Adam Monroe Music has released Adam Monroe’s Rotary Organ, a tonewheel organ and Leslie speaker simulation for Windows and Mac.

Adam Monroe's Rotary Organ

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.

More information: Adam Monroe Music / Adam Monroe’s Rotary Organ