I was overjoyed to find VB3. Programs like B4 can get a particular sound like the Keith Emerson B3 that would take VB3 some shaping to accomplish. However, the live use of VB3 (Using a MPK261 draw bars controlled by faders with lowest drawbar controlled by a knob) lets you shape your sound on the fly. My MPK261 is incredibly versatile in getting the chorus and percussion on and off in the middle of a solo. I coveted the Elektro 2 (rack) for the longest time, but I have never been at a loss for getting the sound I really want through VB3. That overdrive is awesome, it even acts just like a real overdrive in that it reduces the gain the dirtier it gets.
Thanks Alex for your post, Very cool. I use my Yamaha Motif Classic 7 as the lower keyboard and the MPK 261 as the upper. Utter and complete fun!
Thanks Fred for defining NS2. I was embarrassed to see how obvious it was.
Cantabile 3 and VB3 have, by far, been my most frequently used tools in a long time. (Lunge Lizard, as well. I know there are better, but, hey, it was half price when I got it). Love the sound of LL, but I never owned a 73 or a Wurli, so I am not sure what a previous owner would think of it.