Tech Support

  • Understanding HW5 mixer

    Frankly, HW5 mixer is probably the most tortuous piece of software I have ever met. It is very powerful, but it can hardly be understood by a human being. It took me about 2 months to understand its functionalities. Hauptwerk user manual was of some help, but even reading it 3 times over, I still could not understand the fundamental concept of the mixer, and therefore I could not really master it. A simple advice helped me to finally get the insight. Continue reading

  • Sample sets for Hauptwerk 5 ready

    All Sonus Paradisi sample sets are Hauptwerk 5 ready!

    Unencrypted sample sets are ready for Hauptwerk 5 natively. No update or upgrade is necessary. The sample sets run smoothly in Hauptwerk 5 after the upgrade from Hauptwerk 4.

    Encrypted sample sets must be reinstalled. All the sample sets were updated with the Hauptwerk 5 versions. Continue reading

  • Hauptwerk 5, iLok and internet connection

    A question from a user e-mail:
    Must a computer have an internet connection active when Hauptwerk 5 loads sample sets encrypted by an iLok? Continue reading

  • 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

  • Dynamic routing of balanced swell (crescendo) Pedals

    The Pedal matrix is a new feature of the Sonus Paradisi ODFs. It provides the user with a convenient way of dynamically assigning the physical MIDI continuous controllers (such as balanced swell pedal or a roller crescendo) to the virtual organ controls. 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!

  • 6 channel surround sample sets

    The latest sample sets of Sonus Paradisi are 6 channel surround. Continue reading

  • How to make stereo from surround sample set

    Sometimes, users ask how to disable the ranks to obtain a two-channel stereo set out of full surround sample set: Continue reading

  • Media ordering apart from download

    The DVD media ordering changed on the Sonus Paradisi web pages. The media cannot be ordered together with the download. The installation media (DVD boxes) are now to be ordered from within the user account (the My Products section). Continue reading

  • Caen sample set - anches default to on

    Many users prefer if the Caen anches stops default to on, so that the reeds start to sound immediately when they are engaged. For this reason, there is no Caen ODF version 2.51.
    Continue reading

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