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App Version: 3.2
Napo Version: 4.10

released 2016-07-19

Audiobus Compatible

About the App

Pitea is an iOS application which allows you to play Lars Palo's sampleset of the Grönlunds organ of the Piteå School of Music, Sweden, on up to three MIDI keyboards and a MIDI pedal connected to your iPad (with exception of iPad 1). Pitea is based on the Napo framework. Please read the Napo documentation and in particular the Napo user manual to learn about its features and limitations.

Pitea makes use of the Piteå School of Music sampleset version beta 1. The app's Gallery view shows photos that are part of the sampleset package. The app's background image is derived from one of these photos. The stop button images are from the sampleset package, as well. Furthermore, Pitea contains impulse response files of Fokke van Saane, see http://fokkie.home.xs4all.nl/IR.htm.

The relative volumes of the stops of Pitea are configured as in the organ definition file of the sampleset. However, as Napo is currently not capable of playing different pipes of a stop with different volumes, this part of the sampleset configuration could not (yet) be taken into account for Pitea.

If you don't have an iPad but would like to get a virtual pipe organ for your iPhone or iPod touch, have a look at the PiteaMini app, which offers you a subset (Huvudverk and Pedal) of the Piteå organ.

There is also a free version, named PiteaFree, which is limited to the mid three octaves of the sampleset but has otherwise identical functionality.

About the Sampleset

The Piteå School of Music sampleset is provided by Lars Palo, Graham Goode and Panos Ghekas under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/. For your convenience, all needed files of the sampleset package are included in the app, but you can also download the sampleset independently from http://www.familjenpalo.se/vpo/download if you would like to use it with other software (e.g. GrandOrgue). If you are an Android user with a suitable device, have a look at the Pitea Android app.

About the Organ

According to Lars Palo's documentation, this organ was built in 1989 by Grönlunds Orgelbyggeri AB. It is a three-manual (61 keys) instrument with 28 manual ranks and a pedal (32 keys) with five own ranks and two ranks transmitted from the Swell (Svällverk). This is the stops specification:

Huvudverk (I, Great, C-c4)
Gedacktpommer 16' Oktava 2'
Principal 8' Mixtur IV
Dubbelflöjt 8' Cornet V (f0-c4)
Oktava 4' Trumpet 8'

Öververk (II, Choir, C-c4)
Gedackt 8' Waldflöjt 2'
Fleut d'amore 8' (c0-c4) Ters 1 3/5'
Koppelflöjt 2' Scharff III
Principal 4' Cromorne 8'
Kvinta 2 2/3' Tremulant

Svällverk (III, Swell, C-c4)
Borduna 16' Piccolo 2'
Borduna 8' Mixtur V
Fl. harmonique 8' Oboe 8'
Gamba 8' Tromp. Harm. 8'
Voix celeste 8' (c0-c4) Clairon 4'
Fl. octaviant 4' Tremulant

Pedal (C-g1)
Subbas 16' Basun 16'
Oktava 8' Trumpet 8' (Swell)
Gedackt 8' Clairon 4' (Swell)
Oktava 4'

ÖV/HV 16' /III
ÖV/P 16' III/I
SV/P 4' /I

Demo Videos

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For more demos, see PiteaMini.