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Ouverture

It is frequently said that the most important stop on any instrument is the ambience. This is because the acoustics of a large reverberant space adds softness and scale to the sound. This is also an essential ingredient to achieve that majestic grandeur that is a signature of the sound of the pipe organ. The Ouverture organ has been specially designed to recreate the magnificence of the acoustics of a large reverberant space in a compact console, so that the organist can replicate the same exhilarating sound  experience of a real pipe organ, directly in the living room or study.

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Overview

The OUVERTURE is an organ with 3 keyboards, complete pedalboard and 55 registers - each of which can select hundreds of organ and orchestra voices. There is also an orchestra register for every section of the organ which can be selected from the numerous options available. 

The organ comes with 8 organ styles (4 fixed and 4 programmable) that allow the organist to create and store an infinite number of combinations, either in the 128 internal memory locations or externally via USB memory. The parameter settings are easily accessible through the graphic display on the front panel. The “Tracker Action” style keyboard accurately detects touch by obtaining the speed of actuation of the keys, making it possible to feel a "Tracker Touch" effect, i.e .the correlation between the "touch" of the organist and the transient attack of each virtual pipe.

Developed with the award-winning and patented Physis® physical modeling technology, which reproduces the physical phenomena involved in the sound generation of the pipe organ, the Ouverture is capable of generating the highest-fidelity, most authentic church organ sound.

The Ouverture uses a revolutionary new sound system developed by Viscount called RAR (Real Audio Rendering). It is able to simulate multiple sound reflections of the walls, projecting the organist at center stage and involving them in an unforgettable sound experience – even from their living room or studio.

The majestic console was inspired by the artisanal organ crafting of French builder Cavaille-Coll – one of the most noted pipe organ builders of the 19th century and whose legendary style exemplifies elegance and refinement.

The instrument is equipped with four useful couplers in the sub-octave and super-octave, thanks to which the organist has an abundant variety of timbre combinations, within which the grand Plenum on the 32’ bass and the Concerto di Viole in 16’, 8’ and 4’ on the third manual.

A specific tremulant for the reed stop “Vox Humana” has also been included for expressive and fascinating effects.A dedicated thumb piston for each section allows the organist to play Orchestral sounds chosen from an extensive library. The Ouverture is a beautiful, as well as comfortable organ: the position of all the controls have been carefully studied and the music rack is both height and depth adjustable.

Specifications

Specifications

_____SPECIFICATIONS (Available=●)

 


Technology PHYSIS® PHYSICAL MODELING
Orchestral Voices  33
Manuals 3 x 61 notes "tracker touch" keyboards, with velocity control for MIDI and Orchestra sections.
Pedalboard notes 32 notes straight, straight concave, radiating concave
Register Control Drawknob
Internal Amplification 8 x 60 Watt + 1 x 100 Watt
Speakers 13
Expression Pedals 2
Crescendo Pedal yes
_____STOPS & VOICES

 


Pedal 12
Choir 13
Great 14
Swell 16
Total Voices 50 classic, hundreds of voices in the internal sound bank
Styles 4 Preset + 4 User. Hundreds sound styles can be loaded and/or stored from/to internal memory and pen drive
Alternative Voices Selectable additional sound for each stop
Orchestral Alternative Voices Selectable additional sound for dedicated stop
General Pistons 8
Memory Bank 16
Total Memories 128 general, tens of thousands with pen drive
Piston Sequencer Prev - Next pistons
_____ACCESSORIES

 


Toe Pistons 9
Automatic Pedal Yes
Enclosed Piston Yes
Couplers 6, with Stops and Toe Studs
Transposer -6/+5
General and Reverb Volume With rotary potentiometers
MIDI enable Yes
Orchestra and Midi Sustain Kick switch located on the side of the expression pedal
Remote Control Optional radio no directive 50 mt distance remote control with built in 2x16 display
_____DISPLAY

 


Display 128 x 64 dots graphic with backlight
Voice Parameters Stop by stop adjustable voice parameters
Divisional Volume Separate for each division
Volumi Rendering Audio Separate for front height speakers and side speakers
Tremulant 3, Separately for each manuals depth and speed adjustable
Reverb 8 Types
Adjustable Ensemble Effect Adjustable
Air Pressure Effect Proportional to the active Voices
Historic Temperaments Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Werckmeister III, Werckmeister IV, Werckmeister V, Vallotti, Silbermann I, Silbermann II, Kellner 1975, Meantone, Meantone pure minor third, Zarlino, Sauveur I, Sauveur II, Barca, Rameau, Pythagorean; each with programmable "Tonic" Key Note
Short Octave Programmabile indipendentemente per ciascuna tastiera e pedaliera
Keyboards Inversion Yes
Programmable Output Routing Stop by stop adjustable windchest layout
External Output Volume Control independent volume control for each channel
5 Bands Equalizer on External Outputs independent equalizer for each channel
5 Bands Equalizer on Internal Amplification Yes
Midi Programmable Tx/Rx Midi Ch., Tx/Rx Midi Filter, Send PG, Keyb. Midi Velocity
Sequencer Interactive song sequencer with overdubbing function
File Management Copy, Load, Save, Rename, Delete etc.
Lock Organ With password
_____INTERFACE

 


Midi In, Out, Thru Yes
Stereo Headphone Output Yes
Stereo Aux Input Yes
Mic. Input With gain control
External Output 5, 13 with output optional expansion board
USB to PC For finest finishing and personalization like Stop by Stop, Note by Note Volume and Pitch Regulation, Stop disposition, Internal and External Routing, etc. (optional)
USB for Pen Drive Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 188.0 x 137.5 x 119.7 cm / 74.01” x 54.13” x 47.12”
Dimensions without Pedalboard (WxHxD) 188.0 x 137.5 x 78.6 cm / 74.01” x 54.13” x 30.94”
_____CONSOLE

 


Cabinet Features Elegant construction with wood finish. Matching bench
Colours / Finishes Light oak real wood veneer , Medium oak real wood veneer, Dark oak real wood veneer
Weight 214 Kg / 471.7 lbs

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SOUND GENERATION

Powered by Physis®

The OUVERTURE sets a new milestone in the reproduction of the classic organ sound as it effectively combines the unique RAR (Real Audio Rendering) and Physis® technologies, both developed by the Viscount Research & Development department. Physis® is a technology based on the creation of complex mathematical algorithms capable of simulating the physical and acoustical phenomena underlying the generation of sound in the pipe organ. It’s a completely different approach from common digital sound sampling because every single note, every chord, every slightest nuance of the performance is not the result of a simple “playback” of a sound but it stems from a sound generation process which operates fluidly in real time, just as it occurs organically and naturally in a physical instrument. The modeling algorithms that make Physis® organs so unique is the result of a monumental amount of work that now allows the creation of innovative and versatile instruments, redefining the state of the art.

 

AMPLIFICATION

Amplification RAR (Real Audio Rendering)

The detailed parameterization given by Physical Modelling, combined with the careful and lengthy work of components integration, has made the sound from the different speakers extremely natural.
The result is a warm and enveloping sound, as well as detailed and transparent. You are clearly able to hear the individual stops even after the instrument has been built up to full organ. In this latter challenge, the innovative front speakers play a primary role. The high sound quality and the precisely calculated position allow them to add significant detail to the sound of the organ, highlighting the dynamic evolution of each individual rank’s timbre.
The new Viscount RAR (Real Audio Rendering) technology represents a significant step forward in terms of definition, spatiality and body of the sound, which is the most authentic way yet to create that magical effect of the most important organ stop – ‘the ambience’. Sitting at the console of the new Ouverture, you will experience the most realistic impression of the instrument and its setting available from any digital organ you may care to play.

We have devoted special attention to the amplification system, in order to faithfully reproduce the impressive dynamics, the wide sound spectrum, and all the amazing spaciousness of the pipe organ sound.

In addition to the traditional amplification, we placed two pairs of full-range speakers at strategic points on the console: one pair on the outside panels and one pair on the top stop jamb panel. In this way, as the sound comes from different positions, it is possible to simulate the multiple reflections of the walls, ceiling and floor of a large reverberant space. The effect is quite startling. You will experience a difference just as significant as that achieved when you add a surround sound system to your home television.

 

KEYBOARD

“Tracker Touch” style keyboard 

Knowing the importance of the classic-organ keyboard, we’ve taken the utmost care in selecting the absolute best components. The mechanics of the keys gives the impression of a true “Tracker Action”, by obtaining the speed of actuation of the keys – making it possible to feel the “Tracker Touch” effect. i.e. the correlation between the “touch” of the organist and the transient attack of each virtual pipe.  The keyboard is not only comfortable and consistent to play, but also dynamically sensitive, which is useful for the MIDI and Orchestral sounds – but also essential to provide the “Tracker Touch” effect.

 

CONNECTIONS

Complete Connections

A complete selection of external connections is smartly situated.

In addition to Standard connections (MIDI In, Out, Thru; Headphones, stereo inputs), there’s a microphone with gain control, 4 external multiple outs + Sub – with the option to expand these to 12+1(Sub). There are also USB host and Device connections.

For the USB Host connection, it’s possible to use a thumb drive to save and upload sound settings.

For the USB Device connection, you can connect to a PC to personalize all aspects of the organ. With the Optional “Physis Editor” for PC, you can modify every single register for every single note – including volume, pitch, spacial disposition – and many other parameters 

 

INTERFACE

The registers are activated through elegant wood stops which have been placed laterally for the most precise and egonomic result: every level corresponds to a solo division of the organ for which the selection of the registers is simple and intuitive.

A rich selection of Orchestra voices are easily and quickly activated through dedicated pistons. Within the various controls, you’ll find tremolo specific for the register and “Voix Humaine”, which allows you to set very specific effects.

 

 

OUVERTURE has been will thought out so every organist will have an accurate study of the position of controls, with everything comfortable and easy to see both above and below.

The graphic display is well situated in a sliding drawer which maintains the classic aesthetic of the instrument.

 

PEDALS

Three Expression Pedals

The three expression pedals provide a fluid and precise movement – allowing complete control of the volume for Manual I, the volume for Manual III – as well as the Crescendo.

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Disposition

Standard 

Pedal

Untersatz 32'

Principal Bass 16'

Subbass 16'

Violon Bass 16'

Octav Bass 8'

Gedackt Bass 8'

Choral Bass 4'

Mixture IV

Contra Posaune 32'

Posaune 16'

Trompete 8'

Klarine 4'

ORCH P

Coupler I/P

Coupler II/P

Coupler III/P

Midi

Manual I

Principal 8'

Rohr Gedackt 8'

Gemshorn 8'

Octave 4'

Gedacktflöte 4'

Doublette 2'

Quinte 1 1/3'

Sifflöte 1'

Sesquialtera II

Scharff IV

Dulzian 16'

Cromorne 8'

Trompette en Chamade 8'

Tremolo

ORCH I

Coupler III/I

Midi

Manual II

Principal 16'

Principal 8'

Flute Harmonique 8'

Rohrflöte 8'

Salicional 8'

Octave 4'

Blockflöte 4'

Quinte 2 2/3'

Super Octave 2'

Mixtur V

Cymbel III

Cornett IV

Trompete 16'

Trompete 8'

Tremolo

ORCH II

Coupler I/II

Coupler III/II

Midi

Manual III

Bourdon 16'

Diapason 8'

Gedackt 8'

Viola da Gamba 8'

Voix Céleste 8'

Octave 4'

Flûte Octaviante 4'

Nasard 2 2/3'

Waldflöte 2'

Terz 1 3/5'

Plein Jeu IV

Basson 16'

Trompette Harmonique 8'

Hautbois 8'

Vox Humana 8'

Clairon 4'

Tremolo

ORCH III

Midi

 

 

OUVERTURE EU STANDARD - Alternative Voices.pdf

OUVERTURE EU STANDARD - Styles.pdf

 
France

Pedale

Soubasse 32'

Contrebasse 16'

Soubasse 16'

Grande Quinte 10 2/3'

Octave 8'

Bourdon 8'

Flûte 4'

Théorbe III rgs

Contre Bombarde 32'

Bombarde 16'

Trompette 8'

Clairon 4'

Tirasse G.O.

Titasse POS

Tirasse REC

Midi

Positif

Quintaton 16'

Principal 8'

Flûte à cheminée 8'

Salicional 8'

Prestant 4'

Flûte Ouverte 4'

Doublette 2'

Nasard 2 2/3'

Tierce 1 3/5'

Larigot 1 1/3'

Plen jeu V rgs

Doucaine 16'

Cromorne 8'

Trompette en chamade 8'

Tremulant

ORCH POS

REC / POS

Midi

Grand Orgue

Montre 16'

Montre 8'

Flûte harmonique 8'

Bourdon 8'

Gambe 8'

Prestant 4'

Quinte 2 2/3'

Doublette 2'

Comet V rgs

Fourniture IV rgs

Cymbale IV rgs

Bombarde 16'

Trompette 8'

Tremulant

ORCH G.O.

POS / G.O

REC / G.O

Midi

Recit

Bourdon 16'

Diapason 8'

Cor de nuit 8'

Viole de Gambe 8'

Viox Céleste 8'

Octave 4'

Flûte octaviante 4'

Octavin 2'

Nasard 2 2/3'

Carillon III rgs

Progress. harmonique II - IV rgs

Basson 16'

Trompette harmonique 8'

Basson Hautbois 8'

Voix humaine 8'

Clairon harmonique 4'

Tremulant

ORCH REC

Midi

 

OUVERTURE FR - Alternative Voices.pdf

OUVERTURE FR - Styles.pdf

 

 
Holland

Pedaal

Prestant 32'

Prestant 16'

Subbass 16'

Octaaf 8'

Gedeckt 8'

Roerquint 5 1/3'

Octaaf 4'

Ruispijp IV

Bombarde 32'

Bazuin 16'

Trombone 8'

Trompet 4'

ORCH P

Koppel I / P

Koppel II / P

Koppel III / P

Midi

Positief

Prestant  8'

Roerfluit 8'

Quintadeen 8'

Octaaf 4'

Gedekt Fluit 4'

Quintfluit 2 2/3'

Gemshorn 2'

Quint 1 1/3'

Flagolet 1'

Sesquialtera II

Scherp III - IV

Dulciaan 16'

Kromhoorn 8'

Tremulant

ORCH III

Koppel III / I

Midi

Hoofdwerk

Prestant 16'

Prestant 8'

Open Fluit 8'

Baarpijp 8'

Octaaf 4'

Blockfluit 4'

Quint 2 2/3'

Octaaf 2'

Mixtuur IV - VI

Cymbel III

Cornett IV

Trompet 16'

Trompet 8'

Trompeta de Batalla 8'

Tremulant

ORCH II

Koppel I / II

Koppel III / II

Midi

Zwelwerk

Quintadeen 16'

Prestant 8'

Holpijp 8'

Viola di Gamba 8'

Vox Celeste 8'

Octaaf 4'

Openfluit 4'

Nasard 2 2/3'

Woudfluit 2'

Terts 1 3/5'

Mixtuur IV

Fagott 16'

Trompette Harmoniek 8'

Hobo 8'

Vox Humana 8'

Scalmey 4'

Tremulant

ORCH III

Midi

 

OUVERTURE NL STANDARD - Alternative Voices.pdf

OUVERTURE NL STANDARD - Styles.pdf

 
Italia

Pedale

Bordone 32'

Principale 16'

Subbasso 16'

Violone 16'

Ottava 8'

Bordone 8'

Basso Corale 4'

Ripieno 4 f.

Contro Bombarda 32'

Trombone 16'

Tromba 8'

Clarone 4'

Unione I/P

Unione II/P

Unione III/P

Orchestra

Midi

Positivo

Principale 8'

Flauto Coperto 8'

Unda Maris 8'

Ottava 4'

Flauto in VIII 4'

Flauto in XII 2 2/3'

XV 2'

XIX 1 1/3'

XXII 1'

Tre di Ripieno

Sesquialtera 2 f.

Cromorno 8'

Regale 8'

Tremolo

Unione III/I

Orchestra

Midi

Grand'organo

Principale 16'

Principale 8'

Flauto Aperto 8'

Dulciana 8'

Ottava 4'

Flauto a Cuspide 4'

Quinta 2 2/3'

Superottava 2'

Ripieno Grave 4 f.

Ripieno Acuto 3 f.

Cornetto 5 f.

Tromba 16'

Tromba 8'

Tromba Orizzontale 8'

Tremolo

Unione I/II

Unione III/II

Orchestra

Midi

Recitativo

Bordone 16'

Principale Violino 8'

Bordone di Legno 8'

Viola da Gamba 8'

Voce Celeste 8'

Ottava 4'

Flauto Armonico 4'

Nazardo 2 2/3'

Flauto Silvestre 2'

Decimino 1 3/5'

Ripieno 3 f.

Fagotto 16'

Tromba Armonica 8'

Oboe 8'

Vox Humana 8'

Chiarina 4'

Tremolo

Orchestra

Midi

 

 

OUVERTURE IT STANDARD - Alternative Voices.pdf

OUVERTURE IT STANDARD - Styles.pdf