IK Multimedia has teamed up with Hammond USA and Suzuki Music Corp. of Japan, with the intent to bring you best sounding Leslie of the digital world, with 5 legendary Leslie amps and 6 cabinets in one module, that you can now use inside their T-RackS 5 and Amplitude products.
Ik Multimedia has used their Dynamic Interaction Modeling and Volumetric Response Modeling technologies, which have designed to reproduce the subtlest interactions of an electronic circuit down to its tiniest component and recreate the real acoustic behaviour of rotary-speaker cabinets.
The outcome is not a mere emulation of reality, no matter how close to the original it might be, it is rather an exacting digital recreation of it, carrying the official Leslie® seal as a guarantee of the indisputable excellence of what is the definitive Leslie collection for the most discerning producers, composers, keyboardists, guitarists and creative singers.
From microphone distance and position control, level balancing, different amp and cab combinations, circuit overdriving, width, acceleration and deceleration control of the rotary speaker, horn/drum balance and more, IK Multimedia are offering everything they think you need to give your tracks the unmistakable shimmer, charm, warmth, growl and character and attitude that are an integral part of the Leslie sound.
The IK Multimedia Leslie for Amplitude and T-RackS have circuit-modeled amplifiers which help to recreate the signature tone of these incredible units, especially when overdriving the amp circuit, typical of genres like rock and blues.
IK’s Dynamic Interaction Modeling Technology is designed to analyse and model the behaviour of every electronic component in the circuit, as well as their mutual interactions, with the intent of reproducing the exact behaviour of the entire system in a non-linear and dynamic way.
Leslie cabinets are very complex to reproduce in the digital realm because of the number of time-variant effects that happen within the sound simultaneously during the rotation of the rotors. These include the Doppler effect plus continuously and smoothly variable delay, frequency and phase response as well as variable reverberation/reflections inside the cabinet walls, and that is just scratching the surface.
IK Multimedia has used their proprietary technology to try and recreate these complex machines using Volumetric Response Modeling, that includes modelling of some parts and capturing the real audio behaviour by miking up the cabinets in a high-quality room to extract the essence of their original tone.
IK Multimedia Leslie Features
- Perfect digital recreation of the legendary Leslie® amps and cabinets approved and certified by Hammond USA and Suzuki Music Corp. of Japan
- 11 iconic Leslie officially certified models
- 5 Amps (Leslie 147, 122 vintage; Leslie 122A - brand new tube; Leslie 3300w new hybrid and Leslie G-37/Studio 12 brand new hybrid)
- 6 rotary-speaker cabinets (Leslie 147, 122, 122A; Leslie 3300w, Leslie G-37, Leslie Studio 12)
- Original circuit and component-level modelling of the amps via IK’s acclaimed Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ technology
- Rotary-speaker cabinets modelled using IK’s proprietary Volumetric Response Modeling™ technology
- Captures the true sound, soul and dynamic response of the real hardware
- 90° and 180° mic placement and variable distance setup for true studio sound and sophisticated tone shaping
- Different amp/cab combinations
- Painstakingly recreates the saturation and harmonic distortion of overdriven tubes and circuitry
- All cabinets work in stereo for both horns and drum
- Full parametric EQ for overall sound shaping
- Intuitive controls for easily customizable sound
- Mixer section for versatile microphone signal blending and tonal control
- Elegant animated interface
- Ideal for keyboard players, record producers, guitarists and even vocalists
- Perfect for any kind of production ranging from Jazz to Rock and Contemporary Pop
- Can be used along an ever-growing collection of models and processors from the AmpliTube family, for limitless sonic options
Pricing And Availability
- Leslie Collection Includes AmpliTube Leslie and T-RackS Leslie - Pre-order Price - €149.99 excl. VAT
- AmpliTube Leslie - Pre-order Price - €99.99 excl. VAT
- T-RackS Leslie Pre-order Price €99.99 excl. VAT
- It is not clear when these products will be available.