The first real Hammond organ for iPad

Hammond B-3X for iPad is a next-level tonewheel organ app that gives musicians an ultra-authentic Hammond organ experience on their mobile iOS tablet. Hammond B-3X for iPad offers the same incredibly detailed, true-to-life sound, flexible full-rig signal chain, and advanced tone shaping as the Mac/PC version, but optimized for use on stage.

With Hammond B-3X for iPad, you can get the same soul, passion and vibe of a real B-3 from a rig that weighs less than 1/100th of the real thing!

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Key Features

  • The first official Hammond B-3 virtual instrument, designed in cooperation with Hammond Organ Company
  • Advanced organ editing: tonewheel model selection, generator leakage, key click, tonal balance, percussion and chorus controls
  • 24 custom drawbar settings available within each preset
  • Official Leslie speaker with 7 amps and 5 cabinets to mix and match
  • Parallel guitar amp section with 2 amp models and 4x12 cabinet
  • 5-effect stompbox pedalboard for ultra-flexible tonal shaping
  • 3-effect studio post FX section for final polish and mastering
  • Zoomed-in controls view for live or session use 
  • MIDI program change preset assignments
  • Assignable MIDI continuous controllers for use with external controllers
  • AUv3 plug-in compatibility for use inside recording apps

What’s new in version 1.3

  • 24 new Jordan Rudess Deep Purple presets
  • New share function for importing and exporting presets with desktop version and other iPads
  • New restore factory presets function
  • Controllers are now received only on the assigned channels
  • Pitch bend range is now stored globally

It’s all about the details

Hammond B-3X for iPad uses the same powerful sound engine as the Mac/PC version, with no compromises. It starts with 91 free-running tonewheels, based on several meticulously-maintained Hammond organs, and mixes those in real-time based on the note and the drawbar levels for absolute realism.

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Physical modeling then faithfully recreates tonal filtering, key click, percussion and chorus-vibrato circuits to recreate the organic feel of the real instrument. Every detail was modeled to IK’s exacting standards and checked and re-checked with the team at the Hammond Organ Company.

You can even simulate the effects of “aging” components, controlling tonal balance, generator leakage and crosstalk, and even the presence boost of the chorus circuit. See how deep it goes.

Hammond B-3X was designed recreate the exact experience of the classic hardware organ. Every element, from the order of chorus/vibrato settings to the placement of the percussion switches, is exactly how it should be. The drawbars even update in real-time when you select the inverted drawbar settings keys.

A full signal chain with real Leslie® sound

The organ feeds a 5-unit pedalboard in the STOMPS section with overdrive, graphic EQ, stomp box-style chorus-vibrato, wah wah and spring reverb. Derived from AmpliTube and T-RackS, these effects are carefully chosen to recreate the widest range of iconic tonewheel organ sounds.

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

Setup

The Setup tab lets you fine tune the slow and fast speed settings of the Leslie, including acceleration and deceleration, and adjust the mic distance and miking configuration, recreating the two most common microphone arrangements.

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Leslie Amp

Here you can choose from 5 different Leslie power amps (or no power amp modeling) and two guitar power amps to use in the Leslie cabinet with full control over gain, EQ and volume. You can also independently choose between 5 Leslie cabinet models.

Leslie EQ

Shape the sound of the rotary speaker with high-pass, low-pass, and parametric mid EQ.

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Guitar Amp

For more typical rock tones, add the the parallel guitar amp into the mix. Choose from two models derived from AmpliTube, based on the amps most often used by top rock and blues players, with full tone-shaping controls and spring reverb.

Add the finishing touches

A convenient mixer lets you blend the sound of the Leslie, with independent volume and panning of both horn and drum mics, the parallel guitar amp and DI organ sound for
unprecedented tonal flexibility.

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Lastly, 3 rackmount studio effects derived from T-RackS add a final, professional sheen to your tone. IK’s Limiter 76 FET-based compressor offers an iconic, timeless sound, the EQ-81 adds classic console tone-shaping and warmth, and a digital reverb adds a pristine sense of space to your tone.

A powerful stage tool

For live use, a “Controls” view hides the keyboard and enlarges the drawbars and switches for less distraction while playing. And there’s included MIDI assignments for modern Hammond digital organs, making it plug-and-play easy to perform with everything right at your fingertips. You’ve never played a digital tonewheel organ this realistic – or this light!

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Perfect for your mobile studio

Hammond B-3X for iPad also supports the latest Audio Units plug-in format, letting you use it inside all the most popular recording apps. Add ultra-authentic organ tones to your creations in GarageBand, Cubasis or AuriaPro.

With Hammond B-3X for iPad, you’ll get access to an immersive, ultra-realistic Hammond experience, in an app you can bring with you anywhere. Whether you’re on the road, on stage, or just jamming at home, Hammond B-3X for iPad offers endless inspiration anytime, anywhere.

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