• Skinner, op. 497 free demo sample set

    The vol. 1 of the Skinner, op. 497 sample set is given for free to everyone. It cannot be called a "demo" sample set properly, because it features an instrument of 41 speaking stops. Its disposition was chosen carefuly to make the result similar to existing smaller Skinner organs. It is, therefore, a stand-alone Skinner organ on its own. Continue reading

  • Comparing 96kHz vs. 48kHz performance in HW 7

    I was asked to extend my repitching experiment by comparing the 96kHz performance against 48kHz performance in Hauptwerk 7. I did the same as yesterday: loading pure sine wave of 2kHz into a Hauptwerk "pipe". Holding the pipe sounding while rising the pitch of the pipe gradually to +50 cents, then resetting to 0, then lowering the pitch gradually to -50 cents, then resetting again to 0. I was using the Hauptwerk native pipe voicing for this, dragging the pitch slider up and down with a mouse. Continue reading

  • Audio improvements in Hauptwerk 6 and Hauptwerk 7

    Many years ago, I created an article on the Hauptwerk 4 aliasing. It is still diplayed on my web. Many users are asking whether the audio engine improvements of the recent Hauptwerk versions are worth the upgrade. This article gives the answer. Continue reading

  • Lüdingworth Virtual Organ - Free demo sample set

    Lüdinworth demo sample sets is available for free download. It is formed by the Lüdingworth Vol. 0 package, composed of 10 full stops : Continue reading

  • Valvasone free demo sample set

    Free sample set featuring a cut down version of the Valvasone sample set. Continue reading

  • Alternative Speaker Setup for 8-Channel Surround Sample Sets

    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
  • Pipe Coupling Phenomenon

    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

  • Convolution reverb enhances older sample sets

    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

  • Sauer Organ Model Demo

    Sauer Organ Model Demo sample set featuring all the stops of the first manual in all available perspectives is available for free download. Continue reading

  • Impulse responses for Hauptwerk

    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.

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