Organetta – Portable Reed Organ

The Organetta is a fan-operated vintage table-top electric reed organ with a range of two and a half octaves. The sound is comparable to an accordion. It was produced in the 1950s..........

The story

It was recorded with a large diaphragm microphone (Rode NT2-A) and the samples were put into a Decent Sampler patch, which I originally designed for recorded synthesizer sounds.
Additionally, the sounds of the keys at attack and release were recorded as well, which can be mixed in (three different velocities with 4 roundrobins per velocity).

Many thanks to my brother who let me borrow the Organetta.

I hope someone enjoys this instrument and I appreciate feedback and suggestions for improvement for future sample projects.

Decent Sampler Instrument:
Hohner Organetta, polyphonic playable with looping samples. Sustain pedal use possible (CC64).

– Mixable key noises (attack and release)
– Lo-pass filter (cut-off via modulation wheel (CC01), filter resonance)
– Velocity Sensitivity Knob
– Portamento Knob
– ADSR envelope
– Chorus (Mix, Rate, Depth)
– Delay (Mix, Time, Feedback, Stereo Offset)
– Reverb (Mix, Size)
– Master Volume

Release Notes:

In newer versions of the Decent Sampler the response of the filter cutoff by the modulation wheel does not work with the instrument v.1.0. Bug fixed by replacing under the point “MW to FilterCutOff” parameter=”FX_FILTER_FREQUENCY” with parameter=”value”.

Initial release


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  • Versatile Synth Accordion

    Oh man this thing can do a lot. The way that I look at this instrument is it's a synth with an Organetta as the oscillator. You have all the controls you'd want on a synth, Full ADSR, resonant filter, portamento, as well as stereo delay, chorus and reverb. You can get a WIDE range of very usable sounds from this with little effort. The inclusion of blendable key noise adds a nice mechanical touch. There isn't anything i would change

    I'm really excited I have this in my toolkit now, great job!

    Minirehak21224 May 2022
  • A very versatilie Orgametta!

    This is a very well-done instrument, featuring an Organetta, which mostly sounds like a synth-based accordion. In this case, you have tons of options to alter the sound to a good extend, and I believe this makes the instrument really shine. I especially loved the portamendo!

    After blending a few effects together, I created a far-sounding pad with high attack and release, along with a full portamendo patch as a separate instrument for a lead voice. It was simply incredible and unexpectedly good for such an instrument.

    It's also super nice to have it on DecentSampler, completely for free! Cheers!

    Alex Raptakis24 January 2022
  • Tacky and Wonderfull

    The Organetta sounds like you would want it to sound... Like an organetta. It is quite brittle and the user interface is really expanded! This will come in handy at some point for sure.

    Thomas23 January 2022