VSL Great Rieger Organ

A stunning organ build within Vienna's incredible Konzerthaus Great Hall

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With 116 stops for its five manuals and the pedal board, the Great Rieger Organ at Vienna Konzerthaus is the largest concert organ in continental Europe. Built by the famous Gebrüder Rieger” company of Jägerndorf, it was installed in 1913, the same year that the Konzerthaus officially opened. Being installed in a concert hall, with the acoustics to match, this is an ideal match for orchestral instruments playing on a scoring stage or in a concert hall.

While being recorded with the ambience of the Great Hall of Vienna Konzerthaus, a host of masterfully crafted mixer presets let you adapt the organ’s placement and reverberation to the sound of your project. Mixer Presets are available in the categories of Standard & Style (with presets such as Messiaen, Toccata & Fugue, Animated Fairytale, Pop Hymn), Concert Venues (including the various halls of Vienna Konzerthaus and The Sage Gateshead), Scoring Stages (Synchron Stage Vienna, Teldex Berlin, ORF Sendesaal), and Sacred Places (chapels and churches).

Summary

  • Legendary instrument at Vienna Konzerthaus
  • Tailored multi-timbral Vienna Organ Player
  • Easy manageable manuals and pedal
  • Perfect overview with 3 main tabs
  • Tremulant and Swell options
  • Masterfully crafted mixer presets

“The Rieger Organ in the Great Hall of Vienna Konzerthaus is not only the largest concert hall organ in Austria, but also one of the most impressive sound monuments of late romantic European organ building of the early 20th century. Even after more than 100 years, it still fascinates and captivates its listeners with its inherent charm and almost inexhaustible richness of tone colour. The Great Rieger Organ invites you to dive into a sea of sounds and to be carried away by the magic of the ‘Queen’”.
Wendelin Eberle, Rieger Orgelbau

The Great Rieger Organ comes with a brand new sample engine and user interface tailor made for organ playing, the Vienna Organ Player. It lets you easily manage the manuals and pedal of the organ so that you can conveniently access the different stops to create you registrations. What's more, the Vienna Organ Player is multi-timbral so you can address the manuals and pedal via dedicated MIDI channels. 

Navigating the player is easy using the three main tabs. The COMBINE tab gives you an overview of all the organ’s stops as distributed over the manuals and pedal. Manuals and pedal are each routed to their own audio channels, which you can see and edit in the MIX tab. The PLAY tab provides access to the parameters you will find useful for live playing.

The new Vienna Organ Player gives you a lot of flexibility and options. Dial in the Great Hall’s room tone, even with the Rieger Organ’s wind chest running idle. Choose between regular playing ranges of the manuals and the pedal, or have them mapped over an 88-key keyboard. “Tremulant” modifies the air supply, resulting in tremolo and slight vibrato. You can add even more expressiveness to your performance by assigning “Swell” to all or only designated manuals, to recreate the effect of pipes being shuttered off in a swell box.

ARTICULATION GROUP

ARTICULATIONS
Manual I
  • Principals: Principal 16', Principal 8', Nasatquinte 5 1/3', Octave 4', Reedpipe 4', Superoctave 2', Rauschquinte 2f, Mixtur 5f, Cymbel 3f
  • Strings: Fugara 8', Gemshorn 8', Dulciana 8', Viola 4', Kornett 3-5f
  • Flutes: Bordun 16', Gedackt 8', Hohlfloete 8', Flute harmonique 8'
  • Reeds: Trumpet 16', Trumpet 8', Clarino 4'
Manual II
  • Principals: Principal 8', Unda maris 8', Octave 4', Sesquialtera 2f, Progressio harmonica 3-5f, Mixtur 2f
  • Strings: Viola 16', Viola da Gamba 8', Salicional 8'
  • Flutes: Quintatoen 16', Bordun 8', Flauto traverso 8', Clarabella 8', Flute octaviante 4', Gemshorn 4', Quintatoen 4', Woodpipe 2'
  • Reeds: Clarinette 8', Krummhorn 8'
Manual III
  • Principals: Octave 4'
  • Strings: Violin-Principal 8', Echo Gamba 8', Aeoline 8', Vox coelestis 8', Aeolsharp 4', Harmonia aetherea 4f
  • Flutes: Lieblich-Gedackt 16', Rohrfloete 8', Still-Gedeckt 8', Wiener Floete 8', Quintatoen 8', Flute octaviante 4', Zartfloete 4', Gemsquinte 2 2/3', Flautino 2', Terz 1 3_5', Larigotquinte 1 1_3', Piccolo 1'
  • Reeds: Basson 16', Trompette harmonique 8', Oboe 8', Vox humana 8', Clairon harmonique 4'
Manual IV
  • Principals: Quinte 2 2-3', Superoctave 2'
  • Strings: Clarinophon 8', Solo Gamba 8', Gross-Cornett 3-5f
  • Flutes: Bordun 16', Doppel-Gedackt 8', Concertflute 8', Rohrquinte 5 1_3', Octave 4', Soloflute 4'
  • Reeds: Tuba mirabilis 8', Ophicleide 8', Clairon harmonique 4'
Pedal
  • Principals: Principalbass 32', Principalbass 16', Octavbass 8', Octave 4', Mixtur 4f
  • Strings: Violon 16', Salicetbass 16', Cello 8', Dulcianbass 8'
  • Flutes: Subbass 16', Echobass 16', Quintbass 10 2/3', Gedacktbass 8', Bassflute 8', Flauto 4', Campana 3f
  • Reeds: Bombarde 32', Trombone 16', Trumpet 8', Clarino 4'

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Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Product Specs:

System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Windows 8.1/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Pro
  • OSX 10.13, Intel Core i5
  • SSD (M2, SATA 6 or USB3/3.1, UASP Support - HFS+, APFS or NTFS formatted) for the sample content
  • 16 GB RAM
  • VIENNA KEY or other USB-eLicenser (e.g. a Cubase- or Nuendo-Key – Soft-eLicensers and iLoks are NOT supported)
  • Free storage space: 10.7 GB

Recommended:

  • Windows 10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i7/i9/Xeon
  • macOS 10.15 (or higher), Intel Core i7/i9/Xeon
  • 32 GB RAM
  • AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host
  • 88 key master keyboard

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