Soni Musicae / Hauptwerk



Sound esthetics of the "Orgue de salon" sound bank

This bank has been created according to the following aims : 

1) We have decided to sample the real pipe organ "as it is", and not to create a new instrument. It is just a normal study organ, not an exceptional instrument... You'll listen to it as it was in August 2005.

2) You may find this recording too dry, not reverberated enough. It is wanted, because we want this bank to be used in many contexts. You may modify its sound, and add some reverberation, what would have been impossible with a less neutral sound (for ex : church or concert hall).

3) The organ is tuned to A 440 Hz and to equal temperament. But we propose the possibility to retune it to five other temperaments : Pythagorician, MeanTone 4, Werkmeister 3, Vallotti, and Kellner, using the excellent PipeTune program:

( ) and 5 .bat files are available with some instructions for use in one autoextractible file on the download page.