Hammond B-3X, an innovative virtual organ with a phonic wheel, will reveal to you an unprecedented level of detail and realism. Created in close collaboration with the Hammond Organ Company from Chicago, Illinois, and Suzuki Musical Instruments Mfg from 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 combined breakthrough sound with a complete chain of effects in the setup, including effects pedals, a full Leslie ™ rotary cabinet with a large number of microphones, a wide selection of complete amps and cabinet models, a parallel guitar amplifier with a 4×12 cabinet, a full mixer and even post-mixing effects – all in order to completely recreate the whole signaling path and give you full control and editing of your sound.
It’s all about the little things – In the true style of the IK simulated instruments, the Hammond B-3X repeats the work 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, taking into account the use of the “tongue” control, which allows for unprecedented realism. As a leader in the modeling industry, IK is no stranger to accurately and carefully reproducing the smallest details of the sound of instruments. In the case of Hammond, this is a tonal coloration, a signature click of a button, cult patterns of percussion and Hammond vibrato Hammond with advanced controls to fine-tune the instrument completely to your taste. All settings, controls and circuits have been modeled in accordance with the strict IK standards,
You can even simulate the effects of “aging” parts of the mechanism by controlling tonal balance, generator leakage and crosstalk, and even enhancing the presence of the chorus circuit.
Lively sound and genuine emotions – Hammond B-3X controllers are designed in such a way as to fully convey the feeling of playing a real classic organ, but with a slight reverence towards modern comfort. Almost every element, from the set order of the chorus and vibrato settings to the location of the percussion switches, is exactly where it should be. The “tongue” controllers are updated in real time when you select the inverted settings keys, which allows you to save up to 24 custom control settings in each stop. During live performances, the “Controls” mode will hide the keyboard and increase the controls along with the switches, which will help to focus on the performance. There are also assignable MIDI keys for Hammond digital organs. Everything you need for a concert
Classic organ effects – The organ feeds a 5-element pedal panel in the STOMPS section with overdrive, graphic equalizer, chorus vibrato, “wah” and spring reverb. Based on award-winning software from IK AmpliTube and T-RackS, these effects are carefully selected and streamlined to make it easy to recreate the widest range of iconic organ sounds with phonic wheels and can be assigned to control MIDI during a performance.
Real Leslie® Sound – Then the signal is sent to the CABS section, where you can select real Leslie amplifiers and speakers, and mix them together with the complete parallel guitar amplifiers and a 4×12 cabinet. The Hammond B-3X cabinet section will offer you an impressive range of settings for your sound thanks to the technology used in the award-winning IK Leslie® Collection and amp modeling in AmpliTube 4.
The final touch – Among other things, the Hammond B-3X has 3 studio rack effects from T-RackS to bring the final gloss to your sound. IK Limiter – A FET-based compressor delivers iconic, timeless sound, the EQ-81 adds a classic console-style tone and warmth, and digital reverb adds a sense of clean space to your tone.
No other digital organ offers such a complete picture of the legendary organ of Hammond, from the initial generation of sound to the full cycle of effects with precise, detailed control throughout the journey. This, combined with our authentic Hammond brand, makes the Hammond B-3X a truly next-level virtual tool.