Mascioni Organ from Hermance ( Kanton of Geneva, Switzerland)                         
                                                                                     History
Hermance is a small village on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
The number of residents is 1000 and most speak French.  

The magnificent church of Eglise Saint-Georges was built towards the end of the 13th century to replace a wooden church originally built on this site. The three tall and narrow semicircular windows and the liturgical pool of the choir still bear witness to this period.
In 1679 a small nave and bell tower were added to the church. The church is a fine combination of rural Romanian and Gothic style. The church was restored between 1971-1974.  


The small organ of the church was built by the Italian Mascioni organ factory in 1987. The organ was built in the original Italian Baroque style. 
The organ is also used as a concert organ, because it is excellent for performing Italian Renaissance and Early Baroque performances.


This virtual organ project, like the Grenzing organ of Geneva and Armagni and Mignot organ from Luins, was realized by AOEV. 
The recording was made in October 2018 by Laurent Dami and Yves-Noël Denis, under the direction of Alain Grandchamp.

Special thanks to Gérard Lefranc who continually supported my work and effective assistance provided to all phases of making of sample set. The artistic audio demos were created by Dominique Dantand and István Nagy. The photos were made by Jean Marc Noyelle.

Features
Sample quality 
The sample sets are available in wave format 44.1kHz/16bit, stereo, multiple loops (1-14) and multiple releases (3 levels). Equal, a=440 Hz

The sample was made in two separate versions (original and extended).

Each version can be used in three formats:             
a.b. Two channels stereo of wet and semidry
c. A Surround version (3 pairs of stereo recording: close (near); at distance (far) and in the background (rear).

In the surround version you can adjust the perspective by setting the volume of the near, far and rear recordings. (Suitable HW loading and channel settings can be used to give wet or semidry stereo modes or 4 channel surround mode too).

The sample set reverb is 4-5 s reflecting the original  acoustics of the church. 

Hauptwerk v4.2 or v5 supported for the Organ Definition Files.

Keyboards, Pedal 

The compass of the manuals of the original version are 45 keys, the extended version are 51 keys.

The compass of the pedal of the original version are is 19 keys, the extended version are 27 keys.

The lower octave of the original version is shortened octave.    The lower octave of the extendedend version is normal.

RAM requirements (GB)

stereo

surround

Original

0.8

1.3

Extended

2

4.4

The values given are for reference only and depend on the operating system of the computer and the utilities used. 
Specifications  

Original sample set

Extended sample set

Pedal  19 keys

There are no separate registers.

Pedal 27 key

Principale 8', Bass 8', Quint 5 1/3', Ottava 4'                                Vox Umana 2'

Great 45 keys

Principale (bassi/soprani) 8', Ottava 4', Quinta decima 2'                            Decima nona 1 2/3', Vigesima seconda 1'

Vox Umana (soprani) 8'

Flauto VIII (bassi/soprani) 4', Flauto XII (soprani) 2 2/3'

Great 51 keys

Same.

Positive

Is not.

Positive 51 keys

Principale 8', Flauto 4', Nasat 2 2/3’, Quinta decima 2'                      Fiffaro 8

Couplers

Permanent I-P

Tremulant

-

Couplers

I-P, II-P, I sub, I super, II sub, II super, II-I, I-II

Tremulant

I, II

All expansion are only the organ own sound files!

Screenshots

Pictures
Audio demos

Playing Dominique Dantand, Nagy István and Jean-Pierre Silvestre
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The Mascioni organ from Hermance sample set is released as a shareware virtual instrument. 
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