Four Organ Emulations in One B4:
Native Instruments has created a new add-on for the
B4 organ emulator (see review) with a set of new virtual tonewheels. Now
the B4 can have the personalities of four classic organs including several
age-emulated B3 sounds.
The Tonewheel Set Vintage Collection gives the B4 the classic tones of a
Vox Continental, Farfisa Compact, Indian Harmonium, and also includes
several aged and rejuvenated B3 emulations. Additionally, the B4 can now
be tuned to six different frequencies. The Vintage Collection Tonewheel
Set is available immediately for US $99 and can be purchased either at
your local NI retailer or in the Native Instruments online shop.
The original sound of the B3 is created by its ninety-one hardware
tonewheels. Changing the tonewheels in a real B3 is an enormous
investement. With the Tonewheel Set Vintage Collection, however, Native
Instruments has developed a way to change the virtual tonewheels of the B4
with just a few clicks of the mouse. Now the B4 can emulate three
additional cult classics. Three versions of the Vox Continental are
provided (Soft, Hard, and Mix), two of the Farfisa Compact (with
Tone-Booster and without), and one of the Harmonium. Twenty-four new
drawbar-presets showcase the tone possibilities of the new tonewheels.
The Tonewheel Set Vintage Collection provides even more: The aging or
rejuvenation of the B3 tonewheels has been flawlessly emulated as well.
The tone of the original B3-emulated tonewheels can be artificially aged
or made factory fresh. In all, there are six different progressions, from
"clean" to "far beyond repair." Additionally, the B4 can now be tuned to
to 436, 444, 448, and 452 Hz.
More information can be found at http://www.ni-b4.com