Harmoniums and Reed Organs
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Harmoniums and Reed Organs
These old pump organs are in danger of becoming extinct. This a feeble effort
to increase the awareness and appreciation of these remarkable instruments.
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Harmonium Debain Website

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Comments by Paul Delferriere: Alexandre-François DEBAIN (1809-1877) was the first to realize the conception of a reed organ like we can see nowadays. Recently I acquired a Debain harmonium with serial 27994 witch was built near 1874.

 

The console was intact but the bellows were porous and there was noise with the mechanism of the pedals. I have restored these parts and after many hours of work the result is quite satisfactory.

 

Being also a passionate of pipe organ and a user of the program Hauptwerk V 1.22 created by Martin Dyde, I decide to sample this beautiful reed organ for the community of Hauptwerk users.

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This is the first and so far the only harmonium sampled for Hauptwerk. The website is well worth a visit - very informative.

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Virtually Baroque: MP3s

Virtually Baroque: MP3s | Harmoniums and Reed Organs | Scoop.it

An impressive collection af MP3s recorded by James Pressler on the virtual Harmonium Debain sampled for Hauptwerk 1.2 by Paul Delferriere.

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James Pressler's website "Virtually Baroque" offers one of the largest and most impressive collections of MP3s mostly recorded on a large range of virtual pipe organs and harmoniums sampled for Hauptwerk, a state-of-the-art virtual instrument software for Macs and PCs bringing the world's best pipe organs within reach of musicians everywhere.

 

Used for study and practice by professional and amateur organists, organ enthusiasts, and organ students, Hauptwerk is the world’s leading virtual pipe organ software providing high-resolution audio and unparalleled flexibility in MIDI interfacing with digital organ consoles and pro-audio applications.

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Estey Organ for Hauptwerk

Estey Organ for Hauptwerk | Harmoniums and Reed Organs | Scoop.it
Article on Reeds, a website aiming to promote the knowledge and appreciation of reed organs and harmoniums as well as the music produced on these instruments.
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Organ Expressions, the Hauptwerk sample provider based in Joplin, Missouri, will be releasing a virtual Estey reed organ this year.  The instrument already sampled is Estey’s Model T organ, which includes two 61 note manuals and 30 pedals. The ten ranks span 16’, 8’ and 4’ and a single expression pedal operates three sets of swell shades. A fan tremolo provides a very musical enhancement.

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