Now for the magic moment. Click any of the keyboard keys in the lower section of the window and revel, yes revel, in the delightful organ sound that you hear! Now that you have started making sounds you may play any combinations of the voices you desire by simply clicking “on” and clicking “o” the draw knobs. Have fun!
A side note about the Cavaillé-Coll 1.6 organ, in fact about real pipe-and-wind chest instrument consoles in general: you can look around at the various controls available to you and nd that there are many interesting things you can do. ou can couple voices a full octave up and down, you can make combinations of voices and preserve them in presets, you can turn tremolo eect on and o, etc. is is your virtual organ console, installed on your computer and sounding through your computer s’ speakers. eel free to explore and exploit all of its capabilities.
Running jOrgan On Your Mac jOrgan now runs on Mac OS X.6 (more information about jOrgan on the Mac should be inserted here soon).
e jOrgan Mac installation includes the FluidSynth sound extension which is mentioned in many other places in
this Beginners Guide. However, because jOrgan is so exible with respect to the variety of sound generators it can use, I have retained the following paragraphs to show how jOrgan can use a representative Sound generation application downloaded free from the Internet. (Side note, this approach may also be used to allow jOrgan to drive the Garritan instruments application).
Install the jOrgan Mac OS X.6 bundle.
Start the SimpleSynth application, which can be downloaded from the Internet, and browse to some jOrgan
soundfont such as Jean Pool’s solo orchestra soundfont. en set SimpleSynth’s MIDI Source to IAC Driver Bus 1 or SimpleSynth Virtual Input (either source will work—this is an example of the use of using a software MIDI channel as discussed in chapter 9).
Start up jOrgan, and open the example disposition (see vol. II, ch. 11).
In the contruct mode set jOrgan’s sound element Output property to whichever SoftSynth MIDI Source
you selected in step 2 above. is allows jOrgan’s keyboard to play whichever voices you select in SimpleSynth. Keep switching back to SimpleSynth’s window to make it easy to pick your voices. (If you already know what developers know about how to select voices from a jOrgan Rank Element you may be able to select your jOrgan voice from within the jOrgan disposition itself.)
Another side note: you could run jOrgan on your Mac with just steps 1 and 3 above, provided you selected the ava Synthesizer for your sound element Output property. However this means that the voices you will hear are General MIDI voices, unless you can gure out how to substitute your jOrgan soundfont for the ava Synthesizer s’ soundfont.