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We are one of the leading Viscount Classical Organ specialist companies in Europe. The organs we supply are suitable for your home, churches, schools and even cathedrals. We stock popular models in the Viscount Organ range at our Rimmers Music Edinburgh Store, giving you the opportunity to go and try one of these fabulous instruments and discuss your requirements with a Classical Organ Specialist. If you want a totally individual organ, your imagination is the only limit to what we are able to do, as we can arrange for a bespoke instrument to be created to you exact requirements.
Viscount Organs are voiced to sound like a Traditional Pipe, or Cathedral Organ. The company use ground breaking Physis technology to produce the organ sound. Classical organists can be safe in the knowledge that they will be buying a superior electronic instrument built to the highest standard.
We are delighted to have the ability to set up temporary demonstration instruments to any address in the UK for church use, so that you may hear first-hand how the instrument will support worship and allow you to review its performance in its intended final location.
What Is Physis Technology?
Physis is a computer generated physical model of an organ pipe. The model can be manipulated in just the same way as a pipe voicer would approach an organ pipe.
The model defines the pipe bore mouth size and position material of manufacture etc and by manipulation of upwards of 20 parameters the sound is defined. The same model runs across the entire keyboard compass so there is a smooth transition of sound without any noticeable break points that can sometimes be heard in sampled sound instruments.
Also with sampled sound organ technology, each note reproduces identically each time it is played. In practice even in a single steady note there is a very subtle inconsistency in what you hear, as the air flow through the pipe always has some element of random motion. This ‘micro variation’ which the Viscount Physical model reproduces, adds a completely new dimension to the sound which greatly enhances the realism. Further as the organ sound is built up by the playing of additional notes and the adding of extra stops, the model subtly changes the ensemble sound just as would occur in a true pipe organ when the available air is delivered to an ever increasing number of pipes. Because of this the sound has a life that is not heard in sampled sound instruments.A further marvelous feature of the sound processing allows Physis instruments to develop individual sound boards for each of the organs divisions. In a pipe organ, each division (Great, Swell, Choir and Pedal) is set in a different area of the case. In a classic design the Swell organ will be near the top of the instrument, the Great in the centre and the Choir organ is often set behind the player with Pedal divisions set to the extreme sides of the case.
In addition, each division will have its own sound architecture with the possibility of bass pipes at the centre moving to the trebles at either side, referred to as a cusp layout. Alternatively the trebles can be at the centre with the basses to either side referred to as an inverted cusp layout. There are many other layouts and Physis technology allows us to faithfully replicate any of theses configurations for each of the organs divisions.
Placing these instruments in a church or concert hall setting this allows us to build a sound stage of speakers that will also faithfully place the sound source of each individual note at the point in the speaker array where it would be if it were to come from an individual pipe that the real instrument would sound to produce the note.
A 34 stop physical modelling instrument with enhanced audio including speakers in the side panels and tweeter speakers above the swell manual to create a large audio field especially for the home practice user.
The SONUS 40 is a two-manual organ with complete pedalboard and 34 register tabs, each of which can select hundreds of voices .
Available in both wood and laminate finishes, the SONUS 40 is equipped 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 Sonus 40 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 40 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 organists at center stage and involving them in an unforgettable sound experience – even from their living room or studio.
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 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.
“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.
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.
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.
The two pedals provide a fluid and precise movement – allowing complete control of the volume for Manual II, the volume for Manual I – as well as the Crescendo.
■ 2 x 61 note tracker touch keyboards, velocity sensitive for orchestral voices
■ 30 note radiating concave pedal board
■ 34 speaking tilt tab stops with hundreds of alternative voices from internal bank
■ 4 preset organ styles (English, Baroque, Romantic and Symphonic)
■ 4 user defined variable styles
■ 18 alternative temperaments
■ Dark or Light oak simulated wood veneer.
■ Swell expression pedal
■ Ped/Gt expression pedal can be redefined as crescendo pedal
■ 6 divisional and 6 general pistons
■ 16 capture memories
■ 3 reversible coupler pistons ( Gt/P, Sw/P Sw/Gt) duplicated on toe studs
■ 2 sequencer +/- pistons
■ Auto pedal and Gt/Ped enclosed pistons
■ Keyboard inversion and Transposer -6/+5
■ Fully adjustable Tremulants (speed and depth)
■ 126cm (W) x 119cm (H) x 57cm (D), 115cm with radiating concave pedal board
■ Weight 110kg –
Enhanced audio spectrum especially designed for home practice use
■ 9 internal speakers, 6 x 70 watt and 1 x 100 watt internal amplifiers
■ Stop by stop selection of simulated wind chest layout
■ Stop by stop and divisional adjustment of volume
■ Stop by stop adjustment of 6 voicing parameters
■ Internal 5 band graphic equaliser
■ Fully adjustable acoustic with live acoustic selection
■ Stereo headphone output socket
■ External outputs up to 12 channels
|Technology||PHYSIS® PHYSICAL MODELING|
|Manuals||2 x 61 notes "tracker touch" keyboards, with velocity control for MIDI and Orchestra sections.|
|Pedalboard notes||30 notes straight, straight concave, radiating concave|
|Register Control||Tilt Tab|
|Internal Amplification||6 x 60 Watt + 1 x 100 Watt|
|_____STOPS & VOICES|
|Total Voices||34 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 each stop|
Selectable additional sound for dedicated stop
|Total Memories||128 general, tens of thousands with pen drive|
|Piston Sequencer||Prev - Next pistons|
|General and Reverb Volume||With rotary potentiometers|
|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||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|
|Adjustable Ensemble Effect||Adjustable|
|Air Pressure Effect||Proportional to the active Voices|
|Tracker keyboard Effect||Yes|
|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||Independently programmable for each keyboard and pedalboard|
|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|
|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 including music desk and pedalboard (WxHxD)||cm 126,4 x 134,8 x 96,6 - 49,76" x 53,07" x 38,03"|
|Dimensions without music desk and pedalboard (WxHxD)||cm 126,4 x 119,1 x 56,8 - 49,76" x 46,88" x 22,36"|
|Cabinet Features||Elegant construction with wood finish in dark or light oak (Sonus 40Dlx) or in dark or light oak color (Sonus 40). Matching bench|
|Colours / Finishes||Light oak simulated wood, Dark oak simulated wood, Light oak real wood veneer (Deluxe), Dark oak real wood veneer (Deluxe)|
|Weight||kg 109,5 Lbs. 241,40|
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