I have had it in mind for quite a long time to make a video to help potential customers understand the extraordinary ‘audio routing’ flexibility built into all Viscount ‘Physis’ based instruments. We have touched on this capability in videos covering a broader range of topics, but this facility is so helpful in building the final solution, that I felt it deserved a presentation focussed on this topic in some depth.
Past UK Prime Minster Tony Blair, when he came to power in 1997, said in his victory speech that his government would focus on Education, Education and Education. Repetition, especially in threes, is a well know rhetorical trick which I will now borrow.
Voicing is the crucial part of building a truly great organ
It is Voicing, Voicing and Voicing that is the crucial part of building a truly great organ and this is true whether it is made from real pipes or a digital counterpart.
Today’s digital technology allows most suppliers to offer changes to stop voices but none so far as I am aware allows the audio architecture to be altered in the voicing process after delivery at ease. Perhaps soundboards can be reset at the factory and reinstalled, a process that may take some weeks and no doubt at additional cost.
If you are curious or just have an idle 20 minutes take a look at the video in this blog which explains in detail how we adjust the speaker set up in seconds on a lap top in search for the very best possible sound possible in your church or concert hall.
I have had a passion for church organs since the tender age of 12. I own and run Viscount Organs with a close attention to the detail that musicians appreciate; and a clear understanding of the benefits of digital technology and keeping to the traditional and emotional elements of organ playing.