The Hammond B3 organ.
Additive synthesis at its best !
Suitable for Jazz, Rock, Gospel, Blues, Ballad, House, Funk, Cheesy reprise of anything, Ballad, Dance, Pop, Hard Rock, etc..
Some history here : http://theatreorgans.com/grounds/docs/history.html + some facts
i have selected 7 free drawbar organ VSTi emulations of the Hammond B3.
Let’s groove :
1. AZR3 by Rumpelrausch
Not only free, it’s also open source.
This is a very good drawbar emulation, with onboard FX, nice saturation, and the speaker leslie emulation. Perfect for emulating gospel organ and rock organ. And check the “NHL” preset!
There’s also a MAC version here
2. Organized Trio
Present in the same package as “Mr Ray”, it’s the perfect companion for your funky tracks.
And of course it can do the perc dance organ “ala” Korg M1 :
3. NubiPlus by fxPointAudio
Nubi Plus VSTi come with a VST FX for adding the Leslie effect : Spinner VST. The two make a super groovy combo, and gives you this nice Hammond B3 organ sound.
She’s just like you and me, but she’s homeless:
4. DirtBag and LightBag by Istvan Kaldor
Good old Synthedit creations : the sound is dirty like it should. You get a nasty B3 organ sound in an instant. Leslie speaker effect is included. There are also some nice reed emulation sounds. And some crazy wicked presets in dirtbag too!
Whiter shade of Dirtbag :
5. Euthymia VST by Iliadis
This free organ VST has a clean sound. You can add a Leslie speaker as free external effect : iSpinner VST
6. OddlyOrgan by OdO
A little more synthetic, you can go creative with this VST !
You can also find other organ VSTis made by OdO
7. VL122 by AM Music Technology
Discontinued & free drawbar organ : it sounds nice, it’s clean.
You can switch off the motor !
It includes the famous Leslie effect, and also a reverb.
+ a tube/drive effect for more dirty sound.
Cool jazz organ presets.