Pipe Organ

• Dec 18, 2022 - 21:00

Will pipe organ sounds be added to Muse Sounds?


I looked at the "muse sounds" list, and I'm not sure what to expect for us serious organists from there. As you should know by now, we have to jump through hoops if we want to even change registration in mid-staff, even of we're using e.g. Stefans Cathedral Organ, which is about the most sophisticated organ font going 'round the Internet.....

In reply to by Chuck Bermingham

in 4.0 (including 4.0.1 and 4.0.2) the reverb is built in and not configurable (although on Windows and macOS you can add more via VST). 4.1 will have a new configurable native reverb function-in reverb on all platforms; you can start testing that already via the nightly development builds (see Download / Software menu on this site).

My guess is no, though I remain hopeful.

Even if the rare developer understands how organ registration works, the implementation would be very complicated and efforts would be extremely difficult. There's likely no single organ that would please everyone and it seems very few people care to use default playback for the organ anyway.

For now, soundfonts are your best option. I like Jeux 1.4. Unfortunately, you currently can't even use the banks of a soundfont in Musescore 4 (see https://musescore.org/en/node/340112 and https://musescore.org/en/node/338603), which is a gross oversight.

In reply to by Tate Shannon

Well then, will the tools in MuseScore 4 be sufficient to handle the performances I have made for MuseScore 3? I think that if not, I will never use version 4. And if that's the case, I wonder what will become of Version 3.
Example: Buxtehude Prelude and Fugue in G minor, performance created in MuseScore 3, rendered in MuseScore 3. Stefans Cathedral Organ soundfont.


In reply to by Tate Shannon

I've been using SINEfactory Crucible for the organ, it's great for Bach's organ works(which is the main reason I got it in the first place). And it works in MuseScore 4. It's a VST instrument.


Example: Passacaglia from Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582, MuseScore 4.0.2, SINEfactory Crucible set to Full Sustains + Pedals 8va Sustains


In reply to by Caters

Thank you.

I ask because the performances I've heard do involve changes in the stops at various locations. This is especially true for Buxtehude's Passacaglia, and I'm a diehard fan of his music. I've even considered doing a Musescore/Stefans rendering.

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