GSi VB3-II is the result of almost 15 years of study, research, experimentation and development of the simulation of a vintage Hammond B3 organ. It is the evolution of the GSi VB3 v1.x with a new sound, a new parameter set, endless possibilities of sound customization. It's not a simple update to an old software, it's a whole new product. It's based on the same sound engine that was written first for the Hamichord Organ, then for the Crumar Mojo, and is also found in the Crumar Mojo61 and in the GSi Gemini.
The DSP part of VB3-II was rewritten from the ground up around 2010 and has been constantly updated during all these years by adding features and improvement suggested by many users of our hardware products. Many people requested this sound engine to be released as a software for regular computers, and here it is. Now you can have the sound of a full-featured clonewheel organ right into your computer. Main features: Full polyphony (61 upper + 61 lower + 25 pedals = 147 notes) 91 modeled tonewheels with accurate phase synchronization Adjustable leakage noise and cross modulation between tonewheels A total of 22 different tonewheel generators to choose from Generator shaping for a total of 154 generator combinations Adjustable global tuning from 430 to 450 Hz Foldback on 16" deactivatable Complex wheels Resistor wiring with multiple options Realistic "run" motor wow & flutter Busbars and 9 key contact simulation Two separate sets of drawbars per manual Full "inverted octave" presets String Bass with adjustable release time Loudness "robbing" effect Single triggered percussion with natural capacitor discharge/recharge Adjustable Percussion Level & Decay Vibrato/Chorus virtual scanner Adjustable Vibrato Scanner depth & mix Separated Upper and Lower V/C tablets with smooth switching Dynamic tube overdrive simulation Digital stereo reverb Rotary speaker simulation with virtual microphone positioning Rotors "Front Stop" brake position Very low CPU consumption Advanced MIDI Learn function with import/export of custom mappings Upper and Lower manuals SPLIT with adjustable split point Adjustable output level Supports pedal sustain Custom programmer with import/export of Programs and Banks ...and many more. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: VB3-II is available in the following formats: - for Windows: VST2 x64, VST3 x64, Standalone x64 - any Windows computer manufactured after 2010 running Windows 7 x64 or greater - ASIO compatible sound card for low latency performance Whats New: - Added global setting "Lower Octave Up if Split" to shift lower manual by one octave when the split function is active - The MIDI CC assigned to the Rotary Speed lever now accepts values 95 for Fast and in the middle for Stop - Added functions to the FILES Menu for resetting the whole Bank or restoring the factory Bank - Responds to MIDI "All Notes Off" message (CC #123, value 0) - Changed mouse response to the Program label: left-click for opening the Program list, right click for editing the Program name - Fixed problem with upper manual responding on both channels 1 and 2 when swapping upper and lower channels - Fixed problem with editing windows not appearing on the foreground in some hosts under OSX - Fixed problem with the Program list not being downloaded correctly by some hosts HOMEPAGE