Joined: 26 Jun 2006
|Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:57 pm Post subject: The sound of Operation Amsterdam
|The wonderful sound of the pierment organ prompts me to ask a question. How do they manage to achieve that particular haunting sound?
Does anyone among our organ-building friends know the answer.
I seem to remember one of my many videos has a Dutch organ builder explaining that a particular bell-like ringing sound is achieved by adding a rank playing minor thirds in unison, I think. Is that what this sound is?
It certainly doesn't sound like violin pipes.
I tried this once, but the result was dreadful, and I used the pipes for something else.