St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Mississauga, Ontario, took delivery of their new Allen instrument 2009. The Allen organ is an 80 stop, tracker-touch, three-manual digital masterpiece with 6 stop-lists easily accessed on-board from Allen's Stoplist Library™.
For the ultimate in flexibility and the thoughtful presentation of liturgical music, the organ is equipped with Allen Vista™ MIDI providing the opportunity for the organist to add orchestral voices to the music, to record these voices, or to access a hymn library of over 150 hymns. Another option, Allen's EAC™ (Expanded Audio Capabilities), enables amplification of electric keyboards, guitars and CD players directly through the organ's audio system.
The unique audio system for this instrument delivers the majesty and subtlety of pipe organ sound without distracting a prayerful worship environment. Glionna Mansell Corporation President and Artistic Director, Gordon Mansell, also music director and organist at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Toronto, states: "The sound coming from the organ cannot be irritating or distracting to the practice of faith. However, the organ must have sufficient dynamic possibilities to be supportive for accompanying the choir while being both articulate and bold in leading the congregation in song." The Allen designed for St. Maximilian Kolbe delivers a well-blended pipe-organ sound through a 24-channel audio system and 28 speaker cabinets. Allen's Interlaced Audio™ system distributes individual notes within a single stop among many audio channels, creating dimension and spatial imaging previously only experienced in pipe organs.