Velesovo, Slovenia

Velesovo Organ Model

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Orglarstvo Močnik, Cerklje, Opus 14, built in 2007.

The instrument was newly built in 2007 for the church of our Lady in Adergas (Velesovo, Slovenia). The place belongs to the important pilgrim churches of the area. Former monastery was transformed into a spiritual centre, where groups or individuals may find refuge and spend days in silence and meditation, and enjoy the surrounding beauty of nature and giant mountains.

The organbuilder Tomaš Močnik lives in the town Cerklje nearby, and hence his Opus 14 in the Velesovo church is a kind of his "showroom" instrument. It was built in a very traditional manner, inspired by the Thuringian baroque organs, particularly by the work of Zacharias Hildebrandt. The Hauptwerk is situated in the centre of the main case, the Oberwerk occupies its upper part. The pedal pipes are located behind the windchest of the Hautpwerk. The tracker is purely mechanical, perfectly going, allowing good touch control.

The pipes are voiced extraordinary mild, even tender, and thus the resulting sound is not excessively pungent or penetrating. In spite of lower wind pressure, the pipes speak with ease and well defined attack. The gravity of the sound is achieved thanks to the 16' fundament of the Hauptwerk, supported further by the 32' fundament of the Pedal. The organ offers wide range of foundation voices: principals, open and stopped flutes, conical and chimney flutes, strings and reeds. The mutations are represented by mixtures, wide and narrow quints, thirds and Sesquialtera. Alltogether, the are 38 sounding stops. Accessory stops include separate channel tremulants for each division including the Pedal, couplers and a Zimberlstern (Glöcklein).

Stop list

Hauptwerk Oberwerk Pedal
Principal 8' Principal 8' Untersatz 32'
Octav 4' Octav 4' Subbass 16'
Quint 2 2/3' (Vorzug from Sexquintaltra) Octav 2' Violon 16'
Octav 2' Quinta 1 1/2' Octavbass 8'
Mixtur 4 fach Scharff 4 fach Gedacktbass 8'
Cymbel 3 fach   Octav 4'
  Gedackt 8' Nachthorn 2'
Bordun 16' Quintathen 8' Mixtur 5 fach
Rohrflöt 8' Viol di gamba 8'  
Gemshorn 8' Kleingedackt 4' Posaune 16'
Spitzflöt 4' Salicinal 4' Trompet 8'
Sexquint altra 2 fach Nassat 3' Clarin 4'
  Waldflöt 2'  
Trompet 8' Tertia 1 1/2' Koppel HW
Fagott 16'   Koppel OW
  Vox humana 8' Tremulant Pedal
Glöcklein (little bells, Zimbelstern)    
Koppel OW/HW Tremulant OW  
Tremulant HW    
 

Features and Screenshots

Compass

The original compass of the manuals is 56 keys. The pedal compass is 30 tones.

Sample Quality

The samples are offered in 24bit/48kHz quality, multiple releases (3 levels). Plain wave formant (no encryption). The reverberation time is up to 3 seconds for the ambiental versions. The sample set is presented in 3different versions:

  • Wet: distant recording capturing the original acoustics of the church
    • Hauptwerk v.3.30 and higher supported.
    • RAM requirements (full load):
      • 16-bit : 3.8 GB
      • 20-bit: 6.2  GB
         
  • Surround: the surround recording uses 4 independent channels for each virtual pipe (for each sample). The sound of the organ pipes is captured by the front microphones, the church response by the rear microphones. The 4 channels are extracted from the recording and assembled to the sample setThe two front channels are used to supply the sound of the organ to the front speakers, while the 2 other channels offer the response of the church. You can use these two channels to feed your surround (rear) speakers. Please note, that at least 4 speakers are needed to reproduce the multi-channel audio.
    • Haupwerk v.3.30 and higher supported.
    • RAM requirements:
      • 16-bit : 7.3 GB
      • 20-bit: 12 GB
         
  • Dry: close-up recording of pipes inside the organ case. The samples are presented in stereo (48Hz/24bit) without any reverberation, the release tails contain only the short sound of the speech of the pipe when the pallet is closing (the release transients). 
    Considerable revoicing was applied to the dry samples, so that the rank timbre is uniform throughout the compass.
    • Hauptwerk v.4 and higher supported. (Attention, no HW 3.30 support).
    • RAM requirements
      • 16-bit: 2.3 GB

Screenshots

Console Bellows Voicing
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Left Jamb Right Jamb
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Specification

Hauptwerk Oberwerk Pedal
Principal 8' Principal 8' Untersatz 32'
Octav 4' Octav 4' Subbass 16'
Quint 2 2/3' (Vorzug from Sexquintaltra) Octav 2' Violon 16'
Octav 2' Quinta 1 1/2' Octavbass 8'
Mixtur 4 fach Scharff 4 fach Gedacktbass 8'
Cymbel 3 fach   Octav 4'
  Gedackt 8' Nachthorn 2'
Bordun 16' Quintathen 8' Mixtur 5 fach
Rohrflöt 8' Viol di gamba 8'  
Gemshorn 8' Kleingedackt 4' Posaune 16'
Spitzflöt 4' Salicinal 4' Trompet 8'
Sexquint altra 2 fach Nassat 3' Clarin 4'
  Waldflöt 2'  
Trompet 8' Tertia 1 1/2' Koppel HW
Fagott 16'   Koppel OW
  Vox humana 8' Tremulant Pedal
Glöcklein (little bells, Zimbelstern)    
Koppel OW/HW Tremulant OW  
Tremulant HW    
 
  1. Velesovo Software Sample Set

    Velesovo organ virtual model, Wet and Surround variant only.

    €299.00

    Excl. Tax

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  2. Velesovo Dry Sample Set

    Velesovo organ virtual model, Dry variant only.

    €210.00

    Excl. Tax

    Detail & order