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E-mu Systems B3 Organ Synthesizer Module

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    Description
    The E-MU B-3 - 64 voice tone wheel organ sound module was carefully engineered to capture the sound and feel of the original legendary B-3. The rotating speaker effects can be spun-up and spun-down independent of note-on events and a single trigger, polyphonic harmonic percussion generator perfectly simulates the playing behavior of the original. Meticulous sampling and advanced synthesis technology combine to provide a perfect recreation of the original instrument.

    B-3 contains two user-upgradable sound SIMM sockets, allowing you to mix and match sound sets according to your needs. New sounds can be added as easily as plugging in a new 16MB or 32MB SIMM module. Each E-MU sound set has been painstakingly crafted to be the best of its kind. Samples are matched across the keyboard, perfectly looped, and rich in harmonic texture.

    B-3 has enough memory for 512 user presets and can hold literally thousands of factory presets. (ROM presets are automatically added when sound SIMMs are installed. As an example, a 32 MB SIMM may contain up to 1024 ROM presets.) B-3’s Sound Navigator is a major improvement to the main screen that makes it easy to find the exact sound you want. It’s powerful, yet simple to use.

    The real power and value of B-3 becomes apparent when you want to customize your own sounds. The extremely flexible yet easy to use, 4-layer synthesizer voices make it easy to build sounds of any kind. Layers can be switched or crossfaded using key position, velocity, real-time controllers or any modulation source. B-3 also contains 50 different 6th and 12th order resonant & modeling filters which are used to shape and modify the raw samples.

    The 64 modulation sources include three multistage envelopes and two LFOs per layer, as well as full MIDI control over virtually every parameter. The digital patch bay, with 24 cords per layer, (and 12 more cords per preset) lets you connect modulation sources to 64 destinations in any imaginable way.

    The patch bay also contains a set of arithmetic modifiers, letting you create complex synthesis models.

    Four front panel real-time controllers give you control over 12 userselectable parameters. The real-time knobs can adjust multiple parameters at once, allowing complex levels of control. For example, one knob can simultaneously turn up filter cutoff, while detuning one sample, and adjusting the release time of the volume envelope. Virtually every synth parameter in the B-3 is controllable using the real-time knobs or by any internal or external control source.

    Two 18-bit analog outputs and four internal effect sends let you process separate sounds inside B-3 and output a complex mix controlled by MIDI or internal sources.

    Once you have created your preset, you can add richness to your sound using B-3’s 24-bit stereo effects. You can choose a different effects setup for each preset from over 60 algorithms. B-3’s effects section is actually two separate effects processors with control over each wet/dry mix level on four effects sends. Effects Processor “A” contains primarily ambiance algorithms like reverb and delays, while effects processor “B” contains primarily spectral algorithms such as chorus, flange, phase, distortion, and delay. Effects can be linked to each preset or used globally to further enhance your sound.

    Other features include multiple solo, voice assignment and performance modes for expressive control, 12 user-definable alternate tunings, an extremely easy to use interface and, of course, an extensive MIDI implementation.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: ROM
    ROM Size: 32
    ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
    Oscillator Notes:
    32 - 64 MB RAM
    Envelopes: 3
    Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Release, Release 2, Looping, Triggered, Time
    Filters: 1
    Types: 6dB Slope, 12dB Slope (2-pole), 18dB Slope, 24dB Slope (4-pole), 36dB Slope , 48dB Slope (8-pole), Band Pass, Band Reject, Formant, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance, Parametric, Z-Plane
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Key Sync
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 64
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 512
    Patches ROM: 384
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Case
    Case: Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
    Display Count H: 24
    Display Count V: 2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 19 in. x 8.5 in. x 1.75 in.
    Weight: 3.1 kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
    Audio Output Count: 2
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 18
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
    Power: 120 V AC IEC Connector
    Production
    Year Released: 2000
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    Reviews
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $795 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $700 - convert
    Used Price: $100 - $200 - convert
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