Featuring the science of sampling withAcoustic Portrait™ and the flexibility of seven Stoplist Library™ stop specifications, Quantum™ Organs redefine the state-of-the-art and take your organ performance to a new level.
Allen sampling, the foundation of Allen sound, is state-of-the-art assuring faithful sound reproduction, including the fleeting but essential characteristics that occur in the first and last milliseconds of a pipe’s speech. Sustained sound retains natural random pipe fluctuations without the artificial “looping” of other systems. Allen also has the world’s most extensive digital library of pipe organ sounds, with choices to satisfy every taste and need.
Allen’s Quantum™ technology offers unprecedented control over even the smallest sound nuance, resulting in tonal realism previously not available from a pipeless organ. With years of research and development and an investment of millions of dollars, Quantum Organs can be customized in virtually endless ways — assuring that the sounds fit your specific style and taste. Multiple DSPs (Digital Signal Processors) work together to offer supercomputer power within the organ console
Quantum Organs can be voiced both on a stop-by-stop and note-by-note basis, as found in pipe organs. This capability assures that the organ can be matched to the room in which it is installed, as well as specific musical needs.
Quantum Organs feature all seven stoplists, each independently voiced with its own audio settings.Classic Allen, an eclectic design favored by US 20th-century builders and championed by G. Donald Harrison; English Cathedral, a broad and majestic style developed by Henry Willis;Orchestral, an innovative blend of organ and instrumental voices; Cavaillé-Coll, named after the progenitor and master of the 19th-century French style with fiery, dominant reeds and symphonic tonal schemes; Schlicker, featuring Neo-Baroque scalings by The Schlicker Organ Company; 20th-century revival of 17th-century North-German ideals; and Arp Schnitger, inspired by the Master German builder who brought the bright, incisive Werkprinzip style to its zenith; and Aeolian-Skinner, an American Classic tonal design characterized by firm and articulate principals, bright mixtures and French-style reeds.
The Orchestral specification, perfect for blended worship, offers many popular sounds typically found in external MIDI modules such as: Strings, Piano, Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion.
With Acoustic Portrait™, Allen offers the only digital organs that brings the science of sampling to acoustics! Ordinary digital reverb is a synthetic imitation of acoustics “applied to” the sound, not created as an integral part of it. Acoustic Portrait produces the real thing in exacting detail!
Acoustic Portrait begins with a sampling process using impulse responses that measure an actual room’s acoustic properties. These measurements are then stored in the organ’s computer memory. Through an advanced real-time mathematical process called convolution, the acoustics of the sampled room actually become an integral part of the organ’s sound, producing a noticeably smoother, more natural result than synthetic reverb. Allen engineers have recorded the acoustics of cathedrals and other acoustically desirable buildings throughout the world. With advanced digital signal processors (DSPs) and low-latency convolution algorithms, Acoustic Portrait reproduces the true acoustic response of each original room with stunning realism! Each Quantum Organ features 10 different Acoustic Portraits, ranging from intimate rooms to cavernous cathedrals.
And we don’t stop there! We’ve even applied convolution acoustics to faithfully recreate how expression shutters affect a pipe organ’s sound. We call it Real Xpression™ and when you hear it you’ll know why. It’s not just a change in volume used in other digital organs, it’s the same thrilling feeling you get when you hear a pipe organ really open up!
Larger Quantum Organs include Allen’s exclusive audio channelizing called Multi-Point Audio™. With this unique system, different organ voices are assigned to multiple channels for spatial imaging and sound placement results that exceed those of mono or stereo systems. This channelization provides greater tuning and equalization control, as well as flexible speaker placement options. The clean, robust power of Multi-Point Audio produces ensembles with clarity and dimension that rival the sound of actual wind-blown pipes.