Organ Tips

  • How to use 6-channel surround sample sets

    6-channel surround sample sets sometimes raise many questions. Some users are concerned about RAM consumption (yes, 6-channel surround uses about 3x more RAM than a conventional stereo sample set). Some are concerned about the "best" listening scenario while using the 6-channels, some express hesitations about the acoustical principles of the 6-channel surround, fearing that blending too many channels together will harm the resulting sound. Well, how to use the 6-channel surround sample sets? Continue reading

  • Caen sample set - explanation of functions of pedals

    Hauptwerk forum offers a nice explanation of the functions of the many various pedals of the Cavaille-Coll organ.

  • Santanyi - portrait screens available

    Christoph Schmitz kindly added portrait screens to the Santanyi sample set. Continue reading

  • St. Maximin sample set - extension pack

    Christoph Schmitz supplied his own extension pack for St. Maximin sample set. For those, who own a valid licence to the full version of the St. Maximin sample set, there is now dual portrait stop jambs in high resolution for 4K monitors. The package is to be downloaded from :
    Christoph's web pages.
    Thank you, Christoph!

  • Krzeszow sample set - extension pack

    Christoph Schmitz supplied his own creation - a Krzeszow sample set - extension pack. For those, who own a valid licence to the full version of the Krzeszow sample set, there is now dual portrait and landscape stop jambs and also an easy stop jamb. The package is to be downloaded from :
    Christoph's web pages.
    Thank you, Christoph!

  • Cecilia - MIDI Organ Module

    I have the pleasure to introduce a piece of Hardware. Cecilia is a MIDI expander, a hardware module, a stand-alone virtual pipe organ. When connected to a keyboard or, better, two keyboards + a pedalboard via a MIDI cable, it will give the sound of a mid-sized North German Baroque Organ (20 speaking stops). Continue reading

  • Krzeszow - GrandOrgue ODF

    The Krzeszow sample set is ready for the Hauptwerk software (current version 4.0). Sonus Paradisi does not actively support any other organ emulating software. However, thanks to volunteers, there is also GrandOrgue definition available for the Krzeszow sample set. Continue reading

  • Menesterol - GrandOrgue ODF

    The sample sets of Sonus Paradisi are ready for the Hauptwerk software (current version 4.0).

    Majority of them is, nonetheless, distributed in a plain wave format. This leaves the possibility open to port them to any other major software sampler. Obviously, this requires more or less work on the side of the customer who must perform such a portation himself. Sonus Paradisi is not providing any support concerning this work.

    However, thanks to volunteers, there is also GrandOrgue definition available for selected sample sets. It is possible to load the Menesterol sample set into the GrandOrgue software, using the samples purchased at Sonus Paradisi, while using the ODF (Organ Definition File) supplied by a third party. For the Menesterol sample set, the ODF is available from MPS Orgelsite.

    Attention! The Menesterol virtual organ from the MPS Orgelsite will work in GrandOrgue if only the original Hauptwerk version of the Menesterol sample set from Sonus Paradisi is installed prior to launching the GrandOrgue ODF.

  • Placing Virtual Organ in Church

    Well, difficult job. I cannot say I am an expert on these questions, but I have some limited experience. Here some generic suggestions when placing a virtual organ into a real church. Continue reading

  • Comparison between Palma and Santanyí Organs

    All of the Spanish organ music from the Baroque and Classical periods can be played perfectly on both instruments (with the exception of a few Soler pieces that have such a large keyboard range that they cannot be played on any historical Spanish organ). But the most striking characteristic of these two instruments is Continue reading

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