An EU-funded research team, Innosound, has developed software intended to help organ builders design top-quality pipes at low cost.
The team has produced a prototype that reduces by almost 20% both the organ pipes' size and the total production cost.
Project results are meant to offer 'indisputable' scientific knowledge that experienced pipe organ builders might use to achieve their ideal tones. The tool could be used for the construction of big church organs and smaller organ pianos.
Representatives of the project consortium are confident about the commercial prospects, given that their product has no competitor in the € 740 million European pipe organ market.
Factsheet by the European Commission / 11 April 2013