Screenshot of Piteå School of Music sampleset main console

As a professional organist I must voice my opinion that no virtual organ can compete with a good, well regulated tracker organ. To really develop a good touch one must play the real thing, otherwise it's hard to understand attack/release and to feel how the pallet is opened by the playing finger.

Nevertheless it's impractical for most persons to have a real organ at home and it's in such situations that a virtual organ can be very valuable. Not the least important reason is that, even if it's available at only a fraction of the cost of a real organ, it can sound very convincing indeed.

My hopes are that vpo's and my efforts with them will help more people enjoy the wonderful instrument that the Organ really is.

Impulse response recordings

Here you can, for free, download archives of impulse response recordings I have made in different churches. The original recordings are processed by me in Audacity and now released into public domain in the hopes that they can be useful. Each archive contain versions for 16 and 24 bit, at both 44100 and 48000 Hz samplerate, as well as in the original stereo and in mono mix downs (this means there'll be quite a few files in the archives!). The mono mixdowns were made in slightly different ways so they might differ somewhat compared to the original stereo versions. Use whatever you think sound good!

Recorded at Original source material Download link Approximate size
Impulse response recordings made by Lars Palo
Bureå church 4 recorded ballon pops at 24/96 BureaChurchIR.rar 7.8 MB (17.5 MB uncompressed)
Kalvträsk church 2 recorded ballon pops at 24/48 KalvtraskChurchIR.rar 5.5 MB (13.3 MB uncompressed)


Checksums for verifying download:

a4f391bc7a39392f3b2758e7df457a4f  BureaChurchIR.rar
ab1fea9951516a892d3f91ecb6c74468  KalvtraskChurchIR.rar