I have been using the GPO organ to render
traditional hymn tunes. I have found the
choice of stops rather limiting. Some tunes
are grandiose by nature and can be rendered
very nicely by the full organ, or just the Hauptwerk. The lightest tunes can be played
just upon the flutes. What is difficult is
obtaining a satisfactory tone for anything
in between. It seems that the organ \"mixture\"
stop produces a very shrill sound when
combined into the 4 part chords that are used
in hymn tunes. It is very penetrating and
distracting, and harsh on my ears. It would
be really nice to have more mellow samples
without the mixture stop.
If I combine flutes + prinzipal + cornet the
tone is quite pleasant, but the organ machinery
noise becomes intrusive - you hear quite a
pronounced puffing sound at the beginning of
I have found the easiest was to experiment is
to play all the likely stops simultaneously,
sending the to different outputs. You can then use the sequencer\'s mixer to conveniently adjust
the mix. It\'s uses a lot more CPU time but
that\'s not a problem if you have enough.
So please consider a request for some more
mellow stops or combinations thereof in a
I second this request. Pipe Organs are often little more than an afterthough, when it comes to sample soundsets. While I find the GPO Pipe Organ sounds amoung the best I\'ve come across, I would plead for additional choices in the next edition of GPO. My personal likes would be some String stops, as well as more variety in solo stops (English Horn, yum!). Samples from a nice Romantic Organ would also be wonderful.
But, I must say I\'m most anxious for an early arrival of the Voci Concerto Choir collection. Winter 2004 is so far away!
This is something we can consider. It was difficult to pack so many stops as it was into the GPO footprint. Perhaps a separate organ add-on. There is a really nice concert pipe organ that I am looking forward to sample.