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Hollow Sun – Vital Organs

Hollow Sun Vital Organs is a collection of organ sounds, useful for any number of musical genres. There are 35 different organ sounds from Hammond B3s, rock, jazz to church and cathedral sounds with distortion, cab simulator, rotary cab and reverb effects. Looks like great NI Kontakt library and, what’s important, the price is very, very affordable. Just 2 UK pounds which means 17.5p per each preset.

In Regalia Triumphus

More info: Hollow Sun – Vital Organs

Reed Chord Organs: Bontempi B3, Magnus 360, MicrOrgan and Supertone multisampled

And yet another interesting project from Sampleism – Community Based / Small, Independent Developers sample libarries. This time it’s 4 different Reed Chord Organs: Bontempi B3, Magnus 360, MicrOrgan and Supertone made by Les Productions Zvon. The library is available in two formats: SFZ (you can use great and free Beat Zampler) and NI Kontakt format.

Kontakt versions have 72 instruments and multis made with the original samples and 26 instruments using the tone or time machine engines, custom skins and scripts (2 scripts for K4 and 1 for K3.5). Also the Kontakt versions include instruments with original tuning of the instruments and retuned instruments. The sfz version has 27 definition files.

The library is currently 50 % off which means the cost of 3.25 UK pounds. Is it worth ? Well, the author bought all these organs at a local flea market, sampled so I guess it’s worth much more. Also the audio demo is nice 🙂

More info: Reed Organs

Krakli S3O Organs

S30 organs is/was designed to be a little different from the traditional Hammond emulators, it does a strong job of replicating Power Organs, Game-show organs, console Organs, electronic organs.
It was previously available as a part of the RMP2 pack, but now it’s available as totally free instrument.

Audio demo by Krakli

Download: Krakli S3O

Combo Model F

Few months ago Martinic released very nice combo organ freebie called Model V, modelled after some 1960s combo organs. Now it’s time for another interesting vst instrument – Combo Model F. It is a virtual combo organ unit, modelled after a transistor organ (once again from the 1960s): the Farfisa Mini Deluxe Compact.

Well, the plugin does sound nice, it has plenty of character, it received nice feedback from community and it’s available both for Mac and PC. Have fun 🙂

Audio Demo: (by Martinic)

Download: Martinic Combo Model F

Wavesfactory 1850 Pipe Organ Free

Wavesfactory sampled a Pipe Organ built in the year 1850 in Artà’s church (a little village on the island of Mallorca, Spain). Organ pipes are made from either wood or metal and produce sound when air under pressure (wind) is directed through them. Pipes are arranged by timbre and pitch into ranks. A rank is a row of pipes mounted vertically onto a windchest. An organ contains two actions, or systems of moving parts. When a key is depressed, the key action admits wind into a pipe. The stop action allows the organist to control which ranks are engaged.

1850 Pipe Organ is available as a sample library suited for NI Kontakt 4.2.3 and as a virtual instrument available both in AU and VST format (so Mac and Windows 32bit, 64bit are covered). Free version compared to commercial one (yes, there is commercial version) offers lesser flexibility but still it’s a nice freebie.

1850 Pipe Organ by Wavesfactory

Download: Wavesfactory 1850 Pipe Organ

Iliadis Euthymia Electronic (Hammond-like) Organ Vsti

Vst Cafe resources bring some valuable organ instrument freebies (both samples and vst instruments) on the table but it’s still not enough 🙂 The Euthymia Electronic Organ, by Iliadis, is a Hammond Clone Simulation instruments which offers clean Sine Drawbars for 2 Manuals and Bass Pedals, 2 Percussion Oscs with the 9 “Standard” Harmonics, a Key Click Imitation for both Manuals, Vibrato/Chorus.

It does look nice, sound nice and the CPU consumption is low. Feel free to test it or visit Iliadis website for another organ instruments 🙂

Download: Iliadis Euthymia Electronic Organ V2

Combo Model V

Somehow my “synth radar” didn’t detect this nice freebie 😉 Combo Model V, by Martinic, is a freeware virtual combo organ, modelled after some “well-known combo organ from the 1960s”. Combo organ is an “electronic portable organ, usually transistorized and designed for use on stage, usually in the context of a band or group. A number of different pitches and tone-colours can be selected, usually via rocker switches known as stop-tabs or sliders called drawbars.”

Audio Demo: (comes from official website)

It’s available both for PC (Vst) and Mac (AU) users 🙂

Download: Combo Model V

Magnus Chord Organ Multisampled

Another freebie – multisampled (by Audio Genetics Lab) Magnus Chord Organ instrument. Much like the accordion, the chord organ has both a keyboard and a set of chord buttons, enabling the musician to play a melody or lead with one hand and accompanying chords with the other. The sound is also accordion-like.
There are 7 patches altogether, and all require the full retail version of Kontakt 3.5 or higher to work. These samples are not compatible with the free Kontakt player. All of the raw aif samples are accessible in the download folders, for those who want to further mangle the audio genes of this charming old friend.

Download: Audio Genetics Lab – Magnus Chord Organ

Church Organ 2nd

I saw one comment (it was from a guy who claimed to be a church organist) praising Church Organ 2nd free plugin so I decided to download it, test it and … I’m impressed.
The sound is big and it certainly does sound like a church organs 🙂 Just download Church Organ 2nd, if you’re into church organs 😉

Download: Church Organ 2nd (download at official website seems dead)

Hammond Novachord Free Sample Library

Hollow Sun offers free, 6 patches, sample library, with 70 year old Hammond Novachord sounds. It works with Kontakt 3.5+ sampler as well as free Kontakt Player.

… “it is not compromised in any way and is extensively multi-sampled across the 72-note keyboard range with long, luxurious samples that breathe and wheeze and grunt their way through the 169 valves, thousands of capacitors and miles of carefully hand-loomed wiring.”

If you like to collect some free Kontakt libraries then this one is for you 🙂

ps. There are more free libraries available at Hollow Sun – check here. Bass Station Synth library, with 90 patches divided into mono, poly, unison basses looks nice too.

Download: Hollow Sun – Hammond Novachord