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Offline Toplayer2

Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:55:32 AM »
Hello,

I am the co-founder of Paramount Organ Works, producers of the number one selling series of virtual theatre organs for Hauptwerk.  I have created a package that contains fifty combinations from our largest model, the Paramount 450.  Additionally there are twenty one individual ranks and assorted percussion instruments.  A list is shown in the attached.

The package is quite large at 1.4 GB.  The sound quality is superb and very authentic.  I am offering these samples free of charge to Genos users who will agree not to modify or share them.  Please contact me privately at hardy6350 *a*t* gmail *d*o*t* com and after you affirm your agreement to the terms and conditions I will send you a link to download the package.  On high speed internet, expect the download to take up to an hour.

Joe

**** BREAKING NEWS ****

The large ppf file cannot be loaded into YEM, possibly due to its 1.4 GB size.  The theatre organ voices have been split into six Expansion Packs all of which load without error. 


« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 10:44:56 AM by Toplayer2 »
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Offline Pauljones

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 07:02:43 AM »
No link to list!!!!!!??
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 07:14:20 AM »
Continued...

To make best use of this package, a MIDI bass pedal board is recommended.  Attached is a photo of my personal setup as an example.

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 

Offline beykock

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 07:26:03 AM »
Are they also usable for the PSRS970 ?
If that is the case, where can they be downloaded, plse ?

Your reply would be highly appreciated. Thank you.

Regards, Babette
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 07:30:04 AM »
Sorry Babette, the package is too large for models below the Genos. 

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 12:35:46 PM »
For those who may be unfamiliar with the majestic sound of theatre organs, may I recommend the excellent videos posted by my good friend Pierre Fracalanza?  He is among the best organists in the world (as well as a Steinway Artist).

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheatrePierre

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 
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Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 05:54:38 PM »
I must apologize to everyone how has tried to install this package but cannot do so successfully.  The error message shown below pops up shortly after starting the import.  I have no idea why.

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 

Offline zionip

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 07:06:43 PM »
I must apologize to everyone how has tried to install this package but cannot do so successfully.  The error message shown below pops up shortly after starting the import.  I have no idea why.

Joe

Hi Joe,

Your package file is 1.375-GB "Genos_PackInstallData-TheatreOrgan.ppi". 

PPI file, or pack installation file, is supposed to be directly installed on Genos, not imported to YEM. 

YEM can import ppf files, or Pack Project Files, but not ppi files.  Most commercial packs come in the form of PPFs.

Unless you produce a PPF file for other Genos owners to pick and choose the voices within your package through YEM, PPI file actually serves the purpose of not being edited by other users as you indicated up front.

Thanks,
Paul
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 02:46:40 AM »
Paul,

Thanks for your note.  Users who have the ppi file are able to install it into Genos via USB.  I more recently offered the package as a ppf, but YEM will not import the file.  This may well be a bug in YEM 2.50.  This also means that I cannot reload the package unless YEM can be fixed.

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 

Offline Antonio

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 04:31:15 AM »
Many thanks for yout sharing of the Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers.
Much appreciated.

Antonio
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 06:11:14 AM »
You’re welcome, Antonio.

I am rebuilding the expansion packs as a collection of smaller ppf files rather than one large file. The smaller ppf files import into YEM without error.  When finished, I will send download links to those who have requested the theatre organ package.

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 
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Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 10:46:56 AM »
The work to split the theatre organ voices into six Expansion Packs (ppf) is now completed. 

Joe
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Offline Bob D

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 12:08:05 PM »
Thank you for the download of the Theatre Organ pack Joe. Just downloaded in parts.
                                                                                                                            Bob.
 

Offline voodoo

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 12:43:58 AM »
You’re welcome, Antonio.

I am rebuilding the expansion packs as a collection of smaller ppf files rather than one large file. The smaller ppf files import into YEM without error.  When finished, I will send download links to those who have requested the theatre organ package.

Joe

Hi Joe,

thank you very much. I am looking forward for this.

Uli
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Offline Mike W

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2018, 03:40:04 PM »
Joe,

Thank you for your generosity and the time you spent creating and sharing theses voices.   They sound outstanding!

I have purchased theatre organ voices in the past for Tyros which I loaded onto my Genos, but yours are far superior, and are quite “addicting” to play. My wife came down the steps on Friday night from our bedroom at 11:30 pm and said “turn off the Genos!”  I’m normally pretty good at not waking her up, but it’s easy getting carried away with the variety of voices you provided. It seems the size and quality of your samples makes quite a difference...they sound like the real thing.

Thanks again Joe!

Mike

Anyone who has a chance to try them is in for quite a treat!
 

Offline Marcus

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2018, 09:22:52 PM »
Joe, I'll give your samples a try, especially the bass pedals voices. Yamaha only offers us the TheatrePedal1&2 on the Genos. Actually your twin board setup with your MIDI bass pedals is very similar to my home setup. I don't know what brand MIDI pedals those are, but from your photo one could almost heal-toe on what appears to be those extra length pedal notes.

Very much appreciate your generous offer. Check for my PM.

Thanks, Marcus
Gear: Triangle
"Extremely Happy with Genos"
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2018, 02:35:44 AM »
Joe, I'll give your samples a try, especially the bass pedals voices. Yamaha only offers us the TheatrePedal1&2 on the Genos. Actually your twin board setup with your MIDI bass pedals is very similar to my home setup. I don't know what brand MIDI pedals those are, but from your photo one could almost heal-toe on what appears to be those extra length pedal notes.

Very much appreciate your generous offer. Check for my PM.

Thanks, Marcus

Hello Marcus,

The links for the six ppf files have been sent to you.  The pedalboard in the photo is a Studiologic MP-117. 

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2018, 02:40:47 AM »
Joe,

Thank you for your generosity and the time you spent creating and sharing theses voices.   They sound outstanding!

I have purchased theatre organ voices in the past for Tyros which I loaded onto my Genos, but yours are far superior, and are quite “addicting” to play. My wife came down the steps on Friday night from our bedroom at 11:30 pm and said “turn off the Genos!”  I’m normally pretty good at not waking her up, but it’s easy getting carried away with the variety of voices you provided. It seems the size and quality of your samples makes quite a difference...they sound like the real thing.

Thanks again Joe!

Mike

Anyone who has a chance to try them is in for quite a treat!

Hello Mike,

Thanks for sharing your positive feedback.  I am glad that you are enjoying the theatre organ samples.

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 

Offline jimlaing

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2018, 05:35:49 AM »
Hi - thanks so much for this 'pack' of Theatre Organ voices!  As a side note to readers, I have a Hauptwerk organ that we built at home too, and I had purchased Joe Hardy's Paramount 4/50 and 3/41 sample sets, and they are fantastic on the Hauptwerk organ.  But to now have those voices on my Genos, in such an easy-to-use fashion, is Fantastic! 

I also use the V-Console, so once that is ready to work on Genos (John B. is working on it) ... then I can have a very flexible, real-sounding Theatre Organ on my Genos!  V-Console will make use of Joe's individual ranks even more useful, layering up to 11 at a time.

As a side note, the individual ranks are very useful - one example is the Chimes.  Yamaha's "Tubular Bells" sound (chimes), is I think the same as the Tubular Bells that came on the Tyros 1 - it's not so good.  The Chimes on this Paramount theatre organ sample set are GREAT and very real sounding.  And the marimba, and the Glockenspiel, etc.! 

Awesome set of sounds!  I'm amazed that they are free  :-)

Jim
Raleigh, NC, USA / Genos / Tyros5-61 / Lucas Nana 600 / other stuff
 

Offline bazt

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2018, 06:24:49 AM »
Hi Joe,

Any chance you could supply your sound packs for TYROS 5 users like myself, in split  .ppf  format?

Pretty please  ;D

Regards

Barrie
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2018, 07:11:25 AM »
Hi Joe,

Any chance you could supply your sound packs for TYROS 5 users like myself, in split  .ppf  format?

Pretty please  ;D

Regards

Barrie

Hi Barrie,

The ppf files are usable on Tyros 5, but only practical when an FL1024M module is installed due to the large amount of memory needed.

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2018, 07:19:40 AM »
Hi - thanks so much for this 'pack' of Theatre Organ voices!  As a side note to readers, I have a Hauptwerk organ that we built at home too, and I had purchased Joe Hardy's Paramount 4/50 and 3/41 sample sets, and they are fantastic on the Hauptwerk organ.  But to now have those voices on my Genos, in such an easy-to-use fashion, is Fantastic! 
 ...
Awesome set of sounds!  I'm amazed that they are free  :-)

Jim

Hi Jim,

Many thanks for the kind words. 

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 

Offline zionip

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2018, 08:06:41 AM »
Hi Barrie,

The ppf files are usable on Tyros 5, but only practical when an FL1024M module is installed due to the large amount of memory needed.

Joe

Hi Joe,

Since your pack is 1.34GB in size, an FL1024M is not enough to hold the complete pack.

Tyros 5 owners will have to install a 3rd party Mutec FMC-07 2-GB flash wave expansion card in order to install your complete pack:
https://www.thomannmusic.com/mutec_fmc_07.htm
https://www.mutec-net.com/product_fmc-567.php#description
https://www.psrtutorial.com/forum/index.php/topic,25917.msg186559.html#msg186559

Thanks,
Paul
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2018, 08:39:10 AM »
Hi Paul,

You always seem to be very knowledgeable!  This information should be of great interest to Tyros users.

Barrie informed me that he already has the FL1024M installed, so he should be able to install four of the six modules.  Perhaps he will let us know how it goes.

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 

Offline bazt

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2018, 01:04:35 PM »
Hi Joe,  (and Paul)

Firstly, thank you Joe for the downloads. Everything went ok with that.
Secondly, yes Paul, I was/am well aware that I can't install all of the samples at once.

I did a bit of "trimming" ( not installing certain voices ) to allow a ppf file that would let me install most of the samples.

The samples sound fantastic I must say. Just a pity that I can't do them justice, as your demonstrator organists have done on the web site.

I will continue trying though, as I always have with something new to me.

Best Regards

Barrie
 

Offline Patt22

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2018, 01:33:39 PM »
Good morning. Hello,

Thank you Joe for accessing your pack, the download went well.

Now I look forward to transferring him to the Genos in a few weeks.

Thank you

Patrick
 

Offline Pauljones

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2018, 03:28:59 AM »
Thanks for the links Joe,

Will try them later.

Paul
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2018, 07:04:14 AM »
Thanks to the folks who have downloaded the theatre organ expansion packs and offered their kind words.  I would like to take a few moments to make some suggestions for making the best and most authentic use of these TPO (theatre pipe organ) sounds.

The sounds I have provided were taken from our top model, the Paramount 450.  Please take a few moments to listen to some of the mp3 performances posted on our website.  These were recorded by world class organists and demonstrate how theatre organs should sound.  Please click the link below:

http://www.paramountorganworks.com/scripts/home.html

Here are some tips to help you set up your Genos:

1. Of paramount (pardon the pun) importance, to effectively emulate an organ one should own a set of MIDI bass pedals.   Connect the pedalboard MIDI to the Genos using either MIDI In A or B.  Set the MIDI Receive to the channel your pedals use and assign this to Right 3.  These products can be found at many music shops and on eBay.  If you are on a budget, you can get bass pedals that have been removed from an organ and "MIDIfy" them with inexpensive products such as Roman Sowa's Midi-Hardware (see link below).  An example of this can be seen in the attached photo.  This pedalboard was salvaged from a Yamaha HX-1 and fitted with one of Roman's MIDI encoders.   As a bonus, a MIDI pedalboard is also usable to act like a Yamaha MFC10.  You can assign pedals to control various Genos functions.

https://www.midi-hardware.com/index.php?section=prod_info&product=MBBS

2.  Assign preset combinations from the Pedal group to Right 3, Accomp presets to Left, Great presets to Right 1, and Solo Presets to Right 2.

3.  When you have sound combinations you like, assign them to the ten Genos regisitrations.

4.  Plug a Yamaha FC7 into the "Volume" input on Genos.  This will act as an expression pedal for your virtual organ.

5.  If you have another keyboard, you can use it to control the Solo manual using the techniques described for foot pedals.

6.  If you do not wish to use a second keyboard for the Solo, one can quickly swap Great and Solo presets by simultaneously tapping Right 1 and Right 2.

7.  Assign some WAV files included in the Theatre Organ Ranks pack to your Multi-pads.  This will emulate what theatre organists call the "trash tray".

I hope that these tips will help you get the most out of the expansion packs.

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 
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Offline Marcus

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2018, 07:03:28 PM »
Hi Joe
The instructional info above is great. Your second photo shows a nice MIDI full pedal board.

Even though I use the smaller Fatar Studiologic MP-113 MIDI pedals on the road, I would of never guessed the MP-117 in your first photo. Those pedals look extra long...someone must of fastened longer wood pedals from the original length.

I also assign my Hammond bass pedal voices and pipe organ bass pedal settings to Right 3 on my Tyros and Genos. Another reason to do this setting as a User MIDI Template, is the Right 3 voice also corresponds to the 4th Ensemble voice when in Ensemble mode. Easily assigning a tuba voice or bass cello to your MIDI bass pedals. This also adds a fifth independent Ensemble voice to this incredible Tyros5/Genos feature.

Note also, the midi bass pedals will continue playing the assigned Right 3 hand voice, even if you switch that voice part off from your Tyros or Genos. My twinset looks miss-matched presently with one of my Tyros 5s sitting below my Genos, but my Yamaha dealer confirmed that my second Genos will be included in the next shipment. An all black twinset. Destroys any modern organ console for a fraction of the cost...especially now adding your organ samples. Thanks

Regards, Marcus
« Last Edit: January 17, 2018, 07:05:19 PM by Marcus »
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Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 01:04:48 AM »
Marcus,

Thanks for your thoughtful comments.  Wow, a second Genos.  People will be jealous!  Your idea of using pedals to cover an ensemble instrument is one that had not occurred to me.  Perhaps my favorite use of MIDI pedals is to play string bass along with piano for jazz tunes.  The Theatre Organ Ranks pack has a string bass with ride cymbal (the only non-organ voice) that I use all the time for jazz riffing.

The MP-117 once had an option for the longer pedals, but this is no longer on offer.  I purchased this item used from a seller on Reverb.com.  I will likely sell them, so if anyone in the USA is interested he or she is invited to contact me privately.

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition
 

Offline voodoo

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #30 on: Yesterday at 03:36:27 AM »
Hey Joe,

thank you for the great samples. I could test them meanwhile, and I like them very much.

Thank you also for the great description how to use them. I was missing this help before.

So all is very appreciated. Thanks again.

Uli
Yamaha Genos (finally)
Nord Electro 5D
 

Offline Toplayer2

Re: Free Enhancement Package for Theatre Organ Lovers
« Reply #31 on: Yesterday at 03:42:04 PM »
My friend Pierre dropped by this afternoon. He kindly recorded a tune using the theatre organ expansion.  I will post a link to it this weekend after converting the file to MP3. Pierre is a fabulous organist. He will be performing at the upcoming national convention of the American Theatre Organ Society in Pasadena.

Joe
Yamaha Genos  |  Yamaha CP4  |  Hauptwerk / Paramount  |  Band-In-A-Box Audiophile Edition