SYNCHRON MOLZER ORGAN
Vienna Symphonic Orchestra

SYNCHRON MOLZER ORGAN

Regular price R 1,615.00 R 2,975.00 Unit price per

Synchronous Molzer organ

  • Multiple microphone positions
  • Custom made, multi-timbral Vienna Organ Player
  • Easy-to-use manuals and pedal
  • Perfect overview with 3 main views
  • "Tremulant" and "Swell" effects
  • Masterfully crafted mixer presets

This wonderful salon organ was recorded in the large Stage A of the Synchron Stage Vienna. It is the first time that a historical salon organ has been recorded in a large recording hall, where it can be heard together with large orchestras or small ensembles. Despite its compact design, the Molzer organ with its 25 registers offers a variety of tones, from the muted pianissimo to the majestic fortissimo. The tonal transparency of the Synchron Stage opens up a wide range of applications for this organ, ranging from chamber music and large orchestral works to church music. Even as a solo instrument, the organ can be placed in any acoustic environment with the help of the numerous mixer presets.

The multiplex organ was built by Ferdinand Molzer the Younger in 1938, who at the time was a professor of organ building at the Vienna Academy of Music. It has two manuals and a pedal, as well as labial pipes in a principal row, a flute row and a string row. The 267 pipes made of wood, zinc or organ metal have a length of 10 mm to 2.5 m.

The Molzer organ has a crescendo cylinder, which is part of the basic equipment of the romantic organ. With the help of this foot roller, registers can be switched on step by step from the pianissimo, so that a crescendo that is as smooth as possible up to the tutti can be realized. But there are also four fixed combinations (piano, mezzoforte, forte, tutti), which were personally created by organ builder Franz Eisenhut in coordination with the original circuit.

Synchron Molzer Organ Historic Background

For many years the organ was owned by the pianist and organist Prof. Leopold Marksteiner, one of whose students was Elfriede Jelinek, who later won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The instrument was in his apartment in the Palais Cavriani at Habsburggasse 5 in Vienna's 1st district. It is now part of the collection of old musical instruments in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Vienna Organ Player

The specially developed Vienna Organ Player impresses with great flexibility and many options. The registrations of the manuals and the pedal can be easily configured, edited and saved. In addition, the Vienna Organ Player is multi-timbral, so you can assign separate MIDI channels to the manuals and the pedal.

Navigation in the player with its three main views is very simple. COMBINE offers an overview of all registers and their distribution to manuals and pedals, each of which is assigned its own audio channel. The audio configuration with the seven microphone positions can be viewed and edited under MIX. PLAY gives you access to parameters useful for live performance, including crescendo, tremulant, and tremulant speed.

Mixer presets like Close, Classic, Wide, Church, Leslie, Rock Organ and more give you quick access to the sound of your choice, or serve as a starting point for your own sound design.

Please note: A larger number of stops and microphone positions used can lead to a very large number of voices played simultaneously by the player and overload the CPU. We recommend using the preconfigured "Room Mix" presets for live performance and DAW input, and using those presets with multiple microphone channels only for rendering an audio track.

7 microphone positions

In order to capture this unique instrument with all its character, our sound engineers have used several configurations with high-quality microphones that offer a wealth of possibilities for individual sound shaping.

  1. Close – Ribbon (Royer SF24 Blümlein) Standard Library & Full Library
  2. Mid (Sennheiser MKH 800) Standard Library & Full Library
  3. Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Stereo (Neumann M150) Standard Library & Full Library
  4. Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Mono (Neumann M150) Standard Library & Full Library
  5. Main Surround – Stereo (Sennheiser MKH 800) Full Library Only
  6. High Stereo (3D) – Stereo (Neumann M149) Full Library Only
  7. High Surround (3D) - Stereo (DPA 4006) Full Library Only

Even if you don't create a surround mix, you can achieve a more varied sound image with more spatial depth by enriching your stereo mix with the signals from the room microphones contained in the Full Library.

Scope of the library

  • Default: samples 10,375 | Download size 1.3 GB | Installed file size 6.7 GB

  • Full: samples 16,600 | Download size 2.1 GB | Installed file size 11.2 GB

Purchasing a VSL Library entitles you to a free download of the Vienna Instruments Pro software player , which includes the Vienna Ensemble mixing and host software.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Mac:

  • macOS 10.13 or later
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i3 (Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon recommended)
  • RAM: min. 8GB (16GB recommended)

Windows:

  • Windows 8.1/10 or later
  • 64 bit 
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon recommended)
  • RAM: min. 8GB (16GB recommended)

Free disk space corresponding to the library size.

This product requires activation!

This can either be done on your computer (without additional hardware) or alternatively on an iLok USB dongle that can be purchased separately . The iLok USB dongle can be plugged into any computer in order to use the protected software on several computers. Your licenses can be managed as you like using the iLok License Manager and protected against loss or theft by additional insurance ( Zero Downtime with TLC ).

To activate the product you need an internet connection on any computer and a free user account on www.ilok.com . Use the Vienna Assistant to download and install your software products and sample libraries authorized via iLok  .

Please check with the software manufacturer which iLok version is required as a minimum if you want to use a hardware iLok!

AAX native, AU, Mac, Standalone, VST, Win