What’s up folks, time to checkout some new goodness from Native Instruments
many people still use and swear by their now discontinued B4II organ instrument.
To the delight of many, they released a new library/instrument dedicated to that classic organ sound.
But it’s not just about the B3 this time….there’s a few others in the mix
Let’s checkout Vintage Organs
So what is Vintage Organs?
As the name states, it’s a library dedicated to vintage organ instruments. Where B4II was a synth-based type of product, Vintage Organs is based on extensively sampled instruments.
Also, they didn’t just go after the B3, but they went after 5 of the most classic organ sounds around.
The instruments in the library are the Hammond B3, C3, and M3, the Vox Continental II, and the FARFISA Compact.
You get tons of control over the amps, drive, drawbars, percussion, vibrato, etc…of each instrument.
It also comes with 100 presets split across the various instruments.
- content: 1.4b, 5 instruments with 100 presets total
- format: kontakt 4, kontakt 4 player
- price: $119
How does it sound?
Look, I won’t pretend to be an organ expert…or an expert of any kind. Everything I judge, I do so based on MY experience and reference of the sound.
From church, to records and albums…I have an idea of what organs sound like to me…and let me just say that these sound absolutely amazing.
No joke…I had people asking me when I was going to check them out…and sure I knew I wanted to, but I was of the impression…”an organ is an organ”.
I was wrong….the tone of the instruments in this library strike an instant memory to the various places and times when I’ve heard organs.
From the up beat, rolling sound of the gospel organs to the barking drive of the organs heard in rock and blues…it’s there.
They also cover some of that old school, nostalgic sound that comes from the transistor organs…many people will think of “The Doors”, I just think of old records!
The truth of the matter is that it’s very easy to find what you want in the presets, but it’s also fun to pull the drawbars, flip switches, buttons, etc…to dial in your own style and sound.
They are already pre optimized with Kontakt’s background loading, so switching instruments is quick.
These instruments cover it all, from mellow to harsh, and for my needs, they hit it right on the money.
The bottom line about Vintage Organs
If you’re looking for a dedicated organ instrument, I can’t say I’ve tried everything out there…but I’ve tried a few and right now…I’m really loving this here.
The interface is sexy…and yes, for me that matters. I can’t stand playing an ugly virtual instrument!
But the interface is also very functional, easy to navigate and tweak your instruments, plus pretty much all of it is midi learnable.
I told a friend after I first installed and played this…I wish I knew how to play…and this instrument made me want to find a course or something! It will happen lol.
But yeah, I personally don’t see what else a person could look for in an organ library/instrument…I love the tone, look, and tweakability of Vintage Organs
I give it a 5 out of 5 subs…I really think it’s just “got it” so to speak.
I’m sure there are some organ purist that will find fault with it, just like guitar purist and other musicians can find fault with virtual versions of their instrument.
But for me in my music production, and for the end consumer…I highly doubt they will be disappointed or not be convinced by the sounds here.
So go on over and watch the videos, check it out and let me know what you think: Kontakt Vintage Organs
Oh yeah, congratulations to the winner of the free copy of Komplete 7 Elements giveaway we had yesterday, it was fun!