Adam Monroe Music has released Adam Monroe’s Rotary Organ, a tonewheel organ and Leslie speaker simulation for Windows and Mac.
The instrument was sampled from a Hammond M3 tonewheel organ, with every drawbar on every note sampled individually via the organ’s built-in speaker through a Neumann TLM 102 microphone. The signal was re-amped though a Fender Deluxe Reverb and recorded via a Sennheiser e906. Both signals were run through Grace M101 preamps.
This VST is, essentially, a hybrid between a Hammond M3 and B3 with a more aggressive sound. It is meant to sound a bit unique to already existing plugins and simulations, but with the wide range of parameter combinations, many sounds are possible.
Adam Monroe’s Rotary Organ features
- 60 note range from C2 to C7.
- 10 drawbars/harmonics per note.
- Hammond-style Percussion.
- Variable key-click.
- Variable acceleration and phase.
- Distortion and reverb.
- The ability to switch between two drawbar presets.
- Upper and lower manuals, with adjustable key-split.
- A vibrato scanner.
- Stereo or mono summing.
- Adjustable smoothing.
- 32 built-in presets.
- Speaker and Amp samples.
The Rotary Organ plugin is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $20 USD.