In an age when everyone thought for
sure that the antique drawbar organ days
were over, suddenly productions began
appearing in the charts using this un-
mistakable organ sound. It’s that original
sound — the soft flutes (sine wave) mixed
with numerous foot registers (draw-
bars) — that gave the old electric organs
their characteristic warmth. No copy or
imitation has been able to replace that
original in jazz and pop, so loved by
What’s new is the exact reproduction, not only of the electromechanics, but also the analog tone generation. Not using sound sampling, as you might expect, but in actual recreation of the sound using Virtual Physical Tone Generation. This includes all of the characteristics and effects of the original, without which the sound would not be complete in its original form.
The OX 7 is not larger than a laptop computer, but contains four huge organs in their entirety, complete with Leslie cabinet (no speakers of course). For the live musician it’s a dream-come-true, to have access on stage to these orginal sounds without the massive transport problems, and all that at a very small price!
Virtual Physical Tone Generation (VPT)VPT is a process, developed by Blue Chip Music, that is based on high- performance processor technology.
Using this new tech- nology it is possible to reconstruct in every detail the electromechanics or analog proces- ses so that not only the sound, but also the way the sound reacts, as well as all the sound effects can be exactly reproduced. In the OX 7 there are 3 x 86 single sounds available.
Depending on the type of organ being re- constructed, these sounds are repeated (octavized) and weight- ed. Even the characteristic Keyclick is available as a feature that can be turned on or off.
Sine wave regard
|Tone generating:||VPT Virtual Physical Tone Generating|
|Drawbar Voicing:||Hammond B3|
|Drawbars:||16’; 8’; 5 1/3’; 4’; 22/3’; 2’; 1 3/5’; 1 1/3’; 1’ (nine ranks)|
|Percussion:||2nd-, 3rd-Harmonics, User: 16’; 8’; 5 1/3’; 4’; 2 2/3’; 2’; 1 3/5’; 1 1/3’; 1’ (Registration by Drawbars);Percussion polyphon or monophon; Percussion to Leslie; Vibrato or Direct|
|Leslie-Sound:||On/Off; Slow/Fast; Speed up and Speed down Effect, for horn and bass rota|
|Scanner/Phase Vibrato:||On/Off, Slow/Fast, Chorus, Normal, Celeste|
|Keyclick:||Hammond/Wersi Keyclick, Soft, Medium or Loud|
|Envelope:||Direct, Sustain and Delay|
|Digital Reverb:||6 Variations, Volume control|
|Presets:||32 Total-Registration-Presets with Over-Write-Function|
|MIDI:||3 Part-Upper, Lower, Pedal, (2 x MIDI-IN)|
|Distortion:||Virtual Tube distortion, Volume control|
|Transposer:||+5 to -6 halftone|
|Controls:||Main Volume, Reverb, Effects, Fine Tune, Seven-Segment-Display for Program Mode and Edit-Functions|
|Measurements/Weight:||width 23 cm, depth 25 cm, height 6.5 cm: weight 2.2 kg|
Copyright © 1998 MIDI Classics®. Revised September 12, 1998