are pleased to present you the bank of a small house
organ, 250 pipes, 5 real stops on two
manuals (plus a coupled keyboard), built in 1988. It comes in soundfont
and Kontakt 2 versions. If you are a user of Hauptwerk format, go
to Soni Musicae / Hauptwerk.
first, we did not want to distribute it, because this is not an
extraordinary organ, and it was impossible to avoid a big noise of
organ-blower during the recording : as it is a house organ, it stood in
a flat, and the microphones could not stand far from it. But, finally,
after some numerical treatments, we think that the result is not so
bad, and we give it to you
close as possible to the real thing, without changing many of its
is no natural reverb in the rather small room where it stood, and the
sound is dry and a bit agressive, specially in the high notes, because
it is the sound of the original instrument, and it is also the
result of the numerical treatments that remove the noise of the
keyboard of a pipe organ is not touch sensitive (dynamic), and
sounds at the
same level however you press the keys, but
we do not know how to obtain this with
the soundfont format... To avoid dynamic differencies and respect the
original instrument, you can adjust velocity in your sequencer in a way
that the volume is constantly the highest... In kontakt format, all
This sound bank has been created according to the following aims : we tried
to produce the best sound bank possible, without considering the final weight of it.
According to this, there is one sample for each note.
You may find this recording too dry, not reverberated enough. It is
not only for the
reason stated above, but also a deliberate choice, because
we want this bank to be used in many
contexts, mainly in a sequencer. So, it is possible to modify its
sound, and add some reverberation or other effects, exactly as the user
likes, what would have been
impossible with a less neutral sound (for ex : church).
is tuned to A 440 Hz and
to equal temperament.
To make this organ easy to use, this sf2 soundbank comes with many
presets that respect the usual relevant combinations of the original
instrument. You will find :
|01 - bourdon 8'|
02 - flute 4'
03 - octave 2'
04 - chimney flute 8'
05 - flute 2'
06 - bourdon 8' + flute 4'
07 - bourdon 8' + flute 4' +
08 - bourdon 8' + chimney flute 8'
09 - chimney flute 8' + flute 4'
10 - chimney flute 8' + flute 4' + octave 2'
11 - chimney flute 8' + octave 2'
|12 - chimney flute 8' + flute
13 - chimney flute 8' + flute 4' + flute 2'
14 - bourdon 8' + flute 4' +
15 - bourdon 8' + chimney flute 8' + flute 4'
16 - bourdon 8' + chimney flute 8' + flute 4' + Flute 2'
17 - bourdon 8' + chimney flute 8' + octave 2'
18 - bourdon 8' + chimney flute 8' + flute 4' + octave 2'
19 - bourdon 8' + flute 2'
20 - bourdon 8' + octave 2'
21 - flute 4' +
22 - Tutti
In the Kontakt 2 version,
are not all those combinations, because you can do your own as you
you download the soundbank, please read the licence and conditions
Please do not give direct link for download on forum or web sites !
you download the soundbank, you can listen it in two audio versions of
the 1st movement of Bach's triosonate in E flat major, BWV 525, played
by a midifile. You will ear successively 14 of the 22
sf2 presets. The first version is dry, without any effect. In the
version, a free convolution reverb
effect was added
(the excellent SIR).|
|Triosonate 1 dry
||Triosonate 1 with reverb|
the sound bank
"Orgue de salon" :|
sf2 version is compressed with sfark. To decompress it, you must use
this software which exists for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux, downloadable
there : http://melodymachine.com/sfark.htm
This soundbank is free
and will ever be, for you, but not for us. So, if you like it and want
to help us to develop
other soundbanks, or support our work, which takes time and money, you
can make a donation. If
so, send me an e-mail.
want to give us some feedback or any remarks about this soundbank or
anything else, you can do it HERE
you use Hauptwerk 1 or MyOrgan (free and better than Hauptwerk 1), you
can find the "Orgue de salon" adapted to those softwares
Soni Musicae / Hauptwerk
Click on the pictures