Features

Version 3.0 of OrganAssist is now available – to see the Release Notes Click Here

The main features of OrganAssist include:

Recording

Automatically record multiple tracks with no action at the computer.  OrganAssist automatically starts and stops and saves each piece as a separate track.

Editing

Use the simple “piano roll” style interface to edit tracks with no need for knowledge of MIDIEditing
OrganAssist enables you to:

Add, move, amend and delete notes
Move selected notes between keyboards
Move and delete individual registration changes
Remove/modify expression movements
Record additional registration changes during playback
Copy, paste, insert and delete sections of the track
Multi-level Undo

Import / Convert MIDI Files

Version 3.0 has powerful tools to help import existing MIDI files from other sources.Editing

For each file you can select which MIDI channel is routed to which keyboard.  The Import Settings screen gives information about the contents of the file to help you choose.

OrganAssist contains additional logic so you can import MuseScore files in the same way, choosing the destination keyboard for each stave.

You can also use OrganAssist to automatically split long MIDI files into individual pieces and then immediately create new MIDI files for each piece.  Refer to the User Manual for details.

Translation

OrganAssist will automatically play back any recording on any other supported organ.  TranslateNo knowledge of MIDI is required.

You can import existing MIDI recordings for editing and playback on different instruments.

OrganAssist has been designed from the ground up to allow full portability of recorded music across all instruments. To achieve this OrganAssist contains a “Virtual Organ” that is capable of generating MIDI data in real time. To translate stop changes, OrganAssist contains a “Virtual Organist” which attempts to re-create the original performance using the stops available on the current organ.

Major Manufacturers

OrganAssist 3.0 has specific support for the following manufacturers:

Classic Organ Works
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Generic Organ (works with Ahlborn, Emminent, Gem, Musicom, Phoenix and some others)

Hauptwerk 4.2 (with over 30 organs supplied already configured)
Johannus / Makin – pre 2000
Johannus / Makin – MIDI Programmable
Peterson
Rodgers
Solid State – circa 2000
Solid State – circa 2010
Viscount
Wyvern

There is also limited support for Allen instruments – please refer to the User Manual

I am always happy to add support for other manufacturers if you contact me with the details.  Usually this involves a few emails from you and a couple of days work for me…

Support for Hauptwerk Version 4

The list of pre-configured organs includes:

Aix-en-Provence, St. Sauveur – Ducroquet-CColl
Armley, Schulze 32 stop (Full version in development)
Cappel – Arp Schnitger
Champaign,Grace Lutheran – Casavant
Chicago, Mt Carmel – Skinner
Brescia, St Carlo – Antegnati
Caen, St Etienne – Cavaille-Coll
(Versions1, 2, 2.5 and Ext)
Cavaille-Coll-Composite
Ditfurt, St. Bonifatius – Roever
Cracov, St John Cantius
Friesach, St Bartholomaus
Giubiasco, Santa Maria Assunta
Grosshartmannsdorf – Silbermann
Groton, St Bartholemew – Willis
Haverhill, Old Independent – Binns
(Mini, Standard, Extended)
Hereford Cathedral – Willis
(23, 46, 67, 67XL)
Kampen, Bovenkerk – Hinsz
(Volumes 1,2 & 3)
Laeken, Notre Dame – Schyven/Van-Bever
Lipiny, St Augustine
Little Waldingfield, St Lawrence – Hart
(Versions 1 and 2)
Metz, Notre Dame – Cavaille-Coll
(Standard, Extended)
Metz, St Eucaire-Cavaille-Col
Moseley, St Annes – Brindley & Foster
Oosterwijtwerd – Muller
Rötha, St-Georgenkirche – Silbermann
Salisbury Cathedral – Willis
(Volumes 1, 2 and 3)
Silver Octopus – Willis Studio 70
South Suffolk Organ
Szczecinek, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
University of Illinois – Buzard

More Information

For more detailed information about OrganAssist – read the User Manual online or download it as a PDF