Corky’s VST Organ Tips and Tweaks Page 🎹


#121

The old girl can certainly click!
VBClicker.zip (274.0 KB)


#122

YES!! I like it! I am on break at gig, but had to listen to this. Hard to believe that is VB3.


#123

Ade,
You mention “some scaling on the IVGI”. I’d like to have a smaller amount of Drive/Saturation when the Expression Pedal is at FULL. Is this possible?

Thanks,

Doug


#124

scaling
This is how I set the mapping in the binding.
As you can see, I set the top end to a value of 0.72. Just set it to a lower value and the job is done.,
Also, you can adjust the curve to your preference.


#125

TIP: AMPLITUBE 4 LESLIE SPEED CONTROL

For anyone using the Leslie in Amplitube, there seems to be a problem controlling the fast/slow speed. For myself, I tried in vain to use bindings with C3. Someone may prove me wrong, which is a good thing, but the parameters in this plug run several pages deep. I tried for several hours to use C3, and finally resigned to set a binding within the plug. I selected Cab A - Leslie - 122 for my demo. This is the lengthy process to achieve it.
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First, select MIDI in the lower right hand corner.

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Select Control Change

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Select Preset. Then select “Add” at the bottom of the page. In this case I used the leslie 122 in Cab A. Select Cab A and the 122, which shows “speed”, and select.

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Once speed is selected, this page appears.You then can use the “Learn” button at bottom left, or right-click CC# which will advance numbers with every click. I chose “1” which is the control for the Mod Wheel. Then hit the OK button at bottom right. All is well.

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The only thing left to do is assign your controller stereo out to Amplitube stereo in. Also, make another assignment for your controller MIDI out to Amplitube MIDI in. I have this all saved in a rack for easy future use.

Corky


Amplistube Leslie- midi assignment question
#126

Thank you! One of the neat things about Cantabile is that there is always something new for me to learn (and it proves that, even at 69, I have yet to see it all).


#127

Corky,

I have my PC shut down for the evening, but I remember that, somewhere, I had to set an option to allow the plugin (Amplitube) to receive (or respond to) MIDI info.

Doug


#128

Hi Doug

I am not far behind you. :timer_clock: :wink:

The only other settings for parameters was at auto button, next to the midi button. I never could get the rotary to respond in that area. I have used that area to set up parameters for pedal effects. The way I did it above works well with midi from my controller. If you find an option like you described, please post it so I can dive in and give it a go. :smiley:


#129

Corky,

I’ll investigate this in the AM (some kind of bug had me at about 5% capacity, so no music in this house, other than reading scores).

I have two old Edirol (PCR-800) keyboards set up to run my B5 and Amplitube Leslie plug-ins. The keyboards (both) can send SLOW/STOP/FAST to the Leslie cabinets. I works pretty well for me.

I’ll let you know (unless you are already at this point)

Doug


#131

Corky,

This is my setup for B5 with Amplitube Leslie:

Image 1 shows my Input Ports (the Roland A-49 Keyboard is a temporary route used for testing)

Image 2 shows the two Control Parameters for the Leslie Cabinet

Image 3 shows the Saturation Plugin I use between the B5 and Amplitube (I like it better than the IVGI Plugin)

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Image 4 shows where I remembered that I had to Enable MIDI Input (in Cakewalk/Sonar) for Amplitube (example image, not Amplitube).

Hopefully, you can see these images.

Doug


#132

Thanks Doug. We are the same on the setup with Amplitube. I will have to try the Softube. I have several saturation plugs I could try out as well. Time is my enemy sometimes, but I will let you know about the Softube. It’s been awhile since I have visited the Melda plug, but I do remember the “enable MIDI input”.

Corky


#133

BLIND TEST

I decided to compare 5 Leslie sims side-by-side and post them here. I used a mini keyboard, clumsily balanced on my lap, so I was limited and had to go simple, and short. The Hammond sim is VB3 II with rotary disabled and on the default preset. I tried to get the Leslie sims as close to the others as possible. They all have very different settings, so it was quite a chase to get them close.

I was hoping a few good (and different) ears would listen closely to the Leslies and share a numeric rating, and opinions, and maybe even guess what they are. I have them listed in alphabetic order. This could be beneficial to others considering a purchase, and maybe give some of the developers some insight. I will share what they are in about a week, and some may be as surprised as I was. Many thanks in advance to those who care to help

Regards

Corky

Leslie Test.zip (2.6 MB)


#134

Schweet! Will check this out tonight.


#135

Very interesting! I’m listening on ear buds and there’s a lot less difference in them than I’d expect. A and B both sound good. I’m guessing B is IK? I’m thinking that because it’s wider. I like A a lot but it has a more mono spread (not a bad thing necessarily. E is also OK. Is it Spin? If so it wounds better than I thought. C and D are wretched. One is surely Lotary and the other is probably that Melda plug. Them’s my guesses :smiley:

Anyway that’s my rating- I like A + B both for different reasons but would want to tweak them, E is 2nd best and C + D are garbage. IMHO. :wink:


#136

Thanks Fred. Hopefully a few more will give their opinion. Like I said, I will post what they are after a little time.


#137

Hi Corky,

Before I start - did you include the standalone rotary plugins from the VB3’s or Blue 3?

Please don’t answer if it gives anything away


#138

Would rather not give it away yet.


#139

I bet yes. And I bet A is GSi …

(I may wind up with so much egg on my face) :stuck_out_tongue:


#140

I did poorly on the blind test you put up recently - I’m second guessing myself worse than ever with Corky’s.


#141

There is no winning or losing in this, just seeing what others hear without bias. Once I put these side by side, I tweaked all of them to come as close as possible to a real Leslie. I gained permission for access to a studio Leslie for about an hour, and adjusted several sims I randomly selected. I wanted to test about 10 of them, but time constrained me to 5. I added no outside effects, like EQ, which would have helped a couple of them. I stayed within the confines of the plugin. I have already arranged for more time with the real Leslie, and will be able to get a much better mix on these plugs, and the others, and share my settings on this thread for anyone interested.

Corky