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Virtual Pipe Organ Do you use it #2757306
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Hi
I have been reading Piano World forums for a while now. There is lots of great discussions about pianos.
Do you also play the organs? Obviously it is less popular then piano, but I hope some of you still do it.
Some time ago I started helping as a voluntary organist in our church and need a practice instrument. I have got couple of digital pianos at home so thought a Virtual Pipe Organ might be a way to go. I have read about GrandOrgue and Hauptwerk, but feel a bit lost in terms of the hardware, like do I need a computer with 16 or 32GB of RAM with the latest/fastest processor and a massive SSD. I live in the UK and wanted to buy a new laptop/MacBook and with specs suggested on some forums it would run into thousands of pounds.
If anyone uses a VPO would you mind sharing your experience.

Re: Virtual Pipe Organ Do you use it [Re: GIJack] #2757385
08/10/18 12:50 PM
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Have a look at this free taster download opportunity. As a sometime user of Pianoteq (and loving it) I look forward to when I can play some of the world's greatest organs.

https://www.forum-pianoteq.com/viewtopic.php?id=5399

You can run any Pianoteq product on a typical desktop or laptop.

If you decide that software organs are not for you then I recommend my Yamaha Tyros 5 which has fabulous organ sounds from jazz, orchestral to full church pipe organs. It will however drain your wallet.

Ian


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Re: Virtual Pipe Organ Do you use it [Re: GIJack] #2757491
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Thanks for the reply. Would Pianoteq have less demands on the hardware than Hauptwerk/GrandOrgue?

Re: Virtual Pipe Organ Do you use it [Re: GIJack] #2773079
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I use GrandOrgue on a 4 year old Toshiba Satellite Laptop with 8GB ram. It works just fine.


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