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Swellbox

The swellbox is an enclosure with vertical venetian blind-type shutters controlled by the swell pedal (or ‘swell shoe’). As a given shutter closes, the pipes contained in that swellbox will sound quieter and darker (with lesser amounts of high overtones). The Salgareda Organ’s swellbox characteristics are brought to life through modeling.

The Salgareda pipe organ contains a MIDI assignable swellbox pedal and all divisions are virtually enclosed. This means that once you assign the swellbox pedal to an enclosed division you can control its state instantly. To assign the swell pedal to various enclosures, you can use the assignment buttons on the Keyboards Page.

For example, if you would like to control the Grand Orgue and the Récit together with the pedal, just assign both of them to swell pedal by pressing “Expr“. The state of the swell pedal is set to default once you assign them to an other division. The figure below shows the Console Page, highlighting the swell pedal.