Team DYNAMiCS | Apr 2010 | 973MB
The Lakeside Pipe Organ is a part steel pipe and part electric organ that produces most of its sound by venting mechanically compressed air (wind) through resonant pipes. Each pipe produces sound of one fixed pitch, so they are provided in sets with one pipe or more per note, each set or stop having a common timbre and loudness throughout.The Lakeside Pipe Organ has multiple sets of pipes of differing timbre, pitch and loudness which the player can employ singly or in combination. The actual organ is made from three keyboards, played by the hands, and a pedal board for bass notes, played by the feet, each of which controls its own group of stops.
We carefully recorded our organ at the Lakeside Temple of Practical Christianity (Oakland, CA), with master organist Don Sears. We captured it a variety of different stop settings and combinations, allowing you to control the timbre of the organ. We recorded five different settings comparably from PP to FF. The majority of this library focuses on the classic steel pipes only, although we also opened up some of the organ's vintage electric stops for a little extra low-end reinforcement on our high 5th setting. All settings recorded at two microphone positions (close/far), so user have ultimately flexibility between 10 different organ settings. Every note was captured for up to ten seconds and all release-triggered samples were captured individually.
Additionally we realized that many other organ sample libraries use noise reduction, which gives a more polished/clinical or even garbled sound to the organ. We decided to take the opposite approach and allow all the air sounds in the library, since the "noise" is the air produced by the bellows and pipes that drive the instrument. This means that the organ has a more clearer, brighter, fuller, much more life-like and airy sound (especially in softer settings), giving it a more emotionally expressive and natural quality.
# 5 Different Organ Settings (Equivalent to PP, P, MP, MF, FF)
# Close and Far microphone positions for all settings
# All notes on organ sampled (no interval sampling)
# All notes sampled with release triggers
# Acoustic recording without noise reduction
# Additional foot basses in forte patches
# Additional bell/chimes included
# Additional session recordings, FX, live organ demos and hall sounds
# Extensive read me install, patch and hint documentation (.pdf)
# 15 instrument patches, 1,584 samples, 1,75 GB installed, 978 MB .rar download
# Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16Bit stereo and stereo .wav format
# Format(s): Kontakt, EXS24 and .wav
# Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 2 / 3 / 4 full retail versions required for Kontakt instruments.
# EXS-compatible host/sampler required for .exs instruments