Synthax announces the Ferrofish B4000+ Organ Module is shipping. Featuring nine real drawbars, high resolution endless potentiometers, and a TFT display for clear feedback of the various parameters, the Ferrofish B4000+ delivers authentic sound emulation thanks to to a combination of Sharc DSP processing power from Analog Devices and a Cortex 3 ARM processor.
The Ferrofish B4000+ Organ Module features include support for three full polyphony manuals, along with percussion that includes harmonic, attack, and decay settings. Rotating speakers emulation is provided, as well as tube amplifier emulation with overdrive. There is an FX section with chorus/vibrato, reverb, and compressor, as well as envelope attack and decay, MIDI keysplit, and velocity. Six high resolution metal dials provide smooth, precise control over the various system parameters.
For today’s keyboard player who is seeking that famous tonewheel organ sound, the B4000+ is ideal. Based on physical modelling, the unit precisely emulates the vintage organ sound. Players can set the age of the organ, the leakage between the drawbars, and even the tonewheel condition can be adjusted. Further, there are many more parameters that can be defined, including percussion, and keyclick with key contact delay.
In terms of connectivity, the B4000+ excels. The unit incorporates a USB interface, two MIDI inputs, stereo analog output and headphones, a stereo analog input to the FX and a jack for an expression pedal.
The Ferrofish B4000+ Organ Module lists for $595. Here are the specs.