Reverse Colour Presets

For authenticity the new KeyB Duo features two sets of reverse colour preset keys to the left of the upper and lower manuals.

Programmed with original settings it is very simple to make up your own drawbars combinations and save them to the presets – unlike an original tonewheel organ however, you do not need to open the back and play with patch wires! Just quickly record the setting and go.

Soft, unobtrusive LED’s are incorporated in the key itself for low level lighting on stage

UPPER / LOWER REALTIME CONTROLS

Legend Upper Manual Realtime Controls include: Volume; Reverb; Drive; Keyclick; Fine Tuning; Crosstalk; Tone Controls; Pedals Sustain; Percussion (Decay, Volume).

Legend Lower Manual Realtime Controls include: Reverb (Post/Pre, Hall/Spring); Drive (Classic, Rock); Tonewheel Model (’30, ’50, ’70); Transpose; Rotary (Direct, Classic/Rock); Hold (Int/Ext); Pedals (Direct, To Lower).

CONNECTIONS


AUDIO IN/OUT: Legend can be connected to either a keyboard amplifier via outputs left / right ot to a rotary speaker via a standard 11 pin socket.
AUDIO PEDALS OUTPUT: Legend is the only instrument in its class with a dedicated pedal output and is seperate to the Vibrato/Chorus and Rotary Emulation.
FX SEND/ RETURN: Connect your favorite external effect.
ANALOG IN: Allows you to use the effects of an external instrument.
INPUT GAIN: Control the volume of an external instruments.
EXP: Expression Pedal
ROTARY: To switch between rotary Slow/Fast
HOLD: Hold control both for Legend and for an external intrument .
FULL MIDI: Out 1, Out 2, In, Thru, Pedalboard In.
USB POWER CHARGE: You can power supply SmartPhone / Tablet.

SOUND GENERATION

The new KeyB Legend organ by Viscount, designed in cooperation with NEWTONE makes use of innovative TMT (Tonewheel  Modeling Technology). This is no mere sampled Hammond Organ but a computer model thats is able to perfectly clone a classic tonewheel organ. The result is a natural sound that simply cannot be obtained by sampling. The Legend reproduces’ unlike the lesser models around capture the characteristics of a tonewheel organ including cross talk, tonewheel flutter, electric hum and octave tapers. This same technology allows KeyB to create an accurate Rotary Speaker model – this emulation is so good only a handfull of our users still bother with a rotary speaker – they simply DI into the desk or PA.

  • No Compromise Portable alternative to a vintage B3 & Leslie® Speaker
  • 2, full 61 note keyboards with fast and accurate B3 feel
  • KeyB’s Legendary Modelling Engine
  • No Fuss controls mean its easy to play
  • Brand new Rotary Engine and Vintage Amp models
  • Full compliment of Drawbars – just like any self respecting B3
  • Improved Key Click and Percussion (Soft/Normal)
  • Volume, Vibrato & Chorus – all where you expect to find them
  • Realtime controls placed sensibly for on the fly live adjustments
  • Removable Half Moon Rotary Switch
  • Leslie® 11-pin socket for connection to external cabinets
  • FX Send & Return
  • USB Power Port can be used for charging your phone, tablet or powering a lamp.

SPECIFICATIONS

KEYBOARD    
Upper Keyboard – 73 notes (61 + 12 reversed keys) waterfall keyboard
Lower Keyboard – 73 notes (61 + 12 reversed keys) waterfall keyboard

SOUND_GENERATOR    
Technology    TMT (Tonewheel Modeling Technology)
Crosstalk    Unique crosstalk created for each tonewheel model
Keyclick    A new revolutionary state of the art design
Transposer    -5 +6 semitones
Fine Tuning    +/- ¼ tone
Tonewheel model    ’30, ’50, ’70
String Bass    On/Off, Decay Control
Harmonic Percussion    On/Off, Volume Soft/Normal, Decay, Fast/Slow, Harmonic Percurssion 2nd / 3rd Percussion Level and Percussion Decay Controls

EFFECTS    
Reverb Effects    Newly modeled Spring and Hall reverbs (with pre/post Rotary simulation placement of reverb), Classic, Rock
Overdrive    Classic, Rock
Modulation Effects    Vibrato/Chorus: Upper On/Off, Lower & Pedal On/Off, Select: V-1, V-2, V-3, C-1, C-2, C-3
Rotary simulation type    Direct, Classic, Rock

INTERFACE    
Controls    Upper Front Panel: Volume; Reverb; Drive; Keyclick; Tuning; Crosstalk; Tone Controls; Pedals Sustain; Percussion decay; Percussion Volume.
Lower Front Panel: Reverb; Drive; Tonewheel Model; Transpose; Rotary; Hold (Int/Ext); Pedals direct; pedals to Lower.
Half Moon: Rotary Speed Control.
Drawbars – Upper    2 sets of nine drawbars: 16′ – 5 (1/3)’ – 8′ – 4′ – 2 (2/3)’ – 2′ – 1 (3/5)’ – 1 (1/3)’ – 1′
Drawbars – Lower    2 sets of nine drawbars: 16′ – 5 (1/3)’ – 8′ – 4′ – 2 (2/3)’ – 2′ – 1 (3/5)’ – 1 (1/3)’ – 1′
Drawbars – Upper Preset    Upper Drawbar Set A or Set B + 9 presets and Upper MIDI Local on/off [reverse colored Preset keys]
Drawbars – Lower Preset    Lower Drawbar Set A or Set B + 9 presets and Lower MIDI Local on/off [reverse colored Preset keys]
Drawbars – Pedals    2 drawbars: 16′ & 8′

CONNECTIONS    
OUTPUT: L & R Line Out 6.35 mm jacks; Pedals Direct Out 6,35 mm jack (without C/V and Rotary emulation); 11 pin Rotary Speaker (without Rotary emulation); 2 Stereo headphone 6,35 mm jacks; TRS Digital Expression Pedal 6,35 mm jack; Rotary emulation Footswitch 6,35 mm jack; USB HOST type A (Power charger only); FX send.
INPUT: Audio input mono with adjusting gain pot; FX return.
Midi In, Out, Thru    Out 1, Out 2, In, Thru, Pedalboard In

Options

Pedalboard 25 notes. Pedalboard 18 notes. Expression Pedal. Bench. Stand. Softbag.
Dimensions (without Pedalboard; WxHxD)    117 x 18 x 59 cm
Weight    21 kg