The Big Blue Organ VST plugin was developed to be an organ simulation in the style of a hammond drawbar organ but is not supposed to be a 100% accurate simulation of the original instrument.
The VST is a Grand Piano with adjustable pedal that runs a sustain loop of between 10 and 50 seconds with a little modulation on the pitch.
The VST will run standalone or in a host like OS X Logic or ProTools 11.
The button assignments are:
F=FREQUENCE – you can use this to fine tune the pitch.
C=SUSTAIN – you can adjust the sustain time by turning this knob.
P=PEDAL – this will take you back to the main menu for pedal selection
You can set up your pedal in a few different ways.
First you can simply turn the pedal you want to use for the sustain.
Second you can define the sustain pedal behavior.
Position#1 is the most straight forward way to setup.
If you leave everything default you will get a sustain loop of around 10 seconds and a subsonic filter.
Position#2 is a more traditional swell effect with a volume of around 12dB.
Position#3 is a more traditional dual-pedal swell with both lo and hi subsonic filter selectable.
Position#4 is a more extreme dual pedal swell with the pedal state on multiple stages of the sustain loop.
The pedal settings are stored in the presets menu, they can be easily accessed when selecting “Presets” from the main menu and selecting the pedal preset.
The settings are also maintained in the plugin regardless of pedal set up.
The menu is as follows:
Since the number of presets is limited, you will want to save your favorite pedal settings to keep from losing them.
Clicking on “save” will save the setting for your current session.
Each pedal can be individually saved by going to the “Presets” menu and clicking the pedal title.
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• True emulation of a mechanical organ with real, true mechanical bellows and auto tuning
• Full harmony: harmonics and zylophone simulation
• Intuitive automation so you can play the organ live and not be chained to the keyboard
• Real feel, bellows and reeds without the noise of the originals
• Direct voice routing from each organ part to the reed or synths sections (allows for choice of which reed to use for each part)
• 10 reed families with 33 reeds each
• 6 Harmonic families with 32 harmonics each
• 16 Synth families with 32 oscillators each
• Full Zylophone section with 28 Z’s
• 3 Different tuning devices: Atomic Tuner, Metronome and Harmonic Tuner
• 6 Full voice sections: Pedalboard, Pedalboard 2 (Amps), Pedalboard 3 (Diff and Harmonics), Pedalboard 4 (Melodic and Harmonics), Pedalboard 5 (Tremelo and Harmonics), and Pedalboard 6 (Tremelo and Pedalboard)
• 1 Mix bus per system with 10 presets
• 64 presets in total
• Variable velocity/bendable velocity/velocity tracking and dynamics response
• Many options for MIDI I/O with as many as 64 MIDI output channels
• Voice tracking with super efficient VOX emulation
• Automation with clever preset management
• Optional quick snapshots of the organ with direct access to all settings
• Optional A/B mode to switch between the original organ and the recreated version
• Optional BPM Sync function to play in time with other virtual instruments
• Complete MIDI Learn section so that all parts will work with any MIDI controller
• Full User interface: Keyboard and mouse Control with animation and zoom animation
• Realistic sound of the mechanical organ with true physical character
• Eight presets each for Organ, Harmonium, Zylophone and Pedalboard
• 2 virtual oscillators each for Organ and Synths
• Tonal presets for organ, harmonium, zylophone and pedalboard: 6 in total
• 3 mode presets: Solo, Jam, and Song
• A/B mode to switch between the original organ and the recreated version of the instrument
• Organ presets: Solo, Jam, song, harmonium, zylophone, pedalboard
• Available with installer
• Compatible with all VST compliant hosts. Requires OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain
The Big Blue Organ, is a powerful, but easy to use, plugin for your favourite DAW. It’s been designed to sound good and be easy to use. As the name suggests it is built around a high quality professional organ. It’s Big Blue Organ is based on the design of Ainslie Simpson’s ‘Blue Organ’ plugin – a spectacular organ and piano simulation.
If you’re looking for an incredible organ sound, you’ve found it. This plugin was built for the serious organ fan, with a huge number of features and a huge heap of patches. The VST plugin is in True Audio format and is compatible with any host capable of supporting VST plugins.
8 Arpeggiator Patches
4 Multitimbral Patches
8 LFO Patches
4 Filter Patches
4 Phase Shifter Patches
8 Velocity Shifter Patches
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A drawbar organ is a musical instrument consisting of a keyboard, some manner of drawbar, and a large array of pipes or bellows. Unlike a typical pipe organ, where the pipe section is usually attached to a mechanical action by voice-connection, the drawbar organ draws the pipes across the instrument in a diatonical pattern.
The drawbar organ is an excellent virtual instrument for the creation of a low pitched organ sound.
A realistic sound can be found by piping each organ pipe as well as connecting the bellows to the opposite of the pipe color assigned. However, this is a large task for the user and often becomes a long-term project.
The VST is a complete organ simulation where you will find most of the drawbar organ’s sound engine necessary for simulating a drawbar organ using virtual instruments.
Organ are also a big challenge because they are weighted and balanced.
The organ controller has been a bit tricky at first but is useful for that task.
Specs and Features:
Based on a Hammond H-100 or H-103 3 Drawbar Organ
Lays out the organ entirely
3 Drawbar organ
Each drawbar can have a different organ sound
Each drawbar can be assigned different drawbar actions and settings
Pipes are weighted according to their frequency (low, middle and high), making the organ a bit more realistic
Installation and Requirements:
The Big Blue Organ VST plugin must be installed with VST3 enabled and requires VST3 Host (VST3 is a free plugin)
Download the Plugin Here
Double click the downloaded archive to install it
Make sure there is nothing else using the VST Plugin.
How to use:
Press the Organ Controller to the left of the plugin window and start to tune the organ. You can use all the commonly used organ controllers.
Tuning the organ:
In order to use the Organ Controller, the plugin needs to read the information of your DAW and place a function on each of the drawbars and pipes.
Once you have placed the drawbar A into drawbar section A and the drawbar B into drawbar section B, select the drawbar you wish to tune. If the organ pipe is not within the drawbar section you wish to apply to, choose the pipe you wish to change.
Drawbar A: A1 (1), A2 (2), and
OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1
Processor: 3.2 Ghz Core Duo
Memory: 4GB RAM
Graphics: 2GB RAM with Shader Model 4
Processor: 4.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: 4GB RAM with Shader Model 5
Hard Drive: 4GB free space for installation
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