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Native Instruments B4 II Virtual Organ  

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    Better sound than ever B4!

    The B4 II has been substantially enhanced from the most popular and authentic software emulation--the B4--with an even more authentic sound and many new functions. You will be addicted to its sounds right from the start. From silky soft to relentlessly rocking, the new tube amp and the 12 new speaker cabinets open completely new sonic dimensions. Choose one of the 120 outstanding organ sounds and start playing straight away.

    Authentic Software

    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 crosstalk 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, enthralling and easy-to-use software organ that instantly delights.

    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 onstage--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.

    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
     

    B4 II Virtual Organ Specifications:

    • Interfaces
    • Stand-alone, Audio Units, VST, RTAS, DXi, Core Audio, DirectSound, ASIO
    • System Requirements
    • Mac OS X 10.3.x, G4 733 MHz, 256 MB RAM
    • Windows XP, Pentium 700 MHz/ Athlon XP 1.3 GHz, 256 MB RAM
    • Recommended System
    • Mac OS X 10.4.x, G4 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM
    • Windows XP, Pentium III/ Athlon 1.3 GHz, 512 MB RAM
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    4.0

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    1.0

    sounds great but is extinct!

    N.I. have discontinued this and a few others. It does not work as a plugin with the latest version of Pro Tools. Their reply? Sorry.

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    5.0

    INCREDIBLE VALUE!!!

    By KeyboardPlayer

    from Charlotte, NC

    This piece of software is amazing! With awe-striking sounds like "No B4 No Cry," "Woodstock," and "Je t'aime" you really can't beat it! It's like a throwback to an actual vintage Hammond B3 with all the drawbars and everything. Not only is it a great value, but it's super user-friendly. It's so in depth, that you can pick your amp and cab, adjust your mics, distortion, everything. If you're looking for great organ sounds at an entry-level price, B4 II is the definite way to go, trust me!

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    5.0

    Good stuff

    By 0verture

    from Baton Rouge, La.

    Friend of mine has it patched through a controller, and I'm going to tell you, I am impressed. I'm deciding now on the package I'm going to get from NI for my home studio, and just from what I've heard and a couple other demos, this one's a no brainer. If you like the Hammond, get this software. The dedicated Hammond players are going to find that they can get what they want, and the new generation players are gonna love it too. I play mostly blues and old southern gospel. If something doesn't meet the goal, I'd say it. As for this one, get it.

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    5.0

    B4 II ... it's a killer!

    By George

    from New Orleans / Tønsberg Norway

    I've been playing Hammonds since 1969. I swore I'd never play any organ that wasn't a real Hammond. Well, that's not how it is now... this B4II is absolutly killer! While I think most real Hammond players will dial in their own preference and stay with it. The options here will cover everybody. If you can't find "your" Hammond sound on this software. Well, you ain't a Hammond player. I love my '62 B-3, but for spot gigs and studio work. I can live with the B4II. It really is top notch software by cats who know their Hammonds.

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