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1. The Sygsoft "Laurentius" organ:

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The organfront
Picture Hans Kleene

December 2017 we have recorded for Hauptwerk the main organ of the Laurentius & Elisabeth Cathedral situated Mathenesserlaan 305 in Rotterdam.
The organbuilder Elbertse of Aalten built a pneumatic organ with 30 stops on two manuals an pedal in 1923. The pipe facade was designed by the church's archtect P.G. Buskens.
An extensive transformation took place in 1997/98, executed by the organbuilders Adema Schreurs from Amsterdam with help from many parish volunteers.
The disposition of the Swell (now third manual) was reconstructed and a french Fagot 16' and Trompet harmonique 8' were added. The existing Hobo 8' was replaced by a french Hobo.
The pedal Open Fluit 4' was replaced by a Trombone made from pine-wood. The Bazuin 16' was extended with a subcontra-octave to provide the transmission of a Bazuin 32'. The largest 12 pipes of this stop are also made of pine-wood.
More extensive was the addition of the Positive (now second manual). Tree stops are completely new: the Klarinet, Engelse Hoorn and Viola 4'. All other pipework comes from the organbuilders stock. The preumatic system was electrified and the console completely rebuild. Originally placed on the left-hand side of the balcony, the console was moved to its present location, almost in front of the organ, in May 2003. More at History
2. The current disposition: (Blue marked stops are added for Hauptwerk).
Man. I: Main C-g''' Man. II: C-g''' (pipes C-g'''') Man. III: Swell C-g''' Pedals: C-f' Coupler: Playing Aids:
01-Prestant
02-Prestant
03-Violon
04-Flûte Harmonique
05-Bourdon
06-Octaaf
07-Roerfluit
08-Quint
09-Octaaf
10-Mixtuur
11-Cornet
12-Bombarde
13-Trompet
14-Trompet Chamade
Tremulant
 
 
16'
8'
8'
8'
8'
4'
4'
3'
2'
III ranks
V ranks
16'
8'
8'
 
 
 
15-Viola Major
16-Principaal
17-Salicionaal
18-Unda Maris
19-Nachthoorn
20-Quintadeen
21-Viola
22-Fluit
23-Progressio
24-Klarinet
25-Engelse Hoorn
26-Trompet
Tremulant
 
 
 
 
16'
8'
8'
8'
8'
8'
4'
4'
III - V ranks
8'
16'
8'
 
 
 
 
 
27-Bourdon
28-Vioolprestant
29-Holpijp
30-Viola di Gamba
31-Vox Caelestis
32-Aeoline
33-Flûte Harmonique
34-Nasard
35-Woudfluit
36-Terts
37-Carillion
38-Fagot Hobo
39-Vox Humana
40-Fagot
41-Trompet Harmonique
42-Klaroen
Tremulant
16'
8'
8'
8'
8'
8'
4'
2 2/3'
2'
1 3/5'
I - III ranks
8'
8'
16'
8'
4'
 
43-Contrabas
44-Subbas
45-Bourdon
46-Quintbas
47-Openbas
48-Gedekt
49-Cello
50-Bazuin
51-Bazuin
52-Trombone
53-Klaroen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16'
16'
16'
10 2/3'
8'
8'
8'
32'
16'
8'
4'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
 
Ped + I 8'
Ped + II 8'
Ped + III 8'
I + II 8'
I + III 8'
II + III 8'
I + II 16'
I + II 4'
I + III 16'
I + III 4'
II + II 16'
II + II 4'
II + III 16'
II + III 4'
III + III 16'
Ped + Ped 4'
 
Tremulant -
Manuaal I

Tremulant -
Manual II
Tremulant -
Swell
Normalcoupler
Tutti
Tongwerk uit
(Reeds off)
General cancel
General Crescendo
Motor
 
 
 
3. Technical information:
Still under construction.
4. 3 channel technique:
This sample set was recorded from three positions in stereo (24 bit 96kHz).
The set comes with a Sygsoft devised 3-channel technique whereby the user may set the listening position themselves.
There are 3 positions, namely :
1: Front, recorded very close to the organ. This provides a very direct recording that is useful for study purposes.
2: Centre (Middle), this recording was made at about 3 times the distance used in the front recording.
3: Rear, recorded far from the organ is used as surround.
Through three sliders (0-100%), a mix can be made of the three positions that is to your liking.
The 4th slider (with the caption "II") is the swellpedal of manual II. The 5th slider (with the caption "III") is de swellpedal of the Swell (man. III).
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Virtual console
5. Finally:
The recordings for this sample set were made in december 2017.
Recording quality 96 kHz, 24 bit. The set is reduced to 48 kHz 24 bit.
Number of microphones: 6.
Number of samples processed in this set: 37.733
Number of samples processed in this set: ca. 2.300.000

Division of the Work:
Christian Boogaard: Noise reduction, demos and artistic advice.
Johan van der Waal van Dijk: processing of samples and technical advice.
Rietje Raatgeep: responsible for the loops in the samples.
Fred de Jong: Layout, ODF as well as customizing the website and general management.

Fred de Jong March 2019.
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