Duplicating the finest sounds of the world with the technology of the future…

Physis technology, through its Unico instruments, can now perfectly reproduce the sound, ambience, and configuration of any organ found in famous venues around the world. Physis technology, using an advanced multi-processor platform, allows an unprecedented huge calculation power. The DSP array architecture is based on the floating-point state of the art, third generation of SHARC® Processors by Analog Devices. Each of them is capable of 2.4 GFLOPS peak performance. Physis, with up to 8 SHARC® Processors, can send and process in excess of 12 Billion instructions per second (sustained rate), thus providing the power to accomplish what digital sampling cannot.

Physis, and its Unico instruments, is the result of 10 years research and development. It is a patented, proprietary technology, developed and owned by Viscount. Physis achieves that critical link between architecture and sound. It is difficult to separate the natural sound an organ produces from its interaction with its surrounding architecture. Each has an effect on the other. Space and volume are the main architectural contributors effecting sound, especially when the sound is produced by something as unique as a windblown pipe. Each hand-made pipe, with its own height, thickness, design and imperfections, speaks differently into its environment.

Physis creates a perfect reproduction of the original sound

Physis physically models the sound by measuring an organ’s natural and physical attributes, as well as its interaction with its environment—Then Physis rebuilds that sound through modeling technology, not storing samples like older technologies, but rebuilding all the details through complex algorithms, down to the smallest imperfections—those elements that give the original instrument its character and warmth. Physis creates its sound so that it is ever changing, like the organ used for the model; however it can be adjusted to accommodate the desires of the most demanding organist, or acoustically deprived environment.

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For over 25 years, sampled sound technology has been the standard in digital organ technology, and for our competitors, is the only technology they can continue offering due to Viscount’s Internationally Awarded Patents. Physis® is the result of 10 years of research and development. It is a patented, proprietary technology, developed and owned by Viscount. Physis® achieves that critical link between architecture and sound. It is difficult to separate the natural sound an organ produces from its interaction with its surrounding architecture. Each has an effect on the other. Space and volume are the main architectural contributors affecting sound, especially when the sound is produced by something as unique as a windblown pipe. Each hand-made pipe, with its own height, thickness, design and imperfections, speaks differently into its environment.

Through an investment of over $5,000,000, a team of over 40 engineers, and extensive cooperation with 3 European Universities, Viscount has created a new physical modeling technology that not only recreates how a pipe organ sounds, but also how one acts. Contact us now to find out more.

Reproduction without the use of stored digital samples

Today, with the introduction of Physis® Technology, Viscount has succeeded in reproducing sound waves just as they would emanate from a pipe organ—each with its own autonomy, individuality and unique characteristics. Viscount’s UNICO and SONUS instruments, using Physis®, produces a reproduction of each note’s sound wave just as it sounded in the original organ. Since there are no “breaks” or “split-points”, as found in sampled sound technologies, the progression of sound across the keyboard is accurate, smooth and natural.

However, the shapes of Physis® pipe organ sound waves are open, thus, making it is possible to edit, modify and extend their structure. They produce a tri-dimensional sound like a pipe organ. Physis® speaks, not just with “Left-to-Right” motion, as currently done with older technologies, but also with “Front-to-Back” and “Up and Down” motion as they do in real windblown pipes. Pick up the phone now to schedule your free consultation.

Physis creates a perfect reproduction of the original sound

Physis® physically models the sound by measuring an organ’s natural and physical attributes, as well as its interaction with its environment—Then Physis® rebuilds that sound through modeling technology, not storing samples like older technologies, but rebuilding all the details through complex algorithms, down to the smallest detail—those elements that give the original instrument its character and warmth. Physis® creates its sound so that it is ever changing, like the organ used for the model; however, it can be adjusted to accommodate the desires of the most demanding organist, or acoustically deprived environment.  While sampled sound organs and software programs give you the ability to play on certain pipe organs of the world, Viscount’s Physis® Technology gives you the ability to play on any pipe organ in the world.  In addition to playing unlimited numbers of organs throughout the world, Physis® Technology gives you the unique ability to play on a pipe organ that doesn’t even exist…the one we build for you, to your exact specifications, for your church sanctuary.

Reproduction without the use of stored digital samples

Today, with the introduction of Physis Technology, Viscount has succeeded in reproducing sound waves just as they would emanate from a windblown pipe organ—each with its own autonomy, individuality and unique characteristics. Viscount’s Unico instrument, using Physis, produces a reproduction of each note’s sound wave just as it sounded in the original organ. Since there are no “breaks” or “split-points”, as found in sampling technologies, the progression of sound across the keyboard is accurate, smooth and natural.

However, the shapes of Physis sound waves are open, thus, making it is possible to edit, modify and extend their structure. They produce a tri-dimensional sound. Physis speaks, not just with “Left-to-Right” motion, as currently done with older technologies, but also with “Front-to-Back” and “Up and Down” motion as they do in real windblown pipes.

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