Split from: Official Hammond B-3X Wish List!

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Re: Split from: Official Hammond B-3X Wish List!

Postby zedd » Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:10 pm

I love this Hammond B-3X organ and I'm going to use it as my main go-to organ from now on.

However, while there is so much that is fantastic about this instrument, there is one thing that is driving me crazy... THE PRESET SYSTEM SUCKS!!! It is so inconvenient and I can't believe that IKM has not addressed this yet in version 1.3.3.

I strongly request and recommend the following changes to the preset system ergonomics:

(1) Add the usual Up an Down arrows beside the preset name so that you can click through them without opening up the drop down menu. When creating preset variations you want to be able to quickly compare them, rifling back and forth between them. This is definitely not possible as things are now. When quickly auditioning factory presets you don't want to have to open the drop down menu each time you want to go to the next one.

(2) A folder for USER presets so that they are not mixed in with all the other factory presets when you save something. I'd like my presets automatically saved in user folder which shows menus to the side when you mouse over the folder, like with normal file/preset systems.

(3) A wider window for displaying the preset name so that longer preset names are not truncated. There is enough room to DOUBLE the current length that is allowable and it is definitely too short (especially when we have to code our presets to invent our own USER presets method).

(4) How about an option to reduce the leading between preset names so that MORE can be shown in the list without having to scroll? There is too much space between the preset names and this is true in other products too... I miss the days of SampleTank 2 when lists were TIGHT and you could see a lot of presets listed without having to scroll. This should be a preference in all products, imo.

(5) A favorite system to FAVORITE your factory favorites, and ideally they would all automatically appear together (aliased versions perhaps) in a dedicated menu as the USER presets would.

(6) The inclusion of a COMPARE button so that you can compare changes you have made to the preset (before saving) with the currently saved version of the preset.

These 6 things are all standard preset system features that are usually employed these days for maximum ease of use... the fact that ALL of them are absent on Hammond B-3X is very surprising. Please update this so that this FABULOUS instrument is more fun to use and work with.

Thanks for listening,

Zedd
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Re: Split from: Official Hammond B-3X Wish List!

Postby Cambo1032 » Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:01 pm

Having just bought this organ there's 2 obvious problems.

1. When you click on the plugin there's about a 6 second delay before it actually opens.
Not talking about the initial load, this is every time you click on it. My computer is by no means weak either. Pro Tools 12, 64 bit, Core i9, 32Gb RAM.
No other plugin does this. This shouldn't be happening for such an expensive plugin.

2. It seems you can't remove the drawbar presets. So every time I do say a gliss from the bottom, it changes the sound. I realise this is the way the real Hammond works, but most people are playing through regular keyboards. There should be an option to deactivate the presets.
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Re: Split from: Official Hammond B-3X Wish List!

Postby Peter_IK » Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:06 pm

Cambo1032 wrote:1. When you click on the plugin there's about a 6 second delay before it actually opens.
Not talking about the initial load, this is every time you click on it. My computer is by no means weak either. Pro Tools 12, 64 bit, Core i9, 32Gb RAM.
No other plugin does this. This shouldn't be happening for such an expensive plugin.

Please report this issue to IK Support. This is a wishlist thread and you're reporting an issue you are having. This is not the expected behavior
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Re: Split from: Official Hammond B-3X Wish List!

Postby peter.van.rompuy » Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:54 pm

Dear,
I am using B-3X now for a half year live on stage. Just wonderfull !!
Maybe some issues still missing to make it even more perfect: Can you include the sound of the leslie switching relay and the rumbling sound of the bass rotor? Both volume adjusted please....
Hope this will be included in the next version....
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Re: Split from: Official Hammond B-3X Wish List!

Postby ATJohnson83 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:36 pm

I just bought the b3x and it is wonderful however I am not seeing a way to calibrate the expression pedal. I am using a korg expression pedal with my controller and it does not respond accurately to the software expression pedal. Is this something that can be fixed in b3x or is it a hardware issue?

Also, would be lovely to be able to CC the keyboard split.
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Re: Split from: Official Hammond B-3X Wish List!

Postby rcates » Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:04 pm

Although I have the full pc version, I also just got the IOS version. Actually very impressed. I've experimented and if yo have a blueboard, you can control at least 4 items, I do the Leslie speed, brake, percussion, and am trying to get the sustain to work, but haven't gotten to the bottom of that yet. So for me that frees up fingers to do other things. So i can switch from amplitube and the BX-3 no problem. The only thing is whatever the switches were set for say amplitube control of pedal on'off, those settings will transfer to the BX when you switch over just hafto adjust if necessary as needed, and vice versa. think i have an easy workaround for that in the works, although its not that big a deal. So with external midi control to "play" it, I set the MIDI control to any and it oicks up both.
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