LIVE 2T

After the hugely successful launch of the Johannus LiVE III, we are proud to present its musical little brother, the Johannus LiVE 2T. With this new member of the exciting LiVE family, famous pipe organs are now available to everyone.

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One standard stoplist, dozens of international pipe organs

Every organist dreams of playing a pipe organ. But not every organist has 24/7 access to a pipe organ. The Johannus LiVE 2T bridges the gap between dream and reality.

From now on, you too can have the finest pipe organs in the world in your own living room. 

 

Dynamic stoplist

The Johannus LiVE 2T is a high-quality digital organ equipped with a standard stoplist with 44 stops. However, there is something extraordinary about this stoplist. Although it is physically static, it is dynamic in its use – the 44 stop tabs represent dynamic stoplists, which change according to the pipe organ selected.

For example, the Principal 8’ stop tab can represent both the Diapason 8’ of the Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Notre-Dame in Paris, and the Principal 8’ of the Bätz organ in the Dom Church in Utrecht. 

 

Cross-section of international pipe organs

The fixed stoplist was developed based on a sophisticated cross-section made by Johannus of pipe organs around the world. To put it simply: we analyzed the stoplists of dozens of international pipe organs and noted which stops occurred most frequently among these organs. 

These included stops such as the Principal 8’, the Flute 4’ and the Trumpet 8’. We subsequently gave these stops a place in the standard stoplist of the Johannus LiVE 2T. The names of these stops are printed on the illuminated stop tabs.

 

Authentic, professional recordings

Just as you can on the Johannus LiVE III, you can upload sample sets for dozens of international pipe organs on the Johannus LiVE 2T, but special sample sets have been developed for the Johannus LiVE 2T. The sample sets are uploaded into the digital organ using a USB stick. Each USB stick contains the authentic, professional recordings of a specific international pipe organ. These sample sets contain a large number of unique stops for these organs.

A number of selected stops from the very large Johannus sample database have also been added. The result is that every sample set for the Johannus LiVE 2T contains exactly 44 stops, most of which come from the original pipe organ, the rest being supplementary stops in the spirit of and complementary to the character of the pipe organ concerned.

 

Always 44 stops

Your Johannus LiVE 2T therefore operates at all times with the standard stoplist of 44 stops. But behind each stoplist there are concealed dynamic stops. For example, if you have uploaded the Silbermann organ from the Katholische Hofkirche in Dresden, then the 44 

stop tabs represent a large proportion of that pipe organ’s original stoplist, plus a selection of stops added by Johannus. If you tap on any stop tab, then the name of the tab appears in the display as it appears on the original pipe organ that you currently have selected.

 

Innovative solution

The stops selected by Johannus are indicated on the 44 stop tabs. The alternative stops concealed behind them are always closely related to them. For example, a Flute 4’ can represent an Open Flute 4’, and a Principal 8’ a Diapason 8’. Thanks to this innovative and cost-saving solution, dozens of international pipe organs can be played using one standard stoplist.

This technological innovation is one of the most important features of the Johannus LiVE 2T. Choosing this solution means we can put the pipe organ within everyone’s reach, as we hoped.

 

11 reasons to choose the Johannus LiVE 2T

 

 

 

1. You’re choosing a true Johannus

Johannus has represented a reliable product since 1969, conceived and designed by Johannus itself and delivered at a reasonable price. For decades, Johannus has been widely acclaimed for its phenomenal sound.

Even connoisseurs can’t distinguish the pipe organ sound from the sounds of our digital organs. The Johannus LiVE 2T is fully in line with that tradition.

 

2. You are choosing dozens of true-to-life pipe organs and additional stops

Audio professionals from Johannus have used sophisticated equipment and our own completely unique method to make true-to-life, faithful recordings of the stops of dozens of pipe organs. Johannus has made a basic selection of stops from the original stoplists of each individual pipe organ, and has then supplemented them with matching stops from our sample library.

In this way, each sample set for the Johannus LiVE 2T is composed of 44 stops. You have the option of storing five different sample sets in the organ. With a touch of a button, you can switch quickly and effortlessly from one stoplist to another. If you’d like to play more than five sample sets, that’s also possible. You can access a whole library at your dealer.

 

3. You’re choosing unparalleled reverb experiences

How a pipe organ sounds depends largely on where you are within the church. The organ sounds different seated at the manuals than it does from the back of the church. Especially for the Johannus LiVE 2T, the reverb has been sampled from four different positions in the church.

In other words, the Johannus LiVE 2T offers you four different reverb positions per sample set: on the organ bench, about ten yards from the organ front, in the middle of the church, and at the back of the church. Choose your own reverb experience, and enjoy!

 

4. You’re choosing an organ that always works

The Johannus LiVE 2T is a Johannus instrument. Among other things, that means that when you turn the organ on, it actually starts immediately. Every time. That’s characteristic Johannus quality. 

The integrated hardware is aligned to work in perfect harmony... And it does. Every time. We can’t emphasize that enough. 

 

5. You’re choosing an organ that can be played immediately

The organ uses sophisticated equipment and systems. That cuts the start-up time of the Johannus LiVE 2T to the bare minimum.

Press a button and you’re in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris... As far as your ears can tell, anyway!

 

6. You’re choosing an organ that switches rapidly between sample sets

Thanks to Direct Streaming technology, you can switch between different sample sets very quickly. That’s because the organ uses solid 

state technology, sophisticated processors and an extremely large working memory.

 

7. You’re choosing the latest technology

So what’s new about the Johannus LiVE 2T? The answer is simple: everything. All of the key hardware is new. The motherboard and the 

smaller computer boards have all been redeveloped to optimize speeds and options.

 

8. You’re choosing the latest software

The software needed to operate this new hardware is also new. Our R&D department has worked hard for years to develop the new software, and the result is a resounding success. The sound engine at the heart of the organ and the LIVEreverb II system have been completely revamped.

The Johannus LiVE 2T also uses new operating software and an updated digital audio mix. Finally, our familiar intonation software has also been reprogrammed.

 

9. You’re choosing high-quality samples

The Johannus LiVE 2T uses very large samples for each note. These samples have been recorded using high-quality equipment.

Each sample lasts for several seconds, making the tone exceptionally pure and authentic.

 

10. You’re choosing certainty and a solid warranty

The Johannus LiVE 2T has been conceived and produced by Johannus. If there is anything in your organ that falls short of your expectations, you can always contact Johannus. You can rely 

on an international service network and our long years of experience. Naturally, we offer you the same warranty for the Johannus LiVE 2T as we do for our other organs.

 

11. You’re choosing the future

The Johannus LiVE 2T assures you of years of musical enjoyment. You can choose from various sample sets when you pick your organ. The number of pipe organs with additional stops from which you can choose will only increase in the coming years.

You can keep your different sample sets in a compact storage case which comes with your organ when you buy it. Over time, you’ll be able to assemble an impressive library of the most beautiful pipe organs.

 

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Overview

System DS-Core
Manuals 2
Stops Max. 44
SIS stop tabs
Authentic pipe organs Max. 5
USB-port for uploading organs
Unique listening positions 4
 

Console

DIMENSIONS

Height (excluding music stand) 118 cm
Height (including music stand) 140,5 cm
Width 137 cm
Depth (excluding pedal board) 58 cm
Depth (including pedal board) 98,5 cm
 

 

FINISH

8 standard shades stained on oak
 

 

MUSIC DESK

Broad Plexiglass music desk
 

 

MANUALS

Synthetic
Synthetic with ivory look optional
Synthetic with wooden core and ivory look optional
Wooden (ebony/oak) with wooden core optional
 

 

SWELL SHOES

Wooden swell shoes 2
 

 

TOE STUDS

Brass toe studs optional
 

 

Pedal

30-note straight pedal board with plain upper keys
30-note straight pedal board with dark upper keys
optional
30-note concave pedal board with dark upper keys optional
30-note raco pedal board with dark upper keys optional
LED pedal board lighting
 

 

BENCH

Bench with music spare
Bench with lift lid optional
Adjustable bench optional
 

 

External connections

MIDI (IN, MOD-out, SEQ-out)
Aux-in
Aux-out
Headphones
 

Audio

Audio control
DEA II™
Audio system 6.1
Surround channels 2
Front Audio channels 2
Near Field sound bar channels 2
 

 

REVERB system

LIVEreverb II™
Sampled Listenings Positions
 

 

OUTPUT AMPLIFIERS 

Full-range amplifiers (10 Watt) 2
Full-range amplifiers (80 Watt) 4
Bass amplifier (170 Watt) 1
 

 

SOUND REPRODUCTION

Loudspeakers 7
Headphones / Aux-out Johannus Pure Audio™
 

Functions

CONTROLLABLE FUNCTIONS

o (recall/cancel)
MENU (Johannus Menu)
TRANS. (Transposer)
VOL. (Organ volume)
CF (Cantus Firmus)
MB (Manual Bass)
CR (Crescendo)
S/S (General Swell)
CONS. FRONT, CENTER, REAR (Listening Positions)
RO (Reeds Off)
Couplers
Tremulants
 

 

Setzer memory

Levels 250 (50 x 5 organs)
Memory locations per level 8
Presets (PP-P-MF-F-FF-T+PL),
programmable

 

 

 

Johannus Menu functions

Reverb volume
Pitch
Temperaments
Upload organ
Organ settings
System settings
 

 

EXPRESSION PEDALS

PEPC™ (programmable expression pedal con guration)
General Crescendo (through PEPCTM)
 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Bellows simulator
Authentic Tuning
LiveTune™
Dynamic chiff
Virtual Pipe Positioning
3D Division Positioning
 

• = standard

STOPLIST

MAN. I

PRINCIPAL 16'
PRINCIPAL 8'
FLÛTE HARMONIQUE 8'
STOPPED FLUTE 8'
QUINTATON 8'
GAMBA 8'
OCTAVE 4'
OPEN FLUTE 4'
TWELFTH 2 2/3'
OCTAVE 2'
CONICAL FLUTE 2'
CORNET  
MIXTURE  
FAGOTTO 16'
TRUMPET 8'
CLARION 4'
II-I  
TREM-I  
MIDI-I  

 

MAN. II

BOURDON 16'
PRINCIPAL 8'
GEDACKT 8'
VIOLA DI GAMBA 8'
VOX CELESTE 8'
OCTAVE 4'
FLUTE 4'
FLUTE TWELFTH 2 2/3'
OCTAVE 2'
FLUTE 2'
TIERCE 1 3/5'
NAZARD 1 1/3'
SCHARFF  
TRUMPET 16'
TRUMPET 8'
OBOE 8'
VOX HUMANA 8'
TREM-II  
MIDI-II  

PEDAL

ACOUSTIC BASS 32'
PRINCIPAL 16'
SUBBASS 16'
ECHO BOURDON 16'
OCTAVE 8'
GEDACKT 8'
VIOLON 8'
CHORALBASS 4'
MIXTURE  
TRUMPET 16'
TRUMPET 8'
I-P  
II-P  
MIDI-P  
 

From Utrecht to Paris with the wave of a hand

The Johannus LiVE 2T is a full digital organ which uses sample sets. A sample set is a USB stick containing a professional, authentic set of 

recordings from an actual pipe organ, plus a number of additional stops. 

 

Immediately playable

The high-quality recordings have been made by the audio professionals at Johannus. You connect the USB stick to the Johannus LiVE 2T, which then loads the stoplist of the pipe organ concerned as well as the additional stops. You can play the pipe organ immediately after the file 

is fully uploaded, using the illuminated stop tabs to operate the uploaded organ stoplist. Each register represents a stop for the uploaded organ. You can activate the authentic name of the stop by tapping the stop tab, after which it will appear in the display. 

 

Five complete organs

Up to five pipe organs including additional stops can be stored in the organ. This essentially means that you can copy the complete recordings to the Johannus LiVE 2T with five USB sticks. The major advantage of storing a full recording is that you can switch effortlessly between your selected pipe organs: you can fly from Paris via Dresden to Utrecht with the wave of a hand.

If you have more than five sample sets, you can easily load a new one by overwriting one of your stored organ sets. If you’d like to go back to your original choice, just reload the organ that you overwrote. All pipe organ recordings are safely stored on the USB drive. This allows you endless variety with the Johannus LiVE 2T.

 

Ordering samples

Upon purchasing a Johannus LiVE 2T, you receive two sample sets as standard. New pipe organ recordings can be ordered individually from your dealer. 

The sets are protected by a unique code, so they can only be used on your own organ.