A B-3 for Your Kurzweil!
Hammond B-3 Samples on CDROM. Way lighter than the real thing, but packing 100% of the punch. From warm and mellow to big and beefy, it's all the B-3 sounds you'll ever need for rock, jazz, R&B or gospel!NOTE: Formatted for Kurzweil Kxxxx keyboards
These Kurzweil CD-ROMs are in a proprietary Kurzweil format that can only be read by a K2000/K2500/K2600 series keyboard using a Kurzweil-compatible SCSI CD-ROM drive. These CD-ROMs can NOT be read by a Mac or PC. If you are interested in adding these sounds to your Kurzweil PC3K, we suggest that you try our Sweetwater PC3K Library, which has over 100 instruments selected from all nine of our Kurzweil CD-ROM libraries. The library comes on a 2GB thumb drive that's been formatted so that you can plug it directly into the PC3K and start loading. Since there will be plenty of room left over on the drive, we'll include the latest operating system and objects, as well as the currently available Kurzweil PC3K libraries (including the SynthScapes and Take 6 collections) and the K2661 ROM compatibility files.
These Pocket B-3 files represent 29 different Drawbar Settings, which are labeled on each Program. Each Drawbar Setting comes with the straight B-3 tone plus a very luscious Chorus/Vibrato version with the B-3 set to CV3. Now here's the amazing part. The straight B-3 version of each Drawbar Setting is typically only 30k to 50k in size! That's right, you can fit all 29 of them on your machine using less than 2 MB of your RAM! The Chorus/Vibrato versions of each Drawbar Setting are typically only 600k in size. Loading all 25 of these gorgeous sounds on your Kurzweil will only take 14 MB of RAM!
Every Pocket B-3 Drawbar Setting has a single rotor and a dual rotor stereo Leslie simulation created by a complex VAST application. The dual rotor versions use Setups to separate Rates and Acceleration Times for the horn and the rotor. There are also Percussion Programs using Third or Second Harmonics featuring the unique ability to have Percussion play on all keys all the time, or only when no other notes are held down (like a real B-3).
The Pocket B-3 features a Leslie External directory, which makes our B-3s a perfect match for external Leslie simulators. Finally, we've thrown in a Bonus Bank of B-3s with real Leslies that use our own custom designed "Morphing" Algorithm, which seamlessly blends from slow to fast Leslie, samples. There are also several Bonus B-3 instruments, which have heavy distorytion and deep Leslie rotations effects.