Year / Date of Issue: 08.2021
Version: V2 v184.108.40.2068
Developer site: Arturia
Format: STi, VSTi3
Bit depth: 64bit
Tabletka: present (replacement files) | MORiA
System requirements: Windows 8.1 or higher
Plugin Formats: VST, VST3
Description: The B-3 V organ is an emulation of the legendary Hammond electromechanical organ, created in 1935. As is known in all Hamond organs, rotating horns were used on the built-in speakers to create the vibrato effect. According to Arturia, they tried to accurately simulate this effect, which allowed to recreate the unique authentic sound of the B-3 organ.
In addition, in the software version of the instrument, they tried to preserve the specific formation of the timbre of the Hamond organs. Instead of saturating the spectrum of the second and third harmonics, the smoothly fading sound of other tone wheels was mixed with the sound of the fundamental tone. The virtual B-3 V also recreates the distinctive, distinct attack characteristic exclusively of electromechanical organs.
As for the effect of emulation of Don Lassie’s systems, the B-3 provides separate switching on the rotation of the horns, adjustment of the rotation speed, changing the acoustic design, and the position of the microphone. In addition, there is a convolutional reverb with 20 presets based on the work of a spring reverb with vintage amps of the time.
From the modern possibilities, the software version of the organ has received three additional modes that allow automating changes in the positions of the drawbar handles. This includes automation for the envelope, LFO, and step sequencer. In addition, some specific settings have been added, allowing you to adjust the attack and decay, spectrum saturation, click on attack and leakage currents.