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4.8/5
(63 reviews)

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.

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Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.

UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.

  • 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

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Get the Sound of an Authentic Organ, in your DAW

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

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

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.

Key Features:

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

Customer Reviews

Waterfall B3 Organ

Overall Rating

4.8/5
(63 reviews)

D. McEnroe

March 25, 2023

Deep waters

I have only scratched the surface, but it is quite clear that the amount of fine tuning you allow is excellent. The sound is deep and powerful, and reminds me of the days when I was lucky enough to hear a Hammond/Leslie only a few feet away from me on the stage. Add to that the huge amount of Hammond presence in so much of my favorite music, and I feel very comfortable in these deep waters!!!

A. Saly

March 23, 2023

Very good emulation, but lacks seperate rotary audio fx

Very good B3 emulation with a very authentic sound, but it lacks a seperate rotary audio effects plugin. The Rotary must be purchased seperately, which is a bloody shame. So at least sell the Rotary at a substantial discount to owners of Waterfall B3

N. Smith

March 21, 2023

Most accurate b3 and sound yet!!

I am blown away!! I work out of Malaco studios a lot where they have two vintage b3s and a vintage 122 Leslie and have had the pleasure of recording many different b3s, c3s and other great organs. This is the closest I’ve heard a software get to the authentic sound of those classic organs. I’ve been using the NI Komplete b3 and some nord patches recently in my own studio for ease and speed but this one has blown them out of the water. UA strikes again!

H. Alfred

March 9, 2023

Great sound.

I'd written a 3 star review (that somehow did not appear), basing it on the notes hanging up. Turns out to be not the fault of the plug-in but my garbage midi-usb cable - those $15 jobs.
Seems to happen only when I plug in and enable BOTH the IN and Out plugs and go for polyphony. This all stopped occurring with a dedicated MIDI-USB box. It reoccurs again only when I use the cheap cable. The GUI and the sounds from this emulation are great and I'll buy it when on sale AND I have a coupon but admittedly is a tough choice as I don't really need it. My keyboard/synth has convincing built in sounds and I also have two great Leslie pedals. But still, this is too nice to not have for when that 60lb keyboard isn't with me.

A. Rosario

March 5, 2023

Amazing!

You can get so many rich and different sounds.

P. Morelli

February 28, 2023

Ottimo

Suono molto realistico. ottima fattura . Semplice da usare. Consigliato

A. Ross

February 23, 2023

A "must have" Instrument

What a joy this is to hear on my tracks. It's so close to the real thing and soooo much more convenient to use.

My only gripe is that the Leslie cannot be instanced as a plugin by itself.

K. Mahone

February 11, 2023

...it's almost...too perfect...

I have tried many virtual organs since 2009, and this is one of the best ones I've ever played. No frills, no extras...and it sounds like some of the organs I've played in churches over the years. The only gripe I have is that I either need a Spark subscription (which I currently have) or a UA interface to use it (which I don't understand seeing as it doesn't use alot of RAM, and I already have a good interface). If ya'll could make this useable without a UA interface, I would buy this IMMEDIATELY!!!!!! Or, maybe I'll just buy UA interface...but I need this organ to remain in my arsenal!!!!!

M. O'Flynn

February 1, 2023

Waterfall B3 Organ

A good selection of presets, virtual microphone choices and their position. A convincing emulation.

c. maskell

January 29, 2023

Authentic

larger than life groovy. Loads of fun

R. Peterson

January 14, 2023

Sounds like the real thing!

My new go to for virtual organs. Great presets for some instant inspiration.

J. Bru

January 12, 2023

Genial!!!!

Muy realista e inspirador para la creatividad!!!! Lo recomiendo

F. Angelini

January 10, 2023

Thrilling!

Thrilling!
Fantastic, truly real sound....I can't help but use it in all my productions!...highly recommended!

P. Jonsson

January 9, 2023

B3 BE FREE

Simply the best out there

T. Taivalaho

January 7, 2023

Warm and vintage

Bought it for one song. I'm gonna use it another songs too. Best Hammond emulation

H. Petersson

January 4, 2023

A mix ready B3 emulation

This is one of the best Hammond B3 emulations I've heard. I have compared it extensively to both the AcousticSamples B5 and IK Multimedias B-3x and it holds up really well.
It's a very simple plugin with few options compared to the other two I mentioned, but for what it does it works incredibly well. While the B-3x gives you the feeling of sitting in the room with a B3 this gives you a well recorded and balanced organ that is ready to be thrown into the mix with little effort, and there is so much value to that.
In contrast to many other B3 plugins there is no effects section between the organ and the speaker. I find it a bit strange since UA have many excellent effects that they could have just thrown in there. Like the TS9 for example. Instead they chose to make it possible to drive the amp a bit further than what is normal. This works and it allows for more simplicity, but more tonal options would have been nice, since they don't provide you with a separate Leslie plugin. The only option if you want put effects in between is to buy a third party Leslie emulation.
The Leslie emulation is really good however. It is not as wide and larger than life as the one from IK, but it sound like you would expect to sound a well miced Leslie to sound like on a record, which is what most people are looking for I think. A stereo option for the drum would have been nice though.
It is very shy in the bass register, but it's possible to bring up the bass with a shelf EQ without it getting muddy so it's not a big deal. The amount of bass is by the default what you would set it in a band mix.
It would also have been nice if you could turn the click volume up a bit as they can be a bit too subtle in some cases.

But all in all this is an excellent plugin. It is more tailored towards 70's rock/soul rather than jazz. It has a lot of energy to it and it will fit well into a mix.

I. Olander

January 2, 2023

The ultimate B4

I didn’t expect to be impressed by yet another B4 plugin but this is seriously raised the bar even higher. Great presets too!

M. Avery

December 28, 2022

Beautiful, natural sound

Amazingly vibey for a plugin. The only thing missing from a five star review is the ability to load just the Leslie on its own separately.

L. Spilger

December 24, 2022

Wonderful

Best B3 emulation I know! Well curated and useful presets!

B. Dunn

December 20, 2022

Better than expected

I say that not insinuating that universal audios products are not good…They are, but often times these emulations on the instrument side of things can fall a little short. The Ravel, for example, is a little too distant for my taste, but it’s not bad. However, This thing is really really good. I would recommend it highly.