Organ transplant

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Organ transplant

Postby dahnielson » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:35 pm

Ok, let us have a shoot out.

Organ #1: G-Town Organ, full stops, BWV 565.

Organ #2: Orgue Eglise + Freeverb3, full stops, BWV 565.

Organ #3: Orgue de Salon + Freeverb3, full stops, BWV 565.

The last two have the disadvantage of using Freeverb3 and not a convolution reverb while the G-town Organ include real church ambiance.

Q: Where to get the organs demoed above?
A: You'll find them all on sites mentioned in the list of sample libraries. G-Town Organ is part of the G-Town Church Sampling Project, Orgue Eglise can be found at Worra's Place (called "Pipe Organ" I believe) and Orgue de Salon at Burnie's Site.

Fun fact: It's supposed that Bach composed the Toccata in D minor to test an organ. The first thing Bach is said to have done when testing an organ is to pull out all the stops and play in the fullest possible texture, in order to see if the organ had good bellows to provide plenty of wind to the instrument: not enough and the pitch would be unsteady and tone quality would be inferior.
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Re: Organ transplant

Postby dahnielson » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:26 pm

Small addendum: I just listened to the demos of Fons Adriensen's Aeolus organ simulator (it's a organ synthesis and not sampled) and was astonished at the quality. Way to go!
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Re: Organ transplant

Postby Alex » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:06 am

Anders,
I've had this (Aeolus) sitting on my system, and didn't get to it, until you mentioned it.

This is stunning stuff. Another tool in the aural armoury. Fons did good.

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Re: Organ transplant

Postby dahnielson » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:01 pm

Yes, but to really make use of it you need several manuals and a pedal set. Almost there:

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(And as you can see I'm missing my regular pedal set.)

;)
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Re: Organ transplant

Postby flameboy » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:25 pm

There is now also a version that uses a york minster impulse response as the reverb. It's in the gentoo pro-audio overlay and can be installed at the same time as the normal one, or you can install it from source after grabbing it here. It is called aeolus-ym and definitely worth the time to install.
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