|Type / Tags|
- 9 Drawbars (responds to cc20-cc29).
- PW: pulse width (when pulse waveform selected).
- Det: Detune.
- Dirt: Distortion/Overdrive (the heart of DirtBag).
- Cut: Cutoff (LPF) after distortion.
- Sine/.../... the waveform.
- Rota: Leslie amount.
- Width: Leslie spread.
- Slow/Fast/Acc: Leslie Slow/Fast/Acceleration controls.
- cc01/cc04/PBnd: Leslie Slow/Fast switch could be mapped to Modwheel, Footswitch or Pitchbend.
- Cut1/Cut2/LPF/Res: tone-tweakers.
- Perc/Dec/2nd/3rd...: percussion controls.
- Mix/Mod/Fback: Delay controls.
- Lim: Clipper (hard clip).
- Vol: Volume (cc07).
Reviewed By duncanparsons
May 30, 2003
It has the grunt and growl that you need for those Thijs Van Leer/Sylvia impressions! I really like it, and it has pride of place in my 'favs'.
the presets are good - nice variety demonstarting what can be done with the plug.
wrt stability of sound.. depending on how you look at it, either variable or excellent: it doesn't crash, but there is the 'randomness' of an overdriven hammond with grit on the teeth - and I like it that way.
It does clean sounds too, but the dirty is where it excels, the distortoin unit is well honed.
If you need an organ, you could do far worse then this..
Start saving those pennies!!Read more
Reviewed By warbug
February 6, 2003
the gui is pretty self expalanitory, if youever used an organ type plugin
the sound is good is youlike trashey sounding organs
i was able to squeeze some unorgan like sounds out of it
very little docs
the presets are good you can start using this synth is songs right away in songs.
never delt with customer supprt but the creators seems like a nice guy form his posts.
a very good value for the money ...FREE!!!
the stability has vastly improved since the first release; no you can actually play chords!!
if you enjoy Organs do not pass this one by.Read more
Reviewed By mistertoast
January 22, 2003
There are lots of great organ plug-ins now. I'm not going to pick a favorite, but I have no complaints about this one. Top-notch on the customer service--the author bug-fixed and added features right before our eyes here on KvR.Read more
Reviewed By AndreasE
January 13, 2003
This thing is really sounding like the 60´s organs (Keith Emmerson and the Nice, Gary Brooker and Procol Harum, Deep Purple, Doors, Steppenwolf, ...) - phantastic and the presets are nice.
Customer support is outstanding because within two days there were three new versions with fixed bugs and some new features.
I´m very impressed of that instrument except for the somewhat high CPU consumption (but it´s a SE synth).
The absence of a documentation isn´t a problem, I think, because that organ isn´t really difficult to program.Read more
Reviewed By pough
January 7, 2003
To put it in totally untechnical terms, if B4 is a $200 meal and some restaurant that would NEVER let me in, Dirtbag is a delicious breakfast served with love to a starving person. I have no idea what that means, other than I'm hungry right now.
There seems to be a little feedback loop happening on some of the presets, but I imagine it can be fixed easily enough... unless it's meant to be there. This is the Dirtbag, after all. Cleanliness is next to uselessness, maybe.
Worth a try. Some fantabulous sounds come out of this thing, in my opinion. And I also own B4...
A few notes on my ratings... some of them are low because this thing is free (no docs that I've seen... maybe I should look harder), I haven't received a response yet about the glitch thing (haven't been waiting long, mind you) and there aren't too many presets... but it doesn't need very many. This thing is not making an attempt to be all things to all men.
UPDATE: problems have been fixed and new features added! The only thing lacking now is docs, but he has most of the main features listed on his website.Read more