Swellbox and Foot pistons
The swellbox is an enclosure with vertical venetian blind-type shutters controlled by the swell pedal (or ‘swell shoe’). As a given shutter closes, the pipes contained in that swellbox will sound quieter and darker (with lesser amounts of high overtones). The
Scorze Organ’s swellbox characteristics are brought to life through modeling.
The Scorze pipe organ contains a MIDI assignable swellbox pedal and all divisions are virtually enclosed. This means that once you assign the swellbox pedal to an enclosed division you can control its state instantly. To assign the swell pedal to various enclosures, you can use the assignment buttons on the Keyboards Page.
For example, if you would like to control the Grand’ Organo and the Organo Espressivo together with the pedal, just assign both of them to swell pedal by pressing “Sw”. The state of the swell pedal is set to default once you assign them to an other division.
The Scorze organ has 2 fully mechanical combination programs. The first, closer to the organ is called “All G.O.”, and the second one closer to the organist is called “Ance”. The stops of the tutti programs can be called by switching on the desired foot piston.
The figure below shows the Console Page, highlighting the swell pedal in the middle and the Foot pistons on the right.