MESSE: Natives Organ Goes Hard

Easy, they've released a hardware controller for the B4 organ plugin      05/04/04
MESSE: Natives Organ Goes Hard
The B4D

Native Instruments are getting into the hardware controller game it seems. There's a foot controller for their new Guitar Rack software and this, the B4D Controller. The new B4D drawbar controller is the ideal companion for NI's award-winning B4 organ - giving direct access to every important parameter of the software for a true-to-life organ experience. NI's B4 is seen as a pretty darn good emulation of the legendary B3 tone wheel organ. With the new B4D Controller, the B4 not only sounds like, but also controls like the real thing, making it even more playable. The B4D controller features nine mechanical drawbars, two rotary knobs and 22 buttons, giving direct access to every important parameter and function of the software. While the nine drawbars of the B4D can control any of the three drawbar groups of the B4, the upper panel of the controller gives access to percussion, rotary speaker, vibrato, chorus, overdrive, volume and preset selection. The B4D controller casing is built from solid metal and real wood, making it rugged as well as aesthetically pleasing. The controller is equipped with a MIDI-I/O and additional inputs for a parameter pedal and two additional foot switches. The B4D controller is connected to the computer via MIDI and gives instant access to all B4 parameters without any configuration hassle. Two or more controllers can be chained together via MIDI to provide simultaneous control over more than one of the B4ï¿‚ï¾´s draw bar sets. The B4D controller will be available in June 2004 at a suggested retail price of $ 449 / 399 Euros
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