Installing a Hauptwerk organ in a church successfully can be a lot more of a challenge than putting one in a home.
There's a lot to think about. First is the type and positioning of the sound system. We have a background in PA systems and audio engineering, so are well equipped to deal with this.
Then we must match an appropriate sample set to the building and the console.
We try to make the organ system as much like a pipe organ as we can. As such, we tend to favour physical console controls over touchscreens.
We still make use of second hand equipment where appropriate, which can help with the cost.
Once installed, our leading industry experts delicately voice the instrument to the building note by note.
See below for some examples of our church installations.
This is a monster of an instrument. As the pipe organ is to be dismantled, we couldn't put the speakers in the case. So we built shelves to house them on top of the cafe in the opposite transept.
There are 48 channels with 46 speaker cabinets and 4 large subwoofers. This is the largest parish church in the country with a larger floor area than many cathedrals, and the organ fills it with ease.
Being a temporary install, the console resulted from a case and parts that we had in stock, hence its unusual look. However for a 60 stop console, it is remarkably compact and the illuminated stop buttons are easy and satisfying to use.