Arturia B-3 V Virtual Instrument Software

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Arturia Software Recreation of Hammond B-3 Tonewheel Organ in Standalone and Plug-In Formats

Arturia B-3 V delivers the most authentic tonewheel organ and rotary speaker experience you'll find anywhere, plus customizations that open up new creative opportunities.

Monarch of electronic organs, the rich sounding B3 has been a staple of jazz, gospel, rock, reggae and R&B — not to mention pro studios everywhere — for over a half century. Its electromagnetic tonewheel design gave it a beefy quality not found on later transistor organs. Arturia's faithful homage includes an authentic rotary speaker and an array of stomp boxes, plus inspiring updates like analog circuit mods and drawbar modulation for new animated and syncopated effects.

Majestic sound
No other organ so completely captured the hearts of keyboardists, spanning so many genres and years. It had the subtlety for jazz at the hands of artists like Jimmy Smith, Joey Defrancesco and John Medeski. It had the grace for gospel, as demonstrated by Elbernita 'Twinkie' Clark and Cory Henry. It had the energy to drive the reggae behind the likes of Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff, and the soul of James Brown and Sly Stone. Most visibly, it had the raw power to hold its own in a rock world as diverse as ELP, Santana, Yes, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Allman Brothers and Blood, Sweet and Tears.

Whether you're playing solo, in a group, or in a mix, Arturia B-3 V lets you cover the organ parts for any genre using the sound and feel of the real thing.

Unmatched authenticity
There are organs and there are B3s. Then there are B3 emulations and Arturia B-3 V. Where most other attempts are based on samples that only capture some of the qualities, Arturia created the B-3 V using the same critically acclaimed modeling technology that distinguishes their other software instruments. We put that same attention to detail into the included rotary speaker as well.

Even better with age
Rotary speakers have become an essential part of the tonewheel organ sound, so naturally Arturia has included one. But why stop there? They've also added lots of other options including multiple reverbs, an array of effects pedals, and even the ability to modify previously fixed analog circuit features like key click. The most radical enhancement is the addition of a modulation section to automate the movement of drawbars using envelopes, LFOs and step sequencers, letting you infuse your music with new animated textures.

With its combination of faithful realism and new mods, the B-3 V has you covered whether you're playing standards, rocking classics or pioneering new musical ground.

  • Features
    • Physical modeling engine (no samples)
    • Dual manual interface
    • Each manual has separate MIDI channel preferences
    • 9 drawbars per manual
    • 3 modeled chorus and vibrato settings
    • Separate upper and lower ON/OFF
    • Preamp drive
    • Modeled rotary speaker emulator
    • Advanced controls for adjusting the model
    • Convolution based reverb
    • Traditional Leslie performance controls
    • Swell pedal
    • Percussion controls
      • On/off
      • Volume soft/normal
      • Slow/fast decay
      • Harmonic selection
    • Output effects where you can change the order
      • Volume, wah, auto-wah
      • Flanger
      • Compressor
      • Chorus
      • Analog delay
    • New advanced drawbar modulators
      • LFOs with multiple waveforms and phase
      • Multipoint envelopes
      • Step sequencer
      • Drawbar destinations with positive and negative amount controls
    • Physical model engine parameters
      • Drawbar leakage
      • Tonewheel leakage
      • Brilliance
      • Background noise
      • Polyphonic percussion
      • Key click volume
      • Attack and release controls
    • 86 factory presets
    • Easy to use MIDI mapping
  • Specifications
    • Standalone instrument
    • VST 2.4 32-bit and 64-bit plug-in
    • VST 3 32-bit and 64-bit plug-in
    • Audio Unit 32-bit and 64-bit plug-in
    • AAX 32-bit (ProTools 10.3.8) and 64-bit (ProTools 11) plug-in
    • NKS plug-in
    • Copy protection by Arturia Software Center
    • System requirements
      • Mac
        • macOS 10.8 or higher
        • 4 GB RAM
        • 2 GHz CPU
        • 1GB free hard disk space
        • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
      • Windows
        • Win 7 or higher
        • 4 GB RAM
        • 2 GHz CPU
        • 1GB free hard disk space
        • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
More Information
MPN 210520
Manufacturer Arturia
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer  
Software Type Virtual Instrument
Plug-In/Standalone Operation Both
Plug-In Formats VST 2.4 32- and 64-bit
VST 3 32- and 64-bit
Audio Unit 32- and 64-bit
AAX 32- and 64-bit
Mac/PC Compatibility Both
Operating System Compatibility macOS 10.8 or higher
Windows 7 or higher
Licensing Method Online Authorization
Delivery Method Download