IK Multimedia have got together with Hammond USA and Suzuki Music Corp to bring the truly authentic sound of the legendary Leslie amps and cabinets. It’s a horn in a box that spins.
Leslie for Amplitude and T-Racks
IK tell us that they’ve broken through into new levels of realism with their Dynamic Interaction Modeling and Volumetric Response Modeling technologies. This is the best bit here:
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.
Both the Amplitude and the T-Racks version feature 5 Leslie amplifiers and 6 rotary-speaker cabinets which you can combine in any way you wish. Mic placement can be at 90 or 180 degrees with variable distance. They’ve gone to a lot of trouble to replicate the saturation and harmonic distortion of overdrive tubes and circuitry. There’s a full parametric EQ for overall sound shaping and a mixer for microphone blending and tonal control.
As ever with IK plug-ins the interface looks stunning and all the controls and versatility is laid out front and centre. I don’t imagine you’ll ever find a more authentic Leslie.