Bob Leggitt releases Classic-H and Skanksta
13th February 2012
Bob Leggitt has released
Classic-H and Skanksta, two
free virtual organ instruments for Windows.
essence of an old tonewheel organ within the VST
This VSTi captures the distinctive
personality of a classic Hammond/Leslie
combination, as well as simulating twin manual
operation across a single MIDI keyboard, using a
variable key-split function. Thirty extremely cool
presets provide a jumping-off point for almost every
type of music, from the 'Full Throb' of old time
soul to the screaming distortion of Deep Purple-type
rock. It does gobble CPU, but it has the sounds, and
it doesn't cost a penny.
The Skanksta is a ska-orientated
VST organ, designed to produce a light and bright
sound which will fit in well with quite a number of
quirky and/or rhythmic music styles.
It’s essentially a Vox Continental
II with animation provided by a rotary speaker
rather than a vibrato unit, and selectable
key-splitting to simulate two manuals across a
single MIDI keyboard. The key-splitting is
particularly important for reggae-derived styles,
where the left hand part will typically contrast
sharply in tone with the right hand.
Classic-H and Skanksta are available
to download as freeware VST instrument plugins for