Free sample set featuring a cut down version of the Valvasone sample set. Continue reading
Jan Loosman reported special speaker setup for 8-channel surround sample sets, which proved convincing and realistic sounding. His report, including the photos of his setup below. Thank you, Jan!Alternative routing of the most distant front perspectives to additional side channels. Continue reading
We all know this phenomenon from playing a real pipe organ. Every organ in the world is always a little bit out of tune, perfectly tuned organ does not exist. And in spite of that, when played, the organ does not sound terrible. One reason is pipe coupling phenomenon. Continue reading
The convolution engine in Hauptwerk can provide nice enhancement to older wet/surround sample sets, especially when the recorded tremulants are missing. The Hauptwerk tremulant model sounds a hundred percent more convincing when IR reverb is applied to the artificial tremulant. Continue reading
Hundreds of impulse responses from many various churches and other buildings are available for use with Hauptwerk 5 or higher version. A comprehensive IR guide is available in PDF for easy orientation. Hauptwerk contains a tiny selection of impulse responses from the Sonus Paradisi collection by default, so that every user of Hauptwerk can experiment with the convolution reverb. Explore this new world yourself.
Frankly, the mixer introduced first in Hauptwerk 5 (similar in Hauptwerk 6) 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
All Sonus Paradisi sample sets are Hauptwerk 5 (and 6) ready!
Unencrypted sample sets are ready for Hauptwerk 5 or 6 natively. No update or upgrade is necessary. The sample sets run smoothly in the new Hauptwerk after the upgrade from Hauptwerk 4.
Encrypted sample sets must be reinstalled. All the sample sets were updated with the Hauptwerk 5 versions. These are good also for Hauptwerk 6. Continue reading