B3 | Tonewheel Organ
B3 | Tonewheel Organ
B3 is a tonewheel organ for Ableton Live, built to model the classic sound of the instruments used by countless artists. B3 is more than a simple tonewheel organ though - it’s 8 ‘drawbars’ function like a simple additive synth allowing for an incredibly wide range of tones.
GET THE SOUND OF A CLASSIC TONEWHEEL ORGAN
B3 is a tonewheel organ for Ableton Live. Its built to model the classic sound of the instruments used by artists such as Santana, The Doors, Booker T, Led Zeppelin and many others. Don’t let that fool you though, B3 is great for a lot more than just the sound of classic rock; at the heart of B3 are its 8 ‘drawbars’, functioning like a simple additive synth allowing for an incredibly wide range of tones.
Try B3 For Free 🎉
The previous version of B3 is available to download completely for free for you to try out. If you like it then you'll love the improvements in the new version of B3, including:
Drastically reduced CPU usage
Improved sound quality
New Chorus effect
Default modwheel mapping
Hear What B3 Sounds Like 🎧
Additional Audio Demos
All sounds created exclusively with the B3 Rack.
Audio demos by @AlkisLiv
B3 is a MaxForLive device built to model the sound of the tonewheel organs used in classic recordings by artists such as Santana, Booker T, The Doors, Led Zeppelin and others. But B3 doesn't stop there, its 8 harmonics (or drawbars) allow you to sculpt a wide range of tones for your sounds, from classic screeching organs to ambient drones and pads. Use the Percussion section to add a percussive 'key click' to the attack of your sound. Add Chorus / Vibrato or Drive to colour your sound and use the Attack and Release controls to take your sound beyond what is possible with a classic tonewheel organ.
Also included with B3 is a spring reverb rack and a spinning speaker rack to help you recreate the authentic tonewheel organ sounds and provide additional tools for unique sound design.
B3 is built to work with the Ableton Push so all the controls are laid out for easy access and flexibility.
Minimum Requirements* 🖥
Ableton Live Suite 9.7+
B3 will not work with older versions of Live - you will get an error
What's In The Download? 📦
1 B3.amxd (MaxForLive) file
1 B3.adg Instrument Rack
1 B3 Getting Started Guide to help you get set up quickly
1mb download size
Not Happy With B3? 💳
If you are unhappy with B3 for whatever reason you can claim a full refund within 30 days of your purchase, no questions asked. Read more about The ELPHNT Guarantee.
B3 is 100% royalty-free.
Read more about the licensing of B3 here.