IK Multimedia Hammond B-3X, A Legendary Tonewheel Organ Recreated As A Plugin With Sound Options Of Today

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IK Multimedia Hammond B-3X reproduces the legendary sound of the most well-known tonewheel organ in a new virtual instrument enhanced with sound expanding features.

IK Multimedia’s latest virtual instrument is an authentic emulation of the Hammond B-3 tonewheel organ. The Hammond B-3X is created in closed collaboration with Hammond USA and Suzuki Music Corp. of Japan along with top artists. It meticulously recreates the sound, controls and entire effects signal path of the legendary Hammond B-3.

This new organ virtual instrument is based on the latest IK modeling technologies that recreate in detail the sound of this legendary instrument.

IK Multimedia Hammond B-3X

In addition to its authentic organ sound, this new instrument offers a full-rig chain including stomp effects, an extended version of IK’s Leslie® Collection with a rotary cabinet with mix-and-match amp and cabinet models plus four microphones, a parallel guitar amp with 4×12 cabinet, a mixer and three studio post effects.

Hammond USA Executive Vice President Peter Nguyen shared

We’re excited about the very first official Hammond/Leslie Virtual Instrument, and the partnership with IK Multimedia which made it happen. The teams certainly captured the qualities that have made the Hammond Organ an essential part of music for the past 85 years.”


  • The first official Hammond B-3 virtual instrument, designed in cooperation with Hammond Organ Company.
  • Advanced organ editing: tonewheel model selection, generator leakage, key click, tonal balance, percussion and chorus.
  • 24 custom drawbar settings available within each preset.
  • Official Leslie speaker with 7 amps and 5 cabinets to mix and match.
  • Parallel guitar amp section with 2 amp models and 4×12 cabinet.
  • 5-effect stompbox pedalboard for ultra-flexible tonal shaping.
  • 3-effect studio post FX section for final polish and mastering.
  • Zoomed-in controls view for live or session use .
  • MIDI program changes preset assignments.
  • Assignable MIDI continuous controllers for use with external controllers.
  • Works as a multi-platform plug-in and as a standalone application.
  • Supported plug-in formats: AAX, VST 3, and Audio Units.

IK Multimedia Hammond B-3X is available for a special introductory price of 199€/USD (regular pricing will be 299.99 USD/€).

IK customers with qualifying registered products with a retail value of 99.99 USD/EUR or more will be eligible for special introductory crossgrade pricing of 149.99 USD/EUR (regular crossgrade pricing will be 199.99 USD/EUR). All prices excluding taxes.

More information here: IK Multimedia

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