Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582 needs no introduction. This is one of my favorite works, and I most recently performed it live on the exciting Rieger organ of St. Michael's Church, Dun Laoighre, Ireland: I have had the privelege of practicing and performing on that instrument, and the unique Rieger sound is something I do enjoy.
This sample-set from Inspired Acoustics captures a large 4-manual instrument, installed in 1999 for Scot's Church, in Melbourne Australia. A versatile, contemporary instrument, it features the characteristic Rieger sparkle and fire.
The organ is naturally in a relatively dry accoustic, so for this performance, I have used Hauptwerk's convolution reverb features to virtually place the organ in the reverberant space of the Martinikerk in Groningen. (The crazy things technology now allows us to do!)
Internally, I route the individual manuals to separate busses, front and rear, and then apply the appropriate convolution reverb to each bus to create a sound with which I am quite pleased in this case!
More details at: http://t.ly/YOqq
My performance on the Rieger in Dublin, Ireland, live: https://soundcloud.com/jerrymartin79/bach-passacaglia-and-fugue-in?in=jerrymartin79/sets/dun-laoigher-2018
MIDI Console by Content
Mac Mini 64GB Ram
Motu Ultraline-mk3 Audio Interface
Sampleset: Scots' Rieger, Inspired Acoustics
Impulse Reverb: Martinikerk, Groningen; Sonus Paradisi