"B3" Organ library (W)
* Format: ALL (.XOA)
* Name: BeesKnees.XOA
* Size: No samples used
* Voices: 128
* Performances: 8
* Bank loads to: User Bank 3
* Other versions: Motif XF, Motif ES, Motif
A masterful vintage organ collection focusing on B3 voices, stops, and effects, originally created for the Motif Classic but now completely re-programmed for the Motif XS (and so 100% compatible with the Motif XF).
Authentic and highly playable, DCP has produced this collection out of the existing Motif XS wave ROM, i.e. no memory expansion is required.
The body of collection is the128 User Voices that cover all the classic ‘Hammond' stops. Some voices have aftertouch-controlled ‘Leslie,' while others use mod wheel either for rotary effect or distortion amount in the amp simulator.
This collection suits both purists looking for genuine B3 sound alikes, and those simply looking to play classic 60's and 70's rock with a reasonable degree of authenticity.
8 Performances have also been included just to get you in the mood.
This Motif XS version has been significantly re-worked from previous versions, taking advantage of the XS' new organ samples, and features such as assignable switches and 8-element voice structure. There are several 8-drawbar organ voices, as well as organs with note-on keyclick and note-off keyclick, switchable vibrato, and improved, authentic percussion behavior.
The overall authenticity of rotary speaker sound and overdrive has been greatly improved, resulting in sounds that are both easy to place in a music mix and have the necessary weight and punch to cut through in a live performance setting.
Leakage: Characteristic sound of Hammond with "leakage"noise caused by tonewheel/magnetic field interaction.
PurplSmoke: Classic organ sound from Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water" song.
Pale Shade: Organ sound similar to the one heard on Procol Harum's classic rock hit, "A Whiter Shade of Pale".
ELP C3 2: Emerson's C3 sound with upper drawbars added back in, slightly less percussion, heavy chorus/vibrato and a little less overdrive.
“Absolutely amazing. Anything DCP does is top quality.”
“Almost overwhelming in the number of B3 variations it offers.”
"The voices are EXCELLENT! Well, well worth the purchase.”
“The voices that really "leak" are some of the best I've heard, period.”
“I just wanted to let everyone know that B's knees sounds great out of my Leslie speaker!!! It may even sound as good as my CX3.”
“If you're into vintage Hammond textures, this is it. I haven't stopped playing Deep Purple stuff since I got this.”