Hybrid Solutions

A hybrid organ is a combination between a pipe organ and a digital organ. This combination can offer your church many different advantages. For example, you can replace your obsolete console with a, often less expensive, digital console. You also have the option of very simply adding extra voices to your current pipe organ.

Viscount Hybrid Organs Viscount has been a forerunner with the development and building of hybrid organs for decades. Viscount has a long history with building musical instruments and is very flexible on the construction of different installations by facing every exigent request. Our digital organs are equipped with the most advanced technology like Physis® and are designed to be perfectly interfaced with pipe organs using our V.P.I.(Viscount Pipe Interface), a special proprietary device that has been especially designed for this purpose.

We are also able to offer an exclusive patented solution that allow our digital organs to be always tuned with pipes organs. The notes emitted by pipe can slightly change because of ambient temperature variation. Our device is equipped with multiple sensors that detect minute environmental changes that affect pipe organ tuning. This information is used to tune the notes produced by the digital generation with those produced by pipes. This advanced technology has proven to be very reliable and fast, and been installed in organs worldwide.

Introducing LAUREL

a new era in hybrid pipe organ technology

Viscount is proud to announce that with the power of Physis® Technology, we can make any existing pipe organ a hybrid instrument without the need for a new organ console or any alterations to an existing pipe configuration. Laurel is a voices only system made specifically for existing pipe organs. This system acts as a bridge between an existing pipe organ and a selected number of physically modeled digital stops.

Laurel is completely customizable and will allow for the addition of as little as one pedal stop to as much as an entirely new division. Or more. Each Laurel system is specifically designed and voiced around a church’s existing pipe configuration. Physis® Technology does not use sampled sounds, but instead creates the voice from the ground up using physical modeling technology. This provides unparalleled user flexibility and allows the installer to finely voice and tune the system to an existing instrument. Viscount North America will voice the physically modeled digital stops around the existing instrument to create a seamless blend between the two.

This system will not affect the aesthetic of the organ and does not require a bulky box sitting on top of the console. A truly seamless integration, inside and out.