The story

The Hammond Rhythm II, is one of the last home/consumer models that Hammond manufactured using tonewheels (honest to goodness metal wheels which spin in the chassis of the organ).

This means warbling, inconsistency, and noise <3

In the patch "Tonewheel Spins" I took full advantage of the machine's physicality. I held a variety of chords while the organ was off and flipped the power on to watch the chord I was holding groan to life.

The patch "Tonewheel Memories" required enlisting the expert help of my girlfriend who held notes while I used my newly freed hands to create swells and textures with the drawbars. This patch runs deep with sonic options, and, thanks to the scripting help of Pianobook's own obolig, these options should be really easy to explore, customize, and save. And it's all there in one patch rather than spread clumsily and inconveniently across 7 different nki's! What a novel idea!

If you like how it sounds, you can thank me, but if it's slick to use, you should be thanking obolig.

Included patches:
-Tonewheel Spins
-Tonewheel Memories

A Lovely Review by Christian


Reviews for Hunter’s Hammond – Tonewheel Ecosystems

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  • PRESETS!!!

    Hunter's Hammond is a perfect balance between diverse presets and specialized sounds. Hunter has provided many beautiful presets for Tonewheel Memories that take me back to warmer and more analog times. Creating your own presets is made easy with randomize and save features. I love having the ability to add noise to the character of the instrument. It's crazy that Hunter provides TWO, completely unique, instruments with this single download. With Spins, you can achieve beautifully rich tones with the push of a single key. Add movement with the two vibratos or Leslie. Once again, Hunter has proven himself to be an absolute legend!

    Owen BoligSamplist 30 March 2022
  • Bravo!

    The number of presets and creative configuration options really pushes this past the five star mark. thanks for all the effort that went into making this :)

    Geoff Ereth31 March 2022
  • Consistently brilliant

    Another amazing instrument from Hunter. Tons of character, a real breadth of options/tweakability and fun interfaces - just download it!

    johnparttimer22 April 2022
  • Hunter is crazy.

    Hunter is blessed with achieving incredible sounds, packed in amazing designs, and all that for free. This is no exception. It's an instrument that brings you back to the analog era, with a lo-fi warmth that fills you with nostalgia.

    It's a magnificent, extraordinary sound, with the true meaning of the word. It also comes with 19 different presets that can be switched within the GUI. And if you are not happy with thous (which I highly doubt it), there is a randomizer button, and a save function. Additionally, you will find another patch that is conveniently labeled and spread across the keyboard.

    This is an extraordinary library that you just have to witness in order to understand its goodness. It's an incredible achievement, and a gift to the Pianobook community.

    Alex Raptakis30 April 2022
  • Low-fi soundscapes from aeons past

    Great work Hunter. This instrument has so many sounds, your presets are just perfect and the tweakability is even better. I agree with another comment about the higher pitched ringing tones being a bit overpowering but that is a very minor drawback (and solved with a bit of EQ anyway). The GUI is well laid out and offers plenty of control. Lovely work indeed.

    Giles M15 August 2022
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