USB Flash Drive

Instructional Page

For those interested in more advanced features like:

  • Organ Score Editing

  • Orchestral Part Editing 

  • Multi-Track Audio


USB Flash Drive Format

If you choose the flash drive option for making  your purchase, a USB flash drive will be sent to you via mail. Be sure when making your selections that you choose a DAW format (Digital Audio Workstation explained in next section).  Insert the USB drive into a USB port on your computer.  Once opened, you will see a list of DAW project files and a selection of corresponding sheet music.  If you have already loaded Reaper or Cubase, you can click on any project folder and it will automatically open your DAW Program.  On the project page, you will see a list of all the instruments for that piece.  Hit the "play" button, and your file will begin playing.  Most files begin with an audible click track (which should correspond to the one in your organ score).  It is strongly suggested that you first follow the organ score along with the audio file before playing.    

IMPORTANT: If you make any editorial changes to your project, please rename it as a new Reaper or Cubase project file in your own computer location. You will always need your flash drive inserted into your computer when using OSA so try to avoid altering any of the original files.

Digital Audio Workstation 
Organ Symphony Assistant USB flash drive files can only be accessed through a digital audio workstation.  DAWs were developed for music and MIDI recording, arranging and editing. Although Organ Symphony Assistant utilizes only the most fundamental functions of audio editing, DAWs (along with an audio interface) are also an excellent platform for multi-channel playback.  For editing, like tempo, pitch and volume changes, we suggest only Reaper (recommended) or Cubase. Reaper is only available in a PC format. Cubase is available in both PC and MAC formats. Be sure to check out both program websites before making a choice.  Both Reaper and Cubase can be used in a full version format on a trial basis, and are reasonably priced when purchased.

Audio Interface   
If you are interested in engaging multiple channels to separate orchestral parts (or to isolate the click track), you will need an audio interface.  Depending on how many tracks you would like to separate will determine how many channels your interface needs to have.  Audio interfaces are available at most audio retail outlets.  Please contact me if you need more information about an audio interface.    

The overall quality of your audio is dependent on your audio system.  WAV files are considered one of the best formats for  audio but, if you are using a low grade speakers and amps in an attempt to get the full panoramic effect of an orchestra, your results will be disappointing.  If you don't have access to a good quality home or studio audio system, you will do better to have a high-quality pair of headphones. 

Click Track 
Almost all Organ Symphony Assistant USB Flash Drive projects include a click track. When engaged, the player will hear together a click track and the orchestral part.  This method works best for keeping the player in sync with the orchestra.  Because all tracks are independent, the click track can also be isolated to the player-only through an earpiece for a real time performance or demonstration. It is recommended that you listen to any project file along with your OSA score to become familiar with the alignment of the click track audio with the score. The unique OSA score editions include a visual click track representation in an easy-to-follow unobtrusive staff notation. If you prefer not to use a click track, consider the Video Sheet Music option.