They put Minimoog and Prophet synth emulations into hardware boxes under a grand. Now Creamware has added an emulation of the most legendary organ of all time to its “Authentic Sound Box” (ASB) line, and it’s a lot easier to lift than the original. Could these guys replace your laptop and software synths? -Ed.

Creamware continues its efforts to reinvent classic analog hardware
with the introduction of the B4000 ASB, a clone of the Hammond B-3
electromechanical organ. Like the other ASB’s this one eschews keys
in favor of a space-saving tabletop design but it does have the real
drawbars organ players crave.

Personally, I expected to see them take on the ARP 2600 next and we
certainly aren’t lacking in killer software B4 emulations (Native
Instruments’ B4II really nails it) but if this thing sounds as good
as it looks, it will allow you to leave the computer at home. And for
those still lugging an original B4 to gigs, your chiropractor will
thank you.

No word yet on ship date or price, but CDM will be all over Creamware
at NAMM for the details.

Creamware has also launched a new site for the ASBs at http://