Native Instruments B4 Organ (Macintosh and Windows)

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120 presets and 11 alternative tonewheels sets. Compatible with Intel-based Macs.

The B4 software organ broke new ground when it was released in 2000 and was an instant success. It reproduces the sound of the legendary B3 and its rotary speaker cabinet with unmatched accuracy. Its expressiveness and immediate playability continues to amaze even the most experienced organ players. The B4 II raises the bar considerably, generating a much wider sonic range and a far richer, even more authentic sound.

Through The Tube
The latest version of this award-winning virtual organ sees the addition of many extra components. A tube amplifier and a selection of classic speaker cabinets offer you greater freedom of expression. Spring and studio reverb modules lend the sound more depth and atmosphere. From silky soft to relentlessly rockin', the sound is stunningly precise and more versatile than ever before.

Attention To Detail
From the drawbars, the vibrato and chorus to the tube distortion and rotary speakers, the B4 II delivers the sound of the original in incredible detail. The cross-talk between the tonewheels is adjustable and 11 additional tonewheel sets are also included: 'Cosmetically age' the B4 II or transform it into a Farfisa, a Vox Continental or an Indian Harmonium.

A Joy To Play
The B4 II is instantly playable. Its convenient Preset Manager coupled with a large selection of presets offer a wide range of styles. The new bass pedal legato and string bass features make using the foot pedals easy: a walking bass has never been simpler. The B4 II is a rounded, read more enthralling and easy-to-use software organ that instantly delights- start playing and you won't stop.

Let The Tonewheel Turn
The included tonewheel sets vastly expand the B4 II's sonic potential. Adjust the age of your B4 II: From factory-fresh to old and worn after years on stage - the choice is yours. Or turn the B4 II into a completely different organ altogether: the Farfisa, Vox Continental and Indian Harmonium are all included.

Individual and as bundle with the B4D Controller
B4 II is available individually or as an attractive bundle with the B4D drawbar controller.
In combination with the B4D drawbar controller the B4 II offers maximum playability and smoothest operation on stage, at home, or in the studio.

Top Features

Authentic software version of the legendary tonewheel organ and rotary speaker

Plays and sounds exactly like its real-world role model

Play in stand-alone mode or use in the studio as a plug-in

Tube amplifier and speaker cabinets engineered using Dynamic Tube Response technology

Integrated spring and studio reverb units

120 presets and 11 alternative tonewheels sets

Intuitive MIDI controller integration including MIDI learn and controller templates

9 drawbars per manual and 6 drawbars for the pedals, adjustable keyclick and flexible percussion

Pedal legato and string bass modes make sophisticated playing techniques easy

Scanner vibrato/chorus, rotary speaker, and tube amp distortion and overdrive
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Stand-alone, Audio Units, VST, RTAS, DXi, Core Audio, DirectSound, ASIO

Macintosh System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.3.x
G4 733 MHz
256 MB RAM

Windows System Requirements
Windows XP
Pentium 700 MHz/ Athlon XP 1.3 GHz
256 MB RAM

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 866-556-6487 or 323-467-2693
Email:
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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (33 ratings)
Submitted February 21, 2004 by a customer from hotmail.com
"NI B4 the real meal deal"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I will love and cherish this software till death do us part.
Sound
Unlike some of the other respondents, I have actually owned a Hammond C3 and M3. I have tried MANY clones. The B4 is buy far the nearest to the real thing you will ever get period! That guy from below from Italy is full of crap. The B4 will ROCK your grandmother right out of the grave!!!
Features
B3 - B4 same diff
Quality
NI software is made by German software engineers. Nuff said.
Value
Let's see $1000 - $10,000 for the real deal or $179.00 for the same thing that won't break your back!
Manufacturer Support
Little slow, but hey they are all the way over in Germany.
The Wow Factor
If you need an "authentic" Hammond sound, you simply cannot go wrong. Try it first if you can, and if you can't buy it anyway. It is that good.
Musical Style:
Prog
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