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Hammond B-3X Explained®

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    B-3X Overview

    Take a tour around the B-3X user interface and see how and where all the main controls are accessed.

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    Working with the Leslie

    Explore the variation of Leslie speaker control available by altering the fast and slow speeds, the acceleration and deceleration rates when switching speeds, mixing and matching various Leslie amp and cabinet models, and varying the mic placement.

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    Drawbars in Action

    Watch as the drawbar presets are switched in real-time using the inverted drawbar preset keys. Then see how they are mapped to faders on a MIDI controller and controlled individually in real-time to modify the organ's tone during a performance.

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    Putting the Expression Pedal to Work

    Hear how the Expression pedal is used to control the dynamics of the organ as well as the level fed into the guitar amp cabinet section, and then to additionally control the movement of the Wah pedal in the Stomps section.

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    Using Two Keyboards

    Discover how two keyboards, each outputting to a different MIDI channel, are used to trigger the Swell Manual and Great Manual separately in the Hammond B-3X.

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    Bass Pedals

    Watch as the Hammond B-3X bass pedals are incorporated into a MIDI performance on a separate MIDI channel.

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    Percussion

    Explore how these rocker switches and advanced setting controls affect the attack and sustain portion of each note by enhancing either the second or third harmonics.

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    Chorus-Vibrato & Tonewheels

    Explore the vibrato-chorus settings, and other Tonewheel settings available in the Advanced tab.

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    Managing Drawbar Settings

    Learn how some non real-time ways of varying the timbre throughout a performance, by using the inverted drawbar key's contextual menu to create related drawbar setting variations.

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    Effects, Cabs, & Program Changes

    Hear some of the Stomps, cab settings, and post effects in action, and learn how to use program change messages to create variations in a performance.

Product Overview


Studio software pro Eli Krantzberg shows you everything needed to navigate, use and create incredibly realistic Hammond B3 organ tones with IK Multimedia's Hammond B-3X virtual instrument! This video manual is designed for those new to the IK Multimedia Hammond B-3X and want to know all bout its features and functions, including how to use them creatively.

Eli welcomes you and then jumps right in with a detailed overview of the B-3X user interface so you know what everything does and how to access its parameters. Eli then introduces the Leslie speaker which really defines the B3 sound including altering the fast and slow speeds, acceleration and deceleration rates when switching speeds, mixing and matching various Leslie amp and cabinet models and more.

Next, you'll explore the B-3X's Drawbars, Expression Pedal options, using two keyboards to more realistically control the B-3X, incorporating Bass Pedals during your performances, and using the rocker switches and advanced setting controls to affect the attack and sustain portion of notes by enhancing either the second or third harmonics.

For the rest of the videos Eli shows you how to utilize the Chorus-Vibrato & Tonewheels, Manage Drawbar Settings and Variations, using and editing the available Effects, Cabs, and Program Changes, plus an overview of the Stomps, Cab Settings, and Post Effects and much more.

To see what these in-depth Hammond B-3X tutorials show you, and how you can get a very realistic Hammond B3 organ experience from your computer, see the individual Hammond B-3X tutorial descriptions on this page. Put that legendary Hammond B3 organ sound into your songs and productions today... Watch "Hammond B-3X Explained®" now.


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frankie56
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Super Tutorial !!!!

Just in Time for a real Hammond - Very Helpfull !!!!

I am a: Beginner


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elliott
Submitted 1 month ago

Very nice

This absolutely slays Arturias B3. Very well demonstrated, and I also learned some new things.


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Rainman
Submitted 1 month ago

A great tutorial.

What can I say, the Hammond organ isn't all that difficult to understand... until you sit down to one and start messing around with it. The tonal possibilities are pretty much limitless and for a keyboard that only had a volume/expression pedal and not velocity sensitive keys it's an instrument that has stood the test of time. Such a wonderful organic sound used in a huge variety of of genres and I think this company nails it. Better yet, my favourite tutorialist (not really a word) Eli K. walks you through this. If you thought that the Hammond was only for the Jimmy Smiths, Uriah Heeps, Deep Purple and Deep House, think again and watch this. An incredibly expressive instrument explained by an incredibly knowledgeable individual.


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wesleywat
Submitted 1 month ago

Great insight.

Bought IK's B-3X after seeing a clip from Namm 2020. This series makes me so glad I did!!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Acid, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One


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frankie56
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Super Tutorial !!!!

Just in Time for a real Hammond - Very Helpfull !!!!

I am a: Beginner

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elliott
Submitted 1 month ago

Very nice

This absolutely slays Arturias B3. Very well demonstrated, and I also learned some new things.

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Rainman
Submitted 1 month ago

A great tutorial.

What can I say, the Hammond organ isn't all that difficult to understand... until you sit down to one and start messing around with it. The tonal possibilities are pretty much limitless and for a keyboard that only had a volume/expression pedal and not velocity sensitive keys it's an instrument that has stood the test of time. Such a wonderful organic sound used in a huge variety of of genres and I think this company nails it. Better yet, my favourite tutorialist (not really a word) Eli K. walks you through this. If you thought that the Hammond was only for the Jimmy Smiths, Uriah Heeps, Deep Purple and Deep House, think again and watch this. An incredibly expressive instrument explained by an incredibly knowledgeable individual.

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wesleywat
Submitted 1 month ago

Great insight.

Bought IK's B-3X after seeing a clip from Namm 2020. This series makes me so glad I did!!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Acid, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Hammond B-3X Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super Tutorial !!!! Just in Time for a real Hammond - Very Helpfull !!!!
Date published: 2020-01-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A great tutorial. What can I say, the Hammond organ isn't all that difficult to understand... until you sit down to one and start messing around with it. The tonal possibilities are pretty much limitless and for a keyboard that only had a volume/expression pedal and not velocity sensitive keys it's an instrument that has stood the test of time. Such a wonderful organic sound used in a huge variety of of genres and I think this company nails it. Better yet, my favourite tutorialist (not really a word) Eli K. walks you through this. If you thought that the Hammond was only for the Jimmy Smiths, Uriah Heeps, Deep Purple and Deep House, think again and watch this. An incredibly expressive instrument explained by an incredibly knowledgeable individual.
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very nice This absolutely slays Arturias B3. Very well demonstrated, and I also learned some new things.
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great insight. Bought IK's B-3X after seeing a clip from Namm 2020. This series makes me so glad I did!!
Date published: 2020-01-24
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