Eminent builds digital organs based on the sound of pipe organs. To achieve this, Eminent has developed its own digital systems, enabling each stop to be voiced in every detail.
With this system, the elements of every stop can be adjusted individually. Examples are the speed and character of the initial transient sound and the harmonic construction of a stop’s continuous sound.
The chiff and wind robbing can also be adjusted separately. By using these settings, it is possible to generate sounds of immense authenticity, and very similar to those of a pipe organ.
To generate the organ sound, Eminent uses a multiple channel audio system. This enables separation of the C and C-sharp sound as in a traditional pipe organ.
The standard home organs may have 11 separate sound channels and 2 ambient channels.
Electronic Reverberation System
To give justice to the organ sound in a room with less-good acoustic response, we use an electronic reverberation system. Dependent upon the organ, the reverberation system offers a number of different settings and variable volumes adjustable by the organist.
Voicings and Temperaments
All instruments are equipped with 3 independent voice settings: English, Baroque, and Symphonic. All three of these intonations have twelve tuning temperaments
Chiff and wind robbing are both separately adjustable.
In 2012, new software was developed for the LX series or organs. This has resulted in a more transparent, clearer organ sound, even when all stops are drawn simultaneously. The LX series also uses a new, even more realistic reverberation system with 9 programs. You also have the option to make adjustments so as to perceive the organ sound either from close by or from a distance.
Update: Since 2016, all LX models are available as CX models and the LX-series was discontinued.
From LX to CX
In 2014, new software and hardware was developed for the CX series. The new reverberation is built from real church recordings, such as the Bovenkerk in Kampen and the St. Michaëlskerk in Thorn, two Dutch churches that are famous for their acoustics. The new reverberation creates a more spacious experience of the organ sound, as if you’re standing in the church.