We have provided you with some helpful videos below to assist you in getting the most out of your digital organ and help you explore the full capabilities of the Viscount instruments.
Technical Video Series
This Technical Series explains the functionality of the Viscount instruments and includes topics on voicing, tuning, winding, audio set-up, reverberation, configuration of manuals/pedals/pistons and much more. This is an excellent video series aimed not only at people who are new to the Viscount Physical Modelling Platform called Physis® but also experienced professionals wanting to learn more about their digital organ.
1. Intro to Physis Voicing
This tutorial offers a short introduction to the flexibility of voicing available with Viscount’s Physis-based organs.
2. Modifying a Voicing Style
This tutorial introduces you to basic modifications of a voicing style on Physis-based organs.
3. Physis Voicing Parameters
This tutorial offers a more detailed look at the voicing parameters available on Physis-based organs.
4. Tuning Options
This tutorial explains the basic tuning and pitch settings for Physis-based organs.
5. Tuning, Winding and Touch
This tutorial goes into detail on the advanced options for adjusting the tuning, wind supply and touch response of Physis-based organs.
6. Intro to Audio System Setup
This tutorial explains the basic audio system configuration for internal loudspeakers on Physis-based organs.
7. Using External Audio
In this tutorial Francis Rumsey explains how Physis-based organs work with external audio systems.
8. Using Reverberation
In this tutorial, the options for using reverberation with Physis organs are explained.
9. Using the Internal Recording Sequencer
In this tutorial the use of the internal recording sequencer of Physis-based organs is explained.
10. Manuals, Pedals and Pistons
In this tutorial we explain how to configure various functions of the manuals, expression pedals and pistons on Physis-based organs.
11. Piston Setup & Management
This tutorial explains how to set up different combination pistons, store banks of them and recall them for later use.
12. Configuring MIDI Features
This tutorial explains how to configure the MIDI features of Physis-based organs.
Tutorial Video Series
Below you will find a Tutorial Series, produced by our main UK Distributor (Viscount Classical Organs Ltd) with a selection of music from different composers. The series includes tips on how to play, and different techniques to use while playing for an audience or a congregation. We hope that you will find some inspiration from these videos.
We Three Kings
This hymn is also commonly known as “We Three Kings of Orient Are” or “The Quest of the Magi”, and is a Christmas carol written by John Henry Hopkins Jr. (1820 – 1891).
Tell Out My Soul
A Christian hymn paraphrasing the Magnificat written by Timothy Dudley-Smith (1926– ). Paired and enhanced by the tune Woodlands by Walter Greatorex’s (1877 – 1949).
Originally composed by Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612). Common text associated to this hymn tune is “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” which is a Christian Passion hymn.
Jesus Christ is risen today
Unknown author but suggestion is it was written in Germany in the 14th century. Frequently set to the hymn tune “Easter Hymn”, composed in the Lyra Davidica in early 18th century.
Hail the day that sees him rise
A hymn by the great hymn writer Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788). Accompanied by the Welsh tune LLANFAIR, commonly attributed to Robert Williams (1782 – 1821).
O Thou Who At Thy Eucharist..
The hymn by William Harry Turton (1856 -1938) is accompanied by the hymn tune “Song 1” from the outstanding English composer and organist Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625).
Praise to the Holiest
This hymn by John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890) is accompanied by the hymn tune “Gerontius” by the English musician and clergyman John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876).
This hymn is accompanied by the beautiful tune “Pastor Pastorum” by Friedrich Silcher (1789-1860). The words, by Thomas Benson Pollock (1836-1896), are appropriate for Communion.
Let us with gladsome mind
Text written in 1623 by John Milton (1608-1674), the famous poet and author of Paradise Lost. This is set to the hymn tune Monkland, by John Antes (1740-1811).