30 Jun 2020

KEYS on Hammond B-3X: "Recommended in every respect"

"Quintessentially successful emulation of the B-3, it's clear that some genuine Hammond experts and lovers have been involved in the creation"

KEYS' expert reviewer Klaus Tenner has taken IK's new Hammond B-3X, capturing the authentic sound and vibe of the legendary Hammond B-3, through its paces. He is hugely impressed by its sound and functionality and wholeheartedly recommends it to the most spoiled ears, too.

"The numerous factory presets are very well done and cover a wide range of styles. In addition to presets for theater, jazz, blues, soul and gospel, the distorted rock organs are also great fun as they don't just sound gripping but always musical, too."

"It's clear that some genuine Hammond experts and lovers have been involved in the creation."

CONCLUSION
"The B-3X from IK Multimedia is the quintessentially successful emulation of Hammond and to be recommended in every respect. The presets stand up and the effects sound excellent, in particular the Vibrato / Chorus and Key Click are captured absolutely convincingly. The B-3X isn't the cheapest, but it is arguably the best available Hammond simulation for the computer."

+ authentic sound
+ clear operation
+ convincing effects
+ large selection of presets

Here are some quotes from the original review in German:

"Die zahlreichen Werksprogramme sind sehr gut gelungen und decken eine große Bandbreite von Stilrichtungen ab. Neben Theater-, Jazz-Typen und Presets für Blues, Soul und Gospel machen auch die verzerrten Rockorgeln einen Riesenspaß, weil sie nicht nur sehr zupackend klingen, sondern dabei auch noch immer musikalisch bleiben."

"Hier waren augenscheinlich echte Hammond-Experten und -Liebhaber involviert."

FAZIT
"Die B-3X von IK Multimedia ist eine durch und durch gelungen nachmodellierte Hammond-Simulation und in jeder Hinsicht empfehlenswert. Die Presets überzeugen, die Effekte klingen sehr gut, insbesondere Vibrato/Chorus und Key Click sind absolut überzeugend eingefangen. Die B-3X ist nicht billig, aber die derzeit wohl beste Hammond-Simulation für den Rechner."

+ authentischer Klang
+ übersichtliche Bedienung
+ überzeugende Effekte
+ große Preset-Auswahl

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