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Re: Looking For a Great Sounding Hammond B3/Leslie Speaker V

Postby monsterjazzlicks » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:53 pm

WOW< the VB3 really sounds somethin' else !! i was very impressed with the demonstrations.

i was trying to work out what the song title is of demo :-

VB3 - 1.x - Demo Jazz 2 by Phil Wilkinson

i think it is 'JOYSPRING' ??
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Re: Looking For a Great Sounding Hammond B3/Leslie Speaker V

Postby NorthWood MediaWorks » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:09 am

dirkpiano wrote:
NorthWood MediaWorks wrote:Guido, the VB3 author, I suspect was having some non work related issues which prevented him from spending time on the 64 bit development, the last email I got from him was long ago and intimated this.

Works fine with jbridge though.


He has been busy building hardware: a double manual clonewheel http://www.crumar.it/?a=showproduct&b=4
and a leslie simulator: http://www.genuinesoundware.com/?a=showproduct&b=41.

Both are powered by a new version of the VB3 software it seems (V2).



Yes, this topic inspired me to reach out to Guido after thinking about it some more, and he has confirmed that V2 is well under way and soon to find its way into the light. 8-)
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Re: Looking For a Great Sounding Hammond B3/Leslie Speaker V

Postby Prock » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:32 am

That's great news about V2. Real glad you took the time to communicate with him. Cool! :)
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Re: Looking For a Great Sounding Hammond B3/Leslie Speaker V

Postby cubic13 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:05 pm

Just to confirm that VB3 works without problem with Cubase 6.5 and 7. It's not the case with 5.1, though, as the VSTBridge bundled in this Cubase version was evidently unable to cope with it : I had to purchase JBridge to use VB3, at the expense of several warning messages each time I try to load a project involving it when using a non administrator Windows account, this, even if it works without problems after this.

A great stuff, but indeed, it's high time to have a 64 bits version available...
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Re: Looking For a Great Sounding Hammond B3/Leslie Speaker V

Postby jamusic » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:53 pm

It's too bad you can't get a hold of Native Instrument's B4 II & try it out - complete with draw bars, pedals & all.

I got it in a bundle called Komplete Classics, which included Akoustik Pianos, Pro 53 Synth, Electrik Pianos 1.5 & B4 II - all for $199.00.

Although it was a 32 bit release, [pre-64 bit days], it works just fine both in standalone mode & in Kontakt 4.2.4 in my Windows 7 - 64 Bit OS, without needing jbridge.

Maybe you can find one on KVR market place or something. Probably dirt cheap by now if you can.

You could post a 'Wanted' ad there, among other places, & see what happens.

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Re: Looking For a Great Sounding Hammond B3/Leslie Speaker V

Postby Prock » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:18 pm

jamusic wrote:It's too bad you can't get a hold of Native Instrument's B4 II & try it out - complete with draw bars, pedals & all.


I guess I shied away from Native Instruments after purchasing their "57 Drawbar Organ". It too had some limited adjustability but I didn't think it sounded as realistic as the ORGANized Trio (now VB3) program does.

Does anyone have anything to say about NI's "Vintage Organ"? On the surface it looks like the "57 Drawbar Organ".
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Re: Looking For a Great Sounding Hammond B3/Leslie Speaker V

Postby Weasel » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:11 am

Does anyone have anything to say about NI's "Vintage Organ"?

It's been mentioned elsewhere in this thread but I guess it could bear repeating this far along...

The original NI B4 II was a stand-alone/VST/AU algorithmic synth. It can respond to drawbar movement (manually or via MIDI/Quick controls/automation) as notes are being held. Mission critical controls are all on the main page. Key click control has reasonable range. It has a wide range of easily accessible presets.

NI's present Kontakt version, Vintage Organ, uses the same B4 GUI elements (more or less), using the Kontakt rompler engine playing samples run through EFX blocks. Held notes do not respond to drawbar movement. Some mission critical controls are scattered across pages. Key click control is limited....as it is also sampled. It's presets are a PITA to access and have been reduced in number from the original B4 II. Basically, it is junk.
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Re: Looking For a Great Sounding Hammond B3/Leslie Speaker V

Postby Prock » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:21 pm

Weasel wrote:
Does anyone have anything to say about NI's "Vintage Organ"?

It's been mentioned elsewhere in this thread but I guess it could bear repeating this far along...

The original NI B4 II was a stand-alone/VST/AU algorithmic synth. It can respond to drawbar movement (manually or via MIDI/Quick controls/automation) as notes are being held. Mission critical controls are all on the main page. Key click control has reasonable range. It has a wide range of easily accessible presets.

NI's present Kontakt version, Vintage Organ, uses the same B4 GUI elements (more or less), using the Kontakt rompler engine playing samples run through EFX blocks. Held notes do not respond to drawbar movement. Some mission critical controls are scattered across pages. Key click control is limited....as it is also sampled. It's presets are a PITA to access and have been reduced in number from the original B4 II. Basically, it is junk.


Yea... that's what I figured about Vintage Organ. Thanks. :(
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Re: Looking For a Great Sounding Hammond B3/Leslie Speaker V

Postby Prock » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:23 pm

dirkpiano wrote:
NorthWood MediaWorks wrote:Guido, the VB3 author, I suspect was having some non work related issues which prevented him from spending time on the 64 bit development, the last email I got from him was long ago and intimated this.

Works fine with jbridge though.


He has been busy building hardware: a double manual clonewheel http://www.crumar.it/?a=showproduct&b=4
and a leslie simulator: http://www.genuinesoundware.com/?a=showproduct&b=41.

Both are powered by a new version of the VB3 software it seems (V2).



Man, I wish I could do that "Mojo" keyboard justice. It's not a bad deal really for $2537 USD if you are into it. I am... but, can't cough up the cash right now. Oh well. :(
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