Waterfall B3 Organ
Decades of soul, at your fingertips.
Waterfall B3 Organ is the world's most thorough emulation of the classic Hammond B3 organ and its companion Leslie 147 rotary speaker cabinet,* giving your music the same rich tone and three‑dimensional sound heard on decades of legendary albums.*All trademarks are property of their respective owners, and used only to represent the instruments modeled as part of UAD Spark software.
Get the sound of a legendary 1958 tonewheel organ as heard on countless R&B, soul, rock, hip‑hop, and gospel hits
Experience the rich, three-dimensional whirl of a vintage 1974 rotary speaker cabinet
Tap into dreamy spring reverb and perfectly-placed vintage microphone setups
Stay inspired with over 70 expertly crafted presets giving you legendary organ sounds, instantly
Get the Sound of an Authentic Organ, in your DAW
By emulating every last detail of this classic organ — including tube power amp saturation, transformer "pumping," and rich, upper-harmonic drawbar interactions — Waterfall B3 gives you album-ready sounds heard on countless R&B, soul, rock, hip-hop, and gospel hits.
Experience Immersive Rotary Speaker Sounds
Only Waterfall B3 gives you the three‑dimensional movement, speaker breakup, and full tonal range of the legendary "Type 147" rotary speaker cabinet, captured in all its glory using expertly placed vintage mic setups.
Get Hit-Making Organ Sounds Fast, with Presets
Waterfall B3 is the most "record-ready" organ emulation ever put into a DAW, giving you over 70 hand-crafted presets for album-ready results across every genre.
“The Waterfall B3 Organ sounds incredibly realistic. Once I started playing, I didn't want to stop.”
– Eric J Dubowsky (Flume, Odesza, Weezer)
“Waterfall B3 Organ is one of the best organ emulations I’ve heard.”
– Jacknife Lee (R.E.M, The Cars, Snow Patrol)
1. Oktober 2022
Having tried most software B3's (including years of playing the real thing) I would say that this, overall, is the best of them. Particularly of note is the Leslie simulator . I...Weiter
20. September 2022
18. September 2022
The most realistic B3 simulation.Weiter
18. September 2022
18. September 2022
14. September 2022
The only one
Before I got the waterfall I used different other organ plugins. Now it’s my only ONE.Weiter
An exacting emulation of the iconic Hammond B3 organ and companion Leslie 147 rotary speaker cabinet*
Best-in-class physical and circuit modeling of entire tonewheel organ for unparalleled playing dynamics and realism
Complete three-dimensional emulation of a classic rotating speaker with perfectly positioned mono and stereo vintage mic setups
Over 70 "album-ready" presets for instant professional organ sounds for any genre
Onboard vintage spring reverb based on Accutronics tank
Authentically emulated tube power amp saturation
Keyboard Split functionality lets you play upper and lower manuals with a single MIDI controller
MIDI-mapped parameters give users hands-on, real-time control in the studio and on stage
Having tried most software B3's (including years of playing the real thing) I would say that this, overall, is the best of them. Particularly of note is the Leslie simulator . I currently use a 'Ventilator" Leslie 122 pedal, which IMO is the best Leslie out there (apart from real ones!) but Waterfall runs a very close second to it.
My main gripe is the need for either an Ilok key or authorisation via Internet. I bought this to use live as well as in the studio. Ilok keys are disastrous on tour, they are easily damaged , and are the last thing you need hanging off already crowded USB ports on the Macbook Pro I use for gigs. I recently had to abandon Waterfal at soundcheck as the venue wi-fi was down. Please please UAD, can we have machine licensing as per my Synthogy Ivory Steinway, and other softwares?
The instrument itself is great, but beware --the CC numbers in the manual for midi control of the drawbars is out by 2. Upper manual drawbar one CC is 14 (and so on up),
not 12 , at least when using Korg Nano Kontrol. Well worth the sale price, a bargain in fact!
The most realistic B3 simulation.
The only one
Before I got the waterfall I used different other organ plugins. Now it’s my only ONE.
Sounds like the real thing
It's a very accurate emulation of the real thing. Also the Leslie emulation gives you a lot of tweeking opportunities.
Have a ton of VI Hammond's and this one just really nails it more than any other I've heard. The other reviews do a much better job of explaining how great this is so I'll just add this review to say another 100% happy owner of the current best B3 VI there is!
My "just right" B3 + Rotary
Like the UAD Minimoog, the Waterfall B3 feels just right. Not hyped, just real sounding. Sits beautifully in a mix. Couldn't believe my good fortune when they added this to UADx collection - what a treat. I would sure love to have the Rotary as an effect plugin... hint hint.
Doesn’t work in Luna
Sounds amazing and u get to restart Luna ten times a day because if it. Fix it please everything else works. This is ridiculous.
Waterfall B3 organ
You can’t get any more realistic than those plug-in. The diversity in tone and Tonsll
Characteristics of the real thing or unprecedented! It’s really nice to have a native as well.
As Virtual as it Gets
This is undoubtedly the best B3 /Leslie virtual instrument I have tried. It does not skimp on any of the subtleties of the real thing. Hard to tell the difference in feel when you are playing. There's one drawbar... oops... drawback. I would LOVE gain access to the Leslie section with external inputs.
Get a little pi++ed and this sound great
Helped me write a song that still sounds OK
Does not disappoint
The Waterfall is much more detailed and realistic than others I have tried. I have a weighted key controller as well as a Kontakt controller. Both controllers work simultaneously requiring no configuration. I was impressed with the split function built into the plug-in to utilize the “double keyboard” on one keyboard or 2 different ones. The rotary knobs automatically adjusts the sliders. Hearing that chirp and the speed changes on the Leslie makes it authentic. I can think of places to use this already. Fabulous job, thank you!
Convenient and convincing
I have recorded Hammond organ in studios and owned one myself. Great as a real one can be on a good day, this one - the Waterfall B3 organ - sounds great every time.
V. Pop Hristov
It's so nice I'll say it twice,so nice
Best emulation so far
After all attempts of emulating B3, this is so far the best.
stunning! A player's wonderland
The feel and authenticity are on a whole different league than the officially endorsed IK B3. Hammond and Leslie should have endorsed the UA one! Try it and you'll know it.
THIS MF HITS!
L. Holzapfel (Woodapple)
Great not only for smoother Hammond Sounds
..sorry UA: this is a really great UA Instrument......very detailed possibilities to adjust, a lot of noises from the Original Hammond.....special the overtones when pressing single key only. Different miking is great, quick adjust for split also. This is the best emulation of a B3 and very unser fiendly...and i got them really all. But let´s be serious...when i really want that the hammond rocks: i prefer my Nord Stage 3 or Electro 5......better the Original...but who cares about :D))