About Classic

Virtual Vintage Technology

Classic Organ Works is your source for high-end virtual keyboard products and pipe organ control systems.

Whether we have the organ 100% custom made, made with tone generation by Walker Technical Company or Marshall & Ogletree, consoles by Ahlborn-Galanti, or virtual pipe organ software from Hauptwerk, we use technology to achieve the best results and the best value for the customer.

For pipe organs, we work closely with your team to rebuild your console using our highly acclaimed Classic Control System. This enables you to add almost any kind of functionality to your existing instrument from extra coupling to reliable MIDI recorf & playback. Our experience with electronic tone-generation and with pipe-organ control-systems makes us a superior supplier of digital stops to supplement a pipe organ.

Let us tailor a solution to your congregational, musical, and budgetary needs. Canada-wide financing plans are now available as well so that you can get the instrument you need working for you now.

Contact us regarding your organ project today.

Classic History

Technology Innovators

Classic Organbuilders is a division of Artisan Classic Organ Inc., a company Canadian-owned and operated, established in 1976. For more than 40 years, our products have been helping churches, church organ builders and re-builders throughout North America.

We maintain an active research and development program, and continually refine and expand our product lines. It is this looking ahead technically, while respectfully maintaining the sonic and artistic traditions of the past that has enabled us to create church instruments which are fun to play, beautiful to look at, sonically superior and have unparalleled reliability.

A critical characteristic of the organ is that it can be designed and voiced to suit the room in which it is to be used. The scaling and voicing capacity of Classic organs has been industry leading and is a significant factor in the success of Classic organs. In 1998, Classic Organbuilders found that Generalmusic of Italy was mass-producing organs that did have fine sound, were solidly built and did have the scaling and voicing capacity that Classic needed to maintain its reputation for fine installations. Thus, in 1998, Classic Organbuilders added to its products by becoming the exclusive dealer for Ontario, Canada, for the Ahlborn Galanti line of fine organs.

Another innovation is the introduction of OrganWorks ™, the world's first organ design and specification program for Microsoft Windows™. This user-friendly PC program allows any organist or organ builder to graphically design the organ console, as well as enter all the detailed data pertaining to the pipes, electronic tone generators, and/or MIDI equipment to be included in the organ. To download the latest copy of this program, visit the website of Classic Organ Works , another division of Artisan Classic Organ Inc.

In 2005, we launched the MIDIjet Pro wireless MIDI system. With a range of 500' and a rock solid connection, it has been used on large concert tours by artist such as U2, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Dreamtheater, Dragonforce, the Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker to name but a few. MIDIjet Pro is also imbedded inside cutting edge instruments like the Zen Riffer and Nyle Steiner's EVI.

We ask if you would take time to read about our products and about some of our organs. You can also come by and take a tour of our facilities and meet some of our talented personnel.