18 Jan 2023

Tim Hinkley on Hammond B-3X

"I challenge anyone to tell me if it is a real B3 or the B-3X software."

Some of the world's greatest keyboard and organ players turn to Hammond B-3X for its organic sound and portability.

As a first-call keyboardist, Multi-Platinum Music Producer/Keyboardist Tim Hinkley has been on 100+ Platinum, Gold and Silver Records, and has recorded with some of the biggest artists in music history including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, The Who and the Rolling Stones.

Here's what Tim Hinkley says about his experience using Hammond B-3X and how it gives him the truest Hammond sound possible in a virtual instrument:

If you want that authentic Hammond B3 sound on your recordings but don't want to haul 400 pounds of B3 organ plus Leslie speaker into your recording studio, then I highly recommend IK Multimedia B-3X software.

Tim Hinkley

This software is by far the most convincing of the current crop of B3-emulating software instruments. The variety of organ settings is immense and the Leslie rotating speaker sound is incredibly life-like.

Tim Hinkley

I have used the B-3X software on a number of recording sessions and I challenge anyone to tell me if it is a real B3 or the B-3X software.

Over the years I have played hundreds of Hammond organs, on tour and in recording sessions, some wonderful and some not so wonderful. They are electro-mechanical instruments dependent on an electric motor to create the tones and need constant maintenance. It has been my experience that no two Hammond B3 organs sound quite the same.

Tim Hinkley

Real Leslie sound

The CABS section gives 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 4, the Hammond B-3X's cabinet section offers a truly massive range of sound-shaping options.

Learn more about Hammond B-3X for Mac/PCFor touring, check out Hammond B-3X for iPad.

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Hammond B-3X




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