There was a good deal of hum and buzz on the wires when AcousticSampleS initially released their hybrid virtual Hammond organ library, “B-5”. It was based entirely on digital samples, but with the addition of modeling technology. I must admit, it was pretty good. However, there was some room for improvement. It boasted big, fat, warm low end, but just couldn’t seem to reproduce the searing upper presence that tonewheel organs are capable of projecting. The Leslie emulation was good, but it lacked realism and there were some quirks that never really got ironed out properly.
B-5 V2 normally lists for €99, but AcousticSampleS generously provide it au gratis as a FREE upgrade for those whom had already purchased the original version.
* At the time of this publication, B-5 V2 is available for a short time at only €69!