Hammond B3 organ with Leslie, reverb, lots of snapshots
*** V2 changes: Hammy now includes the too-b 3X-oversampled overdrive circuit designed by Robin Davies. Also, the scanner circuit has been improved and the scanner panel has been simplified. Several additional snapshots show off the too-b circuit.
This is a model of a B3 Hammond organ, and includes drawbars, foldback, harmonic percussion, key click, and an 8-stage scanner.
The ensemble includes Tim Schwerdtfeger’s excellent Leslie speaker cabinet and the Space Master 2 reverb. I had made my own Leslie, but I thought Tim’s sounded much better than mine, so I included his in the upload.
I realize there are good Hammond-style organs already in the library, such as Gary Hess’s Organic, but I nevertheless wanted to try building one from scratch. So to add value to this instrument, I did two things. First, the drawbars are calibrated in 3dB steps, just like a real Hammond. So if you have a registration you like, such as 86 8000 005, you can just match the drawbars in the ensemble to the numbers in the registration. Second, the snapshots include the complete sets of Standard and Theatrical Hammond presets supplied with the original instruments, both Great and Swell, along with two complete sets of presets designed by Paul Schnellbecher for church and recital work.