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ALTUS organs, powered by the versatile HAUPTWERK virtual pipe organ (VPO) technology, are exact models of existing pipe organs. With cutting-edge audio, computing, midi and recording technologies, various historic pipe organs built by the likes of Batz, Cavaillé-Coll, Grygar, Hinsz, Marcussen, Skinner, Walcker and Willis to mention a few, are playable as virtual instruments with an unprecedented pipe sound realism on ALTUS organs.  The VPO technology represents a landmark departure from traditional digital organ building. It ushers in the modern era in the industry, presentng an avant-garde but highly sustainable organ solution.

 

  • MODULAR DESIGN

The ALTUS organ design platform is modular,  employing off-the-shelf hardware and software components. This brings about a revolutionary product effectiveness:

  1. Upgradeability: With the use of off-the-shelf upgradeable hardware and software parts, operating within a modular design, ALTUS organs keep pace with the changing world of technology. Hence, obsolescence, a major problem in the organ industry is irrelevant to ALTUS organs.

  2. Durability: ALTUS digital organs are primarily maintained via a part “replacement” culture as against a “repair” maintenance culture. This is most easily facilitated by the ALTUS modular design. And given the unceasing obtainability of off-the-shelf and upgradeable audio, computer and midi components, ALTUS organs are guaranteed to run into the future, redefining the longevity component in the digital organ industry. 

  3. Customization: There is the flexibility to custom-build ALTUS organs using different quality-price ratios. An ALTUS instrument can therefore start as a budget 2-manual organ that will develop into a luxury end 3 or 4-manual organ in the future. Likewise, a stereo audio system can grow from 2 channels to 512 channels for multi-channeling, sound distribution (volume power) or antiphonal setup.

  4. Tonal Flexibility: Sampling of exisitng pipe organs around the world as software add-ons is unending. Thus, different organ tonalities from the Baroque, Symphonic, neo-Baroque to the Modern are available from the English, Continental and North America organ traditions.

 

  • SOUND QUALITY

By cashing in on the fast speed and large memory of modern computers, ALTUS technology processes ALL the pipe sounds of an existing organ with precision (32-bit 96 kHz audio sample resolution).  With this, and a real-time voicing capability, a pipe organ sound quality never attained in the digital organ industry is achieved. 

 

  • RELIABILITY

ALTUS organs are high-power computing machines to which the exceptional reliability standards of 21st century computer technologies apply.

 

  • MODERN CONSOLE

ALTUS consoles are minimalist in design. The space-saving concept feature adjustable touch screen monitors for easy stop control, configuration access and flexibility.  However, traditional consoles with tab or draw stops are available.

 

  • PROCUREMENT

  1. Survey: The size and acoustics of the proposed installation space are examined. If feasible, a demonstration organ is installed. 

  2. Consultation: Based on the survey outcome, ALTUS organ designs are proposed according to the client's requirements (tonal disposition, audio configuration, technical specification, aesthetics & budget).

  3. Order: The client places a new product order based on an ALTUS proposal and supply terms.

  4. Installation: The organ is installed and voiced to the acoustics of the room.

 

  • ORDER-TO-DELIVERY

6 to 16 weeks after order placement depending on the ordered organ size and time of the year.

 

  • PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Routine maintenance ensures an insignificant product down-time. This service is delivered through the ALTUS Preventive Maintenance Program, which keeps the cost of ownership low.

 

  • WARRANTY

10-year limited warranty on all computer boards (terms and conditions apply). Extended warranty can be purchased.

2007 Prib Chamber Organ (Prague, Czech Republic)