Getting Started with  Organ Symphony Assistant


What you'll need


You will need access to a church or home organ.  Organ Symphony Assistant audio files are available in many different styles from the Baroque to the Modern so an instrument with a comprehensive stoplist will make the OSA experience more enjoyable.  


It is important to learn the score well before starting to play it with the orchestra or ensemble.  OSA will supply a PDF copy of the score, many with visible orchestral cues and a click track staves.

There is also a Video Sheet Music format that is available for many OSA pieces. Video Sheet Music has a visual click track which eliminates the use of an aural click track.  With time, more selections will become available.  If you have a special request, just send an email from the Contact Page.


OSA Files are available in two formats:  
1. Video Sheet Music (downloaded instantly)  
2. Flash Drive (for those interested in more advanced features; received via post)

A. Organ Symphony Assistant Video Sheet Music, is intended for use via a tablet, preferably an iPad (the larger, the better).  As an option, you can also purchase an interface for a direct connection from your iPad to an Audio System.

Video Sheet Music can also be used with a computer and moderately-sized (19'') flat-screen computer monitor, safely situated on your music desk.

B. Organ Symphony Assistant Flash Drives that will be mailed to you will contain your collection of audio files. You will need a computer with a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). 
Recommended DAWs are Reaper (PC only) or Cubase (MAC or PC) 

A DAW will also be a great option for creating audio possibilities like multi-tracking.

Which Format is best for me?

Video Sheet Music:  
1. Available instantly  
2. No need for a computer or Digital Audio Workstation (although can be used with a DAW for  some editing)  
3.  Visual Click Track eliminates need for an in-ear click track

Learn more at Video Sheet Music Instructional Page

Flash Drive:  
1. Better options for overall sound editing  
2. Better options for refinement of individual instrumental tracks  
3. Multi-Channel options for orchestral instruments  
(Video Sheet Music is only available in a 2-channel stereo format) 
4. Using ForScore, page editing is easier

Learn more at USB Flash Drive Instructional Page


Your playback system can be as simple or elaborate as you like, anything from headphones to a full PA system. 


Please visit the next page to listen and see Organ Symphony Assistant in Action:  Audio and Video Samples