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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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adam a part-time user from Missouri writes:
I really like my mod, however, I am asking for help. I want to use a real Leslie and don't know how to eliminate the existing Leslie, from the mod. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-01-2009 at 16:42
David Brown a professional user from Springfield, Mo. USA writes:
I am impressed with this unit. The leslie effect is OK, but I purchased a Motion-Sound Pro3x rotory horn and it makes the emu b-3 sound GREAT !!!!!!! I use a Roland KC350(120 Watts) amp and a Kustom keyboard amp(65 Watts) for the low rotor effect. That Horn is Excellent for any rotor organ module.I used to have a Hammond B3 and 2 122 leslie cabinets. That was the best I have had but the rig I have now works very sufficiently and weighs a whole lot less. LOL !!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-28-2006 at 21:43
Paul a hobbyist user writes:
6 month later.... Ive had my b3 module about 6 month now and have had time to use and abuse it. I got to tell ya, Im still pretty impressed. Bottom line is this... if you are looking for a peice of equipment that is going to function and offer interface exactly like a real B' this is not for you. But if you someone who is on a budget like most of us and you dont like to program shit but love excelent hammond tone this little beast is it! The module can basically reproduce any tone a real B' can make and some a real B' cant. It can be as simple as finding a preset close to what you want, then dial it in with the edit knobs. No I would'nt call them "real time" controls though they are, they would be hard to adjust during a performance. But that doesnt have to be a problem if you plan for the part you need to fill. Another good idea is to keep the modules volume cranked for best sound. The tones are really thick and warm! I cant wait to record with it and see how many are fooled in thinking I used the real thing.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-10-2001 at 13:40
Paul Bertsch a hobbyist user from usa writes:
I paid 635.00 for mine and I dont think Ill ever regret it. I confess I've never owned a real B-3 but I worship the sound. Synths have never had my vote with organs and an xb-2 is out of my budget. I checked out the digital stuff, voce the vk-7 and also a top cd rom. It seemed pretty clear the samples had more balls and girth to their sound. A couple months later Emu released the b-3, Wouldnt ya know I'm a Novello fan also, so when I found they sampled his "B" I really began to take a liking to it. Overall sound would still be the test for me though. Much to my disappointment the music store I went to in L.A. lacked in the sound and set up dept. Even over all the stores noise though it was pretty obvious the tones on this beast were very clean! Now this was my first time on one of these so it was hard to know where to go to find presets with the features I desired but the settings just went on and on covering more styles and organ behaviors than I could comprehend in such short time. This thing mimics everything you hear in hammond sound! Rotory speaker was one BIG subject I never got to check out at the store, yes I bought it on faith, and taking Keyboard Mags word for it that the cross fade was convicing. It was the first function I went for getting it out of the box and I must agree that it is'nt as bad as some might think. Theres somthing else going on when it swithes that allwows for a very smooth switch. You can Also pick up some kind of LFO thing going on that give the impression somthing is really moving. Its impressive, and every day I turn it on I can alway hear the difference in how clean and sharp its patches are. Its my best friend.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Nov-11-2000 at 17:44
Bob a part-time user from USA writes:
I disagree with Dane. I think this unit is pretty nice for the price. Editing and display\interface are similar to all previous Emu modules. If familiar at all with Emu products you'll get around fine. As for the crossfaded leslie; I think this is a novel approach. Instead of an organ sound thru a simulator, you get a sample of the real leslie complete with the sonic artifacts. If you prefer to use a simulator or a real leslie you can because all the samples are in another bank that was taken directly from the preamp of the B3 used to make the samples.All of the bread'n butter drawbar settings are represented here too. The FX aren't steller, true, but they are adequate to do those verbs and choruses you hear from a B3. This module is built in a Proteus chassis, hence the references in the manual, which I found easy to understand with concise info.It is also expandable. I shopped for a an organ unit for awhile and settled on this one.The only other module that comes close in this price range is the Voce V5. Ugly orange and the Leslie simulator is a separate unit driving the cost up to around 1500.00 bucks and they aren't rack mountable emoney you can get aither.That's twice what the Emu costs.It absolutely blows away any of the synth organ sounds I was using previously from Roland, Alesis, Korg and an old Proteus MPS, some of which were painstakenly custom programmed.I'm quite happy with the Emu B3 module.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-23-2000 at 18:56
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