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Sonus 50 Dlx

Starting from Physis sound generation technology, we have designed a revolutionary system called RAR (Real Audio Rendering). Its powerful real-time sound processing algorithm is able to recreate with great accuracy the acoustic field produced by a real pipe organ in 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.

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Description

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Overview

The SONUS 50Dlx  is a two manual organ with a 32 note pedalboard and  38 register-tabs, each of which can select hundreds of organ and orchestra voices.  

The SONUS  50Dlx  comes with  8 organ styles (4 preset  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 Sonus 50Dlx is capable of generating the highest-fidelity, most authentic church organ sound.

Parameter settings are easy to access, modify and store through the graphic display on the front panel.

The SONUS 50Dlx 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.

Specifications

Specifications

_____SPECIFICATIONS (Available=●)

 


Technology PHYSIS® PHYSICAL MODELING
Manuals 2 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 Tilt Tab
Internal Amplification 7 channels 6 x 60 Watt + 1 x 100 Watt
Speakers 9
Expression Pedals 1
Crescendo Pedal yes
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Pedal 11
Great 13
Swell 14
Total Voices 35 classic, 3 orchestral, 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
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Toe Pistons 6
Automatic Pedal Yes
Enclosed Piston Yes
Couplers 3, with Stops and Toe Studs
Transposer -6/+5 semitones
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 2, 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 4+1(Sub), 12+1(Sub) 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) 145,2 x 115 x 113,5 cm - 57,16" x 45,27" x 44,68" (with 32 note concave pedalboard)
Dimensions without Pedalboard (WxHxD) 145,2 x 115 x 66,5 cm - 57,16" x 45,27" x 26,18"
_____CONSOLE

 


Cabinet Features Elegant construction with wood finish in dark, medium or light oak. Matching bench
Colours / Finishes Light oak real wood veneer (Deluxe), Dark oak real wood veneer (Deluxe)
Weight kg 139 /Lbs 306.4

Reviews

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SOUND GENERATION

Powered by Physis®

Sonus 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)

Starting with Physis® sound generation technology, we have designed a revolutionary new audio system called RAR (Real Audio Rendering). The heart of the system is a powerful realtime sound processing algorithm that, in conjunction with four new additional audio channels located at specific points on the console, is able to recreate with great accuracy the acoustic field produced by a real pipe organ in a large reverberant space. Thanks to RAR technology, you can totally manage the impression of three-dimensional space in which the instrument sits all the way up to a large cathedral setting. All this is possible without connecting any additional speakers. The versatility of Physis® technology, together with a painstaking study on the optimization of components, has allowed us to integrate the entire system inside the new organ consoles, in an extremely compact design. 

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 buttons and tabs to turn registers on and off, the pistons and all the other commands are ergonomically designed to respond quickly and easily to the demands of the user. The display is conveniently located on the side panel with it’s own set of designated controls. The layout is smartly integrated with the instrument to allow unlimited possibility and personalization at the user’s fingertips.

 

PEDALS

Two  Pedals

The two  pedals provide a fluid and precise movement  allowing complete control over Manual II and Crescendo.

Video

Support

Disposition

Standard

Pedal

Untersatz 32'

Principalbass 16'

Subbass 16'

Octavbass 8'

Gedacktbass 8'

Choralbass 4'

Mixtur IV

Posaune 16'

Trompete 8'

Coupler I / P

Coupler II / P

Manual I

Bourdon 16'

Principal 8'

Rohrflöte 8'

Gemshorn 8'

Octave 4'

Blockflöte 4'

Quinte 2 2/3'

Superoctave 2'

Mixtur V

Cornett IV

Trompete 8'

Vox Humana 8'

Tremulant

Coupler II / I

Manual II

Gedackt 8'

Salicional 8'

Vox Celeste 8'

Octave 4'

Gedacktflöte 4'

Nasard 2 2/3'

Waldflöte 2'

Terz 1 3/5'

Scharff III

Fagott 16'

Trompette Harmonique 8'

Oboe 8'

Clairon 4'

Tremulant

Orchestra

Pedal: Cello

Manual I: Harpsichord

Manual II: Chimes

 

 

 

SONUS 50 EU STANDARD - Alternative Voices.pdf

SONUS 50 EU STANDARD - Styles.pdf

 
Deutschland

Pedal

Untersatz 32'

Prinzipal-bass 16'

Subbass 16'

Oktav-bass 8'

Gedackt-bass 8'

Choral-bass 4'

Hintersatz IV

Posaune 16'

Trompete 8'

Koppel POS / PED

Koppel HW / PED

Hauptwerk

Bourdon 16'

Prinzipal 8'

Rohrflöte 8'

Gemshorn 8'

Oktave 4'

Blockflöte 4'

Quinte 2 2/3'

Super-oktave 2'

Mixtur V

Kornett IV

Trompete 8'

Vox Humana 8'

Tremulant

Koppel SW / POS

Schwellwerk

Gedackt 8'

Salicional 8'

Voix Céleste 8'

Oktave 4'

Klein-gedackt 4'

Nasat 2 2/3'

Waldflöte 2'

Terz 1 3/5'

Scharff III

Fagott 16'

Trompette Harmonique 8'

Oboe 8'

Clairon 4'

Tremulant

Orchestra

Pedal: Cello

Hauptwerk: Harpsichord

Schwellwerk: Chimes

 

 

 

SONUS 50 DE STANDARD - Voices.pdf

SONUS 50 DE - Styles.pdf

 
France

Pedale

Bourdon 32' 

Contre- basse 16' 

Soubasse 16' 

Basse 8' 

Bourdon 8' 

Flûte 4' 

Contre Basson 32' 

Bombarde 16' 

Trompette 8' 

Clairon 4' 

Violoncelle

Grand Orgue

Bourdon 16' 

Montre 8' 

Flûte harmonique 8' 

Bourdon 8' 

Prestant 4' 

Doublette 2' 

Piccolo 1' 

Plein-jeu V rgs 

Cornet V rgs 

Trompette 8' 

Cromorne 8' 

Clairon 4' 

Clavecin

Recit

Flûte à cheminée 8'

Gambe 8' 

Voix céleste 8' 

Flûte octaviante 4' 

Nasard 2 2/3' 

Octavin 2'

Tierce 1 3/5' 

Larigot 1 1/3' 

Fourniture IV rgs 

Basson 16' 

Trompette harmonique 8'

 Basson Hautbois 8' 

Voix humaine 8' 

Cloches

 

Orchestra

Pedale: Cello

Grand Orgue: Harpsichord

Recit: Chimes

 

 

 

SONUS 50 FR - Alternative Voices.pdf

SONUS 50 FR - Styles.pdf

 
Italia

Pedale

Bordone 32’

Principale 16’

Subbasso 16’

Ottava 8’

Bordone 8’

Basso Corale 4’

Trombone 16’

Tromba 8’

Clarone 4'

Unione I/P

Unione II/P

Grand'organo

Bordone 16’

Principale 8’

Flauto Aperto 8’

Dulciana 8'

Ottava 4’

Flauto in VIII 4’

XII 2 2/3’

XV 2’

Ripieno 5f.

Sesquialtera 2f.

Tromba 8’

Cromorno 8’

Tremolo

Unione II/I

Recitativo

Principale Violino 8’

Bordone 8’

Viola da Gamba 8’

Ottava 4’

Flauto a Camino 4’

Nazardo 2 2/3’

Flauto Silvestre 2’

Cornetta 1 3/5’

Ripieno 3f.

Voce Celeste 8’

Fagotto 16’

Tromba Armonica 8’

Oboe 8’

Tremolo

Orchestra

Pedaliera: Violoncello

Grande Organo: Clavicembalo

Recitativo: Campane Tubolari

 

 

 

SONUS 50 EU STANDARD - Alternative Voices.pdf

SONUS 50 EU STANDARD - Styles.pdf