Genuine Soundware has announced the release of VB3-II, a virtual tonewheel organ instrument for Windows and Mac.
GSi VB3-II is the result of almost 15 years of study, research, experimentation and development of the simulation of a vintage Hammond B3 organ. It is the evolution of the GSi VB3 1.4 with a new sound, a new parameter set, endless possibility of sound customization.
VB3-II features deep editing of all Organ and Rotary Speaker parameters organized in separate windows. The parameters are organized in sections and represented as dropdown menus if they consist in lists of elements to choose from, check boxes if they consist in options to toggle, or horizontal sliders if they respond to a range of values spanning from 0 to 127.
- Full polyphony (61 upper + 61 lower + 25 pedals = 147 notes).
- 91 modeled tonewheels with accurate phase synchronization.
- Adjustable leakage noise and cross modulation between tonewheels.
- A total of 22 different tonewheel generators to choose from.
- Generator shaping for a total of 154 generator combinations.
- Adjustable global tuning from 430 to 450 Hz.
- Foldback on 16″ deactivatable.
- Complex wheels.
- Resistor wiring with multiple options.
- Realistic “run” motor wow & flutter.
- Busbars and 9 key contact simulation.
- Two separate sets of drawbars per manual.
- Full “inverted octave” presets.
- String Bass with adjustable release time.
- Loudness “robbing” effect.
- Single triggered percussion with natural capacitor discharge/recharge.
- Adjustable Percussion Level & Decay.
- Vibrato/Chorus virtual scanner.
- Adjustable Vibrato Scanner depth & mix.
- Separated Upper and Lower V/C tablets with smooth switching.
- Dynamic tube overdrive simulation.
- Digital stereo reverb.
- Rotary speaker simulation with virtual microphone positioning.
- Rotors “Front Stop” brake position.
- Very low CPU consumption.
- Advanced MIDI Learn function with import/export of custom mappings.
- Upper and Lower manuals SPLIT with adjustable split point.
- Adjustable output level.
- Supports pedal sustain.
- Custom programmer with import/export of Programs and Banks.
- …and many more.
VB3-II (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 100 EUR. Owners of VB3 can upgrade for 75 EUR. Prices ex. VAT where applicable.
More information: Genuine Soundware