MusicTech has got up close and personal with Hammond B-3X and was so impressed that it receives an excellent 9/10 score together with the MusicTech editor's Choice Award.
Here are some of the key comments, courtesy of composer, sound designer, engineer and writer, Mark Cousins:
"It’s worth saying that the Hammond B-3X immediately captures the tone and musicality of the original instrument perfectly."
"The drawbars felt like a tangible musical extension of the instrument, and most notably, there was little or no compulsion to start wading through presets as the different drawbar positions provided more than enough contrast."
"It’s great that you can switch between different Amplifier circuitry, as well as various Leslie cabinet designs, which will undoubtedly be welcome by true Hammond aficionados after a specific sound."
Mark's final verdict was:
"If you’re a genuine fan of the Hammond sound, we’d argue the B-3X is the closest you’ll get to a real instrument in virtual form."
+ Authentic sound and performance
+ Detailed amplifier modelling
+ Clear interface
+ Endorsed by Hammond
Hammond B-3X receives a 9/10 score and Editor's Choice Award