Viscount DB3 Digital Organ (Pre-Owned)
Viscount DB3 Digital Organ
A very rare organ in good condition with just a couple of marks (see images)
The Viscount DB3 appears little different from its predecessors, the Oberheim OB‑3 and OB‑32 as it has manual drawbars, three chorus and three vibrato settings as well as various other standard organ EQ options (overdrive, reverb, Leslie ). Ideal for vintage Hammond B3 organ sounds.
A wooden chassis reminiscent of a vintage Hammond encloses a five-octave keyboard, with a control panel and drawbars at the left-hand extreme, the DB3 is yet another competent Hammond emulator with midi in and out options.
The DB3 incorporates a DSP-powered physical modelling system dedicated to emulating the sound of a vintage Hammond played through a dual-rotor Leslie speaker. Consequently, the control panel (which looks much smarter in black than its predecessors did in cream) sports the expected controls: nine drawbars, a six-position knob for chorus/vibrato, a reverb knob, switches for percussion, and switches for Leslie on/off and rotor speed.
The DB3 provides three manuals — Upper, Lower, and a pedalboard called 'Bass' — all of which you can play on the DB3 itself using split points that allow you to allocate each to a range on the keyboard. You configure these (and determine the DB3's other functions) using the nine extra buttons — Bass, Lower, Rotary, Rev Type, Equaliser, MIDI, Global Memory, '-' and '+' — and the three-digit LED screen that also resides on the control panel.
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