Year/Date of Issue: 04.2020
Developer: IK Multimedia
Developer site: ikmultimedia
Format: STANDALONE, VSTi, VSTi3, AAX, AUi
Bit depth: 32bit, 64bit
Minimal: Intel¨ Coreª 2 Duo (Intel Core i5 suggested), 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), 700MB of available hard-disk space, macOS 10.10 or later. USB port (3.0 suggested). Requires an OpenGL 2 compatible graphics adapter.
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
Minimal: Intel¨ Coreª 2 Duo or AMD Athlonª 64 X2 (Intel Core i5 suggested), 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), 700MB of available hard-disk space, Windows® 7 or later. USB port (3.0 suggested). Requires an ASIO compatible sound card. Requires an OpenGL 2 compatible graphics adapter.
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
Description : Hammond B-3X, an innovative virtual organ with a phonic wheel, will open you up to an unprecedented level of detail and realism. Created in close collaboration with the Hammond Organ Company of Chicago, Illinois and Suzuki Musical Instruments Mfg of Hamamatsu, Japan, the Hammond B-3X is a digital reproduction of the legendary Hammond B-3. This is the result of an integrated approach that has no analogues in the computer world.
IK has combined breakthrough sound with a complete effects chain in the kit, including stompboxes, a full Leslie™ rotary cabinet with plenty of mics, a wide selection of bundled amps and cabinet models, a parallel guitar amp with a 4×12 cabinet, a full mixer and even post-mix effects – all to fully recreate the entire signal path and give you full control and editing of your sound.
It’s all in the details – In true style of IK modeled instruments, the Hammond B-3X replicates the action of the original body organ. The B-3X has 91 movable tone wheels based on a carefully copied Hammond mechanism and combines them in real time depending on the required note using the reed control, for unprecedented realism. As a leader in the modeling industry, IK is no stranger to accurately and carefully reproducing the smallest details of instrument sounds. In the case of the Hammond, it’s the tonal coloring, signature click of the keys, the iconic Hammond percussion and chorus-vibrato circuits, with advanced controls to fine-tune the instrument entirely to your liking. All settings, controls and circuitry have been modeled to exacting IK standards and every detail has been repeatedly verified by the Hammond Organ Company team.
You can even simulate the aging effects of movement parts by controlling tonal balance, oscillator leakage and crosstalk, and even gaining presence in the chorus chain.
Live sound and genuine emotions – Hammond B-3X controllers are designed to fully convey the feeling of playing a real classic organ, but with a little nod to modern comfort. Almost every element, from the settable order of the chorus and vibrato settings to the location of the percussion switches, is exactly where it should be. The reed controls update in real time when you select the inverted setting keys, allowing you to save up to 24 custom control settings per suppression. During live performances, the Controls mode will hide the keyboard and enlarge the knobs along with the switches to help you focus on your performance. Also here are assignable MIDI keys for Hammond digital organs. Everything you need for the gig is right at your fingertips – plug in and play.
Classic Organ Effects Organ feeds a 5-element pedalboard in the STOMPS section with overdrive, graphic EQ, chorus vibrato, wah and spring reverb. Powered by award-winning software from IK AmpliTube and T-RackS, these effects are carefully selected and sequenced to make it easy to recreate the widest range of iconic organ sounds with phonic wheels and can be assigned to MIDI control during performance.
Real Leslie® sound – The signal is then sent to the CABS section, where you can select real Leslie amps and speakers and mix them together with the included parallel guitar amps and 4×12 cabinet. The Hammond B-3X cabinet section offers an impressive range of customization options for your tone, thanks to technology from the award-winning IK Leslie® Collection and AmpliTube 4 amp modeling.
The Finishing Touch – On top of everything else, the Hammond B-3X features 3 studio rack effects from T-RackS to put the finishing touches on your sound. IK Limiter – FET based compressor delivers iconic, timeless sound, EQ-81 adds classic console of tone and warmth, while digital reverb adds a sense of pure space to your tone.
No other digital organ offers such a complete representation of the legendary Hammond organ, from the initial sound generation to the full effects cycle with precise, detailed control all the way. This, combined with our authentic Hammond branding, makes the Hammond B-3X a truly next level virtual instrument.