I’m a Hammond owner, love them! When it comes to using my laptop and a MIDI rig for Hammond emulation, I’m always checking out the strengths and weaknesses of virtual Hammonds and Leslies.
I’ll do a quick review of the Arturia, and then let you hear a comparison of:
Arturia, Native Instruments B4, VB3 from GSI, eBay Sample Set, Logic’s EVB3, and the real thing.
First off, as I’m typing this the download is showing my that Arturia’s B3 is a 363 MB download, which looks promising! It might involve samples !! When the .zip file unpacks, it’s 650 MB !!
The tone quality of the eBay samples (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijimbgiq1-E) is great. But the Leslie speed is fixed, so you can’t have it speed up or slow down, which is imperative for the way I play.
It sound like the Leslie feature of the Arturia was never properly working in this video. I apologize about that. I don’t know what was going on with it. FYI – when I make screen capture videos, I cannot hear the audio from my computer. So I am unaware of such things until I play back the video file. But I think you still get the general idea of the Arturia B3 from this video.