Addressing the Pipe Gray Elephant in the Balcony...
So let’s get this out in the open...
A Meta Organ has no pipes. If you are anything like I was, this may be problematic for you. I understand where you’re coming from. For the vast majority of my career, I ignored digital organs. I viewed them as weak, unmusical imitations. But that all changed for me when I began engaging with the new technological advancements in computing, software, and speakers that are at the heart of a Meta Organ. Accepting speakers over pipework no longer means that you have to settle for a “pipe organ-like” sound. With a Meta Organ you are getting pipe-by-pipe, hyper-realistic recorded replicas of masterpiece organs by great organ builders throughout history and around the world.
It’s not just another digital organ, it’s a virtual pipe organ.
Let’s do the math. Lets estimate each stop at $30,000 if purchased new (this is being conservative for the pipe organ industry). This means that to purchase all the acoustic versions of the virtual organ sample sets you get in a Meta Organ, it would cost over 9 million dollars! Sure, the impressive Cathedral and quaint French cafe just outside aren’t included with your Meta Organ, but for less than 1% of the cost associated with purchasing these acoustic pipe organs, you can have all these sounds forever at your fingertips.
Well, besides no tuning and maintenance costs, you gain access to seven world class, masterpiece organs, for a total of 301 stops.
What do you get when you let go of the pipes?
How much would the acoustic equivalent of this cost?
COST (Est. $30K/stop)