aeolus(1) synthesised pipe organ emulator


Aeolus is a synthesised (i.e. not sampled) pipe organ emulator that should be good enough to make an organist enjoy playing it. It is a software synthesiser optimised for this job, with possibly hundreds of controls for each stop, that enable the user to "voice" his instrument.

Main features of the default instrument: three manuals and one pedal, five different temperaments, variable tuning, MIDI control of course, stereo, surround or Ambisonics output, flexible audio controls including a large church reverb.


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Text mode user interface
Use presets file in user's home dir
-N <name>
Name to use as JACK and ALSA client [aeolus]
-S <stops>
Name of stops directory [stops]
-I <instr>
Name of instrument directory [Aeolus]
-W <waves>
Name of waves directory [waves]
Use JACK (default), with options:
Select JACK server
Ambisonics B format output
Use ALSA, with options:
-d <device>
Alsa device [default]
-r <rate>
Sample frequency [48000]
-p <period>
Period size [1024]
-n <nfrags>
Number of fragments [2]


aeolus was written by Fons Adriaensen <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by Alessio Treglia <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).