Screenshot of PiteƄ School of Music sampleset main console

As a professional organist I must voice my opinion that no virtual organ can compete with a good, well regulated tracker organ. To really develop a good touch one must play the real thing, otherwise it's hard to understand attack/release and to feel how the pallet is opened by the playing finger.

Nevertheless it's impractical for most persons to have a real organ at home and it's in such situations that a virtual organ can be very valuable. Not the least important reason is that, even if it's available at only a fraction of the cost of a real organ, it can sound very convincing indeed.

My hopes are that vpo's and my efforts with them will help more people enjoy the wonderful instrument that the Organ really is.

Others samplesets & resources

I've decided to share a few ODF files I've made for some samplesets created by Sonus Paradisi, originally for another sample player software, but with these .organ files the samplesets can very effectively be used with the free GrandOrgue VPO software. If it's a full version do note that you must actually buy the sampleset first from SP in order to be able to use it. If it's a demo then you can use it with the demo version that they offer as a free download. In all cases you must decompress the .rar archive you downloaded from SP, and the .organ file you download here should be placed just outside the OrganInstallationPackages folder, usually then just inside the sampleset outer folder.

StCarloBrescia.organ.7z (full version updated 2014-03-25)
StMichelDemo.organ.7z (demo version updated 2014-03-25)
Kdousov.organ.7z (shareware version updated 2014-03-25, use with GO 0.3.1.1645+)
StMaximinDemo.organ.7z (demo version front rank only updated 2014-03-25, use with GO 0.3.1.1645+)
StMaximinSurroundDemo.organ.7z (demo version surround updated 2014-03-25, use with GO 0.3.1.1645+)
Caen_Demo_v.2.5.organ.7z (demo version updated 2014-04-01, use with GO 0.3.1.1645+)

I also host the Barton sampleset according to agreement with the original creator, Graham Goode. I've also made some updates to take advantage of recent GrandOrgue development. As always use the latest version of GrandOrgue as is possible! This version take advantage of the fact that GO can use WavPacked samples to reduce size on disc. Just unzip and load it as usual.

Barton 3/7.Beta3.14.zip 372.9 MB

md5sum:
0c7652db74fd8aa5e82a859a20f32e2a  Barton3-7.Beta3.14.zip