Ikmultimedia B3X


#21

I became so used to the toggle switch from past years, I found a footswitch very clumsy. It is just 2nd nature, so I still use mod wheel. It is a natural movement in my demented mind. I do use the brake quite a bit, especially in long solos. I peak the solo by activating Leslie, slow to fast. Brake gives a great jazz feel.


#22

The foot switch can creep away, for sure. I have to keep dragging it back to me. I keep intending to build a pedal pad for it, but I never get around to it. I may try the brake. I know that I disliked the sound of the leslie not engaged at all. Since I don’t/can’t play jazz, that may be why. I am a hobbyist for sure.


#23

Quick fix…a piece of yoga mat under all pedals.


#24

My first ever Hammond rig (with an M3) I had a Mutron Bi-phase and some flanger- it was green. The flange got a nice Tom Scholz sound and was also indispensable for playing Crash And Burn by Pat Travers. And the phaser was cool- like an organ string ensemble sound. i would use the wah with the Leslie braked or off for an ugly Low Spark kind of sound.

BTW I was going to check and see if the DI out of the organ could be routed to a 2nd Leslie for a twin Leslie effect.but I forgot to- can it?


#25

We have that problem )pedal creep) at the studio sometimes and a guy just turned it sideways. Forehead slap.


#26

The DI cuts off the Leslie, but you could run with Leslie, and run it into IK Leslie, or run DI out to 2 instances of IK Leslie. Doubt it will sound right tho.

Kinda difficult to use sustain and expression pedal sideways.:rofl:


#27

Expression pedal is a different problem. Sustain works fine!

Leslie into Leslie always sounds really bad. A dual-Leslie though, if setup right can be huge


#28

If you remember, we tried this before…not a good result. But, as I said run DI signal into 2 separate instances of IK Leslie (not leslie into leslie). I doubt that it will give you that big sound you are looking for tho.


#29

You could try 2 different models tho, or 2 different rotary plugs.


#30

What if you panned 20 R/L between the two? Would that made a difference. Both still stereo, just panned.


#31

I think we tried that, but it sounded the same.


#32

Yeah, it has to be different models, and panning helps. Otherwise you’re just making weird phase issues. But what I really want to fool with is the internal Leslie with the TRacks Leslie. I’d try blending a very clean sound with a very dirty one.


#33

Then you need to get on IK’s long list of requests. :rofl::rofl:

How about 2 instances of B3X…one with DI, and one with leslie? If CPU can handle it.


#34

I may- there’s better reasons to have a parallel DI out than trying to do the twin Leslie thing- different types of amp processing and effects that could be applied, like a clean DI with chorus blended in with the Leslie and of course the straight amp stack/Leslie blend that Dennis DeYoung used to use, although BX3 allows for that to some extent internally.


#35

You could yeah, but what overkill. Plus, if you were using vibrato, say, they’d never quite line up perfectly.


#36

Sounds like a project…you in?


#37

Well yeah of course…


#38

Let’s do it! I will have something maybe late tonight. More like AM tonight, lol.


#39

I hadn’t listened to Low Spark of High Heeled Boys lately so did and then ended up coming across this 2007 “Light Up” https://vimeo.com/149060121 that has some great Hammond playing (great bass pedal work) by Winwood.


#40

Love Winwood. A double leslie guy.

For @Howifeel…1st part of the solo is with brake on.