Many thanks to the performers of these Contrebombarde contributions!
Many thanks to J.L. Perrot for his performance.
We are glad to announce the release of our new Hauptwerk sample set recorded on a historic organ:
Example from French Baroque repertoire:
Example, J.S. Bach :
Many thanks to the performer of Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy’s Noël “Allons-nous en promptement auprès de la crèche”, that shows the registration possibilities of the Silbermann sample set. Recorded with the software Hauptwerk.
Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy (1633, Vitry-le-François – 1694, Perpignan) was a French harpsichordist and organist.
Here is a delightful performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Organ Sonata No.1 in E flat major, BWV 525 (my thanks to the unknown performer):
recorded with this sample set.
Thanks go to Panos Ghekas and Dick Sanderman for their interpretations.
Here are three videos showing how easy it is to connect an iPad (or iPhone) to a MIDI keyboard (or an organ MIDI console) in order to play organ with a great sound:
The two first demos are played by Markus Sigg, and I did the last one.
Today I want to give some news about the project Jeux d’orgues. First of all, thanks for the many mails, messages, comments here I receive every day.
I know that some of you are wondering about the message “The new sample-set Jeux d’orgues 3 – Silbermann will be available soon!” written on July 2, 2012. I understand your questions! Let me explain some reasons about the delay.
This very nice “new” sampleset project (a.k.a. Jeux d’orgues 3) has begun some years ago, and during the following years, I worked (with the help of people like Graham Goode), in order to get the best results with these high quality recordings.
The first years of work have been busy with trying to find the best techniques for noise reduction : this subject is crucial when designing an organ sample set. I will write more about this, once the sample set will be released.
Since last summer, some other things have taken a lot of time : first, I had to finish my PhD (I finally defended it on November 2012, yeepee!). Then, I have been lucky to meet new people like Markus Sigg, with who we developed those nice iPad/iPhone/iPod apps that you probably already know. The development and design of these apps was very exciting : playing church organ at home with true realistic sound is now as simple as plugging a MIDI keyboard to a tablet!
Now summer 2013 is approaching, and one year after my last annoucement “Jeux d’orgues 3 will be out soon“, once again, I want to say : Yes, I really want to release it as soon as possible.
Because this organ is so nice, because I have already spent years on this project, because many of you are waiting.
A short demo of the iPhone app Jeux d’orgues Mini 2.0 (free)
- The app in this video is in german, but of course it also exists in english.
- If you connect a MIDI keyboard on your iPhone/iPad/iPod, you can of course play yourself the organ, instead of listening to demo songs.
Do you know Opus #1 ?
Opus #1 is an application available for Android phones and tablets, that allows you to have a virtual pipe organ in your pocket!
Opus #1 uses samples from Jeux d’orgues 2 – Stiehr-Mockers.
“Play organ with your computer, with french historical organ samples.”
Soon we will release a new sample-set that all historical organs enthusiasts will love!