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.

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B3 is a tonewheel organ for Ableton Live. Its built to model the classic sound of the instruments used by artists such as SantanaThe DoorsBooker TLed 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.

Get B3 plus loads more as part of the MAXFORLIVE or EVRYTHNG bundles.

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

  • Envelope controls

  • + More

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Hear What B3 Sounds Like 🎧

Demo song by @AlkisLiv

Additional Audio Demos

All sounds created exclusively with the B3 Rack.

Audio demos by @AlkisLiv

Overview 🎹

B3 is a MaxForLive device built to model the sound of the tonewheel organs used in classic recordings by artists such as SantanaBooker TThe DoorsLed 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+

  • MaxForLive 7.3+

  • 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.

Licensing 📄

  • B3 is 100% royalty-free.

  • Read more about the licensing of B3 here.

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