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Organ History / Re: Youtube of the origins of the instrument
« Last post by JBR on November 30, 2019, 11:42:31 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk4iVold0eU is a Positif instrument, hand blown, demonstrating how with manual manipulation of the bellows phrasing can be extremely natural and beautiful . . .

Best wishes

David P

Who says the organ cannot be an expressive instrument?!
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Electronic Organs / Re: Makers of respected Pianoteq launch Organteq
« Last post by revtonynewnham on November 30, 2019, 09:53:07 AM »
Thanks for the link David.  I shall take a look later.  It's about time someone challenged Hauptwerk's domination of the paid-for organ simulation market.

The Physical modelling and real-time synthesis approach dates back to the researches of my good friends the late Dr Peter Comerford & Dr Lucy Comerford at Bradford University.  The system has been used at various times over the years by certain digital organ builders.  Copeman-Hart used a broadly similar real-time synthesis approach (not sure what they do now Makin have taken them over)  More recently, Viscount Organs have introduced a system using physical modelling.  I was very impressed by the demo I had at Promenade Music when they launched the range, and a few years later a small inheritance made it possible for me to purchase an example as my home practice instrument.  To my ears, it sounds better than any other recent digital organ - even after 4 or so years of ownership.

Every Blessing

Tony
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Organ History / Re: Youtube of the origins of the instrument
« Last post by revtonynewnham on November 30, 2019, 09:39:09 AM »
Hi

I came across the You Tube channel that David has linked to a while ago.  I'm fascinated by the Portatif organs of past eras.  My "wish list" would include one - maybe one day if I have some spare money (what's spare money?)  An interesting chapter in the development of the organ, and its adaptation for various roles in society.

Every Blessing

Tony
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Organ History / Youtube of the origins of the instrument
« Last post by David Pinnegar on November 30, 2019, 02:07:36 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk4iVold0eU is a Positif instrument, hand blown, demonstrating how with manual manipulation of the bellows phrasing can be extremely natural and beautiful . . .

Best wishes

David P
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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Positive Organ 1920s £1.20
« Last post by David Pinnegar on November 30, 2019, 02:05:49 AM »
A Positive Organ company instrument, single manual but can be very effective https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Church-Pipe-Organ/163960585906

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Electronic Organs / Makers of respected Pianoteq launch Organteq
« Last post by David Pinnegar on November 29, 2019, 09:51:57 PM »
Pianoteq software has led computer synthesis of pianos for some time and is an incredibly valuable resource for research of sounds of different instruments, and importantly, tunings.

Modartt have now launched Organteq which promises to be hard competition for Hauptwerk . . . .

https://forum.modartt.com/viewforum.php?id=45

https://www.modartt.com/organteq

It's well worth trying and we're going to see advances apace.

Based on the philosophy of synthesis rather than replay of recorded sounds, the advantage of Modartt software is a low footprint on memory and processor resources. Their piano software https://www.modartt.com/pianoteq is demonstrably good even on basic laptop facilities and reasonably well brings the character of different nuances of pianos to the fore. When they refine and expand their sources beyond Cavaillé Colle, this software will be the go-to solution for easily configurable organs.

Best wishes

David P
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Organs wanted / Re: organ parts for sale
« Last post by Tremolo on October 23, 2019, 04:40:57 PM »
Is the Hill-Tuba still available?
We would need it to complete a Hill of 1904.
best regards!
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He has a fantastic technique  - but does the music communicate?  I'm far from convinced by his excessive tempos.  His playing comes across as "listen to how brilliant my playing is" rather than "listen to the music".  I've come across other players in the same vein - and it can and does alienate some people from the organ.

I gave up on the video quite early - I'd rather listen to the music than a voice-over in a foreign language.  Maybe I missed something more encouraging later in it.

I have to agree with you.  I admit that he possesses a distinct skill, but it is not to my taste musically either.
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I haven't been particularly enamoured with a certain high profile performer but
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGbVnxj8DyE
puts him into a very different light. Perhaps as he matures we'll find that respect is very much deserved.

How did I know who you meant before I opened the video?!
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Happening by chance on a recent Youtube video today it's a pleasure to see Cameron Carpenter clearly maturing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGbVnxj8DyE

Best wishes

David P
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