Introduction

The Great Rieger Organ of the Vienna Konzerthaus's main concert hall first entered the world of sample libraries in the shape of a Vienna Instrument named the Konzerthaus Organ. Now it makes a comeback with a player software of its own, the Vienna Organ Player. The originally recorded samples were given a full overhaul, and now the Vienna Organ Player equips them with an extensive yet facile structure where you'll be able to pull all the stops with quite some ease of use. Having put so much work and brainpower into it, a new name for the Library seemed warranted, too – here's the Great Rieger Organ!

Vienna Organ Player

The Player engine is designed to manage the manuals and pedal of an organ so that you can easily access the different stops to create registrations suited to your music, and play on a MIDI organ or common MIDI keyboard, using keyswitches, program changes, or other MIDI controllers to address the manuals and change combinations. The Vienna Organ Player is multi-timbral, so that you can address the manuals and pedal via dedicated MIDI channels.

The player's COMBINE tab gives an overview of all the organ's stops as distributed over manuals and pedal (also called ‘Werks'). Manuals and pedal each are routed to their own audio channels, which you can see and edit in the MIX tab, whereas the PLAY tab provides access to the parameters you will find useful for recording sessions and live play. The interface is scalable in steps from 75% to 200%, so it is retina-ready and will adapt to any screen size.