A digital church organ is a unique product utilizing modern technology to reproduce an art form whose heritage comes from
Superior sound comes from a combination of greater experience sampling pipe organs and advanced sound-producing technology. Experience
matters! Allen introduced the world's first digitally sampled organ in 1971, nearly two decades prior to its nearest competitor. Allen's current GeniSys™ technology includes up to
48 advanced DSP's (Digital Signal Processors) working in parallel; supercomputer power for superior sound production. And Allen organs can be voiced to perfection to any school of organ
HEARING IS BELIEVING
Today, the preference for Allen sound extends even beyond the realm of digital organ customers to pipe organ owners.
Notably, Allen is chosen as the organ builder of choice to add digital voices and advanced consoles to hundreds of pipe organs throughout the world, including prestigious
European installations. With unmatched tonal quality and sophisticated technology, Allen is pleased to help preserve and advance an important art form. It's why we exist.
ALLEN'S CONSTRUCTION QUALITY
Using select woods and veneers, Allen craftsmen blend modern and traditional woodworking techniques to assure precision shaping and hand-crafted console assembly. No "knock-down" quality in an Allen Organ.
OUR ORGAN INTERIOR
Allen is the only digital church organ builder to fully finish the interior wood of the console to protect it during its many years of use.
All key electronic components are housed within a protective metal chassis to guard against electrical shocks, another Allen exclusive.
ALLEN EXPRESSION / CRESCENDO PEDALS
While plastic or wood expression pedals can be found on some church organs, they do not meet Allen's demanding quality standards. Cast Aluminum expression shoes are built to last a lifetime!
EXPRESSION SHOE CAGE
Sturdy metal construction fully protects the organ's interior against damage from pests entering the organ console. Just another example of Allen's dedication to quality and our customers.
ALLEN ORGAN - RELIABLE SERVICE
Allen dependability is legendary. Backed by a ten-year parts warranty, Allen Organs require no periodic maintenance or tuning. In the unlikely event that an Allen requires service, it is performed by factory-trained Allen technicians. Allen representatives keep a supply of spare parts on hand for service needs. The modular design found in our organs, ensures quick and easy service, without the necessity for on-site soldering.
The relationship between Allen and its customers doesn't end when an instrument is installed. Allen's commitment to customer satisfaction continues long after an organ is installed.
Allen designs and builds its own controls to provide the highest quality at affordable prices. From state-of-the-art Lumitech™ stops with advanced LED's to moving drawknobs, every control choice reflects Allen's uncompromising standards that ensure years of maintenance-free service.
The Historique IIIa, 34 Stop, Two-manual organ is equipped with Allen's efficient LED stop controls.
STANDARD KEYBOARDS The standard keyboards supplied with Allen studio and practice instruments allow Allen to provide instruments with Allen console features, quality, and sound at affordable prices.
HISTORIQUE customers can choose from two different compact pedalboards: a standard 32-Note Compact Radiating Pedalboard; or the optional 32-Note Parallel Pedalboard. Watch the Pedalboard Comparison video to see which one is right for you!
HISTORIQUE IIIa STOP LIST
Standard stop lists: Classic Allen, English (mainly Willis samples), Cavaillé-Coll, Schlicker, Arp Schnitger, Aeolian-Skinner, Wurlitzer, Barton, Morton
16 BOURDON DOUX (SW)
4 CHORAL BASS
GREAT TO PEDAL
SWELL TO PEDAL
POSITIV TO PEDAL
MIDI ON PEDAL
8 VOIX CELESTE
2 2/3 NASAT
1 3/5 TIERCE
MIDI ON SWELL
16 LIEBLICH GEDACKT (SW)
8 HARMONIC FLUTE
2 SUPER OCTAVE
SWELL TO GREAT
POSITIV TO GREAT
MIDI ON GREAT
8 HOLZ GEDACKT
SWELL TO POSITIV
MIDI ON POSITIV
From the multiple stop list versatility to the distinct sounds available in all ALLEN organs, each stop list is independently voiced with its own audio settings.
The "signature" specification that made Allen the world's favorite organ! Allen tonal directors created the specifications of Allen digital organs by selecting their favorite samples from fine pipe organs throughout the world.
English (mainly Willis samples)
Characterized by Diapasons and weighty reeds, this style of organ building was brought to its height by renowned 19th-century British organ craftsman Henry Willis.
Progenitor and master of the 19th-century French style with fiery and dominant reeds; symphonic tonal schemes.
Neo-Baroque scalings by The Schlicker Organ Company; 20th-century revival of 17th-century North German ideals.
Master German builder who brought the bright, incisive Werkprinzip style to its zenith.
Under the tonal direction of G. Donald Harrison, this company developed the American Classic tonal design, characterized by firm and articulate principals, bright mixtures and French-style reeds. Its versatility enables the American Classic to authentically perform a broad range of musical styles.
"The Mighty Wurlitzer" was perhaps the "gold standard" of theatre organs during the silent movie era. (optional)
Barton was mainly known in the Midwest area in the United States. Their most famous instrument was the theatre organ installed in the Chicago Stadium. Bartons were known for their "aggressive" voicing style. (optional)
Morton theatre organs "evolved" over the course of the silent movie era. Our digital samples are from a late 1920s organ that used higher wind pressures than the typical theatre organ and was known as one of Morton's "jazzier" instruments. (optional)
ALLEN CONSOLE CONTROLLER™
With multiple tunings and other advanced console features!
THE ANTIDOTE FOR ACOUSTIC COMPROMISE
Dry, crisp acoustics designed to make spoken words easy to understand can make music sound brittle and uninteresting. Organ sound, especially, comes alive in more resonant spaces. Most organs include obsolete digital reverb, to artificially imitate acoustics. But not Allen. Allen's revolutionary Acoustic Portrait™ produces the "real thing"!
Based on a remarkable technology called convolution, Acoustic Portrait realistically recreates the "sonic fingerprint" of actual rooms ranging from small churches to large, famous cathedrals. Don't let the acoustics of your room stand between you and beautiful music-making. Acoustic Portrait will add the dimension you've been missing.