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Native Instruments B4

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b4_installer.sit (17.28 MB)
MD5: 68f5a91fb288d7ba5bec175ecb1e8358
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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The Native Instruments B4 is a software plug-in that emulates the look and sounds of the classic Hammond B3 tonewheel organ and rotating speaker. With an authentic looking B3 complete with drawbars, dual manuals (keyboards) and a pedal keyboard, the plug-in is very visual and intuitive to use. It even features a nifty rear-view for tweaking more adjustment parameters, kind of like the real thing! Unlike the old B3's however, the new plug-in adds flexibility in sound generation and seamless integration into the studio that the original never had.. and at a fraction of the cost.
B4 Close-Up Image

The B4 can create all the classic B3 type sounds with stunning clarity and detail while emulating the effects of rotating speakers, tube circuitry and other electro-mechanical functions that made the B3 a legend. The sounds are physically modeled and Native Instruments has included such B3 nuances as harmonic foldback, drawbar crosstalk and loudness robbing for an authentic recreation.
B4 Controller Image

The B4 plug-in should be part of any VST set-up. Sure it could be used to make church music or take you out to the ball game. But it is also capable of sounds used by such legendary artists as Pink Floyd to Herbie Hancock to Air to Portishead. For use on Macintosh or Windows, by itself or as a plug-in with any VST 2.0, Audio Units, or RTAS compatible music apps.

Architecture: PPC

Macintosh - Mac OS 8.6 or higher, PPC 604, 233 MHz, 64 MB RAM
VST 2, Audio Units, RTAS, Core Audio, Core MIDI, ASIO


paquitopaquitopaquito's picture
by paquitopaquitop... - 2011, September 25 - 6:47pm

same problem here. any solution?

familyjules123's picture
by familyjules123 - 2011, April 7 - 7:15am

after installing, asks that I enter the program CD. therefore, this doesn't work for me. the audio unit and vst plugins don't work either as they also request the CD.

poonka's picture
by poonka - 2010, October 8 - 8:00pm

I already found the demo version but it beeps randomly and cuts out after a while. I downloaded this installer and tried to run it on OS 9 and also Classic under OS X 10.4.11. No luck yet, OS 9 can't find a System Folder and Classic has a problem with access permissions. Maybe a Tiger thing..., does it install on Jag?

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2010, September 5 - 8:13pm

Read me file removed

turtlecroc's picture
by turtlecroc - 2010, September 5 - 5:17am

Ah, this is for OSX *ONLY* removed, please be polite

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, December 17 - 5:01pm

They havent it in their web shop.
No one word about B4 at their support sites.
IF supported - they are supported B4-II not B4 (I thing).

InkBlot's picture
by InkBlot - 2009, December 17 - 2:38am

Yes, it is discontinued, as in they are no longer developing it. This does not mean they are no longer supporting it. Again, maybe you should contact Native Instruments GmbH to ask them if they would allow distribution.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, December 17 - 2:25am

From Native Instruments GmbH web site : "Please note: This product is discontinued. You can find high-end organ sounds in other NI products ..."

InkBlot's picture
by InkBlot - 2009, December 6 - 5:15am

I'm afraid this one is also still supported, this one by Native Instruments GmbH. Chances are, if the plug-in is available in Audio Unit format, it is still supported. Either that, or it falls in that gray area in between not being supported and being supported. Sorry TataMisia.