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greatcyber

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Hi Stephen,

Maybe we should start another thread for the GS3/Miditzer users so that there would a step-by-step approach for that as well :)

Don't swap your delta 1010lt - it is one great card! If you have spare PCI slots you can add a creative card or two and have the best of both.

GrahamG

Hi Graham,

I believe you are correct about starting a GS3/Mitizer thread as it was, after all, the entire reason that I purchased my delta 1010lt. I am bound and determined to get that working as well.

As it turns out, I have several slots available in my music computer for future addition of more cards. I believe I have enough room to add 4 more cards in there, so 2 of those will wind up being creative in order to utilize the sound font bank method.

I have to say, thanks to you, I was on your SAVPOP site the other night and by following the links I wound up at the cinema organ samples site. I listened to each piece until 2am. I could not get over how some of the pieces just keep on going, providing us with mini-concerts. I especially loved the Victory at Sea rendition under the 3/27 expansion series. And the Paramount series was intoxicating to me. I downloaded everything possible. I would love to download those songs and create a playlist for when I am in the mood to hear theatre organ music for a couple of hours. I even shared the links with my 80 year old mum who raised me on this type of music. She is in heaven listening. Again, thanks for your site.

Your project is a wonderful one.

The Paramount site has beautiful music as well. The Trumpet Tune in D is beautiful, and the tangos just thrill me.

So just give me a little more time to experiment and then I will start a thread on the GSO/Miditzer.

I even decided to get another 2 gig flash drive and try the puppy linux route. I hope I am not biting off more than I can chew, but that would be my normal modus operandi anyway. It reminds me of a song by Shirley Bassey, "If There's a Wrong Way To Do It" lol. I'm confident, however, that any obstacles encountered will be met with support from you, Panos, et al.

Here's to making more and more music!
 

greatcyber

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Hi guys. Great company here, indeed, but this is a GrandOrgue Free sets Index thread :):)

Anyway, Stephen I'm so glad from what you say in your posts :);) and as Graham said don't throw away your Delta, it's very good. Here at Yamaha, technicians they keep telling me about Steinberg cards.....In September when I get back to Athens, I;ll get one to see how GrandOrgue can go with it, my problem is that I'm stuck with convolution reverb and I don't know if I can use my SIR2 with an external card, along with GO.....
Something must be wrong with me, as I have MidiOx (and LoopBe1) and I just can't manage to use them..:) :) maybe this month after some good swimming and cycling in the island my mind will clear up !!:):):)

Cheers
Panos

I would be interesting in hearing how it works out for you with an external card. I did purchase an Audigy X-fi 5.1 USB for use with my laptop, hoping to recreate the beautiful sounds/options I used to have with my Sigmatel 92xx C-Major driver and the suite of Creative Audigy Advanced MB that came with the custom built Dell XPS lappy. But after upgrading the OS, unfortunately, the EAX that was so beautiful is a thing of the past now, along with Bass Managment.

My problem with the external Creative card is one that EVERYONE on the web seems to have had for years: snap, crackle and pop sounds that are more than annnoying. I tried so many work arounds and eventually just disconnected the 5.1 USB and it is sitting in a drawer unused. Good thing it was only $100. Trying to regain the advanced MB from Creative has been a nightmare. I paid twice to get a new license but they are so screwy. When you install and it takes you to their site to enter the registration code you wind up with an error. Calling their tech support number listed only tells you to return to the web. It's like a dog chasing its tail. So frustration won out in the end. I can still use a Sigmatel/IDT driver and IDT has a great control panel, but the EAX reverb options are just not there.

Of course, I have so many different reverb choices from all of the other apps I have, (churches, cathedrals, halls, studios, redline reverb and on and on. And with the Yamaha DSP amp, as you know, one can enjoy so many options of venues.

I am excited to have a go at it now with fresh eyes.

BTW, the GO index is a great idea! Thanks.
 

Mat

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Hey Panos, I see that your thread's been "promoted" to a sticky one - congratulations.
 

Ghekorg7 (Ret)

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Hi guys !
I just got a link....it seems I lost some episodes here :)

Mat, Thanks, our admin team decided that sticky thing and I'm very pleased indeed, but mostly because all GO fans can have , thru us, a confirmed reference place for their needs and get the answer they want fast and accurate !
Thanks also to the unknown guy who voted 5 stars !

Stephen thank you for your great info replies !
It's a strange thing this with your sub in Yamaha DSP amp....
I'm not in Athens so I cannot perform a speaker test with my similar one, you have to wait 'till September (!), but my sub is an active one and I have set the filter to 120hz (as far as I know the human ear can't tell the direction of sound below 120hz....) and works great in all situations, GO sets pedal combis included. This setting works OK with my 4 JPW English studio monitors and my Sansui center spealer, for optimal overall sound. But I cannot use it as much as I want with GrandOrgue, 'cause is our familly center system and has some other important uses :):)

I hope you like Reaper as I do (I unistalled everything else), I just want them to add a notation editor (even if I have and work with Sibelius 6) !

I know what you mean with creative.....
One of the reasons my guys at Yamaha Athens insist to me about Steinberg...is the aftersale service thing. I just can take the bus from home and after 20 min or so I can have my problem solved. Especialy they insist after I told them about VPOs, their special needs and GrandOrgue....

I hope & wish you get big time with Multi GrandOrgue and all the sets :):)
Waitin' your Midiger thread as well, I got 216 & 150 but I left them for two reasons :
1.I cannot get an optimal fluidsynth setting for this *%^#@!+<** latency... I can't play like this.
2. The Paramount set for HW3.....it's just great, what can I say. maybe in the future we can build a great theater set for GrandOrgue, like the Freedom set Graham did for jOrgan.

One more thing : Grand Orgue has a great power in latency settings. In my system I go down to 4ms before destortion!!! and reduce the overall volume to 14~16 !! and I don't use the loseness memory option....

Try SIR2. With GO I got a happy wedding :):):)

My battery goes low
I have to go....

Cheers
Panos
 

greatcyber

New member
Hi Panos,
Thanks for the info. Am googling SIR2 to find out about that. And, ahem, you are welcome for the 5 star rating as I am the "unknown guy" that rated it thusly. And it absolutely deserves this rating.

Thanks to you and Graham as well as countless others, I am really learning a lot here.

Am off to learn about SIR2 now.

Cheers!
 

Ghekorg7 (Ret)

Rear Admiral Appassionata (Ret)
Hi Stephen !
I just found a link again....
Thanks again for the vote , personnaly this time.

Some info about SIR. There are two versions 1 & 2. ! is free, 2 is not.
SIR 2 in addition can read not only .wav files of impulse responces but also it's own format .sir and in true stereo (4 channels). Penguin makes some great impulses and expencive. SIR2 comes with some free Penguin files to work with. The sound is superb!!

The problem with the also very good SIR1 is it's awfull fixed latency (about8.000 !!!), witch makes it unsuitable for live playing. But you can use it after recording in remix, if you can play GrandOrgue without reverb of course.....

The best combination I found 'till now is : GrandOrgue v.2 with 4ms latency in ASIO4all, load any free set (above) add SIR2 convolver (with Jack 1.9.5 portaudio) load true stereo Cathedral impulse responce in it, close the dry level in SIR2 and raise a bit the wet level.
Play. You'll think you're in a great Cathedral playin' your favorite Pipe Organ....just from your living place(!).

Prospectum is offering as free download and in .sir format the Anloo church environtment as an impulse responce. It's a great alternative to large Cathedral if you want to play a smaller organ (i.e. new St.Stevens) with GrandOrgue in a chappel or small church.

With little search you can find some other sites offering free impulses for SIR2, like Retro ect, but these are not to my taste for VPO work (I use them in other kinds of music as SIR1..:):) )

Cheers
Panos
 

ggoode.sa

New member
Hi,

Here are some links:

St Stephen's - Penrith, Australia: http://www.daupher.it/studio/ssteven.htm
St Augustine's - Neutral Bay, Australia: http://www.daupher.it/studio/saugust.htm
Bureå Funeral Chapel - Sweden: http://www.familjenpalo.se/sites/default/files/sampleset/Burea_Funeral_Chapel.rar
Bureå Church - Sweden: http://www.familjenpalo.se/sites/default/files/sampleset/Burea_Church.7z
Kalvträsk Church - Sweden: http://www.familjenpalo.se/sites/default/files/sampleset/kalvtrask.7z
Stiehr-Mockers aka Jeuxdorgue2 - France: http://www.jeuxdorgues.com/files/Jeuxdorgues2_GrandOrgue.rar
Prudhoe Methodist Church - Northumberland, UK: http://www.my-music.mine.nu/prudhoe_ns.htm
Gernot's Happy Birthday Organ - Germany: http://www.prospectum.com/en/start.htm
The Ghent Belfry Carillon - Belgium: http://duphly.free.fr/en/carillon.html
Orgue de salon - France: http://duphly.free.fr/en/salon.html
Small Italian Harpsichord (17th Century): http://duphly.free.fr/en/italien.html
French Harpsichord after Blanchet (18th Century): http://duphly.free.fr/en/blanchet.html
French Harpsichord Double after Taskin (18th Century): http://duphly.free.fr/en/taskin.html
Italian Spinet: http://duphly.free.fr/en/epinette.html
Diatonic Accordion: http://duphly.free.fr/en/diato.html
Grote Kerk Wildervank - Holland: http://www.virtual-organs.nl/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=33&Itemid=54&lang=en
Oeckelen Oude Pekela - Holland: http://www.virtual-organs.nl/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=36&Itemid=54&lang=en
Pibrac - France: http://pibrac.free.fr/orgue/orgue_en.htm

That should keep you busy for w while :)

Kind regards,
GrahamG

ps. if you are looking for any of the other sets, send me a personal message and I'll see if I can locate them for you.
 

Mat

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Hey Graham, that's a great resource. Think it should be mergerd with the opening post, too.
 

Ghekorg7 (Ret)

Rear Admiral Appassionata (Ret)
Hi Mat,

Yes it is. I should have done that in the opening post.....
Now only through Lars this may be possible.
But have to wait a bit as I have to add another goodie I discovered latetly... he he
Wait for my post !

best
Panos
 

CatOrg

New member
Actu:

St Stephen's - Penrith, Australia: http://www.daupher.it/studio/ssteven.htm
St Augustine's - Neutral Bay, Australia: http://www.daupher.it/studio/saugust.htm
Bureå Funeral Chapel - Sweden: http://www.familjenpalo.se/sites/default/files/sampleset/Burea_Funeral_Chapel.rar
Bureå Church - Sweden: http://www.familjenpalo.se/sites/default/files/sampleset/Burea_Church.7z
Kalvträsk Church - Sweden: http://www.familjenpalo.se/sites/default/files/sampleset/kalvtrask.7z
Stiehr-Mockers aka Jeuxdorgue2 - France: http://www.jeuxdorgues.com/files/Jeuxdorgues2_GrandOrgue.rar
Prudhoe Methodist Church - Northumberland, UK: http://www.my-music.mine.nu/prudhoe_ns.htm
Gernot's Happy Birthday Organ - Germany: http://www.prospectum.com/en/start.htm
The Ghent Belfry Carillon - Belgium: http://duphly.free.fr/en/carillon.html
Orgue de salon - France: http://duphly.free.fr/en/salon.html
Small Italian Harpsichord (17th Century): http://duphly.free.fr/en/italien.html
French Harpsichord after Blanchet (18th Century): http://duphly.free.fr/en/blanchet.html
French Harpsichord Double after Taskin (18th Century): http://duphly.free.fr/en/taskin.html
Italian Spinet: http://duphly.free.fr/en/epinette.html
Diatonic Accordion: http://duphly.free.fr/en/diato.html
Grote Kerk Wildervank - Holland: http://www.virtual-organs.nl/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=33&Itemid=54&lang=en
Oeckelen Oude Pekela - Holland: http://www.virtual-organs.nl/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=36&Itemid=54&lang=en
Pibrac - France: http://pibrac.free.fr/orgue/orgue_en.htm
Piteå School of Music - Sweeden: http://www.familjenpalo.se/sites/default/files/sampleset/PiteaMHS.rar
 

Ghekorg7 (Ret)

Rear Admiral Appassionata (Ret)
Hi wos :)

Thanks for the links !
Also thank you for your great site (though in German which sadly I don't speak...) and linking to my site :)
I already posted about your GrandOrgue page. Keep it up !

Best
Panos
 

Diode

New member
Hi Antonio,
My thanks to you also!

I have given this organ a work-out today and I really like it. I think it could be even better if the POS division were enclosed - which I agree conflicts with the spirit of the original instrument - but it is quite easy to do in a virtual instrument.

Regards,
Diode
 
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