Tonehammer welcomes all the mad scientists to the Lakeside Organ.
The Lakeside pipe organ is partial analogue and electronic pipe organ that produces its sound by venting mechanically compressed air (wind) through resonant pipes.
We carefully recorded the organ at a variety of different settings, which allows the user to control the timbre of the organ. We recorded five different settings comparably from PP to FF. All settings recorded at two microphone positions (close/far), so user have ultimately flexibility between 10 different organ settings. Additionally we realized that many other organ sample libraries use noise reduction, which gives a more polished/clinical sound to the organ. We decided to take the opposite approach and allow all the air sounds in the library, since a variety of the "noise" is the air produced by the pipes. This means that the organ has a more full and airy sound (especially in softer settings), which gives a more emotional expression.
Tonehammer Lakeside Organ Facts:
* 5 Different Organ Settings (PP, P, MP, MF, FF)
* Close and Far microphone positions for all settings
* Acoustic recording without noise reduction
* Additional foot basses in forte patches
* Additional bell/chimes included
* Additional session recordings and hall sounds
* Extensive read me install, patch and hint documentation (.pdf)
* Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16Bit stereo and stereo .wav format
* Format(s): Kontakt 2 and .wav
* Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 2.2.4 / 3 full stand-alone retail versions required.
* Release date: 2/24/2009