Frequently Asked Questions
 

Who can benefit from using Organ Symphony Assistant?

  • Organ students who wish to explore music written for organ and orchestra.  It also can assist in helping students deal with the challenges of ensemble performance, something many young organists often don't experience. 

  • Amateur organists who appreciate the chance to practice and then play this kind of repertoire, right in the comfort of  their own home.

  • Professional recitalists who may be preparing a certain organ and orchestral work for performance.

  • Organ departments who would like to offer a course or seminar on music for organ and orchestra 

  • In some cases, churches can use Organ Symphony Assistant in real-time performance during worship or even in recital.  If you would like more information on this, please send us an email from the contact page.
     

Can I edit and save my own OSA files? 

After you have loaded your OSA project into the DAW, you can edit the file for tempo, volume, tuning, etc., and then save it in your own version on your computer (IMPORTANT: Do not alter the project file on your flash drive so that you always have an original).  However, in order to access any revised files, you will always need to have your OSA drive inserted into your computer.
 

What if my organ is not tuned to A=440? 

OSA files are pitched at A=440.  Many pipe organs are not tuned to A=440 or are at a lower/higher pitch because of temperature changes.  The easiest way to address this issue is to change the pitch of your OSA project file within the DAW program.  More is explained on the OSA Technical page.  
 

Does OSA come with a score?

All OSA files come with an OSA edited score of the sheet music.  The score includes orchestral cues and a staff showing the click track.  Although the OSA edition is highly recommended for playing with your OSA audio files, we also suggest owning the original score, when available.  Many scores can be purchased at retail music outlets.

 

Why do I need a Digital Audio Workstation?

OSA audio files are only available in a DAW project file format.  This helps to prevent widespread copying of OSA files if they were in a traditional MP3 or WAV type format.  Having the OSA files available as  a DAW project file also allows the user to edit the files for tempo, volume, pitch, etc.  Not only are you the organist but also the conductor!
 

Are there any examples of  Organ Symphony Assistant performances created by organists? 

Please visit the Samples Page to hear and see examples of Organ Symphony Assistant in action.
 

Does Organ Symphony Assistant offer workshops?

Yes. Just send us a request on the Contact page.
 

What if I have a problem with my OSA Flash Drive?

If you have problems with any of the files not functioning or if you received any files by mistake, simply let us know the specifics via the Contact page, and we will make arrangements to correct the situation.