Allen Elite™ Opus I
The Elite program places the resources and expertise of the world's premier organ builder at the disposal of the world's finest organ designers. Each Elite organ is the embodiment of well-articulated musical ideals. Every console is a numbered Opus. Each Elite owner is rewarded with a world-class instrument of uncompromised excellence and exceptional beauty.
Elite™ Organ Opus I Tonal PhilosophyRandy Miller, Designer
Opus I is the first creation of Allen's Elite™ Series, which offers many specialized tonal design possibilities. For Opus I, I chose voices that emphasize rich foundation tones with distinct articulation and upper work that clearly leads the melody. The primary goal for this design is the support of congregational singing and traditional worship service organ repertoire. Opus I's stops were carefully selected to insure a well-balanced relationship between the organ's various divisions, each division being complimentary to the others but possessing unique character and purpose. The Pedal Division contains sufficient resources to equal the manual divisions without feeling the need to routinely couple down resources from the manual divisions.
Given the vast resources available through Elite Organs, I was able to design an instrument with a degree of control that few pipe or digital organ builders can provide. Elite's audio system enabled me to optimize the characteristics of specific voices with specialized speakers. In addition, critical voices are interleaved into four different audio channels, creating a sonic result that is clear and spacious. Finally, a total of 30 audio channels assure effortless sound with superior clarity and presence.
The ultimate test for any musical instrument is the way it performs. The Elite Opus I performs to my highest expectations as an organist and organ designer.
About the Designer
The organ has been a part of Randy Miller's entire life. Randy's formal studies include a degree in church music and performance. He has served as organist for churches in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. Randy's work experiences include pipe and digital organ building. Randy joined the Allen Organ Company in 1995. He brings his vast experience in organ building to designing Elite Organs.