We are a small digital church organ business based in Portsmouth, UK. We were founded in 2017 by Mark Gatrell, a pipe organ builder and organist. His area of particular interest is the liturgical application of music.
Through Mark’s years of experience in working with this market, he has identified the very real need for an alternative to expensive pipe organs and to evolve with the changing musical landscape – particularly in churches. Too often places of worship, schools, concert halls, and other centres of music are expected to compromise on flexibility as a result of budgetary constraints. This situation is unacceptable, and can be damaging to a comprehensive musical tradition.
Therefore, we have developed a holistic approach to advise and consult on what the best options are for our customers – whether they have a pipe organ in place that requires refurbishing, are looking for a new instrument, or want to have multiple instruments.
We do our very best to provide as many viable options as possible – for the short and long term. To help us achieve this we work closely with a team of skilled pipe organ builders; musicians, sound engineers, and custom digital organ designers.
Organs and organ music are our passion and our objective is to preserve the quality of the music and sound to the best of our ability.
We feel there are many pipe organs that deserve saving, and will do what we can to assist this where practical and cost effective. Whether this means providing a digital organ whilst the pipe organ is out of action, or supporting a fund-raising appeal; we will go the extra mile.
Our Viscount range of digital organs is extensive, and affords churches, cathedrals, concert halls, and private homes with a whole host of flexible solutions. Thanks to the patented Physis ® Technology – Viscount’s physical sound modelling platform – we can provide our customers with the very best ‘pipe organ’ tone on the digital market! The Physis audio platform can be distributed to over 28 channels, allowing for a huge variety of options with respect to speaker placement, voice separation, and sound direction.
Please see our Resources page for our technical series of videos, hosted by Francis Rumsey, Organist and Choirmaster of St Mary’s Church in Witney.
We would love to hear from you, so please do get in contact to discuss your needs.