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Wersi

Leslie

Artisan

Moller

Conn

Cantor

Barton

Phoenix

Ahlborn

Eminent

Jonannus

Innova

Morton

Schantz

OSI

Arndt

Estey

Austin

Midmer

Losh

Kimball

Hinners

Estey

Harrison

Aeolian

Page

Marr

 

 

 

 

Virtual Pipe Organs

"Helping You Sound Your Best"

With sample sets from Organ Expressions you can play "virtually" on a variety of organs from the Heartland of American. These organs have been chosen because they posses a  musical character that makes them inviting to play and enjoy.  

Schantz    3/46  Opus 918

NOW AVAILABLE!      


 

Kilgen     2/20  Opus 7191

 


 

Moller       2/15  Opus 8060  

 


 

 

Schantz    2/23 Opus 918B

       

 


 

 

Estey      2/10 Reed Organ

COMING LATER IN 2013

 


 

Organ Expression sample sets are prepared for use with the Hauptwerk  virtual pipe organ software system.

All the Organ Expressions samples of pipe organs are captured  by recording engineer (and organist) Gary Jordan using professional quality equipment. The primary microphone for most organs, is a Neumann  SM69 large diaphragm, vacuum tube, coincidental stereo unit, with variable pattern control. (Yes, it is a mouthful.) The recordings are processed in the studio of Jordan's Stormy Banks Productions  using only professional equipment.  Care has been taken to ensure the cleanest, most accurate and musical samples possible.

  • 24 bit,  48K stereo samples 
  • pipes recorded in the MS stereo format
  • note for note samples
  • 3.5 to 5 second samples
  • each pipe sample has three discrete loops
  • efficient virtual screen representations
  • configuration files  for Hauptwerk  software

 

MS or Mid/Side stereo is a method of making stereo recordings with two microphones that have different pick up patterns that are coincidentally  positioned.  You can learn more about the MS microphone technique with this white paper.

All sample sets are recorded within a few feet (5' to 8') of the pipes, inside swell chambers when necessary, to maximize the stereo imaging.  This is especially nice with dichromatic arrangements. We work to find one microphone position above each pipe chest to properly capture each rank in relation to the others in the division.  Quality reverbs are recommended to aid in bringing proper room ambiance to the organ.  Dedicated ambience amplifiers and speakers are high recommended.  You can learn more about digital reverberation systems.

"Your samples absolutely blew me away!!!! The reed voices on both your organs are so rich and pure.  I just played several song/hymns using them.  Both organs give a very full sound."   (Kilgen 7191 and Moller 8060)   Glen M.  Canada

Requirements and Limitations


 

coming down the pike...(or into the loft)

 
  1920's Reed Organ

This 10 rank, 2 manual Harmonium is more than just a parlor organ.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Do you have an organ that you would like to have captured as a high quality sample set for Hauptwerk?  Perhaps we can help.  We are always looking for the next instrument to record and share with the organ community.  Drop us a note and lets look at the possibilities.   gary@organexpressions.com

 

Moller

8060

 

Kilgen

7191 

 

 

 

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consoles

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tonewheel

pipe

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MIDItzer

Hauptwerk

JOrgan

sound font

toe stud

tracker

crescendo

Genpo

piston

lingual

labial

Artisan

blower

ranks

reeds

pipe chest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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