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Symphonic Organ

The ultimate cinematic organ

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  • The ultimate cinematic organ

    Achieve that awe-inspiring cinematic sound made famous in blockbuster scores such as Interstellar, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tron. Presenting the Rugby School Chapel organ — a monstrous, 3,721-pipe, cathedral-sized organ housed in an intimate chapel — creating an epic but immediate sound like no other. To capture its unique depth, power and beauty, we teamed up with composer, producer and organ expert Andy Richards, who has curated stop combinations for instant playability, enabling you to get the best out of this beautifully-voiced instrument. His impressive discography includes work on huge film scores, including Slumdog Millionaire, and records by iconic artists from Grace Jones to George Michael. Every pitch has been recorded with multiple mic positions for ultimate realism and control, accompanied by 50 mind-bending warped presets presented in our eDNA engine.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    Compatible with NKS

    3721-pipe organ

    19 combinations / 50 warps

    6 mic signals

    Kontakt Player

    This organ has a brightness and presence that no other instrument can provide. Thanks to this library, you’ll be able to do something with this organ that no organist has ever done.

    Andy Richards

    Symphonic Organ

    A hugely versatile instrument now widely used beyond its original church or horror film setting, the organ is perfect for adding depth, power and beauty to orchestral scores and compositions. As well as in renowned symphonic works such as Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony, the organ provides the foundations for countless blockbuster film scores of various genres, including Koyaanisqatsi (Philip Glass), Vertigo (Bernard Herrmann), Interstellar (Hans Zimmer), 2001: A Space Odyssey (from Richard Strauss’ 1896 work Also Sprach Zarathustra) and Tron (Wendy Carlos). There is no orchestral instrument that can go lower in pitch, giving you thunderous sub-bass like depth that you feel rather than hear.

    As soon as Spitfire founder and composer Paul Thomson heard the Rugby School Chapel Organ, he knew Spitfire had to sample it.

    Heard in the opening sequence to Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd, the contrast of this cathedral-sized organ — four manuals (keyboards), 71 stops (of which 55 are speaking stops) and 3,721 pipes — with its intimate chapel acoustic setting, creates an epic sound, producing a unique intensity and immediacy. Expertly recorded and presented, this definitive organ library has been designed to fit perfectly with our Symphonic range, enabling you to create rich sounding scores.

    Symphonic Organ 2

    Close up of organ stops

    The space compresses the sound, creating a battering of the senses.

    Paul Thomson

    Composer, organist & Spitfire Audio founder

    Close up of organ pipes in detail

    The overview panel

    Overview panel GUI
    This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple microphone mixer and includes the main feature controllers.

    eDNA Engine

    Edna engine GUI
    This interface houses our own sample-synthesiser engine. You can use it to combine two sounds and modulate between them with envelopes, filters and wobbles per sound, as well as a gate sequencer and a selection of go-to FX.

    What's included

    Instruments

    • Manuals
    • Pedals
    • Ensembles
    • Warped Presets

    Individual manuals

    • Ethereal Swell
    • Stopped Diapason
    • Mixtures
    • Great Diapasons
    • Horror Strings
    • Super Wooly Flutes
    • British Diapason
    • Swell
    • Non Interstellar Flutes
    • Wooly Hell
    • Festive Trumpet
    • Raw Brass
    • Full Organ
    • Full Congregation
    • All The Reeds
    • All Stops Out

    Individual pedals

    • Ethereal Swell
    • Farciminis
    • Super Wooly Flutes
    • Open Wood 32'
    • Open Wood
    • Horror Strings
    • Contra Trombone 32'
    • Bass Reeds
    • Full Congregation
    • Raw Brass
    • All The Reeds
    • Full Organ
    • All Stops Out

    Individual ensembles

    • Ethereal Swell
    • Horror Strings
    • Super Wooly Flutes
    • Raw Brass
    • Full Organ
    • Full Congregation
    • All The Reeds
    • All Stops Out

    Warped presets

    • 3am and 0 Degrees
    • A Prophet
    • A Wizard Did It
    • Anamnesis
    • Angels Above
    • Apparitions
    • Choir or Choir
    • Cycling in the Rain
    • Dirty York Way
    • Dusty Reeds
    • Fafnir
    • Fairground
    • Fragments
    • Frozen Pluck
    • Gentle Ocean Breeze
    • Half Past Midnight
    • Haze
    • I. Ron Butterfly
    • Infinite Dust Bowl
    • It Broke
    • Nobody Will Use This
    • Not A Prophet
    • Oceans Call
    • Old Magic
    • Organic Matter
    • Original Synth
    • Padals
    • Pipes and Slippers
    • Polar Peak
    • Radio Transmission
    • Scattered Space Dust
    • Sepultura
    • Shepard Is That You
    • Short and Spicy
    • Solemn Brass
    • Splintered Pluck
    • Stained Refraction
    • Straight Line Across Wales
    • Stuttered Descent
    • Sub-merged Cathedral
    • Submerged
    • The Empty Sky
    • The Giants' Mountain
    • The Next Train is Cancelled
    • Universe Collapsing Into An Organ
    • Voices In The Pipes
    • What Do I Do With My Feet
    • Whispering Winds
    • Wildwoods
    • Z-Ray Eye


    Mics

    • Inside - In
    • Close Valve - Cv
    • Close Ribbon - Cr
    • LCR - LR
    • Stereo - St
    • Ambient - Am


    Videos

    FAQs

    Why do I need this product?

    We have sampled a cathedral-sized organ in an intimate chapel, giving you an intensity and immediacy of sound which blends with our symphony orchestra range and is perfect for adding ultimate depth, power and beauty to your film scores. The curated stop combinations make this ideal for anyone unfamiliar with the instrument, as well as professional organists, enabling you to get the very best out of this beautifully voiced instrument. Like all of our other libraries it has been expertly sampled, with multiple microphone positions, from right inside the pipes to the furthest corners of the room, from beautiful, soft tones to thunderous, ground-shaking cinematic power.


    What is the difference between Union Chapel Organ and Symphonic Organ?

    Symphonic Organ is a much more powerful sounding organ, recorded in an intimate location for a more immediate sound. Union Chapel Organ was recorded in the more reverberant Union Chapel — still hugely powerful, but with a more ambient sound. Symphonic Organ is entirely made up of stop combinations for instant playability, while Union Chapel Organ gives you mostly individual stops, with a small number of stop curations. Union Chapel Organ gives you Close, Stereo, Ambient and Outrigger mic positions, while Symphonic Organ offers you six different microphone positions, from microphones right inside the organ to ambient mics placed at the furthest corners of the space.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 to OS 12

    Intel i5 processor

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    32-bit DAWs not supported


    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)

    Intel i5 or AMD R51600 processor

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    32-bit DAWs not supported


    File size

    ~17760 samples

    23.8 GB download size

    24.00 GB disk space required during install

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    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Full or Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher required

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