For those in the know, Diversi Organ has been around since 2003, and though they’ve been known for focusing on church-targeted console organs in the past, they’re now making the ultra-compact HX3 organ module. It simulates all the electro-mechanical idiosyncracies of a B-3, and the idea is that if you have an older “slab” organ clone that’s sounding a bit tired, you’d just hook up the HX3 and use the keyboard as a MIDI controller.
They refer to the HX3 being sourced from German organ-service outfit Keyboard Partner, which will fill you in on what’s going on under the hood at their website, where a circuit-board-only version of its FPGA guts is somewhat unfortunately (at least for Anglophones) acronymed HOAX.
To sweeten the pot, they’re offering a slightly discounted price of US$625 until August 22, 2105. Hit their official press release here for all the details.
There are a lot of interesting things coming out of the organ-enthusiast market in Europe, the main reason being that real vintage Hammond organs and parts are even more expensive to acquire and repair than they are here in the U.S. We’ve contacted Diversi for a review unit of the HX3, and will keep you posted on what happens!