Music has long been used as therapeutic method to provide brain stimulating qualities to rehabilitation programmes to support people through injury, whether physical or mental. While we could share chapters on this subject – it is more relevant to highlight that the quality and perception of sound is very personal.
While the perception of tonal quality will always be a matter of personal judgement, it is also very difficult to carry effective ‘memory’ of the sound heard yesterday with the one you listen to today. It would be great if you could – because that would help you compare sounds – however you will have to go with your emotive experience in the moment to make a choice.
When it comes to choosing a digital organ (just to add to the overwhelm of gorgeous sounds you can experience) – you have a wide variety of sound palettes to choose from. With our Viscount Organs we offer great flexibility of individual voice choices without the need to refer back to the manufacturer or time-consuming laptop manipulations of samples or physical models.
As well as offering the possibility of playing music on the sound pallet that the composer originally intended (e.g. Baroque music on a bright chiffy tonal scheme; or organ music of the French Romantic school on a Symphonic pallet) – our range provides additional flexibility so if after some time you are not fully happy with the sound you have you can make changes to suit varied repertoire. (As you can see from the image above – we also make sure that our showroom is optimised for sound and experience!)
While in years gone by you might have only expected this capability to be limited to more expensive instruments, today it is very much available to instruments well under the £10 000 mark. This is one of the greatest benefits of the technology behind digital organs.
If you would like to have a test play on one of our organs or listen to the sound palettes we have, please feel free to give me a call on 01869 247 333, drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me on @ViscountOrgans
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.