Legend Classic

The Legend Classic organ is able to perfectly recreate the sound of tonewheels organs offering you again the “vintage feeling”. With four sets of drawbars and double keyboards, this organ stands apart from all the rest in advanced technology sound, feel and much more affordable pricing. Every aspect of a tonewheel keyboard and sound is so perfectly duplicated that players all over the world are saying “it’s the best ever!

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Description

  • VISCOUNT LEGEND CLASSIC BY KEYB PROVIDES YOU THE PERFECT PORTABLE ORGAN SOLUTION.
  • PREMIUM WATERFALL KEYBOARDS
  • THE LATEST IN TONE WHEEL ORGAN MODELING TECHNOLOGY
  • EASY TO PLAY
  • STATE OF THE ART ROTARY AND AMP SIMULATION
  • TWO FULL SETS OF DRAWBARS PER MANUAL
  • HARMONIC PERCUSSION AND KEY CLICK
  • EFFECTS VOLUME VIBRATO AND CHORUS
  • UPPER AND LOWER REALTIME CONTROLS
  • HALF MOON SWITCH
  • 11-pins Leslie® CONNECTOR
  • FX SEND/RETRUN
  • USB Power Charger

JdF SIGNATURE EDITION

Available also in a JdF (Joey DeFrancesco) Signature Edition that includes the following features:

  • Black satin colour with Joey’s signature.
  • Organ clones with sound model and related effects (Vibrato, Chorus, Percussion and Rotary Simulator) personally tuned by Joey.
  • The three models were cloned from three tonewheel organs from Joey’s personal collection. These organs were used to record many of his albums and for his live perfomances.
Joey Signature

SPECIFICATIONS

KEYBOARD

Keyboard Upper Keyboard - 73 notes (61 + 12 reversed preset keys) waterfall keyboard Lower Keyboard - 73 notes (61 + 12 reversed preset keys) waterfall keyboard

SOUND GENERATOR

Technology TMT (Tonewheel Modeling Technology)
Transposer -6 +5 semitones
Fine Tuning +/- ¼ tone
Crosstalk Unique crosstalk created for each tonewheel model
Keyclick A new revolutionary state of the art design
Tonewheel model '30, '50, '70, Alt. 1, Alt. 2, Alt. 3
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

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

INTERFACE

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'
Midi In, Out, Thru < Out 1, Out 2, In, Thru, Pedalboard In

Connections

CABINET CONNECTION LOCATION
> = outside
< = inside
<&> = inside and outside

OUTPUT:
<&> L & R Line Out 6,35 mm jacks, balanced
> Pedals Direct Out 6,35 mm jack, balanced (without C/V and Rotary emulation)
<&> 11′ pin Rotary Speaker (doubled outside)
> 2 Stereo Headphone 6,35 mm jacks
< TRS Digital Expression Pedal 6,35 mm jack
< Rotary Simulation Footswitch, 6,35 mm jack
<&> USB HOST type A, power charger only
< FX send

INPUT:
< Audio input mono with adjusting gain pot
< FX return
<&> USB TO HOST type B, for firmware update

OTHER

Colours and Finishes Walnut real wood veneer, Black
Dimensions (WxHxD) 126,6 x 61,5 x 77,7 cm / 49.8' x 14.1' x 30.6'
Weight 57 Kg/125,6 lbs (console); 15 Kg / 33 lbs (stand)

DETAILS

DESIGN

Design

PERFECT ARRANGEMENT

The new VISCOUNT Legend Classic organ designed and engineered in Italy in cooperation with KeyB, provides incredible expressive capabilities in an easy-to-use interface in a perfect portable solution. The Legend uses the latest in tonewheel modelling technology allowing exigent musicians to play without compromise the fabulous organ sound.

EASY TO PLAY

When you sit down at the Legend Classic, 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.

INTERFACE

Interface

FULL SET OF DRAWBARS

If you have been playing a classic tonewheel organ, then you will feel at home with the Legend. 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.

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.

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).

VOLUME (SOFT/NORMAL) VIBRATO AND CHORUS

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

KEYBOARD

Keyboard

WATERFALL KEYBOARDS

Along with the best sound and being easy to play, the Legend 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 Legend pedals are heavy-duty and are same radius as the classic tonewheel organs, which makes playing the pedals feel right.

2 DRAWBARS PRESETS REALTIME CONTROLS

Two “Black Octaves” (one for each manual) are available on Legend. You can change drawbars settings in realtime, like the original tonewheel organs.

SOUND GENERATION

SOUND GENERATION

LATEST IN MODELING TECHNOLOGY

The new VISCOUNT by KeyB Legend organ, designed in cooperation with NEWTONE, uses the innovative TMT (Tonewheel  Modeling Technology) able to perfectly clone the classic tonewheel organ. The result is a natural sound that can’t be obtained by traditional sampling. Legend reproduces also important characteristics of a tonewheel organ including cross talk, tonewheels flutter, electric hum and octave tapers. Moreover there is also an accurate 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 Legend 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 TMT engine.

CONNECTIONS

Connections

CONNECTIONS LOCATIONS

The connections on the back of the instrument are elegantly hidden from the cabinet, while some of them are conveniently duplicated on the front and the bottom of the instrument.

AUDIO CONNECTIONS

AUDIO IN/OUT: Legend can be connected to either a keyboard amplifier via outputs left / right. Possibly, via 11 pin cinnection, it can be connected to a Rotary Speacker.

AUDIO PEDALS OUTPUT: Legend is the only one with a pedals output dedicated to the sound of the pedalboard, without getting into the channel of Vibrato/Chorus and Rotary Emulation.

FX SEND/ RETURN: Be able to connect your favorite external effect.

ANALOG IN: It allows you to use the effects of an external instrument.

INPUT GAIN: It allows you to control the volume of an external instruments.

 

PEDAL CONTROLS

EXP: Expression Pedals

ROTARY: To change the speed of the Rotary.

HOLD: Hold control both for Legend and for an external intrument .

 

MIDI

FULL MIDI: Out 1, Out 2, In, Thru, Pedalboard In.

 

USB

USB TO HOST: useful to connect a computer for MIDI and software update.

USB POWER CHARGE: You can power supply SmartPhone / Tablet.

VIDEOS

Viscount Legend Demo

Viscount Legend in concerts

Viscount Legend in the Shows

Viscount Legend with Joey DeFrancesco

SUPPORT

MANUALS

All user manuals refer to the latest version of the O.S. The versioning of the manuals follows its own numbering.

OPERATING SYSTEM UPDATE

O.S. Current Release: 1.6

Release 1.6 supports both standard and JDF signature versions and all Legend, Legend Classic, Legend Live, Legend Solo and Legend Exp models. The program automatically manages the setting of each model and signature

IMPORTANT NOTICE – IMPORTANT NOTICE

We work to make the software of the Legend more and more performing.
To avoid any update issues, we recommend following these suggestions:

1) always use the most recent Legend Updater published on the site (at the moment it is version 1.7.0)
2) before installing, please read carefully the Legend update guide
3) if the procedure is not successful, save a screenshot of the updater to be sent to us to understand the situation