I am a hobby player ( old school theatre style organ and keyboard player ) with a fascination in most things regarding the old tonewheel organs including one that didn't find much favour with blues and rock players like the Hammond X66 with its extra two drawbars and distinctive vibratos.
Similarly I also liked the x77 H100 models.
I currently own a Ferrofish B4000+ that I use with a Yamaha AR80 organ and also a Hammond SK-2, plus NI's B4 II, with its B4D drawbar unit and also VB3, a GSI Burn for the B4 organ and a Vent II for the Ferrofish.
I just play at home for fun.
Naturally I was intrigued when I read about Blue3 and immediately noticed that it had a superb rotary speaker emulation and that it had a fat strong sound that I previously enjoyed from a Hammond T200 Organ.
As it's my birthday coming up I thought I might quite like to add Blues3 to my zooalogical garden of beasts.
I downloaded the demo and was hooked.
I love it, well actually I love them, as there are so many models to choose from.
I struggled at first to get the UI to the right size on my display as the options button at the bottom was out of sight and out of reach.
Go-Audio's support was first-class and Ray got me sorted by pointing to a txt file that I could alter to get to 70% to fit my HP netbook' display.
Yes it runs well on my modest netbook running ASIO4ALL.
The midi parameters matched 95% of the controls on my B4D and SK-2 so I can remotely control upper and lower drawbars live and switch to bass drawbars when required.
I have set up a few presets that when saved to the Midi folder respond to PC messages.
So far I am really impressed. For me the one thing missing is reverb which I would prefer to Ambience so for now I am running Blue3 into a GSI Burn where I have programmed a straight stereo reverb.
I recorded this after half an hour of setting up a few presets and put together this little video.
Whilst, no doubt, the music may not be to your liking, the organ sounds mighty fine to me, and it feels good to play. It feels, dare I say it, like playing a Hammond Organ