Modartt has announced an update to the Organteq physically modeled pipe organ instrument.

Modartt Organteq

Version 1.5 offers adjustable tremulants, 8-channel output, extra parameters, new combination banks plus presets for exploring new sound colors and room acoustics.

By utilizing the physical model of Modartt’s award-winning virtual instrument Pianoteq, the playability and complex behaviours of real acoustic instruments are simulated. By omitting usage of samples, the file size is just a tiny fraction of that offered by other virtual organs, perfect for use on any modern laptop.

The sound is generated in real time from scratch, reproducing the typical and variable pipe attack transients “chiff” as well as the 3D configuration, where pipes are located in space according to their keyboards. Even the action noises from keys, stops and couplers are modelled. All this makes the instrument livelier than sample based variants, bringing more realistic variability in attack and sustain.

Changes in Organteq v1.5

  • Added physically modelled tremulant.
  • Added 8 channels output.
  • Added more factory presets, with pre-filled combinations.
  • Added embedded mini-demo within presets.
  • Added 100 combination banks.
  • Added two parameters: Stereo Width and C/C# Separation.
  • Minor revoicing.

Organteq for macOS, Windows and Linux is available as both a standalone instrument and a 64-bit plugin for VST, AU, and AAX hosts.

It is available from Modartt and distributor PluginFox, priced 249 EUR / $299 USD.

The upgrade is free for all registered users of Organteq, and a free trial version is also available for download.