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VB3-II by GSi is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
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VB3-II is the result of almost 15 years of study, research, experimentation and development of the simulation of a vintage Hammond B3 organ. It is the evolution of the GSi VB3 1.4 with a new sound, a new parameter set, and endless possibilities of sound customization.

Main features:

  • Full polyphony (61 upper + 61 lower + 25 pedals = 147 notes).
  • 91 modeled tonewheels with accurate phase synchronization.
  • Adjustable leakage noise and cross modulation between tonewheels.
  • A total of 22 different tonewheel generators to choose from.
  • Generator shaping for a total of 154 generator combinations.
  • Adjustable global tuning from 430 to 450 Hz.
  • Foldback on 16" deactivatable.
  • Complex wheels.
  • Resistor wiring with multiple options.
  • Realistic "run" motor wow & flutter.
  • Busbars and 9 key contact simulation.
  • Two separate sets of drawbars per manual.
  • Full "inverted octave" presets.
  • String Bass with adjustable release time.
  • Loudness "robbing" effect.
  • Single triggered percussion with natural capacitor discharge/recharge.
  • Adjustable Percussion Level & Decay.
  • Vibrato/Chorus virtual scanner.
  • Adjustable Vibrato Scanner depth & mix.
  • Separated Upper and Lower V/C tablets with smooth switching.
  • Dynamic tube overdrive simulation.
  • Digital stereo reverb.
  • Rotary speaker simulation with virtual microphone positioning.
  • Rotors "Front Stop" brake position.
  • Very low CPU consumption.
  • Advanced MIDI Learn function with import/export of custom mappings.
  • Upper and Lower manuals SPLIT with adjustable split point.
  • Adjustable output level.
  • Supports pedal sustain.
  • Custom programmer with import/export of Programs and Banks.
  • ...and many more.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 3.50 from 6 reviews

Reviewed By kachaloo2002
July 17th, 2022

I'm not a real keyboardist or organ player, but I can say the sounds are incredibly good. Not sure if it's possible to turn off the tool tips, which can get annoying, and instances do not save to Reaper, i.e. after closing Reaper the plug-in reverts to its default, unlike most plug-ins. This can also be annoying.

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Reviewed By Stoffel11
April 30th, 2022

The VB3 v1.1.1 is an extremely versatile organ with a very good sounding Leslie and very low CPU load.
Unfortunately, some parameters are stored globally, so they are not stored in a patch.
This already limits the use in a DAW very much.
There will probably be no improvement, because the support does not respond despite repeated requests.
Therefore only 2 stars.

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7 July 2018 at 5:25am

VB3II is worth the coin - sounds great. While Blue3 and a few others sound good, VB3 and II have the prog rock Hammond sound I love. Yeah, perhaps pricy for an update, but this update is not a minor bug fix or a few minor enhancements.

20 July 2019 at 10:05pm

VB3-II is not an update to VB3 v.1.x. If you test them both side by side, you'll easily find out that they're two completely different products.

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