B3 Clone Leslie Simulation Comparison

Comparison #2

The music for comparison #2 is an original blues comp, "Blues Comp in G" by Josiah Hoskins.

Clone Registration Settings:

Upper Manual Drawbars 88 8000 004
Lower Manual Drawbars 80 8000 000
C/V = OFF both UM and LM
Leslie Slow 1st verse, Fast 2nd verse

NOTE: The big difference here is NO Chorus.

B3 Clone MP3s Naked Clean Dirty
Hammond XK-3 XK-3 Naked.mp3 XK-3 Clean.mp3 XK-3 Dirty.mp3
Nord Electro Electro Naked.mp3 Electro Clean.mp3 Electro Dirty.mp3
Korg CX3 CX3 Naked.mp3 CX3 Clean.mp3 CX3 Dirty.mp3
NI B4 B4 Naked.mp3 B4 Clean.mp3 B4 Dirty.mp3

For Definitions of "Naked", "Clean", "Dirty", and "Dirty with Drums" see: Definitions

For Detailed Clone settings for each MP3 see: Leslie Sim Clone Settings #2

How were the MP3s made?

These MP3s were made the "old-fashioned way". I played the song on the XK-3 using Sonar 3 to capture the MIDI. The midi captured the Upper Manual in one track, the Lower Manual in another track. The Upper Manual Track also captured the Expression Pedal and the Leslie fast/slow changes.


I do not represent any of the companies that manufacture the clones tested.
I do own all the clones tested.

All MP3s were made using Sonar 3 Producer Edition.
A MOTU 828mkII was used for the I/O.
Alesis M1 Active Monitors.
All clones were recorded in stereo from their line outs.

All B3 Clone Comparison MP3s were made using the same midi file and same registrations.
Every attempt was made to provide the best representation of each clone and also to make each MP3 to be as close in volume as possible.