Retro Organs

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With Retro Organs we set out to accurately capture the giant sound of the famous tone wheel organs and rotary speaker cabinets and package them in an instrument that facilitates an easy and intuitive use.

The Most Famous and Sought After Organs

Vintage organs were restored to their original 1940's spec and delivered to us at Guillaume Tell's world-famous studio. We then went about the tedious process of accurately recording each note until the natural end of it's release. We did this using the original speakers, an original mint rotating speaker cabinet, vibrato, percussion, through D.I. boxes and through many vintage guitar amps including a Marshall JTM 45, JCM 800, Plexi, Fender Bassman, Twin Reverb, Matchless Chieftain, Soldano Hot Rod and Vox AC 30. This tremendous sample set provides you a huge variety of sound options all with the original qualities faithfully preserved.

We utilized top grade Neumann and Sennheiser microphones and the well regarded preamps of the SSL 9000 along with a number of choice processors to ensure a fantastic sound.

As a finishing touch, pedal sounds are included to complete the feel of realism.

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Updated licensing system gives you more flexibility than ever

UVI | Authorization

Retro Organs now features the improved licensing model allowing for 3 concurrent authorizations
on any combination of computers and iLok keys.


  • Size : 3.22 GB library
  • Collection : Vintage Organs
  • Content : 652 presets, 12,469 samples
  • Sample Resolution : 44.1 kHz

Product Manuals

Retro Organs Making Of (4.5 MB)
UVI Workstation User Guide (7.1 MB)

Technical Specifications

Supported Formats, Supported Operating Systems, Hard Drive, Requirements, Tested and Certified DAW : Check here

Installation Guide

Click here

George W

Studio owner and producer

After NI's B4 went by-by, I couldn't find a replacement.
I want to get in and out when looking for that sound, Retro Organs hit the spot.

George Ware



Looks great on paper, but can you
A- adjust drawbars in real time?
B- speed up/slow down/brake the leslie (without simply x-fadeing)?

Without either of these there is little point.

  • 3 out of 4 people found this review useful.
howard f

Howard F

The sounds are great but is there a way of programming the different drawbar settings to a midi controller in order to get the different drawbar settings according what part of the song you are ?

  • 1 out of 2 people found this review useful.
Martin N

Retro Organs?

You seem to make no mention of the actual organs sampled. Can you inform on what these are...I otherwise like the sounds and am tempted by the product. Martin

  • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.
Lorenzo P

Top notch

This gets a 5star because there is simply nothing else out there better. This is the standard to measure up to.
There are loads of different presets of different organ drawbars and speaker AND mic combinations, so we have basically the full range of possibile styles&sounds from the organ. From jazz to funk to rock to pop and several in between. The bonus samples of Italian Organ are also really great, full of character !
The dry recordings are top notch. Adding some effects very impressive quality from UVI player much better than many a dedicated plugin...but then again you didnt need me to tell you that!
Very impressive work, merci beacoup !

  • 0 out of 1 people found this review useful.

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Retro Organs

Retro Organs

Fully restored tone wheel organs and rotary speaker cabinets from the Forties. Expressive, soulful, nostalgic – faithfully preserved

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