The latest version of Modartt’s physically modelled pipe organ instrument has arrived, bringing with it a whole host of new features. Organteq 2 adds a new collection of German Baroque stops, an enhanced sound engine, new voicing parameters and improved sound design capabilities.
A set of 34 German Baroque aesthetics stops inspired by the works of organ builders such as Tröst, Schnitger and Silbermann have been added, along with an extended collection of French Romantic flue and reed pipes. Additional 32-foot reed and flue bass pipe models have also been implemented, bolstering the instruments low-end response.
Modartt say that vast improvements have been made to the physical modelling of attack transients, rattling sound of loud reed pipes, room acoustics and more, with the results promising to deliver stunning playability and breathtaking realism. Every pipe of every stop can now be individually voice, with control over parameters such as chiff amount, air noise, wind jitter, brightness and more offering a huge range of tonal options.
The instrument’s console has been treated to an upgrade, too, and can now hold up to 50 stops and offers four monophonic couplers for bass and melody. There is now support for three assignable expression pedals, whilst the crescendo pedal has been expanded to 24 steps and can now be used to control couplers and tremulants. A new eight-channel audio routing matrix has also been added.
The GUI has been overhauled and now offers improved touchscreen compatibility, whilst VoiceOver (macOS) and Narrator (Windows) tools have been added for visually impaired users.
Organteq 2 is supported on PCs running Windows 7 or above, Macs running macOS 10.7 or later, and Linux (x86). It is available in VST, AAX and AU plug-in formats and as a standalone instrument.
Pricing & Availability
Organteq 2 is available now, priced at €269. There are upgrade offers available for Organteq 1 owners, and there is a free trial version available.