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Paramount 450 Issue with String Ensemble Volume?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:41 pm
by B777Captain
Wondering if someone who has the P450 sample can try this out on their set.

The String Ensemble (8 ranks) divisions on my Great manual (and possibly others but haven’t tried that yet) have a DRASTIC difference in volume when the “Main String” tremulant is off vs on... Almost deafening difference.

I was trying to tweak my strings on the Great and just wasn’t hearing much difference even with the String Ensemble at both 8 ft and 4 ft volume at maximum! There was little to no change at all. Then, I happen to turn off the Main String Trem and just about blew my speakers and ears out when I played!!!

Surely that cannot be normal.... can it????

Thanks for your assistance on this.

Pat

Re: Paramount 450 Issue with String Ensemble Volume?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:38 pm
by damuehlbauer
I have the Paramount 341, but it has the same 8 rank string ensemble.. Like most of the voices on this organ, there are both untremmed and tremmed voices in the rank voicing tool, so it is possible that they could be set differently. You need to make modifications to both versions and test both.

Re: Paramount 450 Issue with String Ensemble Volume?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:30 am
by mdyde
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Re: Paramount 450 Issue with String Ensemble Volume?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:54 am
by EddieW
Hi Pat,
I have the Paramount 450.

I have not experienced the dramatic change in volume that you describe.

I have specifically loaded the voice/s which you listed and there is little difference between the tremulated voice and the non tremulated voice.

Have you tried a organ reset?

Regards

EddieW

Re: Paramount 450 Issue with String Ensemble Volume?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:11 pm
by mdyde
Hello Pat,

To add to others' replies, since the Paramount sample sets have separate virtual 'ranks' for tremulant-on and tremulant-off versions of the real ranks, note also that (in addition to them having separate voicing settings via the voicing screen), if you had routed the two virtual ranks to different speakers/groups/buses then they could potentially sound different.