23 Feb 2022

Onstage with Michael Girardot

The Revivalists member explains how to get your own unique organ sound with Hammond B-3X

IK caught up with The Revivalists' Multi-Instrumentalist Michael Girardot who is a big fan of IK's Hammond B-3X. We asked how he incorporates it into his studio and live setups. Here's what Michael had to say:

"There's nothing better than a real Hammond and Leslie, but the deep customization possible of the B-3X plug-in makes it incredibly useful when you don't have the real thing on hand.

"The stompbox section is the secret weapon and includes some of the same hardware I use on my touring and studio rigs. It gives you a lot of creative options to dial in your own unique organ sound.

There are lots of tone-wheel clones, but a good simulated Leslie has been elusive. Hammond and IK have come the closest yet.

Michael Girardot

More about Michael:

Michael Girardot is a multi-instrumentalist member of The Revivalists. The chart-topping, platinum-selling, New Orleans eight-piece band has cultivated an energetic live show and studio presence. On keyboards, trumpet and vocals, Michael brings joyous energy to the stage.

Standout features of Hammond B-3X that Michael uses:

Classic Organ Effects

Hammond stomp effects

The organ feeds a 5-unit pedalboard in the STOMPS section with overdrive, graphic EQ, stompbox-style chorus-vibrato, wah-wah and spring reverb. Derived from IK's award-winning AmpliTube and T-RackS software, these effects are carefully chosen and arranged to make it easy to recreate the widest range of iconic tonewheel organ sounds and can be assigned to MIDI control for onstage use.

Real Leslie® Sound

Leslie setup

The signal is then sent to a CABS section with your choice of real Leslie amps and speakers that can be mixed and matched along with a parallel guitar amp and 4x12 cabinet. Using the technology derived from IK's award-winning Leslie® Collection and amplifier modeling from AmpliTube, the Hammond B-3X's cabinet section offers a truly massive range of sound-shaping options.

Save now on the soul-satisfying sounds of a tonewheel organ with matching amplification during HAMMOND MONTH. Shop IK's online store today. Promo ends March 31.

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