Requiem

An intricately sampled pipe organ from a local church. Features nine different adjustable stops. ...

The story

In the summer of 2018, I spent the day at my local church sampling the Pipe Organ. With hundreds of audio files to edit, I didn’t have the time or energy to make the instrument into viable commercial product. However, with the help and encouragement from the Pianobook community, I found the drive over December to make this Organ a reality.

The sample pack is a condensed version of the original recordings, but still includes 338 audio files (0.94GB). Each of the nine organ stops have been recorded individually and have their own assigned fader. This means that instead of just having a stop ‘on or off’, you can fade between each of the nine stops, to create your own unique balance.

Thanks to Aaron Newberry and Quetzal Marchiori for noise reduction. Additional thanks to Dave Hilowitz for his valuable advice.

Reviews

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  • Warm, rigid, authentic, perfect organ sound.

    Soooo beautiful!!! And GUI is very beautiful too. I really like the sound, authentic, rigid atmosphere. Very deep and warm sound, such a professional library. I will be using this very soon in my next composition!

    Asuka Amane19 October 2021
  • Pipe Organ Samples at a pro Level

    This pipe organ sample pack is not only expertly recorded, but the option to have multiple mic positions and different stops blended at different volumes is far above what I expect from most offerings on the PB site. This is truly above and beyond, and a great gift to our community.

    Sam Ecoff16 October 2021
  • Smoothest organ i've heard in a while

    When you read the words "requiem" and "church organ" you kind of prepare yourself for something harsh instead of gentle, something spooky instead of wholesome. This offers the exact opposite of these thoughts, in a good way! I often feel very intimidated by church organs because of how harsh they may sit on a mix, but with this one, I feel more confident. You will also find though a bunch of other patches for you to try out, including some with more harsh sounds. The file organization is a little bit weird and you might get some errors, though. You will find a nice GUI with control over all the different parts of the instrument, which is very interesting in my opinion. It shows that some great effort was put, and I can't wait to use it in my works.

    Alex Raptakis15 October 2021
  • Good church organ

    I have a few cathedral pipe organ libraries. This one is very good.

    T. W. Tobin12 October 2021
  • A Truly Wonderful Instrument

    This is one of the truly great Pianobook instruments, transporting, possibly spiritual, tones with a deep, affecting resonance. Its uses span meditational elevation to gothic dread. From Tim Heckeresque death ambience to Phillip Glasslike soundscapes, load this baby up and let yourself go. Immense! Thank you Angus.

    Consterdine12 October 2021