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EplayOrgan

Author: David Back, November 2017 to February 2020

EplayOrgan, Multi Purpose Translating Virtual Pipe Organ

Version 3.1 and eplayOrganPortable Version 3.1.0.0 Now Available for download

EplayOrgan is a multi purpose sample based virtual pipe organ intended to be played by organists and versatile enough to be useful to everybody with an interest in organs. It will translate, play and record organ midi files for most organs in real time. It will load and be playable almost instantly and does not need an expensive computer with huge amounts of memory.

eplayOrgan This organ was designed and tested on a 64 bit Windows 10 system but was always intended to be portable and versatile in that it will run on any 32 or 64 bit Windows system back to and including Windows XP. It will also run on any Mac or Linux system under Wine. Latency is negligable under Windows.

A "Portable App" version of eplayOrgan is now available, eplayOrganPortable. This also runs on any Windows system or any Mac or Linux system under Wine.

Main Features

  1. Easy and quick to install.
  2. All included organs are fully set up, just connect one or more midi keyboards, select your organ and begin playing.
  3. The correct midi channels are automatically set up for each organ.
  4. The keys, stops, pistons and two swell indicators are all fully animated and their state is easily visible.
  5. Hardware stop and expression controls may be input in Universal NRPN format. The same NRPN's will work for all organs.
  6. Optional Second Touch is available on all organs. See the second touch keys move to show exactly what is happening
  7. Optionally velocity sensitive on every rank. Useful for piano ranks.
  8. All stops are coloured and may be "swiped" open or closed, Manuals have a fully chromatic "swipe".
  9. The stops have automatically selected font sizes, varying with display size which makes them easy to read.
  10. Coupled keys move to show their state.
  11. See the Wurlitzer Band Organ keys and stops moving for the first time ever.
  12. Organs included:-
    Allen: Generic Church Organ and a Universal Organ which is used for translating organ midi files.
    Miditzer: 150, 160, 216 and 260 cinema organs
    Wurlitzer: 125, 150 and 165 band organs
    Hauptwerk: St Anne's Mosely, Burea Church, Paramount 310, Armley Schulze Leeds, Willis Salisbury, Cavaille-Coll Caen both nrpn and sysex, Eisenbarth Friesach
    Estey: Church Organ
    Viscount: Regent
    Plus many more organs, see below.
  13. More organs can be easily added.
  14. A stop number display simplifies the making of new organs.
  15. Outputs from any organ can be translated to Universal Organ format and optionally recorded.
  16. Inputs or recordings in Universal Organ format can be translated to any other organ format and optionally recorded.
  17. All organs have the same basic layout and are user configurable. New organs can be imported and existing organs exported.
  18. Optional individual .sf2 sound font for each division. Many useful sound fonts are included.
  19. Includes Bruce Miles stereo organ soundfonts, updated for eplayOrgan, and Rich Olsen's Band Organ fonts.
  20. Up to four stereo audio outputs with adjustable reverb and unlimited polyphony.
  21. Built in midi player and recorder using the latest technology.
  22. Multiple playlists. Provides continuous playing of multiple midi files. No other organ has this feature.
  23. Built in two tone metronome.
  24. Volume sliders, control the Organ's swell and expression. Automatically set up for each organ.
  25. Can now directly play Wurlitzer Band Organ and Estey e-rolls (eplayWin32 is no longer needed).
  26. Now has 4 Banks of 38 Divisional Pistons. (Pistons are used to select combinations for playing Estey e-rolls)
  27. Piston settings can now be saved to files and restored at will.

This organ is perfect for translating organ midi files to play properly on other organs, no other organ can do this.
See: Organ Midi File Translation for details. New organs can now be imported and existing organs exported.

All Hauptwerk midi file formats are supported. Stops may be selected using midi nrpn or sysex events.
Master couplers may be used. All will be recorded and played, as appropriate, in midi files.

All GrandOrgue organs are supported via loadable settings files. See below. You can download and run GrandOrgue free from sourceforge. It will run on Windows, Mac or some Linux systems. There are many free samplesets available.

DOWNLOADS: eplayOrgan and eplayOrganPortable are completely free to download and to use.

Download eplayOrgan. setup_eplayOrganV3_1.zip MD5 a195af07259db3418855d57c00d54b2d

Download eplayOrganPortable. eplayOrganPortable_3.1.0.0_English.paf.exe MD5 70bc38a0aa71dd024e6de7e0c75249c0

Installing and using Portable Apps

The Portable App installer decompresses the eplayOrganPortable files and copies them into a folder of your choosing. To install two copies of eplayOrganPortable simply run the installer again and copy the files into a different folder.
You can install eplayOrganPortable on to a memory stick and you can then plug this stick into any computer and run it from the stick.
When you unplug the stick nothing on the computer will have been changed (unless you have purposely saved some eplayOrgan midi files on that computer).
You can also install eplayOrganPortable into a "cloud" folder and it will run from there.

To install eplayOrganPortable on Mac or Linux computers, first install Wine, then install eplayOrganPortable into a folder on drive Z: (The other drives will be hidden and inconvenient to use.)
Alternatively or additionally, if Wine is installed you can just plug in a memory stick made for Windows, as above and the organ will run when you double click the .exe file.

Note: The Portable Apps Platform works properly only on Windows computers.

Additional Organs you can download and import into eplayOrgan

These organs include Master Couplers where appropriate

Note: All trems updated for eplayOrgan V3.1, plus other minor improvements.

HW Skinner MtCarmelV1.xml
HW St Maximin FranceV1.xml
HW Velesovo SloveniaV1.xml
HW Skinner 1301 Oakland(nrpn)V1.xml
HW Skinner 1301 Oakland(sysex)V1.xml
HW Zwolle St Michael(nrpn)V1.xml
HW Zwolle St Michael(sysex)V1.xml
HW Engler KrzeszowV1.xml
HW Silbermann Freiberg(nrpn)V1.xml
HW Silbermann Freiberg(sysex)V1.xml
HW Silberbauer KdousovV1.xml
HW Hill Burton BerlinV1.xml
HW Mascioni AzzioV1.xml
HW Casavant 3742 BellevueV1.xml
HW St Pons MicotV1.xml
HW StrassbergV1.xml
HW Crakow St John CantiusV1.xml
HW Szczecinek PB Voelkner(nrpn)V1.xml The pistons on this organ break all the midi file rules.
HW Lipiny St Augustine VolkmannV1.xml
HW Klapmeyer AltenbruchV1.xml
HW St Mary Le Bow TickellV1.xml
HW Peterborough Cathedral HillV1.xml
HW Pitea School of MusicV1.xml
HW Wildervank Walcker Opus 1747V1.xml
HW Ditfurt RoeverV1.xml
HW Paramount 320V1.xml
Viscount Jubilate 332V1.xml
Viscount Toccata IIV1.xml
Viscount CantataV1.xml
Allen Generic Theatre Organ (TH302)V1.xml
Allen Renaissance R230V1.xml
Allen Chapel CF 2aV1.xml
Allen Protege AP3V1.xml

Settings files for GrandOrgue

Import these settings files into your GrandOrgue organ to gain support as indicated.

Use eplayOrgan to drive the GO organ. Use the GO organ to record midi files for playing on GO.
These settings files are easy to make. See: Organ Midi File Translation for details.
More settings files will be added later.
GO Barton 3-7 to Miditzer 216 Settings File
Some sample midi files recorded on Barton 3-7 (Translated from Miditzer 216)
Barton3-7-Meditation-Thais
Barton3-7-Reseigh Concert

GO demoV1 to HW St. Annes Moseley Settings File

Music to play on your organ

Use eplayOrgan to play and/or translate these files to play on other organs.

Miditzer midi file archive

Archive of Miditzer midi files Around 400 playable midi files to download and play.

Estey Player Organ eRoll archive

Estey Organ eRoll Archive Around 700 playable Estey eRolls to download and play.

Wurlitzer Band Organ eRoll archive

Wurlitzer Band Organ eRoll Archive Hundreds of playable Band Organ eRolls to download and play.

Additional .sf2 sound fonts for eplayOrgan

Burea_Church_Ext2.02.sf2 (141MB) should be available for download from the web, it is associated with jOrgan.
Many other sound fonts in .sf2 format are available on line for download. Any of these can be used with eplayOrgan.

Various videos of eplayOrgan in action

These videos were recorded with older versions of eplayOrgan.

Miditzer 260 Theatre Organ

Wurlitzer 165 Band Organ

Estey Church Organ

Viscount Regent Church Organ