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#384

I’m not sure yet in specific terms, actually. It just seems to have a meatiness. I only started messing with it today.


#385

Hey Fred. Like I said in the Arturia thread that I wasn’t that impressed with the new B3, but found the the combination of B3 and IK interesting. I am in the Arkansas edge of the world tonight, but I may post some examples tomorrow when I get back home, if anyone would like to hear them.


#386

ARTURIA B3 V V2 TEST w/IK LESLIE

I attempted these with a mini keyboard sitting on my lap, so bear with my full size key fingers.

1st demo is B3 V v2 preset “Soul Sacrifice”
With resident Leslie:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yhQ33V_9iV3TzrUirr76ITheLNVye-YE/view?usp=sharing
With IK Leslie:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yhQ33V_9iV3TzrUirr76ITheLNVye-YE/view?usp=sharing

2nd Demo is preset “Full Drawbars”
With resident Leslie:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eWk6Bs68T2FD6O8MjNdchblbGgSwJQiK/view?usp=sharing
With IK Leslie:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r3_7xH7Y9LOnx6lY_ESpByol-EC6FmRH/view?usp=sharing

3rd Demo is preset “Gimme Some Lovin’”
With resident Leslie:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Uq_M0927gLqLfxyCUNR_pMNQQi1TjWA/view?usp=sharing
With IK Leslie:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QOJtjAqUqpgIyKObHiV8vO3DNlffhUAD/view?usp=sharing

Here is all of them in order in a zip file:
B3 V v2 tests.zip (3.9 MB)

While this is just a simple test, I could have gone into the B3 and edited for days on end, and made a much better showing of the plug. As usual with other Hammond clones, most of the presets in this one are crap. The resident Leslie is not terribly bad, but I am spoiled with the better plugs. The distortion pedal is horrible, but the amp is good. It is really much better than the1st version, but I am not hearing the lush overtones in the drawbars yet. Once I get settled in on this plug, I will go under the hood to see what I can get out of it, and share here. The cleaner presets are not particularly bad, and the Leslie adds a lot to them. Of course, IK wins the battle again. Go figure. Maybe UVI Rotary on this one?

Corky


#387

Hmm, is it just my ears or my multimedia speakers? To my ears, the IK Leslie snippets sound more “boxy” than the Arturia Leslie ones - as I hear them, the Arturia ones would actually work better in a busy rock band mix. Different discussion in a sparse trio setup, though.

Looks like I’ll have to check this beast out in earnest - may simplify a lot of my organ setups while sounding good enough for my purposes.

Thanx for sharing, @Corky!

Cheers,

Torsten


#388

It’s not you- the IK does tend to be boxy or dull and requires some significant eq to get in a mix- but then, so does a Leslie, generally.


#389

Something I forgot to mention (at 3AM), I used the IK “Classic 122” preset on all, and adjusted only the volume. The Arturia was strictly from the presets. I also increased the plugin output gain on C3. If I were to use it on stage, I would kill, or aggressively reduce, any distortion from the B3 and just use the amp on the IK. I wish Arturia would do more with the GUI. It is good looking, but extremely difficult to see all the settings. I am glad they have a separate page now for fx and mods. I am definitely going to play with the mods soon.

Corky


#390

Hey Torsten,

The Arturia has a “wide” panning stereo effect, and I noticed it was fully wide on many of the presets. I also didn’t change anything on the classic 122 preset in IK. So, that could be what you are hearing. To my fault, I did not try to do a comparative setting match on the Leslies. Just out-of-the-box settings.

Regards

Corky


#391

Thanks for sharing. While I also prefer the IK Leslie because it sounds more like a real recorded Leslie I have to say the Arturia Leslie sounds good.


#392

No, I don’t think so - what I’m hearing is more an emphasis, even a bit of resonance in the 300-900 Hz frequency range and a lack in the brighter range. On the positive side, this gives the “woody” feeling, but in a band context, it’s difficult to fit something so mids-heavy in the mix.

Cheers,

Torsten


#393

I’ll give it a second look…thanks