11-Pin Adapter Cable for Hammond XK-3 and Ventilator

This is the original home page of the 11-Pin Adapter Cable for Hammond XK-3(c) and Neo Instruments Ventilator.

In December 2009 I did design/construct this adapter cable and made a document that can be downloaded below. The document was also uploaded to the Hammond XK3 Yahoo user group and can also be found on Neo Instruments homepage.

4-VentilatorLiveWith this adapter cable you can control the Ventilator direct from XK-3(c) Leslie controls.

The document brief describes how an 11-pin adapter cable between Hammond XK-3/XK-3c and Ventilator Leslie simulator can be constructed.

This adapter cable should also work with any other Hammond like clone that follows the correct 11-pin Hammond standard.

Disclaimer! This document only describes how I did make this adapter cable and is not meant to be a user instruction guide how to build these cables. If however some-one uses the information in this document to make an adapter cable the author of the document takes no responsibility whatsoever for misprint, void warranties, destroyed equipment and what ever harm can happen to equipment, people, animals, buildings, nature etc etc… The information may be used at your own risk entirely!

~The brand names Hammond® and Leslie® are protected trade-marks of Hammond-Suzuki Corporation. The Ventilator is a product of NEO Instruments.

Document for the 11-pin adapter cable in pdf format:
11-pin adapter for XK-3 and Ventilator 2014-08-09

Here you can see the cable in action. A video by Jim Alfredson were he made a review of the Ventilator. For the review, Jim is using a Hammond-Suzuki XK3 / XK traditional system along with a custom cable (designed by Sven Wannäs) that allows the Ventilator to be controlled from the XK3. The Ventilator’s stereo outputs were recorded direct into Cubase via a Presonus Firepod with no EQ or other processing. The XK3 is loaded with Jim’s custom tonewheel set based on his 1958 Hammond B3.

Neo Instruments homepage

Hammond EU homepage

Jim Alfredson hompage