AM Music Technology releases the AM VL-122 Hammond L-122 Spinet Organ emulation 24/09/09
The newly-released AM Music Technology VL-122 VST instrument virtually reproduces the vintage electro-mechanic spinet organ Hammond L-122. Here's what AM have to say about it...
The sound engine of the VL-122 is a physical modeling emulation of the real electro-mechanic generators (tone-wheels),
drawbars, filters and effects (vibrato and reverb) that compose the original instrument.
Moreover, some new effects have been added to recreate the complete set of timbres that characterize
all the Hammond spinet organ sounds, from classic and church to rock and progressive.
But why a new virtual Hammond organ emulation?
Actually the VL-122 is not one more Hammond B3 or C3 console organ emulation, like those you can find both commercial and freeware.
The VL-122 is the emulation of the so called "spinet" organ L-122 (or L-1xx series, where xx is related to the mechanic design only).
The spinet organ has a quite different sound, respect the most popular console organs. The timbre is less aggressive and more rounded, and it has been used in very different arrangements than the bigger brothers B3 or C3. So, it is not one alternative choice, but one more VST plug-in to add to our own virtual instrument setup.
The VL-122 VST instrument has been designed having in mind the new generation of dedicated hardware platforms, like virtual machines. In this direction lot of care has been taken to achieve:
High level of compatibility to different hosts and HW platforms.
Very lightweight algorithms, so that simple and cheap virtual machines don't suffer overloads of the CPU.
Easy installation procedure, there is no need of any installers, simply copy the vl122.dll file in the right folder.
High degree of MIDI configuration capability, useful when using very simple VST hosts.
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