Organ proudly presents our Opus 1 “Virtual Pipe Organ” installation at Zion
Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Spokane, Washington. The organ uses the Hauptwerk™
Virtual Pipe Organ System developed by Crumhorn Labs™ (U.K.).
is shown here with the 32-stop baroque organ loaded
incredible realism of this organ is attributed to the
multi-channel audio system
which splits the digitally sampled pipe ranks amongst many different speaker
systems. The organ boasts 16 channels of audio - output to 20 channels of
amplification – across 76 individual speakers - with a total of 5170 watts of
the Hauptwerk™ system, the organ is able to replicate the complexity
of swell enclosures, tremulants, air flow turbulence, and tuning drift – making
the instrument sound convincingly like a real (and costly) pipe organ. With the
power of today’s server class personal computers, the organ is able to provide
the very high polyphony necessary to model the largest pipe organs.
Organ Opus 1 has two unique virtual pipe organs, which can be loaded at the
console by the organist; a large 51-stop American Classic organ, and a
32-stop Baroque organ.
organ [sample set] is custom designed and tailored to fit the acoustic qualities
of the worship space at Zion, and the liturgical needs of the congregation.
installation, the church's original Conn Classic 825 organ console was stripped
of it's electronics and modified with fully MIDI capable keyboards. The console
has a two manual keyboard stack with full 32-note AGO pedalboard. The stops
control is via dual touch screen monitors, but according to AGO specifications
with Pedal and Swell divisions on the left and Great and Solo/Choir divisions on
the right. By merely touching the computer screen, individual stops are engaged
are 12 general presets (6 thumb pistons and 6 toe studs), 3 divisional presets
each for Great and Swell (thumb pistons), and 4 divisional presets for the Pedal
division (toe studs). All presets can be configured by the organist and saved
to the hard drive as a combination file resulting in a virtually unlimited
number of combinations.
three couplers: Swell to Great, Great to Pedal, and Swell to Pedal, are provided
via physical toe studs on the console knee wall, as well as on the touch
is tuned to equal temperament, but can be changed "on the fly" by the organist
to a number of other available temperaments.
organ here. Virtual MIDI performances by James Pressler, recorded in the organ's natural acoustic
(using two R0DE NT1A
microphones on boom stands, placed midway in the center aisle on the nave floor).
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Heiden Heiland, BWV 659