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The Hammond B-3X is the next-level virtual organ from IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia are proving that the sound of the Hammond organ can stand the test of time with their new Hammond B-3X virtual instrument. IK Multimedia has set out to pay homage to this cornerstone of music history in collaboration with Hammond and Suzuki.

Accordingly, the Hammond B-3X organ virtual instrument meticulously recreates the sound and signal path of the legendary Hammond B-3.Hammond B-3X

Revive the organ that changed the world with IK Multimedia’s Hammond B-3X. This software instrument goes beyond sampling with advanced digital recreation.

True to the original hardware the Hammond B-3X begins with 91 tonewheels. These free-running tonewheels are mixed in real-time based on the notes played and drawbar levels, for authentic realism. Similarly, users can employ tonal filtering, select independent key click and engage the iconic Hammond percussion and chorus-vibrato circuits.

For deeper exploration, Hammond fans will appreciate a familiar simulation of the effects of “ageing” components. As a result, this simulated aging lets control tonal balance, generator leakage and crosstalk, adding a ridiculous amount of realism.

Other features include a full FX chain with stomp effects, a full Leslie™ rotary cabinet with multiple microphones and a variety of interchangeable power amp and cabinet models. A full mixer and post-effects section are also available for that final professional polish.

Overall, this software goes above and beyond the expectation for an organ recreation. There could not be a better team to create software like this, making the Hammond B-3X a force to be reckoned with.

Those looking for more information can find it on the IK Multimedia website.