We thought that it would be helpful to provide a detailed run through of one of our more popular instruments, the Viscount Envoy 35-F, on a voice by voice basis. On the video produced you will hear almost all stops individually demonstrated and also their use in the choruses to which they belong.
This will really help you understand the considerable range of voices that sit in all versions of the Envoy 35. From the 35-F with its full 32 note pedal board and both Envoy 35-S versions with 30 note pedal boards in either a real wood or simulated wood veneer console.
Video demonstration of the Envoy 35-F
The video was filmed in the lovely church of St Kenelm’s Enstone that has the slightly smaller Envoy 35-S (30 note pedal board) as their permanent instrument. We connected the instrument filmed to their permanent speaker installation which is in the roof of the south aisle more or less directly above the console filmed.
As Francis our presenter points out in the video below, the instrument presented has been modified to include sub and super swell octave couplers and the Gt/Ped pistons combined function usually only present in the control panel has been moved onto a rocker tab for easy access. These are ‘changes’ that we can offer to any customer with an Envoy 35 instrument. They do however involve loss of the midi on/off rocker tabs as these are allocated to the additional functions not available on the standard instrument.
This is all readily possible because the ‘Physis’ instruments (Envoy, Sonus and Regent lines) are all based on software generation of the voices and control architecture so it is simply a matter of ‘loading’ a new version of the firmware to make the changes. We suggest you also watch the video series (12 videos) explaining the features of the Envoy, Regent and Sonus organ ranges if you haven’t done so already.
At the end of the day however the only thing that really matters is what the instrument sounds like. The video that you can now enjoy allows you to listen in far greater detail to the organ than any other material we have so far published. So we hope you can hear for yourself the remarkable quality that this instrument and indeed all ‘Physis’ based instruments deliver.
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.