By | January 31, 2023


Publisher : Soniccouture
Website : soniccouture
Format : KONTAKT
Quality : 24 bit 48 kHz stereo

Description : Pedal organ for KONTAKT.
Pedal operated reed organs (often referred to as pump organs) were once the most popular instruments in the US. Made by the Estey Organ Company since 1860, they were often housed in decorative and elaborate furnishings.

The organ we recorded is a high-quality Grand Salon organ built around the turn of the 19th century. As you would expect, both foot pedals are alternately pressed on it to force air through the reed mechanism. It takes some technique and a lot of effort to keep the instrument’s strong, even tone.

We recorded the Estey Organ by removing the rear panel, which gave a more direct sound and minimized the significant pedal noise. We have included a separate pedal noise that can be mixed (or not) for realism.

The dashboard features authentic controls for each stop on the organ, as well as realistic touches like adjustable pedal sounds and clumsy keystrokes. The sound can be further shaped using Attack/Release controls, velocity and filters. A customizable convolutional reverb processor completes the set.

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