A pipe organ’s stops are not only essential to the design of a pipe organ, but also to the sound and playing experience associated with them. Amazingly, our Physis® technology Tracker Toucher feature is able to replicate the specific resistance a classic organist will expect from their instrument. If you don’t know, as you adjust the stops on an organ, it actually changes the amount of resistance that is required to press the key while playing.
Thus, when using the tracker toucher feature, changing the stops will actually affect the amount of resistance you need on your organ, whether you’ve added ranks to your existing organ or are going fully-digital. That said, if you’d prefer electric action or even the key resistance associated with digital church organs, Physis® can accommodate that too.
Variable Windchest Configuration and Air Pressure
Your windchest legitimately makes all the difference to how your pipe organ sounds. The number and size of windchests you have affects the sound of and air pressure available to the instrument in a variety of ways, from affecting it’s overall tone to how your instrument sustains notes. This is because the windchests provide the air needed to create sound, so as the wind chests empty, it affects the amount of air moving through the pipes, and thus the tone.
When you’re using an instrument equipped with Physis®, the nuanced changes to notes being played are never randomly generated or predicted by the algorithm. Instead, they’re specifically generated as you play based on the number and size of the windchests it’s been programmed to have.