And man, it sounds great! A new swell pedal model We knew from the start that the swell pedal wasn't just a volume change, but our model was just a little off. Use as many parts as your system can handle. Really nice job on V2. Very pleased with its sound quality. Use them as they are, or shape and shift them as you see fit. For a fraction of the price, and zero loss of floor space, one can now have such things in their sonic arsenal, at their disposal at any time.
We are all at a different stage in that journey. We have found a way to use the 91 frequencies synthesis approach, but using real samples, so we get the best of both worlds, the real recorded organ tone plus the real behavior and we keep access to the versatility of the drawbar controls and the tweakability of synthesis. Much to my surprise, the latest update to Arturia's own B-3 modeling engine actually sounds musical now, so I may have to pick three of my personal patches in a wide range of parameters for a three-way shoot-out at this point. Won't comment on the various sim Amps and Leslies other than there are a ton of choices and lots of flexibility with each of the Leslies. The scripted front end is pretty simple, but then so was the front end of the Rhodes Mk. If you are not familiar with them, here is a link to download a Hammond B-3 manual that will inform you.
With 15 oscillators, 80+ effects, and all the sample and synthesis modulation, mixing, and scripting capabilities you could ever want, Falcon provides infinite sonic possibilities to enhance any music or post project. Luckily, there are a couple of hundred presets for some instant gratification and for you to use as starting points for your own configurations. The Percussion section is also highly customisable; normal and soft levels are adjustable to personal taste, as are fast and slow decay times. I am hoping to do some more in-depth shoot-outs vs. If you do not agree with the terms of the License Agreement, do not use any of these audio samples. Clicking on the area you see in Pic 5 opens up the Advanced Prefs page where you can tailor the behavior of the instruments controls to your taste that you see in Pic 6. There are also 50-60 different presets, all of which feature unique settings of the features described above, with the ability to save and load your own creations as a data file on your computer.
There are people out there paying three times as much for poorer sampling and fewer features than you will find in AcousticSamples products. A new swell pedal model We knew from the start that the swell pedal wasn't just a volume change, but our model was just a little off. Acousticsamples have found a way to use the 91 frequencies synthesis approach, but using real samples, so they get the best of both worlds, the real recorded organ tone plus the real behavior and we keep access to the versatility of the drawbar controls and the tweakability of synthesis. Pic 4 The tablets and knobs all control the sound in the ways a real B-3 does. As lovely as that might be, I intend, nay pledge, to change that and tell the world about this stuff.
All the necessary hardware components were either in their infancy, incredibly expensive or both. Each instrument is allowed three separate authorisations on three different machines as long as they are running the iLok Manager application or have the iLok key installed. We just released the Version 2. Version 2 is a free update for B-5 Organ users. All AcousticSamples libraries require a free iLok online account for activation and authorisation, or an iLok hardware key. Mr Hammond hated them, but a Hammond organ would not be one without them, and even better, you can control its volume. I'm sure you don't want to get notified everytime there is a very small fix that does not affect most systems, but only important ones.
It was only when we reached a level of ability, technologically, that allowed us to accurately model the finest of details and present those to the user via customised scripted front ends that we truly saw how sampling could deliver the very finest of emulations in the most intuitive ways. All Three Keyboards On a real organ, there are 3 keyboards, two of which are almost identical except for the percussion system, and the bass pedals. Or not if the user so chooses, but that is not the case here. Ultra Realistic Virtual B5 Organ The Hammond organs are very complex beasts, full of wires. So samplists had to work within a very tight framework.
More precise percussion For the same reason as for the clicks, the percussions are now also more precise resulting in an overall more responsive instrument. The tricky part is going to be to do a realistic shoot-out for both the raw sounds and the downstream effect of applying Leslie, chorus, vibrato, etc. The best B-3 player I ever heard was a Boston-based cat named Webster Lewis. You may use these Samples provided on this website, on a royalty-free basis, to create your own original music compositions or audio projects. As noted above B-5 was working as intended with faders and rotary encoders, the only issue was with each of the buttons. In the early days, sampling was limited by the restraints of technology.
We are all at a different stage in that journey. But it soon became apparent that its ability to mimic was always going to be the thing that drove and sustained the method. That was the first way I attempted to map it!! Well, one of the most famous B-3 players was the late Jimmy Smith, a blues and jazz player extraordinaire. More precise clicks We changed the way the voices are handled which allows us to be much more precise in how the clicks are triggered and they are now more in sync with the tonewheel voices. But has raised the bar to the point where I am no longer happy with the Logic offering. More precise Percussion For the same reason as for the clicks, the percussions are now also more precise resulting in an overall more responsive instrument. You have a way to control the distance of the microphones to the cabinets to add more or less ambience.