After almost one year of work on the graphical interface and even more on the voicing, we proudly announce the first public release of an instrument inspired by an instrument of the late Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.

Aristide No. 1 requires the installation of the following sample sets:

Important: The ODF requires the Dom Bédos Demo sample set! If the full Dom Bédos sample set is installed, the demo has to be installed in addition.

Lorenzo Bonoldi was the sound editor. I added the graphical interface. Lorenzo is a magician! The sound is absolutely breathtaking !!!

The installation package contains two different screen sets: one is a puristic Aristide Cavaillé-Coll console (Lorenzo’s preference), the second one is some “Metzified” console (my preference, see below) with subtle color rings on all stops indicating the corresponding divisions.

Each layout provides four pages: the graphical representation of the 4-manual console (landscape), a single jamb (landscape) and left and right jambs (landscape and portrait). The resolution for all screens is 4k (2160 x 3840 or 3840 x 2160, respectively). Unfortunately, the two different layouts cannot be used at the same time. However, switching from one layout to the other is simple: it just requires that the cache is rebuilt. No MIDI programming will be lost.