Free stuff

Downloads - "free stuff"

The sample sets which are available for free download below are offered as subsets of the full versions of the respective sample sets. The quality of the sampleset is the same as in the full version (i.e. 24-bit, 48kHz). The demo limitation consist in having only a small selection of stops available for each instrument. These small sample sets may be used for testing the sample set in your environment. When testing the sample set, please do not forget to:

  • switch off the MIDI velocity sensitivity in Hauptwerk General settings, especially if your hardware keyboard does not support MIDI velocity sensitivity.

  • switch on the wind model whenever possible,

  • use the dedicated temperament charts where available. The so called "Original Organ Tuning" in Hauptwerk is really the original tuning of the organ at the moment of the recording, which may be often a little rough, containing all the casual tuning errors which occurred during the recording session.

  • Before downloading, you may want to read the tips.

 

Doesburg DEMO sample set (front ranks)

  • demo limitations - a selection of 20 stops available. This results in presenting a smaller-sized Romantic instrument, ready for real music performance - for free. Only front ranks are included, the rear ranks are not part of this demo set.
  • The care was taken to present the "spirit" of the organ. It is certainly not about the individualism of each stop. The idea behind this type of an organ is totally different. It must give a homogeneous, dynamic sound for the symphonic type of playing. So, even in the limited stoplist of the demo, the idea rulling its design was to  allow for a very smooth transitions between the pp and ff; while in ff it allows to feel something from the grand complete Doesburg sample set. It was therefore necessary to include at least one of the divisions in its almost complete variety of the 8' stops (the second manual) and a half of the main division (the first manual). The manuals should be mostly used coupled together and linked to the pedal. Then, the sound invites the user to proceed to the full version of the Doesburg sample set.
  • The stop list:
     
    I. man.
    II. man. Ped.
    Jubal-Flöte 8' Harmonika 8' Subbass 16'
    Gemshorn 8' Doppel-Gedackt 8' Prinzipalbass 16'
    Viola di Gamba 8' Flute-harmonique 8' Flötenbass 8'
    Gross-Prinzipal 8' Cello 8' Violoncello 8'
    Praestant 4' Flöten-Prinzipal 8'    Mixtur V
     Mixtur V Orchesterflöte 4'    Posaune 16'
      Piccolo 2'  
      Orchester Oboe 8'  
  • All the couplers are available, including the II-I supercoupler. In addition to that, a special I-I super coupler was added (attached to the unused III-I supercoupler stop label). The crescendo roller was adjusted to fit for the stops included in the demo.
  • Requirements: Your computer should have at least 16 GB of RAM installed to run this sample set in a sufficient quality (at least 20-bit depth).
  • Download links:

 

Rotterdam DEMO sample set (surround)

  • demo limitations - a selection of 24 stops available. This results in presenting a mid-sized instrument in surround, ready for every day practicing - for free. No encryption, no further limitatons. 
  • The stop list includes 6 reed stops and two mixtures!
  • The stop list:
     
    Rugwerk Hoofdwerk Bovenwerk Borstwerk Chamade Pedaal
    Holpijp 8 Octaaf 8 Roerfluit 8 Blockfluit 4 Clarin 4 (bass) Subbass 16
    Octaaf 4 Octaaf 4 Viola di Gamba 8 Octaaf 2 Trompeta de batala 8 (desc.) Octaaf 8
    Woudfluit 2 Octaaf 2 Openfluit 4     Fluit 1 
    Mixtuur  Scherp Roerquint 2 2/3      Bazuin 16
        Terz 1 3/5      
     Kromhoorn 8  Trompet 16  Vox humana 8      
  • Requirements: Your computer should have at least 16 GB of RAM installed to run this sample set in a sufficient quality (at least 20-bit depth).
  • Suggested use as a two manual mid-sized instrument:
    Attach Rugwerk + Borstwerk to the same MIDI keyboard, thus getting 7-stop Positiv organ
    Attach Hoofdwerk + Bovenwerk to the same MIDI keyboard, thus getting 11-stop Great division
    Leave Chamade as it is to get a division which can be played from both manuals as a Solo
    To get fuller Pedaal, use Positive of Great coupler 
  • Attention, the download requires a lot of internet resources on your side, it is 3 packages of data (alltogether 10.2 GB). All three must be downloaded and installed. This demo set is similar in size to a number of commercial sample sets.
  • Download links:

 

Utrecht DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations - small selection of stops available. The attack portion of the samples downsampled to 16-bits. The releases, nevertheless, are in the full 24-bit quality. 
  • Surround and tremmed ranks included.
  • The limited stop list:
     
    Rugwerk Hoofdwerk Bovenwerk Pedal
    Holpijp 8 Octaaf 8 Prestant 8 Subbass 16
    Roerfluit 4 Octaaf 4 Carillon Bazuin 16
    Quint 2 2/3 Octaaf 2 Vox humana (desc.)  
    Woudfluit 2      
           

 

Menesterol DEMO sample set

  • a small selection of several stops from Menesterol sample set in dry, moist and wet and surround format.

 

Krzeszow DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations - small selection of stops available, limited to the front (wet) ranks - no surround. However, a care was taken that this mini instrument may still be used as a small stand-alone full featured organ, especially if the BrustW and the HauptW are coupled together to one Werk.
  • the stop list:
     
    Positiv BrustW HauptW Pedal
    Flaut amabile 8 Principal 8 Gamba 16 Subbass 16
    Quintadena 8 Flaut minor 4 Gemshorn 8 Octavbass 8
    Superoctava 2 Quinta 3 Octava 4 Trompetbass 8
    Sedecima 1 Superoctava 2 Cimbel  
           

 

Dom Bédos DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations - very small selection of stops available, limited to the front (wet) ranks - no surround.
  • the stop list:
     
    G.O. Resonance Positif
    Bourdon 16' Trompette de bataille en chamade 8' Bourdon 8'
    Montre 8'

     

    Prestant 4'
    Prestant 4'   Quarte 2'
    Doublette 2'   Nazard 2 2/3'
        Cromorn 8'

 

Palma DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations: small selection of stops featuring a little Spanish instrument derived from the Palma audio material.
  • the stop list:
    Left Hand Right Hand
    Flautat 8' Flautat 8'
    Octava 4' Octava 4'
    Quinzena 1 1/3' Quinzena 1 1/3'
    Simbalet Simbalet
    Tolosana Cornetilla
    Baixons Clarins

 

Caen DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations: wet sample set only (no surround, no dry), playback limited to a small selection of stops. For the optimal results, load the sample set in 24-bit depth.
  • alternative download from the Hauptwerk Consultant available (a server in Canada).

  • the stop list:

    GO. Pos. Réc. Ped.
    Montre 8 Bourdon 16 Basson-Hautbois Bombarde 16
    Bourdon 8 Cor de nuit 8 Diapason 8 Contrebasse 16
    Gambe 8 Salicional Flute Oct. 4 Grosse Flute 8
    Flute Harm. 8   Octavin 2  
    Bombarde 16   Nasard 2 2/3  
    Trompette 8      

 

St. Michel en Thiérache DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations: wet sample set only (no surround), playback limited to a small selection of several stops of G.O.
  • The limited stop list: Montre 8, Bourdon 8, Fluste 4, Prestant 4, Doublette, Tierce, Quinta, Voix humaine (including the tremmed samples!)

 

St. Maximin DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations: full quality wet and surround, a selection of 10 stops from the Positif only, original version only, no extensions. The limited stop list (usable as a single manual complete organ):
  • Montre, Bourdon, Prestant, Doublette, Quarte, Nasard, L'Arigot, Fourniture, Trompette, Cornet.

 

Smecno DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations: wet and surround only, 10 stops in the manual, 3 pedal stops. The demo sample set features only the renaissance organ after the reconstrution. No Rückpositiv, no before the reconstruction sound. These features are available in the full version. The full version offers also the dry version of the sample set, in addition to the wet and surround one.

 

Prague Baroque DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations: full great organ including the extension reed stops, truncated compass (two middle octaves only), no positiv, no pedal stops. The samples are encrypted and so they will NOT load in the demo version of Hauptwerk.

 

Zlata Koruna DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations: 4 stops from the great organ, 1 stop from the positiv, 1 stop from the pedal, full features organ console: together forming a small stand-alone instrument! Wet version only.

 

Freiberg DEMO sample set (v.2)

  •  demo limitations: 5 selected stops, though available in all the versions: dry, wet and surround for testing. The stops are selected from the great organ: Principal 8', Octava 4', Octava 2', Mixtur, Trumpet.Samples are encrypted and they will not load in the free version of Hauptwerk. 

 

Velesovo DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations: a small selection of stops. Nevertheless, this selection is made so that it may be used as a small, 2 manual stand-alone organ. After downloading the big package, please download and install also this small package to be able to run the virtual organ.
    Hauptwerk Oberwerk Pedal
    Principal 8' Gedackt 8' Subbass 16'
    Octava 4' Salicional 4' Octavbass 8'
    Octava 2' Waldfloete 2'  
    Mixtura Quinta 1 1/3'  
    Tremulant HW Tremulant OW Tremulant Ped
    II / I coupler    

 

Zwolle DEMO sample set

  • demo limitations: a small selection of stops. The selection has been done so that specimena of various colors of the full instrument are heard. This demo sample set can be even used as a small stand-alone organ. The wet and surround versions available in the demo set.
Rugwerk Hoofdwerk Bovenwerk Borstwerk Pedaal
Praestant 8' Roerfluit 8' Holpyp 4' Dulciaan Praestant 16'
Octaav 4' Speelfluit 4' Woudfluit 2'    
Superoctaav 2'   Sifflet 1 1/2'    
Scherp        
         
All tremulants and all couplers available. No key/stop noise.

 

Cembalo Ruckers Demo

  • demo limitations: a small selection of stops. The selection has been done so that specimena of various colors of the full instrument are heard. This demo sample set can be even used as a small stand-alone organ. The wet and surround versions available in the demo set.
  • After installation, please install also this updated ODF.