Although Virtual Pipe Organs aren't necessarily designed to replace an actual pipe organ or electronic organ, they can be used very effectively as a very low cost practice organ with the addition of a couple of low cost "Midi" Keyboards. If a Virtual organ is added to an existing Organ's console, it can add a tremendous amount of new sounds and features that previously cost many thousands of dollars with dedicated "Digitally Sampled Sound Modules" for virtually nothing!
I think it goes without saying that the Miditzer Virtual Organ is a breakthrough in midi control software. Jim Henry who developed the Miditzer should be highly praised for all of his hard work. The Miditzer is a complete Midi Control system that can control all 16 + midi channels simultaneously on each keyboard by selecting instrument tabs (stops) while playing. In addition actual sound font recordings of individual Wurlitzer and other Theatre Pipe Organ ranks from the Universal Sound Font Project (USF), or the Universal GigaStudio File Project (UGSF), along with other actual orchestral instruments can be used with the Miditzer for incredibly authentic sound quality. The Miditzer also allows you to easily set 23 individual and general combination pistons to control the virtual instrument(s) keyboard sounds with the push of a button. Further more you can store 10 banks of these combinations for even greater flexibility in instrument selection.
The Miditzer is extremely easy to set up and use.
Here the best part.... Jim Henry is offering the Miditzer 216 style Virtual Organ control software as a free download to promote appreciation, awareness, and preservation of Theatre Pipe Organs!
Turn your Computer and any Midi Keyboard into a Virtual 2 Manual 10 Rank Theatre Pipe Organ! Just click on the Miditzer link to go to the Miditzer Website!
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Universal VTPO Sound Font (USF) Project
Universal GigaStudio File (UGSF) Project
There has been a lot of discussion in the forums over the need for a high quality Stereo Theatre Pipe Organ Sound Font that can be used for the MidiTzer and jOrgan to achieve a similar sound quality. If you have any recordings in stereo of an individual Theatre Pipe Organ rank or ranks and have sampled every pipe with 3+ second stereo samples with 2 seconds in between notes. I am willing to act as a clearing house to help the VTPO community build a high quality Universal sound font for everyone to use. If you upload the recordings to the FTP link below, I will volunteer to do the processing of the rank(s) into a Universal Sound Font for MidiTzer and jOrgans VTPO's. What I'm willing to do is remove the blower, wind leakage and background noise from the samples, looping the samples, terracing (balance) the rank(s) and compile them to the Universal Sound Font.
Even If you have any stereo sample recordings which you think may have too much background, blower or wind noise, please upload them anyway, I have some extremely good software that might be able to remove virtually all background noise without hurting the quality or fidelity of the actual pipe sounds.
The FTP link is: ftp://188.8.131.52/incoming When the link opens simply copy the file from your computer and paste it on to the open FTP page window where you will see an existing instruction file there already, be sure to paste on an open, blank area on the page, not on or over top of the instruction file or other files. If you try to paste over an area near one of the existing files your "paste" option will be greyed out and won't work. Be Sure that the Internet Explorer: Tools\Internet Options\Advanced\"Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL Modem compatability)" is turned on (checked). Please email me with the details of your upload at: email@example.com
With your help we can bring a very high quality free stereo sound font to life for our VTPO community that we can all use and enjoy with our MidiTzer and jOrgans.