Hammond B-3X is a next-level tonewheel organ app that gives you incredibly realistic sound & features. We’ve partnered with the Hammond Organ Company and Suzuki Musical Instruments to create the most immersive, authentic and powerful B-3 experience for use live on stage or as a plug-in inside recording apps.
The sound starts with 91 free-running tonewheels, based on meticulously-maintained real organs, and mixes those in real-time based on the notes played and the drawbar levels. Our advanced modeling recreates the tonal filtering, key click, percussion and chorus-vibrato circuits to recreate the organic feel of the real instrument and give you deep control over every element of the sound.
The organ feeds a 5-unit STOMPS section with overdrive, graphic EQ, chorus-vibrato, wah and spring reverb pedals to recreate the widest range of iconic sounds.
The CABS section gives you the choice of 5 Leslie amps and 7 speakers with control over speed, acceleration/deceleration, mic placement, gain, EQ and volume. For rock & blues, add the parallel guitar amp into the mix with two models from AmpliTube, with full tone-shaping controls and spring reverb.
A mixer lets you blend the sound of the Leslie, the parallel guitar amp and DI organ sound. 3 studio effects post-mixer let you put a final polish on your tone.
For live use, a “Controls” view hides the keyboard and enlarges the drawbars and switches for less distraction while playing. And there’s included MIDI assignments for controllers and Hammond digital organs, making it plug-and-play easy to perform.
Hammond B-3X for iPad also supports the latest Audio Units plug-in format, letting you use it inside all the most popular recording apps.
-The first official Hammond B-3 virtual instrument
-Designed in cooperation with Hammond Organ Company
-Edit tonewheel model, leakage, key click, percussion & chorus controls
-24 custom drawbar settings available per preset
-Official Leslie speaker with 7 amps and 5 cabinets
-Parallel guitar amp with 2 amp models and 4x12 cabinet
-5-effect stompbox pedalboard for ultra-flexible tonal shaping
-3-effect studio post FX section for final polish
-Controls-only view for live or session use
-MIDI program change preset assignments
-Assignable MIDI for use with external controllers
-AUv3 compatibility for use inside recording apps
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I play Hammond organ for 90% of my gigging life. I have played every clone out there, and plenty of the real thing. My main digital rig is a Viscount Legend, and that is the king of the clones IMHO. I am VERY picky about my Hammond tone!! And this iPad app (yeah, an IPAD APP!!) is amazing! I would use this onstage with no reservations. It’s no toy; it is a legitimate instrument, ready for professional use. It is absolutely worth the money. Having said all of this, here are two things that I REALLY hope are offered in future updates:
1. The ability to ONLY have percussion active on the upper B preset, as it is on a real B3 - having the percussion continue acting on ALL presets is not an advantage. It actively works against organ technique, at least for anyone who is used to the real thing.
2. The ability to map the preset keys to MIDI commands from the controller keyboard rather than having to go to the iPad touch screen to use them.
Good but .....
Best sounding B3 emulation yet for the iPad, but first the Leslie animation doesn’t work on my 12.9” 1st gen iPad Pro running IOS 12.3.1, and second I don’t think we should have to register the app with IK Multimedia just to read the manual.
Edit: Ok I’ve changed my rating to five stars, the Leslie animation not rotating is only in AUV3 mode which I assume is on purpose to save resources. I’m still not thrilled with having to register for the manual .. but putting that aside this is not only the best B3 emulation I have on the iPad .. but I’d say it’s equal to the best VST emulations as well. I’ve owned a real B3 and Leslie 800 since the late 70’s so I guess you could say am pretty critical when it comes to plugins.
Just what we’ve all been waiting for. A great app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.