Cameron Carpenter has recently announced a 40-concert tour of dedicated elderly homes throughout Germany sharing the music of J.S. Bach. This Blog would like to applaud his efforts and hopes other organists follow suit by providing music to these at-risk communities throughout the world. Through his exciting interpretation of these much-cherished works, hopefully Mr. Carpenter is able to reach a wider demographic and bring new devotees to the instrument. While Mr. Carpenter’s playing alone is exciting, the organ’s sound is something that also attracts people to the instrument. What is more exciting than sitting in a cathedral and hearing the organ brought to full crescendo? The tone generation of the vehicle in which Mr. Carpenter is presenting offers a unique sound. It is up to the listener to judge whether or not it sounds like any pipe they have heard. Does this model-based organ sound like the great German pipe organs from builders such as Schnitger, Silbermann, or Sauer. Instead of taking an egotistical approach to sound reproduction through modeling the sound, why not take a literal snap-shot of the instrument and accurately reproduce the sound and character of these great instruments?