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Stops and switches

The console of the organ features pushback key stops with colored lights indicating their functional states. Indicator lights come on when individual stops or controls are drawn. There are various “pages” in the Hauptwerk* displays containing close-up images of the stops. If you manipulate the stops or controls in one page, their on/off status will be synchronized with the other pages as well.

Note: The Chamade 8’ marked as Trompete 8’ without a number displayed is assigned to the 1st (Positive) Manual.

Switch assignment differences on the Console and Center/Left/Right pages

The original organ’s console was able to control two pipe organs at the same time: the larger organ which is available in this sample library and a smaller choir organ (called Fernwerk) that was built in the cathedral’s nave. The virtual pipe organ controls the larger organ only so the original console’s stop assignments have been changed at the highlighted positions to support the larger organ better. However, the original stop mapping scheme was kept on the console page for modeling accuracy.

The stop switches of the choir organ are highlighted on the previous picture. These controls have no effect on the virtual organ. On the top right corner of the stops you can notice a single switch which corresponds to the stop 17 Glocken IV. M. This switch was moved and aligned from the top right corner to the switches of the 5th manual. But please note that it turns on the chimes stop for the 4th manual.

As you can see on the next picture several controls were added to assist you while you play the organ. A 2-segment crescendo indicator LED, a swellbox pedal operation direction selector (to support French and German pedal assignments), crescendo program switches and noise control switches were added. Also, a Tutti button is added which was originally the switch to turn on the choir organ. On the bottom row where the choir organ’s pedals were located are added the combination control buttons: S (set), down arrow, up arrow and general cancel buttons. See Chapter 5.8 for the details on their operation.