Currently, this is a draft. Sven Meier has retired from the jOrgan developer team in 2016. The latest jOrgan release version is version 3.20.
jOrgan is a Java-based MIDI-Processor, in other terms a Java MIDI-IDE. It's open architecture allows for complex transmitting and dynamical modifying of MIDI-Messages on their way between MIDI-Encoders and MIDI-Decoders, through an own MIDI Programming Language MPL.
The jOrgan core...
- runs on Windows, Linux and MAC operating systems
- supports elements known from pipe organs
- offers powerful Midi processing
- allows styling of realistic optical surfaces
The jOrgan Extensions allow to...
- use a graphical user interface
- customize your disposition conveniently. Set your MIDI inputs and basic settings
- execute arbitrary commands
- utilize Creative Soundcards specific features
- embed a Fluidsynth sampler in jOrgan
- conveniently configure LinuxSampler
- import elements from different sources
- Use a virtual keyboard
- connect to Midi devices on other computers with LAN devices
- show disposition information on an LCD
- store combinations in a Memory
- merge midi devices
- record and share your performances
- connect SAMs driven stop tabs with your disposition
- work with Soundfonts
- work with Midi Tools and utilities
How can I use jOrgan?
jOrgan lets you use your computer as, e. g., a full featured virtual organ. Here's a simple chart that illustrates where jOrgan fits into the overall "organ" scheme. It recognizes that jOrgan and any associated sound rendering aspect are two separate components.
Many jOrgan users have created their own custom dispositions to meet their personal needs. Links to their shared work can be found under "Shared Dispositions".
(this is a variety only. Click to enlarge.)
Note that you have to open the latest folder on the download page, for the latest version.
Resources And Research
may contain both internal and external links
jOrgan is freeware since it's birth, in 2003. Nevertheless, the current source code is done by Sven Meier. Any donations are very welcome. Donations are easy-done via PayPal. Thank you.
Contribute To jOrgan
From the very beginning, jOrgan is team work. There are several tasks which need maintenance.
This is a Wiki administered by real persons. If you wish to contribute something to jOrgan, you'll need an account with 'edit' privileges. Use the 'request account' link on top-right of this page, please, and wait patiently for replies, from our administrators.
Current Contribution Tasks
- maintain the jOrgan language files (currently: English, Czech, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian)
- add languages
- → pending feature requests