Year / Date of Issue: 07.2020
Developer: IK Multimedia
Developer site: ikmultimedia
Format: STANDALONE, VSTi, VSTi3, AAX, AUi
Bit depth: 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: The Hammond B-3X, an innovative virtual organ with a phonic wheel, will bring you an unprecedented level of detail and realism. Created in close collaboration with the Hammond Organ Company of Chicago, Illinois, and the Suzuki Musical Instruments Mfg of Hamamatsu, Japan, the Hammond B-3X is a digital replica 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 full effect chain in the rig, including stompboxes, a full Leslie ™ rotary cabinet with plenty of microphones, a wide selection of complete amps and cabinet models, a parallel guitar amp with 4×12 cabinet, a full mixer and even post-mixing effects – all in order to fully recreate the entire signal path and give you full control and editing of your sound.
It’s all about the little things – In true style of the modeled IK instruments, the Hammond B-3X replicates the work of the original body organ. The B-3X features 91 moveable tone wheels based on a carefully copied Hammond mechanism and combines them in real time based on the desired note using a reed knob for unprecedented realism. As a leader in the modeling industry, IK is no stranger to reproducing the finest details of an instrument with precision and care. In the case of Hammond, it’s tonal coloration, signature key click, iconic Hammond percussion and chorus-vibrato circuits with advanced controls for fine-tuning the instrument to your liking. All settings, controls and circuits have been modeled to exacting IK standards, and every detail has been repeatedly checked by the Hammond Organ Company team.
You can even simulate the effects of “aging” parts of the movement by controlling tonal balance, oscillator leakage and crosstalk, and even boosting chorus presence.
Live sound and genuine emotion – The Hammond B-3X controllers are designed to fully convey the feeling of playing a real classic organ, but with a slight nod to modern comfort. Almost every element, from the set order of chorus and vibrato settings to the position of the percussion switches, is exactly where it should be. The reed knobs update in real time as you select the inverted preset keys, allowing you to store up to 24 custom knob settings at each cutoff. During live performances, the “Controls” mode will hide the keyboard and increase the knobs along with the switches to help you focus on your performance. Also here are the assignable MIDI keys for the Hammond digital organs. Everything you need for a concert is right in your hands – plug in and play.
Classic Organ Effects – The organ powers a 5-element pedal board in the STOMPS section with overdrive, graphic EQ, chorus vibrato, wah, and spring reverb. Powered by award-winning IK AmpliTube and T-RackS software, these effects are carefully selected and ordered to make it easy to recreate the widest range of iconic organ sounds using the phonic wheels and can be assigned to MIDI control during performance.
True Leslie® Sound – The signal is then sent to the CABS section, where you can select genuine Leslie amps and speakers, and mix them along with the included parallel guitar amps and 4×12 cabinet. The Hammond B-3X cabinet section offers you an impressive array of customization options for your sound, thanks to the technology applied in the award-winning IK Leslie® Collection and amp modeling in AmpliTube 4.
Final Touch – Among other things, the Hammond B-3X features 3 studio rack effects from T-RackS to add a final polish to your sound. IK Limiter – FET-based compressor delivers iconic, timeless sound, EQ-81 adds classic cantilever tone and warmth, and digital reverb adds a sense of pure space to your tone.
No other digital organ offers such a complete view of Hammond’s legendary organ, from the initial sound generation to the full effects loop, with precise, detailed control along the way. This, combined with our authentic Hammond brand, makes the Hammond B-3X truly next level virtual instrument.