Nord C2 Owners Get Free B3 Organ

Nord has released a free update for the Nord C2 that gives it everything from the C2D Organ but the drawbars.

New Features:

  • New Rotary Speaker simulations of a vintage 122 unit with a new Drive.
  • Redesigned B3 Key Click simulation
  • Improved B3 Percussion when playing near legato
  • Improved B3 bass response
  • Additional sounds settings for Key Bounce, Rotary Horn/Bass Balance and Key Click Level.

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Prog Rock Video Song Features Face-Melting Moog Synth, Hammond Organ, Fender Guitar & iPad

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Sunday Synth Jam: Multi-instrumentalist and music educator Jim McLaren unleashes a prog style synth jam video song. RAKTATAK.

Here’s what he’s got to say about it:

My first video song, an original I called RAKTATAK. What you see is what you hear, and everything you hear is seen.

Using some of my favourite instruments, this song came out of jamming on my Moog Little Phatty. Layed down the groove and added instruments – arranged with Fender Strat guitars, Fender Jazz Bass, Nord C2 Organ and Ipad Apps M3000HD and Animoog.

Drums programmed in Boom and Addictive Drums.

Is there any instrument McLaren can’t melt faces on?

Native Instruments Vintage Organs

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This video offers an introduction to Native Instruments’ Vintage Organs – a new virtual instrument collection.

Vintage Organs includes the sounds of the Hammond B-3, C-3 and M-3 models, the Vox Continental II and the Farfisa Compact, recorded from the original instruments. The Organ and Amp pages provide full control over sound through drawbars, percussion, chorus/vibrato, overdrive, rotary effect, envelopes, EQ and reverb.

Native Instruments Vintage Organs is available now for $119.

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This Is What The Clavia Nord Electro 2 Sounds Like When You’re Wasted

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This video demonstrates what a Clavia Nord Electro 2 sounds like when you’re wasted.

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Well, it’s late, I’m wasted!

Nevertheless: Here are some sounds of the Nord Electro 2!!!

Good night!(actually it’s funny, that it’s daylight, wenn you guys over sea read this here, while it’s the middle of the night here in Germany ^^ )

Kid Nepro Intros Screamin B3s

Kid Nepro is back with a new release for Korg Triton Series – Volume 11 – Screamin’ B3′s.

Description:

Screamin’ B3′s is a complete bank of organ sounds for the Korg Triton Series containing 128 new programs. Perfect for all you organ players out there who don’t want to have to carry your B3 Organ on your next club date, rock concert or church service. There is a large variety of organs ranging from super loud Screamin’ B3′s that will blow the house off your next concert to Mello Pipe Organs that you can use at church on sunday.

With the help of the Triton’s most excellent multi effects section, The Patch King was able to re-create the unique sound of a Vintage B3 Organ complete with overdrive, distortion, multi tap delays and (of course) the Rotary effect which simulates a leslie cabnet speaker.

All of The Patch Kings Triton soundbanks including Screamin B3′s are compatible with all Tritons including the Triton Classic, Triton Rack, Triton Studio, Triton Extreme, Triton LE and also the new TR61.

More info and audio demos are available at the Kid Nepro site.

Syntheway Updates Inexpensive B3 Plug-in

syntheway hammond b3Syntheway has updated Master Hammond B3, a virtual Hammond plug-in for Windows VST hosts. The MHB3 is capable of variations one expects from this type of organ, and is suitable for any flavor of music, be it Rock, Jazz, Blues, or Gospel.

Features

  • B3 Mode Selector: B3 Standard, Fast Bright, Slow Bright, Fast Dark, Slow Dark, Full Bright, 4 B3 Blues types
  • Sound based on an intelligent VSTi engine and sample playback.
  • Modeled on mastered samples (normalized and noise-reduced). Based on PCM recordings of a Hammond B3 organ with full length sustain samples, no loops (natural decay), stored in 16 bits and 44.100 KHz.
  • ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets.
  • 10 Acoustic Ambience presets.
  • Portamento/Glide control.
  • Reverb built-in: free variation of acoustic ambience thanks to complete separation of organ and room.
  • MIDI Automation: Added complete MIDI Continuous Controllers.

System Requirements

  • Operating System : Windows® 98/ME, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP.
  • Processor: Pentium®, Celeron® or equivalent – 500 MHz or more.
  • RAM: 64 MB of memory (128 MB recommended)

Master Hammond retails for $35.

More information is available at the Syntheway site.