The VB3 Controller also has the following features:
Inverted Keys: on the original tonewheel organ that VB3 emulates, the bottom octave notes have reverse color keys (â€œinverted keysâ€�) that call up preset sounds. VB3 and separately VB3 Controller mimics this use of note keys to provide the player with presets.
If you are using a 61 note midi controller keyboard or two separate keyboards, then using the â€œInverted Keysâ€� function causes the upper and/or lower manual's note playing area to be limited to four octaves; the bottom octave of your keyboard(s) ( Upper and/or Lower Manual ) can be designated as â€œinverted octaveâ€� and you can use this bottom octave's A# and B keys for switching respectively to VB3 Set A and B; the remaining bottom octave keys choose the 9 VB3 pre-set drawbar settings or the â€œAlternative Presetsâ€� (see below), whilst the C key triggers the â€œcancelâ€� (no sound) status.
Alternative Presets : provide 6 banks (2 banks in the demo version) of 18 presets each (9 for the upper manual drawbars and 9 for the lower manual drawbars). Each preset can be called up by pressing one of the keys (C# to A keys) of your midi keyboard(s) â€œinverted octaveâ€� and shows the relevant drawbar positions on VB3, plus you can also temporarily change these preset drawbar settings. (The bottom C key is cancel sound or mute ).
Unlike VB3's regular presets, the Alternative Presets are drawbar position settings only. They do not alter rotary settings, percussion, chorus/vibrato etc. Moreover unlike VB3 presets, they will always default to their original factory settings when you next access them. They do not retain user settings.
Split Mode : you can reserve the bottom two octaves of your 5 octaves midi keyboard(s) for playing the VB3 pedalboard.
Programs Section : you can store your favourite VB3 Controllerâ€™s settings in one of the 10 re-namable programs for future use.
Pricing and Availability:
â‚¬ 10,00 Euros