Voicing in February 2012
Voicing is the art of adjusting pipes to sound right in the acoutsic of a building. Surprisingly, this attention is essential in the better digital organs too.
The specification of the organ for the Grand Temple, if it were a pipe organ, would contain three thousand, three hundred and eighteen pipes! (Substantially more that at Freemasons' Hall Great Queen Street.) Each one of these virtual pipes has been voiced, regulated and tuned during quiet periods over the weekend of 24 - 26 February 2012.
As this is a custom-built instrument it was tonally finished by Bro. Richard Scott-Copeland, a skilled and experienced voicer. The initial voicing and tuning process of a digital organ is complicated, time-consuming and requires a high level of commitment. It took about 15 hours in total. He will make at least one more follow-up visit at a later date to provide an opportunity for the Grand Organist and his assistants to input their views and preferences into the overall scheme and provide a homogeneous and completely satisfying result.
Whilst there are forty-nine speaking stops ansd sixty three ranks on the instrument, there are even more samples contained within it from diverse and different organs, which provided Richard with an unparalleled level of choice.